You Have to Dream it to Do it.

Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it. ~George Lucas The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt About 20 years ago, they decided to do something. The land was dead. Brown, used up, dusty and gray. But it once had been a forest. … Continue reading You Have to Dream it to Do it.

Giving Friday

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Benjamin Franklin I'm sure a number of you are looking forward to “spirited” conversations around the Thanksgiving table. Whether it's a rousing debate with Uncle Will about free speech … Continue reading Giving Friday

The Power of Hate

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recently I've been forced to read Fox News. I'm tracking it for another newsletter I write (you can sign up for that newsletter - The Wonky News … Continue reading The Power of Hate

An Unholy Anniversary, Part III

A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Individually, we sparkle. Together, we light the way. ~Me November 8, 2016 will forever be etched in my brain. I remember being surprised that I was so emotional about casting my vote for who I thought … Continue reading An Unholy Anniversary, Part III

Plant It Forward

*Image courtesy of Plant-It-Forward If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Edison A few years back, Teresa O’Donnell, a Houston resident and corporate executive who had co-founded a successful software company, was charged with finding a way for her company to invest in “community wellbeing.” “Community … Continue reading Plant It Forward

Why We’re Doing Better Than You Might Think

Movement is the big secret behind getting stuff done. ~Gary Halbert Flip on the news, and it's hard to watch. It's been that way for three years now. "BREAKING NEWS" banners don't get a break, and neither do we. This is a shock-and-awe campaign of a presidency, and for many of us, it's been demoralizing. … Continue reading Why We’re Doing Better Than You Might Think

Your Hero’s Journey

Do, or do not. There is no try. ~Yoda Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to be confident. ~Carrie Fisher Yesterday would have been Carrie Fisher's birthday. She's best known as the tough but elegant Princess Leia in Star Wars. She would have been 63, but her … Continue reading Your Hero’s Journey