“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

Meanwhile, our movie project Touched by Hannah is moving full-steam ahead.  Please visit our fan page here and give us a like.  And leave us a comment and tell how much you will enjoy watching a movie that will stir your heart to passion and move your soul to deeds of random kindness!

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THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-10-09)

Some very thought-provoking quotes here this week. Enjoy!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-10-09)

Was there ever such an autumn? And yet there was never such a panic and hard times in the commercial world. The merchants and banks are suspending and failing all the country over, but not the sandbanks, solid and warm, and streaked with bloody blackberry vines. You may run upon them as much as you please–even as the crickets do, and find their account in it. They are the stockholders in these banks, and I hear them creaking their content.
–Henry David Thoreau

A witty saying proves nothing.
–Voltaire (1694-1778)

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.
–James Stephens (1882-1950)

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.
–Henry Kissinger (1923-)

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
–Will Durant

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
–Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

It was the experience of mystery — even if mixed with fear — that engendered religion.
–Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.
–Mario Andretti

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means.
–Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
–Henry Ford (1863-1947)

I’ll sleep when I’m dead.
–Warren Zevon (1947-2003)

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
– Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
–Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.
–Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
–Georg Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
–Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

While we are postponing, life speeds by.
–Seneca (3BC – 65AD)



Great progress is being made on our Touched by Hannah feature film project.  Producer/director Chris Hennessy (Hannah’s father) continues to make media appearances, preproduction is almost completed, our website will have an announcement and news page in the next day or two, a press release is going out this week, and our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is just about to be launched!

Chris, Betsy and Hannah want to thank you for all your love and support.  We want you and everyone to become part of this filmmaking journey.  Please check back here each day and on our website, too.  Our goal is to see everyone Touched by Hannah!  And please know that you’ve also Touched us deeply!

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SOMEWHEREI know somewhere out there is the love worth spending one’s life to find.  Not only this, but it is truly worth living for, and of course worth dying for.  It’s the ultimate of happiness and joy everyone seeks.  And I want you to also know that it’s out there…somewhere.

Patrick The Poet



Once after the horror of speechlessness becomes you
And seems no longer a stranger you carry along,
Every wound turns into a scar that only numbs you
While helpless words will return to tell you to be strong.
For yes, how dare someone swear to be true and love you
And then betray you as silence would an empty song?
If there were stars and angels in the skies above you
Would they ever guide your heart to suffer such a wrong?

No, I would look to the seas and the waves to steer me
To some region of honesty and trust I could find.
Not so much because I seek illusion to cheer me
To a safe port where truth is not just a state of mind;
But because I was taught that love would one day save me
(As it seeks to save every soul whose heart is so blind!)
Then I would accept all the grief and pain it gave me
If only love were real and could ever be defined.

Yet somewhere my heart looks beyond betrayal and distrust
And beyond the pale of my own hopeless prayers and cries,
That there is a good reason why we live our lives–all of us,
To find and never lose the gleam in a lover’s eyes!
Ah, were it ever true as death comes dust unto dust.
(And would it remain true the first time we caught its guise!)
That never would I be speechless for any of us!
From knowing that somewhere there is love that never dies.




THE THREE OF USGood morning to all our Touched by Hannah movie fans and followers!  I’m Patrick, Chris Hennessy’s assistant producer.  And my job is to assist Chris and the other staff and crew with the production of Touched by Hannah.  It’s also to help out with announcements and posts on this blog.  And yes, I also know how to make a delicious pot of coffee!

This morning I just wanted to say that if you feel shock waves rumbling through cyberspace and the proverbial air it’s Chris being interviewed and talking about Touched by Hannah.  And the interviews are with not one but two radio stations today!

In fact, to help kick off our upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Chris is being interviewed today by two of the San Fransisco Bay Area’s major talk radio stations!  They are KGO and The Patriot AM960 ( and

Both are being taped today and will be broadcast soon at later date(s), which we will announce ASAP on our Touched by Hannah website (  So you can listen in and stay tuned to our Touched by Hannah production schedule.

For it’s true…we can’t wait to see you at the movies!

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THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-02-10)

Great quotes we have for this sunny Monday throughout the world!  Even one from my namesake Marcel.  Can you believe it?  :-O

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-02-10)

Things don’t change, but by and by our wishes change.
–Marcel Proust (my namesake!)

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
–Vladimir Nabokov

Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.
–Norman Schwarzkopf

An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.
–Fred A. Allen

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.
–Paul Fix

In business for yourself, not by yourself.
–Ray Kroc

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
–Elizabeth Bowen

I have seen gleams in the face and eyes of the man that have let you look into a higher country.
–Thomas Carlyle

I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.
–Albert Einstein

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.

May memory restore again and again
The smallest color of the smallest day:
Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.
–Delmore Schwartz, “Summer Knowledge: New and Selected Poems (1959)”

The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.
–Scott Alexander

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.




I discovered David Gray in 2004, at a time of loss and sadness in my life.  This song here is one of the very first I heard by this remarkable singer/songwriter, and it almost became my favorite song ever.  It’s impassioned, poignant and sensitive–just like a great song should be.  Were it I could have sailed away with my one true love back then. 

But at least now and forever there’s this song to listen to, and this poem I wrote to accompany it…and her.

Patrick The Poet





I fold my arms around you,
You slip into my embrace.
While the anguish of my tears
Seems mirrored upon your face.

So I imagine them there,
Like sunlight on rainy days;
My lips kissing memories,
Like sweet lies the truth betrays.

Still I savor one last kiss,
Then lift you into your grave.
One last kiss to court the past,
And the life love failed to save.

Gone is the warmth of your lips,
Gone the treasure of your breath.
And though everything is gone,
You are beautiful in death!

For a faint smile lines your face.
Sunlight lingers in your hair.
And though life seems present still,
It’s as lifeless as despair.

Were it I could steal away
And give even one more kiss.
Instead of embracing death,
And giving more tears to this!

Yet such are life’s memories
Death scars with tears and regret:
Too painful to remember.
Too beautiful to forget.








Space Monkeys


Space Monkeys


NASA decided to send a shuttle into space with two monkeys and an astronaut. They trained them for months. Then when they thought they were ready, they placed all three in the shuttle and got ready to send them up into space.

As the moment came closer NASA’s mission control center announced, “This is mission control to Monkey One. Initiate!”

At that the first monkey started typing like mad and suddenly the shuttle’s engines ignited and the shuttle took off.

Two hours later NASA’s mission control center announced, “This is mission control to Monkey Two. Initiate!”

At that the second monkey started typing like mad and suddenly the shuttle separated from the empty fuel tanks.

Another two hours later mission control announced, “This is mission control to the astronaut…”

At this the astronaut responded “I know, I know. Feed the monkeys and don’t touch anything.”


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