The Watershed Moment

The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It is as unbelievable as it was predicable. I'm sure you've been living in the same frantic dream state I have been in since last Wednesday, when a hodge-podge of self-proclaimed patriots stormed the Capitol. There's so much to say that it's hard … Continue reading The Watershed Moment

Saddle Up!

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the curses of history is that we cannot go back and change the course leading to disasters, no matter how much we might wish to. The past has its own terrible inevitability. But it … Continue reading Saddle Up!

Living Our Purpose: Happy New Year

What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Pablo Picasso *Followers may recognize that portions of today’s post were first published January 2, 2018. For the many newcomers, welcome – we look forward to finding … Continue reading Living Our Purpose: Happy New Year

What a time to be aware

The great thing about the dilemma we're in is we get to re-imagine every single thing we do. There isn't a single thing that doesn't require a complete remake. There are two ways of looking at that. One is: oh my gosh, what a big burden. The other way, which I prefer, is: What a … Continue reading What a time to be aware

That’s Dr. Kiddo To You

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. ~Maya Angelou You can always tell ambitious women by the shape of their heads. They're flat on top from being patted, patronizingly. ~Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley This week, the Wall Street Journal published an … Continue reading That’s Dr. Kiddo To You

Your Legacy, Every Day

Few will have the greatness to bend history, but each of us can work to change a small portion of the events, and in the total of all these acts will be written the history of this generation. ~Robert Kennedy Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot … Continue reading Your Legacy, Every Day

What We Get by Giving

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. ~Booker T. Washington The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up. ~Mark Twain You’ve seen the videos. A person panhandling on the street sees someone drop a wallet, and runs after them to return it. The grateful … Continue reading What We Get by Giving

One imminent existential crisis down…

Rest and be thankful. ~William Wordsworth Hurrah? I was positively gleeful when I heard that the Biden transition would officially begin... and then immediately angry that something so mundane was in these times something to celebrate. Like you, I'm thrilled about what some are calling the "delightfully boring" incoming government. Competent. Calm. Confident. Could they … Continue reading One imminent existential crisis down…

Happy Birthday To Us

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. ~Alice Walker A year from now you may wish you started today. ~Karen Lamb I still remember where I was sitting. It was a table close to the corner, right by the big front window. The sunlight was coming … Continue reading Happy Birthday To Us

Exhale

There was always just enough virtue in this republic to save it; sometimes none to spare, but still enough to meet the emergency. ~President Abraham Lincoln, quoting his Secretary of State William Seward I ugly cried on the beach on Friday. The kind of heaving sobs that just roll out so quickly you can't catch … Continue reading Exhale