Quote of the Day – Henry David Thoreau on Success

I’ve learned many things in my years on this planet. The few most important? Be dedicated, be purposeful, be yourself. The rest will all fall into place. This quote by Henry David Thoreau really speaks to me. 🙂 I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction…

Quote of the Day: George Lucas on Hope

As we all know, today is May Fourth, or May the Fourth, or May the Force, etc. So I went in search of something I thought George Lucas once said, instead I found this: The secret is not to give up hope. It’s very hard not to because if you’re really doing something worthwhile I…

Quote of the Day – George Washington on Freedom

On this day in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the First President of these United States. I thought it was worth mentioning. I also loved this quote. Furthermore, I think we could all use to “animate and encourage each other” a little more often. 🙂 Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and…

Quote of the Day – Ann Landers on Using Your Head

Today in history, the guillotine was first used in Paris, France (1792) – Of course, the first thing that came to mind was: “Now isn’t a good time to lose your head.” Which is how I made my way to the following quote from one of my two favorite advice columnists. I miss reading Dear…

Quote of the Day – Hans Bos on Dance

Today just felt like an “I gotta dance” kind of day. Break out the bubbly, strike up the band and let us make merriment! If that doesn’t work for you? Then do a little chair boogie. Sometimes you just have to shake it. 🙂 While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot…

Quote of the Day – Walt Whitman on Growth

I really wanted to come up with a quote on trust today, and I even had one picked out. Then, I came across this quote by Walt Whitman, one of my favorite poets… Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to…

Quote of the Day – Thomas Hughes on Earthquakes and Hope

One year ago today, we heard of an event rarely seen in our time, or recorded history. An earthquake shook forth from the floor of the Pacific Ocean and sent forth a massive wall of water than changed the face of Japan. In my Geology Class we’ve been talking about earthquakes and I learned this…

Quote of the Day – David Lloyd George on Big Steps

I love this quote – It says so many things in so few words, in life we sometimes have to get a running start and trust our instincts, all of them, even when we’re afraid. Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small…

Quote of the Day – Henry Miller on Being Doomed?

On this day in 1773, the first public museum opened in the United States. It provided inspiration to select the following quote… “It may be that we are doomed, that there is no hope for us, any of us, but if that is so then let us set up a last agonizing, bloodcurdling howl, a…

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…