november 30, 2019

By Takash Tanemori, Hiroshima survivor “My heart fills with countless blessings: food, shelter, clothing and friends to be encircled. Looking back, I see how my stumbling steps have become a path and how, on this lonely road, I have never been alone. The kindness of many has been like a spring rain, bringing new life to my heart, as a “Blade of Grass” ever emerging from the ashes of the

november 29, 2019

Perhaps the World Ends Here, Joy Harjo – 1951- “The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live. The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on. We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe at the corners. They scrape their knees under it. It is here that

november 28, 2019

“Don’t program yourself to break down as you age with thoughts that decline is inevitable. Time may be passing for our bodies, but because they house our ageless souls, we never need to see ourselves as old and infirm.” ~ Wayne Dyer Was your thanksgiving this good? On behalf of all of us, Uncle Phillip would like to wish you and yours a fabulous day of thankfulness.

november 27, 2019

“Nowadays, I want to squeeze as much juice as I can out of every beat, whether it’s a heart beat or drum beat. Beep Beep. Zip Bang. Just another day on Spaceship Earth. You can do it!” ~ Dave Farris This was my walk into work; the day before Thanksgiving, the morning after a night’s steady rain that whipped the leaves into a frenzy. The air smelled so clean that

november 26, 2019

“I’m like Christmas lights, complicated and a complete f—–g mess, but once you’ve figured me out, I’m festive and quite pleasant.” ~ Unknown When one is desperate for a daily photo, one whips out the phone cam and starts shooting.

november 25, 2019

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” ~ Mary Lou Retton Doesn’t happen every year, but it’s happening now: the oak leaves are beautiful. Well done, Mother Nature.

november 24, 2019

“Don’t underestimate the healing power of these three things: Music. The Ocean. Stars.” ~ Unknown 

november 22, 2019

“Time is always moving on, Nothing can stop it. The question is whether we use our time properly or not.” ~ Dalai Lama I got a text that Jimmy was headed to the library. Out of the office I ran, camera in hand, only to realize upon finding an empty sidewalk that he meant Young Library, not King Library where I’m housed. Ordinarily, I might be dissuaded from pursuit, but

november 21, 2019

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~ Anne Lamott