J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (HP Book 2) Everyday we wake with a choice. We can choose to bring our best self to the day. We can welcome the opportunity to do one simple act that moves us toward a goal and helps us become a better version of ourselves. So… Continue reading “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley I recently reread this book and liked it much more than I can remember liking it as a High School summer reading requirement. Perhaps because there was no essay required when I finished? Travel exposes one to things unknown. And, for that reason, I don't think it is so bad… Continue reading “Again it might have been the American tendency in travel. One goes, not so much to see but to tell afterward. “
-Truman Capote I confess, I love the occasional light read during the summer. Holly Golightly, you would think her name says it all; but Breakfast at Tiffany's is not a light read. Holly has deep layers even though you might only see Audrey Hepburn, the flighty Manhattan socialite. Insecure and lacking confidence, Holly allows others… Continue reading Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
― Ronald Reagan A couple weeks ago, I visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi, California. I love these libraries. They capture a brief moment in history from the vantage point of an important world leader. Full disclosure - I'm a fan of this one! Ronald Reagan was a champion of people - of… Continue reading “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”