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October 1, 2019

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman - 

In terms of the selfie, I believe, as it relates to the Whitman quote, people mentally replace the sun with their smartphone camera. The shadows symbolize people who are not...

October 1, 2019

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare -  

My father was a Lucille Ball super-fan. My mother was a Carol Burnett super-fan. My parent's friends put them together because they were both so nutty abou...

September 18, 2019

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus

I've fought with feeling sad since I graduated college.  I used to believe I could buy my own happiness. I bought clothes. I bought shoes. I bought jewelry.  The more I bough...

August 6, 2019

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau  

I'm a photographer. I travel around the world taking pictures for my clients. I'm successful because I am able to size up the shoot and focus on meaningful details that evoke emotion o...

July 21, 2019

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt 

Descartes wrote "I think, therefore I am."  He asserted that the very act of doubting one's own existence served—at minimum—as proof of the reality of one's own mind; there must be...

March 22, 2019

The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions. - Ellen Glasgow - 

 Take it one day at a time they say. If each day is miserable, I'm just waiting for the next miserable day. I couldn't get myself to feel good. I couldn't get myself to feel better. Eve...

February 20, 2019

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. William Arthur Ward
 

When I think of people finding themselves, I think of the hippies of the 60's and 70's eschewing all responsibility as they undergo their pers...

January 9, 2019

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why. - William Barclay - 

I started my speech thanking my parents, siblings, in-laws, aunts/uncles, niece, wife, and kids for making time to come to my 50th birthday dinner during...

October 20, 2018

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.  - Sigmund Freud  - 

I lied to myself all the time. I told myself that I was supportive of friends, I cared about other people, and I was doing my best to be the best me possible.

Of course, none...

October 20, 2018

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. - George Washington  - 

Friendship is hard work. Trust is hard work. Loving is hard work. That hard work is made even harder when those you've befriended, trusted and loved betrayed you. I find it better for...

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