Tag Archives: work

Guess Who’s Back!

  There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.~Nelson Mandela Busy Couple Of Months Doug and I have been away for a couple months… As we shared in a past post, I landed a job as a middle school art teacher. It […]

An Update On Life.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.~Henry Adams Unexpected Changes In my last update, I shared how I was getting set up to be a substitute teacher. I haven’t written much lately because there’s been much going on in physical life. I think it’s OK to share the changes now… […]

What Would You Be Doing If You Didn’t Have To Work?

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such […]

Guest Blogging.

It’s fun for me to go on other folks’ talk shows. When you’ve endured the ups and downs and tensions and pitfalls of hosting, being a guest is a piece of angel food.~Dick Cavett Guest Blogging Jason, over at Opinionated Man- Harsh Reality, has been kind enough to host a few of my posts this […]

Do What You Love.

My Dog Ate My Laptop (Metaphorically).

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected~ Julius Caesar I was thrown off my blog posting schedule for 24 hours… Yesterday, my dog Sunshine ran through the living room and yanked the power cord out of my laptop. It somehow broke and my laptop quickly ran out of power… […]

Follow Your Passion.

What You Were Taught About Success Is Wrong.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. ~Vince Lombardi The Inner Critic lives! What defines success to you? If you’re like most people, your definition was formed by your parents and society. This definition is internalized and […]

Straying Off The Beaten Path.

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. ~Abraham Lincoln The beaten path is not always best Sometimes things are done a certain way, and no one really knows why. Nothing is changed because results are reached, and change may mess up the magic combination that leads to success (even if the […]

Creatively Or Routine? How Is Your Life Lived?

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. ~Frederick Douglass It isn’t going to be given to you It’s up to ourselves to use our talents and create our personal contentment. No one is going […]