Quote of the Day – Dr Seuss on Troubles

I’ve always loved Dr. Seuss. There are so many great life nuggets in his writings, if you take the time to read them. When I graduated high school, i received a copy of “Oh the places you’ll go,” I’ve always taken that book to heart. Today’s our day, we’re off to great places, let’s get…

Quote of the Day – Ernest Hemingway on …Why?

There are so many great things, tidbits, nuggets, and moments of strength in this quote. I find so much going on around my life, young ones gone too soon, old ones moving on to the next adventure, and moments sweeping by so fast that you’ve hardly a moment to recognize them. When it is in…

Quote of the Day – John Seeley on Knowledge

I get a “this day in history” email as inspiration for the daily quotes. That way, if I have no personal inspiration that day, I have something to start my engine. I noted from that email, that on this day in 2003, the Wikimedia Foundation was announced, bringing more and more knowledge to the masses,…

Quote of the Day – John Grisham on Today

Always a page-turner, I’m a big fan of the author John Grisham. His books about legal theory, racial tensions, and southern traditions have all made me think. I’ve read just about everything he’s written and I wouldn’t dare pick a favorite. I do like this quote, though. You live your life today, Not tomorrow, and…

Photo of the Day – Looking Down the Road

This photo was taken on a hike near Stevenson, Washington. I really loved the perspective this brings. A long way from where you are and from where you’re going. Just looking down the road.

Quote of the Day – Ralph Waldo Emerson on Success

What is success, what does it mean to be successful, and why do we care? It’s an interesting notion. I’ve been reading “The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms” and in a couple of chapters Danielle asks you do define what makes you happy, and often,…

Quote of the Day – John McPhee on Libraries

On this day in 1800, President John Adams established the Library of Congress. Interesting enough, the below quote is one of the many reasons I love libraries. Sprawled out, surrounded by books and knowledge, enjoying the words; that’s what a library is all about. Speaking of libraries: A big open-stack academic or public library is…

Quote of the Day – Paulo Coelho on Control and Fate

I’m a huge fan of Paulo and his books. Some of my favorites include The Alchemist (of course,) The Devil and Miss Prym, but one of the ones which rattled throughout my being was Veronika Decides to die. It reminded me very much of fate and control and how we perceive our life. It’s deep…

School Update/Winter Break

Wow. The fall term just BLEW RIGHT BY. Actually, I am kind of thankful for that. I had a really hard time getting into the rhythm of school this term and I’m really glad for the winter break. No more school until January 9th! I am, however, somewhat proud of my grades. Economics: A Human…