When Passion Is Gone

May 22, 2013

Here’s an interesting thought – passion is the enemy of complacency.   I was all set to write another post today and the word “complacency” flashed into mind while held captive brushing my teeth. Thoughts dominoed from there. Change of plans.   If you want things to stay the same, passion is the last thing…


Six Points Of Order

May 8, 2013

Time waits for no one. Reflecting on the habit of order this week, I began wondering if there was more than the obvious, what order might hold beyond freedom from clutter and ball juggling.   Not surprisingly, the answer arrived long before words had a chance to organize themselves for me to hear. A long…


Joy Of Bliss

May 1, 2013

I remember being taken aback the first time I felt joy. Not happiness, elation, or passion – pure joy.   There I was strolling across the lawn at Heritage Park for the hundredth time with my nephew and niece. In the blink of an eye I was taken aback, watching myself watch the kids while…


A Way To Changing Change

April 14, 2013

The great debate since 1920: do you remove a band-aid with one swift yank, or peel back the edge a little bit at a time? The great debate since the start of time: is swift and radical the way to create change, or is slow and gentle the more effective path?   I heard several…


A Small Life Lived

April 12, 2013

Small is relative.   We could stop there or poke the edges a bit by asking a more intriguing question – relative to what?   “Big” obviously springs to mind. But what if we look at small within the context of who we are relative to who we could be? Things suddenly get interesting.  …


Eighty Ways To Ripple Forward

April 8, 2013

Easter weekend I had the very good fortune to meet Lori, the foster mom for two of our cats. She’s one of those people with whom you find yourself “outside-of-time”, talking for hours feeling as if only 30 minutes have passed. As the conversation wove from one topic to next I began to witness an…


Dropping In On Life

April 7, 2013

The 4Runner was in for a seemingly minor repair this week that proved more tricky than expected. A small nick in the washer for the drain plug caused the transfer case fluid to form a rather large splot underneath the car. Then the new washer against an old plug caused a similar drip to continue…


The Secret To Time Managment In What You Do

March 18, 2013

Ponderances of “doing” were brought to mind after a seemingly busy last week. The kind of busy from having a lot of things to do – most unplanned – but left feeling not much of anything was accomplished. Two weeks shy of the quarter year mark and I’m already asking “what have I done?”  …

A black & white image of strawberries where a single red one stands out from the rest

Different To Make A Difference

March 8, 2013

I should know better.   Yesterday was the weekly trip into town for groceries and running errands. Thirty minutes both ways of pure pondering time given the almost empty highway. Not five minutes out when “Today’s Trip Topic” is dropped into mind. A bit surprising, but there it is: Making a difference instead of making…


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