Are You Happier Than You Were Yesterday?

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” ― Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness Are you happier than you were yesterday? The phrase, “happier than yesterday,” speaks to the core of my own philosophy. This is what I strive for every day, in life, in art […]

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The Pecan Tree

“Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.” ― Charles Bukowski, War All the Time We’re all given a spark in life. Some say this starts with conception. Perhaps this is the beginning. Regardless, this is life, and the spark we are given is the beginning of a journey that […]

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Soul Eclipse

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi Thoughts are like water, cascading into a timeless pool of choice, decision, want and need. But the first thought was never like […]

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Observe Me Wisely

“I watched you undress. Shame on you!” ― Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land Life seems to direct tedious obstacles onto our path at times. Perhaps this is for growth, perhaps it is to make us stop to reevaluate and focus our efforts, or perhaps this is a simple rule of life, in that it’s just […]

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When the Sun Stands Still

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 1925 As the sun stands still, the summer solstice upon Earth, we […]

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We are ALL Poets

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir The brilliance of the universe can easily be witnessed when looking upon the natural world. We see this omnipresent intelligence entwined in everything. It is alive in the stars, found within the veins of leaves and in the rivers which sustain […]

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How Happy Are You?

“I should’ve died in my 20’s. I became successful in my 40’s. I became a dad in my 50’s. I feel like I’ve stolen a car, a really nice car and I keep looking in the rearview mirror for flashing lights. But there’s been nothing yet.” ~ Anthony Bourdain Are you happy? What is being […]

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The Middle Finger of Gratitude

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden Often we hear about the attitude of gratitude, this innate power that rests within us all; for us to access at any moment. It has become the idiom for many best-selling books, the […]

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How Authentic Are You?

“When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” ― Yevgeny Yevtushenko We come to a place here where if not for our own reasons, we’re prompted by either outside or internal forces to do or say things that do not fall in line with our true nature. This prevarication of the heart […]

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A Reason for the Season

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” [Meditations Divine and Moral]” ― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet Everything is in constant flux, always changing. As we move through the cosmos oblivious to the speed […]

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