Tuesday, April 30, 2013


The secret of happiness lies 
in taking a genuine interest 
in all the details of daily life, 
and in elevating them
 to art.
~William Morris~  

Monday, April 29, 2013

Adjust Your Tolerance Levels

There's something to be said for this in all aspects of our lives!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

If they Didn't

It kills you to see them grow up. 
 But I guess it would
 kill you quicker 
if they didn't. 
 ~Barbara Kingsolver~

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wandering Forth

I never saw a discontented tree.  They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.  They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!  
~John Muir~

Friday, April 26, 2013

Belong to all of us

I have my own particular 
sorrows, loves, delights; 
and you have yours.
  But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love,
 belong to all of us,
 in all times and in all places. 
 Music is the only means whereby we
 feel these emotions 
in their universality. 
~H.A. Overstreet~

Thursday, April 25, 2013

More In Woods

You will find something more in woods than in books.  
Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. 
 ~St. Bernard~

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Develop your eccentricities
 while you are young.  
That way, when you get old, 
people won't think you're 
going gaga.  
~David Ogilvy~

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Only When

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned 
and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.  
~Cree Indian Proverb~

Monday, April 22, 2013


There can never be enough said 
of the virtues, dangers, the power 
of a shared laugh. 
 ~Fran├žoise Sagan~

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Musicians of the Air

Those little nimble musicians of the air, 
that warble forth their curious ditties, 
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.  
~Izaak Walton~

Saturday, April 20, 2013


We must embrace 
pain and burn 
it as fuel for 
our journey. 
 ~Kenji Miyazawa~

Friday, April 19, 2013

Castle In The Clouds

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.  
~G.K. Chesterton~

Thursday, April 18, 2013


My definition of a free society 
is a society where it is 
safe to be unpopular.  
~Adlai Stevenson~

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trust Your Heart

Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. 

Ask questions, then feel the answer. 

Learn to trust your heart.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013



The Ten American Indian Commandments
Remain close to the Great Spirit.
Show great respect for your fellow beings.
Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
Be truthful and honest at all times.
Do what you know to be right.
Look after the well-being of mind and body.
Treat the Earth and all the dwell thereon with respect.
Take full responsibility for your actions.
Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
Work together for the benefit of all mankind.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Just Smurfy

Good old Azrael and Papa Smurf!  
I loved this show when I was a kid.  
I'd run around singing the smurf song and I think, at one point,
 I tried to color my skin blue with kool-aid.  
Oh yeah!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Most of the shadows of this life 
are caused by our
 standing in our
 own sunshine.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Rolling Fog

The way the fog is rolling here just makes me happy.

Friday, April 12, 2013


Human beings need pleasure 
the way they need vitamins. 
 ~Lionel Tiger~

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Crossing Over

Crossing over the boundaries we've been taught to live within is a tough business.  
But I'm getting the idea they're not so formidable.  
~Jeb Dickerson~

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


The world is 




~E. E. Cummings~

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Feel Better Susan

I saw you standing in the middle of the thunder and lightning
I know you're feeling like you just can't win, but you're trying
It's hard to keep on keepin' on, when you're being pushed around
Don't even know which way is up, you just keep spinning down, 'round, down…

Every storm runs, runs out of rain
Just like every dark night turns into day
Every heartache will fade away
Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain

Monday, April 8, 2013

Beauty As Well As Bread

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, 
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  
~John Muir~

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. 
 Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, 
a parent ages as much as 20 years. 
~ ~Author Unknown~
I miss you Sean,
Come back to me
safely today.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

That's For Thoughts

Pray you, love, remember.
And there is pansies, that's for thoughts.
~William Shakespeare~

Friday, April 5, 2013


 is a 
sheltering tree.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Never Miss

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, 
even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. 
~Author Unknown~

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Passion and Laughter

Be loyal to what you love, 
be true to the earth,
 fight your enemies 
with passion and laughter. 
 ~Edward Abbey~

Monday, April 1, 2013


The most valuable lesson man 
has learned from his dog 
is to kick a few blades
 of grass over it 
and move on.  
~Robert Brault~

Kick it Papa 
we miss you
~Bree & Roxie~