Distilled Wisdom

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A landscape painting from the Tang Era. 

No road to happiness or sorrow.–Chinese proverb.

Silly boys in time become silly old men.–Chinese proverb.

“I heard” is good. “I saw” is better.–Chinese proverb.

Water and words, easy to pour, impossible to recover.–Chinese proverb.

The house with an old grandparent harbors a jewel.–Chinese proverb.

You own ten fingers are unequaled.–Chinese proverb.

Before you beat the dog, learn his master’s name.–Chinese proverb.

Pleasures are shallow, sorrows are deep.–Chinese proverb.

One dog barks at a shadow, a hundred bark at his sound.–Chinese proverb.

Do not open a shop, unless you like to smile.–Chinese proverb.

Many a good face under a ragged hat.–Chinese proverb.

Rivers and mountains may change, human nature never.–Chinese proverb.

A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles.–Chinese proverb.

Easier to rule a nation than a son.–Chinese proverb.

Without sorrows no one becomes a saint.–Chinese proverb.

Learning is treasure no thief can touch.–Chinese proverb.

While you are bargaining conceal your coin.–Chinese proverb.

Great doubts, deep wisdom. Small doubts, little wisdom.–Chinese proverb.

Cheat the earth…earth will cheat you.–Chinese proverb.

 

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February 16, Friday, marks the Year of the Dog

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Ranking as the eleventh animal in Chinese zodiacDog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility. 


Colors in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Evening light on the corner of a building sometime in early 2000s.


The Country Girl in Big Bend

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Laddawan in the basin of Big Bend National Park with the “window” in the far background.


What sound is this…

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Part of a two-decade documentary project on rural backwoods churches in deep East Texas.


The Moustache Brothers of Mandalay

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The legendary Moustache Brothers of Mandalay with their father in 2006. See “On the Record” on the right, “The Moustache Brothers,” for a profile on the comics and their struggle with the Burmese military.


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