Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Self Respect

"When a nation is in distress and its currency is weak, that is the time to be on your guard against those who would attempt to buy our national resources cheaply."

~ Ögmundur JónassonMinister of the Interior, Iceland

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

6 Steps To Better Emotional Health

Invisible Life

What kind of world is it that we should feel grateful for jobs we hate? 

Monotony & Solitude

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
 stimulates the creative mind.

~ Albert Einstein

Painting by Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The 7th Element



Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

~ Napolean Hill

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stars & Stone

winter solstice
where will you be?

Gun Guy

Gun guy asked me tonight if he could borrow twenty bucks for some Thanksgiving-related food item. I had the money but said no. If he can afford to shoot bullets that cost $5 a round, he can afford to shoot his own food.

A Light in the Clouds of Time

I enjoy my freedom and give thanks. It's not often enough that I contemplate how many human achievements made my awesome life possible. The forces that allow me to sit here and write this are monumental. My thanks to all those before me.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gun Guy

He used to be a drunk
five years of sobriety later
he is a gun fanatic
guns, guns, guns
that's all he talks about
he drinks coffee
reads books about war
talks to me about guns
and never tips

Monday, November 21, 2011


You are a magnificent and powerful being. 
You deserve the best life you can imagine.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Definition of God

God : The relationship you have with your own spirit.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Just as the human eye sees a spectrum of colors, the human heart feels a spectrum of emotions. Sometimes I feel things I can't explain. My words are lost to frequencies beyond me, painted in colors I cannot see. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011


No one can prove there is a meaning to life.
I must make my own life meaningful, that is all.

~ Nader Khalili

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I dropped a tear in the ocean
and whenever they find it
I'll stop loving you
only then

~ Anonymous

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Light In The Soul

If there is light in the soul,
there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.

~ Chinese Proverb

Friday, November 11, 2011


Poetry is a sword of lightning,
ever unsheathed,
which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.

~ Percy B. Shelley

The affections are like lightning:
you cannot tell where they will strike til they have fallen.

~ Lee Iacocca

Stronger Than You Know

hang not
your head in shame
stand tall
feel proud
your tears flow
from a strong and beautiful heart

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I listen
for signals
from the sun
but that distant music
is too high and pure
for the human ear

~ Edward Abbey


 I know nothing
with any certainty
but the sight of the stars
makes me dream

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Noise Pollution

a world full of us
more empty than without us
everywhere we go
spirits depart
tired of our garbage and noise
never a moment's peace
for thoughtful connection
no escape from clueless morons
whose mouths never close
trapped in a banging blaring booming buzzing 
cacophony of clattering crap


Why do they sing? What do they have to sing about? Somewhat apart from one another, separated by roughly equal distances, facing outward from the water, they clank and croak all through the night with tireless perserverance. To human ears their music has a bleak, dismal, tragic quality, dirgelike rather than jubilant. It may nevertheless be the case that these small beings are singing not only to claim their stake in the pond, not only to attract a mate, but also out of spontaneous love and joy, a contrapuntal choral celebration of the coolness and wetness after weeks of desert fire, for love of their own existence, however brief it may be, and for joy in the common life.

Has joy any survival value in the operations of evolution? I suspect that it does; I suspect that the morose and fearful are doomed to quick extinction. Where there is no joy there can be no courage; and without courage all other virtues are useless.

~ Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Hero In My Soul

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

~ Ayn Rand

Saturday, November 5, 2011

More than 500 Million Tons of Carbon


Fate controls who walks into your life, but you decide who you let walk out, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.

~ Unknown

soul curve

The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?

~ Dag Hammarskjold

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

The Scorpion Speaks

The only thing that is real
is the being in you
 that is going to die.

~ Carlos Castaneda


May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

~ Irish Blessing


Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts.

~ Kjell Magne Bondevik


Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

~ Samuel Butler

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ocean Under The Desert

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise. Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

~ Leo Buscaglia

The Essence

Tell me, in ten words or less, your philosophy of life.

The Truth Is Getting Louder

If corporations are people, they shouldn't be exempt from the death penalty. 

~ Unknown

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

If your life was a song

If your life was a song, what would the title be?


I love
green grass
blue skies
red rocks
purple lightning
orange poppies
yellow sunflowers
and you

Shadow Blessings

Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;

Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within me;

Opening to my loss and pain and ignorance,
I remember who I am and what I'm here for.

Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.

Each condition I flee from pursues me,
Each condition I welcome transforms me

and becomes itself transformed
into the blessing it always was.

~ Rob Breszny & Jennifer Welwood

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Each Person Is Sovereign

How can we judge the intimate spiritual needs of another, especially if that other has not elected to confide in us? What right have we to invade his spiritual privacy and thrust our tampering fingers into the wheels of his innermost being?

~ Dion Fortune