Monday, February 19, 2018


“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, 
but what they become by it.”   
John Buskin

Saturday, February 17, 2018

"What Emerges..."

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. 
Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.”  Helen Keller
“There is nothing in life that does not involve trial. There is nothing worthwhile that doesn’t have a cost. There is nothing great that does not require a series of small acts. 
Rice suffers when it is milled. 
Jade must suffer when it is polished. 
But what emerges is something special…”.  Deng Ming-Dao

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"A Little Loving This Day..."

"I love this lake, basin of heavenly tears, tilted from lunar pull, jostling its shore... I love these mountains, stark rock outcroppings, sculpted by the oceans, lifted at some unknown time, isolated in a field of vetch, cleaved by silver falls. A sentinel owl regards me unblinkingly, and beyond alpine forests form a cadence, to a distant moon..."   Deng Ming-Dao  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"At A Distance..."

"To understand one's world, one must sometimes turn away from it! To serve better, one must briefly hold it at a distance. Where can the necessary solitude be found, the long breathing space in which mind gathers its strength and takes stock of its courage."  
Albert Camus

Friday, February 09, 2018

"Just Because..."

"An adventurous traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
Lao Tzu

Saturday, February 03, 2018

"We Each Can Do Something..."

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." 
John Wooden