Fearlessness for June

To start June, I thought we’d return to the great Ralph Waldo Emerson for yet another pep talk. Try this one on for size… This is from “Character” “If I quake, what matters it what I quake at? Our proper vice takes form in one or another shape, according to the sex, age, or temperamentContinue reading “Fearlessness for June”

Letting go

I’ve been trying to do some painting recently – abstract art mainly, and I find I make much more interesting paintings when I have no idea what I’m going to paint. I do my best work, when I put a bunch of paint on a canvas and just start spreading it out. Eventually it takesContinue reading “Letting go”

Spring fever with Ralph

I’ve got Spring fever bad today, in the sense that I’m loving all the rich greens and colorful flowers that are exploding everywhere, so I thought today I would give the world a passage from someone who understood nature and beauty better than most. This is from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Nature”…. ENJOY! “The sun illuminatesContinue reading “Spring fever with Ralph”

Groundhog Day

Today I’m writing about the Bill Murray movie rather than the day, because “Groundhog Day” is one of my favorite movies and gives us some important lessons on dealing with times like the Covid age. First of all, I’d like to say that I think Bill’s progression of attitudes and interests and pursuits in theContinue reading “Groundhog Day”

Men of Character

The great Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that “men of character are the conscience of the society to which they belong….(i)mpure men consider life as it is reflected in opinions, events and persons. They cannot see the action until it is done. Yet its moral element preexisted in the actor, and its quality as right orContinue reading “Men of Character”


Happy New Year everyone! Today, I’m going to talk about one of my New Year’s goals, and that is to write 3 blogs a week every week for the entire year. 156 blogs! 156 blogs sounds like a big task, but luckily I’ve been blessed with a great education and lots of weird experiences fromContinue reading “156”