Quote of the Day – e.e. Cummings on Being Yourself

Sometimes it’s good to be yourself, who you truly are at your core, in the face of all things trying to move you. Sometimes it’s good. ๐Ÿ™‚ “To be nobody but myself โ€” in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else โ€” means to fight the hardest…

Quote of the Day – Kinky Friedman on Wishes and Regrets

Never miss an opportunity to quote someone named “Kinky.” Especially someone who ran for Governor of Texas. ๐Ÿ™‚ “But the most dangerous thing in the world is to run the risk of waking up one morning and realizing suddenly that all this time you’ve been living without really and truly living and by then it’s…

Top 11 Posts of 2011

Well, we’re almost to 2012 and recently I posted my top 11 photos of ’11, so I thought I would dig around in my stats and share with you the items that a plurality of you decided to visit over the year. They’re ranked by number of views. 11: (Dis)Engaging Google+ – I’ve written that…

Quote of the Day: Penelope Lively on Giving Presents

As you meet with friends and family, enjoy their presence as much as their presents. Merry Christmas Eve, my friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ Giving presents is one of the most possessive of things we do…. It’s the way we keep a hold on other people, plant ourselves in their lives. – Penelope Lively Photo: Christmas Lights and…

Quote of the Day – What I’ve Learned – Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney was famous for giving us his opinion every week. Often, he gave us a succinct way to wrap up our thoughts by giving us his “What I’ve learned.” I recently found a collection of them. Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorites. I’ve learned … that being kind is…

So Amazing …And So Sad

I admit it. I’ve been watching the X-factor. It’s not because I like reality shows. It’s not because I like singing competitions, but because of this young girl: At the end of the video, when she got the four yeses, did you hear it? Did you hear what she told the judges when given such…

On A Wing

I’m not a confident flyer.* I hold my breath as if it is going to help. I know the logic behind it, more likely to … car wreck etc… But, I can’t help it. There is something about flying that defies all logic. That the science of aerodynamics defies the laws of gravity. There are…

What My Blog Says About Me.

Lets be honest. I don’t put a whole lot of thought into my blog. I don’t have an editorial strategy of what I’m going to post. I do, however, put a lot of “me” into this space. The sub-theme, “Heaping Scoops Of My Brain,” isn’t just clever witticism, This space is really all about what…

Crossroads. Help Me, Pathfinder!

I’m at a crossroad with my education. I am getting close to graduating with my Associates of Business Administration degree. (YAY!) However, I am also looking at what the future holds for me. (Used via Creative Commons, thank you dsmoljanovic!) I am a storyteller, not as in, “the fish was this big” stories, but more…

National Coming Out Day?

It’s once again National Coming Out Day. I meet this day with trepidation every year because I think that many people feel pressured to come out and do so fairly publicly. Coming out is a very personal decision. It’s not one that should be taken lightly, it’s ok to be who you are but it’s…