october 29, 2018

“People who wonder whether the glass is half full or half empty are missing the point. The glass is refillable.” ~ Unknown     The last two days have been filled with music and food and a host of friends old and new. Today, Angie and I spent a long overdue whole day of quality time together. Our extended morning with coffee and bagels set the stage for a beautiful

october 18, 2017

“When you are generous, sometimes people will take advantage. You may be respectful and yet some people will still be unkind. You may be a good person, and some people will nonetheless still treat you terribly… How you treat others is really about who you choose to be in this life… That’s how the world changes — one brave person like you being kind.” ~ Bryant McGill     Our

july 23, 2016

“Compassion is not a matter of pity or the strong helping the weak; it’s a relationship between equals, one of mutual support….we come to realize that other people’s welfare is just as important as our own. In helping them, we help ourselves. In helping ourselves, we help the world.” ~ Pema Chodron     When I awoke this morning something felt off. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I

june 13, 2016

“Never be ashamed of your tears. Be proud that you are still natural. Be proud that you can express the inexpressible through your tears.” ~ Osho     When Angie and I visited with Rod and Diane Rickey a few weeks ago, Rod sent me out the door with a book he insisted I read; Jack London’s Call of the Wild. I’d heard of it of course, but knew nothing

june 12, 2016

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~ Jim Rohn   Let’s contemplate these images for a moment. Friendship, despite the species, is as important as breathing. We all need friends.