-James Joyce I spent last week in a country I love and enjoying the lovely weather of Ireland. And while I am a voracious reader, I am sad to say the works of James Joyce have always been an aspiration but never a completion on my "books read" list. I will have to change that… Continue reading Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
-Dali lama Can you remember the last time you were in a bad mood? What did you do? A. Mope around, barking at everyone? B. Go out for a run, read a few words of inpiration, walked your dog or kissed your spouse? I'll bet the B choices put you in a better mood, didn't… Continue reading Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
― Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States of America. He was an inspiring leader and visionary. I love to study the lives of US presidents. No matter their politics, I find their leadership styles fascinating and the way they dealt with challenges faced during their presidency (mostly) inspiring. Recently,… Continue reading Here you discover that so long as books are kept open, then minds can never be closed.”
-Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers was a Children's Program that first aired in 1968, ran for 895 episodes and won 4 Emmy's. Fred Rogers, a man who learned puppeteering as a young child, was the host and became known as "America's Favorite Neighbor". Mr Rogers showed all of us how to be good humans. Won't you… Continue reading It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.
― Ann Patchett Ann Patchett is my absolute favorite fiction writer!!! I have read some of her non-fiction work as well and she has inspired me to keep going in this new venture of writing. This quote reminded me of my decision to learn how to play the piano and acceptance that I would not… Continue reading “Why is it that we understand playing the cello will require work, but we attribute writing to the magic of inspiration?”