Like a Bird

We should be like a bird perched on a dry twig.  While it sits on the twig, it may peck at fruit in the tree, but at the same time it will always be alert and ready to take flight.  It knows that at any moment the dry twig could snap.  Likewise, the world and its objects are like a…

Antique Wonderland

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Although our vacation to Hot Springs, AR, started off a bit on the rocky side (after experiencing a couple major snafus, we just started shouting, “National Lampoon!” each time something went wrong), it’s shaping up to be exactly what I originally hoped for – relaxing, peaceful, and a nice break from my hectic reality.  Here are a few shots of…

Mystery

I've been preoccupied with the concept of 'mystery' lately.  It's hard to explain without sounding completely crazy, but I find myself wondering what exactly causes us to find certain things or people appealing.  Here are two quotes, from separate sources, that I've come across and been drawn to:   I realized it for the first time in my life: there…

Begin It!

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor…

Scenes from the 4th

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I hope that everyone enjoyed the Independence Day weekend.  Mine involved many of the things that are to be expected this time of year: barbeque, pool time, and fireworks.    I have to say that the fireworks show in New Orleans is pretty amazing; I read about the show last week and how it is rated one of the top five…