"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." - Marcus Tullius Cicero I was listening to some Harry Belafonte the other day, and he has song about an ugly dad whose kids are ashamed of him because he is ugly (Mamma Look a Boo Boo); I started laughing, because it is … Continue reading Of Death and Life
I have heard it said that "you can never have too much of a good thing", and I believed that for a time. What I have found during the last year though is quite a different train of thought. I discovered that too much good food can make me feel sick, and potentially pack on … Continue reading Good Things
A Walk at Dawn: Dreams to Pursue
A dream is a powerful force for momentum.
So what started as a breath, is actually a foundation for success.
Tales from the Trails
I was running some trails last night up on Observatory Mesa here in Flagstaff AZ, and I found myself drifting into some deep reflection. These trails in particular are behind the neighborhood we lived in for 12 years, and I hadn't run up there much since we moved two years ago. The sun was setting, … Continue reading Tales from the Trails
Joy and sadness mingled together to make a melody that speaks deep into my core. It's a time to embrace friends and family that are here, and lament those that are not.
Take a moment
Breathe. That's what I tell myself as I wake up in a restless state this morning. Just breathe. It's a lot harder than it sounds, because my mind is already indexing projects that should be completed; and planning out the day ahead. The only problem is that it's the Friday after Thanksgiving, I got no … Continue reading Take a moment
What would life look like if I asked myself these two questions each day?
What am I to you?
I have been thinking a lot about less lately. Maybe this is natural as I get older, maybe it's an overall shift in our culture (which would be a good thing); but I have been moving towards less stuff in my life, longing for more focus. I have realized that there is direct connection (for … Continue reading What am I to you?
Doin' Something, not just the title of a grooving jazz/funk album by Soulive (which I highly recommend), but a reminder that we need to be doing something, intentionally. Think big. Open my mind to see opportunities, both big and small. Broaden my focus. I want to see beyond my needs, and see what is needed from me. … Continue reading Doin’ Something