A light heart lives long.

William Shakespeare (LLL V.ii.)



True nostalgia

is an ephemeral composition

of disjointed memories.

Florence King

I found these growing on the banks of a small stream. I’m not sure, but I imagine they are some kind of orchid?

Flaming Hot


Holding on to anger

is like grasping a hot coal

with the intent of throwing it

at someone else;

you are the one

who gets burned.

 – Buddha

This week’s Travel Theme Challenge: Hot.

Spring Will Come

A human being can survive

almost anything,

as long as she sees

the end in sight.

– Elizabeth Wurtzel

Cold, fog, and drizzle: greyness is setting in.
Have to start a daily mantra:
Spring Will Come!

Every Which Way

The pessimist complains about the wind;

the optimist expects it to change;

the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

Project winds can be gusty, especially in I.T., but this was really something else. We had been buffeted to and fro all year by changing requirements, priorities, and resources – but this? Major design changes in complex accounting software, just weeks before go-live? At the end of User Acceptance Testing?

It was quite a serious meeting, and I really tried not to laugh, but I simply couldn’t help it. Then, of course, half the team went into hysterics. It was Eric’s fault, really, for keeping a straight face when he asked:

Er, were you planning to do any actual testing before go-live?

* * *

This week’s 100-wcgu: …I really tried not to laugh…

Any resemblance to real projects, live or dead, is purely coincidental inevitable.

Seven Reasons to Love Green


Green is the prime color of the world,

and that from which its loveliness arises.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca 

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Green


You can become blind

by seeing each day as a similar one.

Each day is a different one,

each day brings a miracle of its own.

Paulo Coelho