Archive for February, 2012

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two weeks vacation is hardly a reprieve from 50 weeks of work… -Jules Torti

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Two weeks vacation is hardly a reprieve from 50 weeks of work. I’m not great at math, but, I know that equation sucks. -by Jules Torti

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. -Thomas Fuller

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. -by Thomas Fuller

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, & don’t let anyone tell you different. -Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, February 24th, 2012

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anyone tell you different. -by Kurt Vonnegut

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. -Virginia Woolf

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. -by Virginia Woolf

In the colorful reflection we have what is life. -J.W. v. Goethe

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

In the colorful reflection we have what is life. -by J.W. v. Goethe

Cell phones, internet, & television shrink the world…visiting a place & meeting people expands your world & theirs. -@theroadforks

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Cell phones, internet, and television shrink the world. But, visiting a place and meeting people expands your world and theirs. -by Akila & Patrick, The Road Forks

All expat life is limbo… -Chuck Thompson

Monday, February 20th, 2012

All expat life is limbo. Lurking behind every discussion, the Return Home, whether it’s one or two or ten years away, provides the fundamental tension to every moment you live abroad. Then, one day, you commit to going back to the States, and you either succeed there or you don’t. And if you don’t, you leave once again, to roll the dice on some other place that requires of you only a passport and the gambler’s faith in long odds. -by Chuck Thompson

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. -Albert Einstein

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. -by Albert Einstein

The Venetians [entertain] themselves at our expense… We are their staple of amusement. -Mary McCarthy

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

…above all, for the Venetian delectation, there are the foreigners. The Venetians have been entertaining themselves at our expense, ever since the limping Lord Byron obliged them by swimming the Grand Canal and George Sand in man’s clothes stayed at Danieli’s with Musset. We are their staple of amusement. -by Mary McCarthy