What It’s About

Do you want to be famous? I don't. ( So far, that's working out for me!) Allow me to elaborate, and, probably digress. When I was nineteen years old, hammering away on my first typewriter, I entered a poetry contest, from an ad in the local paper. I received an "Honorable Mention" "award", and an... Continue Reading →

The Golden Goose

A bit of wisdom gleaned from today's reading, though certainly it has been said before, paraphrased: If you want golden eggs, don't kill the golden goose.

Saying Goodbye to 2018

I'm going to begin this post with an excerpt from a writing of Joan Didion. I'm telling you this only so that you'll know that isn't to be the entirety of this post. "Some years passed, but I still did not lose the sense of wonder about New York. I began to cherish the loneliness... Continue Reading →

Edit

  This quote works on so many levels. Human beings are perfectly imperfect. If you're still making changes, that means you're still learning new things.

Big Juicy Creative Life

  Strung out on perfectionism and people pleasing. BOOM. ( Anne Lamott write up at Brain Pickings) I read this article/interview of Ethan Hawke the other day and how he's still taking himself very seriously. His attitude about it being that if he's taking himself seriously, at least that's one person. Katharine Hepburn said, "If... Continue Reading →

Quote

"The trouble with most people is, they think they have some right to you." ~ Teri Skultety

Quoting Carl Jung

"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the Season, in which we are born." ~ Carl Jung

Quoting Joan Didion

"To free ourselves from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves, there lies the great singular power of self-respect." ~ Joan Didion

Imagination.

imaginationis more importantthan knowledge.logic will take you from A to Bimagination will take youeverywhere.if at first an idea isn't absurdthere is no hope for it.where there is lovethere is no imposition.a person who never made any mistakesnever tried anything new.great spirits have always encounteredviolent opposition from mediocre minds.the most beautiful thing we can experienceis the... Continue Reading →

Things That Mark Twain Didn’t Say.

The soul decreases in value with age, seemingly in direct proportion to the gravity involved with keeping ones posterior from slipping. Best not to sell it, at any price, the soul, or the posterior.ย Mark Twain didn't say that.ย 

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