Quote of the Day – Barbara Brown Taylor on Faith

Today’s quote really doesn’t need much introduction. I think it really does speak for itself. It’s message is bold and open. To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger โ€” these activities require no extensive commentary, no lucid theology. All they require is someone…

Quote of the Day – Jack Nicklaus on Bad Habits

Today, i get to golf the Challenge at Manele Bay, designed by Jack Nicklaus. This course is beautiful and every hole has a view of the Pacific Ocean. It’s so beautiful that Bill and Melinda Gates were married on the 12th hole. And I get to golf here… *phew* How people keep correcting us when…

Quote of the Day – Ursula Le Guin on Setting A New Course

I found this quote while looking for something to do with hiking, since that’s what I’m off to do today. Going to hike near Mt. St. Helens, Washington. It’s supposed to be near 100* this afternoon. That’s got me running for the hills. I know when I’ve found a good quote, because it slaps me…

Quote of the Day – Donella Meadows on Direction

An interesting, and smart, perspective. I hadn’t thought about things in this manner. A good reminder is always necessary. Happy Friday, my friends. If we haven’t specified where we want to go, it is hard to set our compass, to muster enthusiasm, or to measure progress. But vision is not only missing almost entirely from…

Quote of the Day – David Ogilvy on Hard Work

I love the idea of working hard, reaching for your goals and making things happen. Idle time really drives me crazy. I’m almost always working on something, tinkering, futzing, or just seeking out new projects. Idle time makes Schnik go crazy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I believe in the Scottish proverb: ‘Hard work never killed a man.’ Men…

Photo of the Day – A Step Up

This photo was taken on a walk through Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. This long line of stairs reminds me that you still have to take them one, maybe two, at a time. You just have to start climbing, though.

Quote of the Day – Kahlil Gibran on Friendship

I’m a big fan of Mr. Gibran, his words soothed a really rough patch in my life. I still go back and read some of his passages when I need a little extra “oophf.” I’d quote him everyday, but, you’d get bored. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of…

Quote of the Day – Marcel Proust on Life

Normally, I try to write what inspired me to pick the quote of the day. Today I have no witty reason. So here’s today’s quote. ๐Ÿ™‚ We passionately long that there may be another life in which we shall be similar to what we are here below. But we do not pause to reflect that,…

Quote of the Day – Erica Jong on Fear

I wholeheartedly agree with this quote. Fear can be a good indicator that you’re taking the right first step, or last step, in the most necessary direction. Harness your fear, it’ll bring you strength. Fear is a sign โ€” usually a sign that I’m doing something right. – Erica Jong Photo used under creative commons,…