[Image courtesy of Brainy Quote, sentiment of the current Dalai Lama]
Month: August 2017
Learn to Cut Bait
The phrase is well known, "Fish, or Cut Bait"...and the message is straight forward: Either you're in, or you're out. Either you continue doing what you're doing, or you stop. It's a decision that repeats itself over and over and over again. It applies to actions and emotional connections alike. And emotional connections aren't just …
Sad comes with happy, dark comes with light, bad comes with good. It's a matter of balance. Finding it, then maintaining it as long as you can.Sometimes you can't control things, and you get out of balance.That's ok. That's called "LIFE". Keep going. Because no matter the circumstance, you hold one trump …
The Path of Totality
A week ago, we had a big solar eclipse. The Path was the area on the earth that was most directly effected by the event.What's your "Path of totality"? Who do you effect? What's your area of influence?Consider it. At home. At work. With new friends, and old ones too. You might be surprised.
The stove, metaphor for my life. Four burners equals four priorities: Children, wife, work. Wait, that's only three? The fourth burner is for everything else: my elderly parents, the Lions club I serve community thru, my extended family, my friends. Sometimes one of the first three get moved off, but I try not to let …
I heard this song when it first came out in 1978. I listened to it a lot. All this time later, I'm still not quite sure what it's really about. But I still love it. Thank You, Freddie Mercury. "Bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my …
So many things have to come together for the nighttime routine to stay on course and keep to schedule. When we come together we all pull in the same direction, we get along, we feel good about ourselves and each other. Come together every day. Especially at the day's end. It's GOOD.
Easier said than done, comes to mind immediately. So much focus in the last fifteen years in the "West" on Jihadists, extremists, Muslims, Wahhabism ~ but it's just not that simple. At war for sure, but it's more nuanced. There are clean and clear lines in some cases, but there's often more grey than black …
Let Them Know
Our humanity depends on love. Love starts with those closest to us.Today, right now, let the people you love know.Make that your daily practice. You'll be better off. So will those around you.
Blue Bikes and Buses
My company is pretty close to the facebook headquarters. As such, we see these bikes everywhere. The facebook employees use these bikes to ride around between the many buildings of their expanding campus. Google has similar bikes all over it's sprawling campus to the south as well.There are big coach buses running around the …