Quote of the Day – Franz Kafka on Taking a Leap

I think this is the first time I’ve ever quoted Franz Kafka, How appropriate on this day, leap day. May this day be lucky, prosperous and as a salaried employee, I shake my fist at the world. 🙂 There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. One has to go abroad in order to find the home one has lost. – Franz Kafka Photo used under creative commons, Thank you kcolwell!) Continue reading Quote of the Day – Franz Kafka on Taking a Leap

Quote of the Day – Maya Angelou on Snow

Portland’s ringing the “it might snow” alarm. A couple years ago, we got a freak snowstorm in March, so I’m fully aware that this could happen again. I ran across this quote and thought it was apt for the day. Enjoy! Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, “I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.” – Maya Angelou This photo was taken in December 2008 in Portland, when we received a record amount of snow. Continue reading Quote of the Day – Maya Angelou on Snow

Photo of the Day – Blurry-Eyed Train Travel

On the inside of Union Station in Portland, Oregon. One of my favorite views of the station. I was lucky there weren’t too many people there this morning and judging from the signs around there when I picked up my friend from the station this weekend, you should see the station on an upcoming episode of Grimm… Anyways, I love the colours represented here and the varying degrees of blurriness, from the camera and the light-streak alike. Continue reading Photo of the Day – Blurry-Eyed Train Travel

Quote of the Day – Fred Rogers on Transition

I spent most of the weekend looking through apartment listings since I’m looking for a new hovel to call my own. This got me thinking about the various transitions we take in life, when we grow, when we change, and when things are different just because they are. Today’s quote reflects the change we all go through. Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind. – Fred Rogers Continue reading Quote of the Day – Fred Rogers on Transition