One of the most important epiphanies from my Year by the Water? “Sometimes, the grass is green enough.” This may seem to fly in the face of being an adventurer, someone who revels in new places, people and experiences. However, it’s not a contradiction. NOW and NEW are opposite sides of the same coin. There are times we’re eager to… Read more →
How does a 735,000 pound #747 get in the air? As Nelson Mandela said, “It seems impossible until it is done.” When Mandela was in prison for 27 years, 18 years of which was on Robben Island where he was confined to a small cell, slept on the floor, forced to do hard labor in a quarry, and allowed one… Read more →
I remember when screenwriter Eric Roth spoke at Maui Writers Conference. He was as eloquent then (he’d written the #screenplay for Snow Falling on Cedars) as he is now with this line he wrote for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, “Our lives are defined by opportunities; even the ones we miss.” Have you been presented with an opportunity? Are… Read more →
George Eliot said, “Its never too late to be what you might have been” 150 years ago … and it’s as true today as when she first said it. When you were young, who did you want to be? What did you want to do? Where did you want to go? It’s only too late if you don’t start now.
This quote from Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Symborska,”The little phrase ‘I DON’T KNOW’ is small, but flies on mighty wings” is from Maria Popova’s excellent online newsletter Brain Pickings. Brain Pickings has been called a “literary LEGO treasure chest” of thought-provoking insights on how to lead a meaningful life. Last week’s issue was about the importance of NOT KNOWING and… Read more →