Move forward

Pocketfuls of promises sagging when the wind Laps the skirt around your knees. Locked inside a static stance The possibility of movement beckons at your hems Yet, rigidity overwhelms. Eyes fixed on the hopeful whispers that escape The prison of fleece-lined pockets, Riding potent wind gusts. Life pokes and thrusts Will you say yes? Fling…

Art Effects

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island Yesterday, I told you that recently, I’ve been expressing my thoughts through sketching and doodling. I’ve been flipping through how-to books and watching YouTube tutorials on drawing cartoon figures and the very act of drawing is…

Inspired Thoughts

A few things I am doing or thinking about today, the books that inspired them and links to previous posts where I talked a little bit more about those ideas. Sketching my plans and my goals as I process them Book: Draw to Win by Dan Roam Book:  Doodletopia Fairies/Christopher Hart Blog post: Add some fairy dust …

Just A Work In Progress

For the sake of completeness, I am sharing my weekly goals even though we’re almost midway through the week.  However, since it’s so late in the week, I’ll also tell you where I am with meeting these targets. Read the Bible everyday – yes Read 4 books – I’ve already finished one and am set…

The Only Reason To Advertise

Did you ever wonder why established companies like McDonald’s spend money on advertising? Its not like McDonald’s needs to introduce their company to us. I don’t think there’s a person over the age of three in North America who’s never heard the jingle, or can’t identify Ronald McDonald in a lineup or doesn’t know what the golden…

I Tube. Do You?

A year ago on June 28, 2016, I published my first Booktube video. If you didn’t know, Booktube is the small section of YouTube dedicated to book related content. There you can watch videos relating to book reviews, hear people make various lists of books that are meaningful to them, watch people wax poetically about…

Book Of The Day

There is no universal answer to the question, What is the meaning of life? For life means different things to different people on different days. There is simply no single answer to the question what is the best thing to do now. Everyone has their own vocation, their own skill, their own agenda. Our best move is…

How fast do gorillas crawl?

It takes a special person to decide to do something that’s never been done before. Call it a stunt, call it crazy, but when someone decides to break away and follow their own path, it is brave. There are no guide books for what you will encounter on the journey and how to react to each situation….

The Kindness Of Strangers

A few days ago, I took a different route home. I didn’t know why but I felt the urge to walk down a street I don’t travel often. At the intersection, I spied something in the middle of the road and I passed it by, like everyone else did. But then I crossed the street again…

2 Ways To Start A Monday

Today I am both the oldest I have ever been and the youngest I will ever be again. so there are two things to ponder. What will I do today to reflect the wealth of knowledge I have accumulated in my years? What will I do to assure more and even better years to come? My life and…

Picking Up The Pieces

On Sunday, I met a woman at an event I attended and during the getting-to-know you segment, we started talking. Although I don’t have children myself, I probably come off as very motherly because of all the time I spend working with other people’s children. So she asked me for a referral for a friend of her…

What He Said – Day 2

We were sitting at the table like we usually do, menus in hand, figuring out what to order, even though none of was particularly hungry. My friend was telling his daughter about passion – how she should figure out what makes her heart sing, the way Steve Jobs encouraged the Stanford graduating class to do…