december 5, 2019

“It is not always possible to know why people act the way they do, but I can guarantee that you will feel better if you give people the benefit of the doubt more often than not. When in doubt, be kind. It doesn’t cost anything to be kind.” ~ Renée Suzanne⠀ A giant box was waiting on my porch last night when I got home from work. I hadn’t ordered

december 4, 2019

“In the end people will judge you anyway…so don’t live your life trying to make others happy. Get yourself those 15 dogs you wanted.” ~ Unknown I have some great moments at work, and this was one. Old friends Susan Abbott Jamison and Gurney Norman stopped by to spread some holiday cheer. They’re both super smart and I really enjoy being in their company. I always learn something new. Plus,

december 2, 2019

“The key to respect – acknowledging the world does not revolve around you alone.” ~ Aretha Franklin

december 1, 2019

“The older you get, the more you realize that it isn’t about material things or pride or ego. It’s about our hearts and who they beat for.” ~ Unknown

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.