I believe the more we come together to discuss what troubles us, in a civil manner, the better for all. But when we make decisions based on “beliefs”, versus real personal experience/knowledge or a viable eminent threat, we tread down a rabbit hole…quickly.
"Stories are the message in a bottle from shores some else visited first" Bill Moyers Stories have been guiding us since the cave paintings of Altamira in Spain. They are oral (and visual) representations of how we interpret our experiences in and of the world. Here is a sample from one of my podcasts with... Continue Reading →
Just don't let anyone else see you There are a lot of mixed messages we receive today, but one in particular really stands out for me: "Be yourself!" or it's derivative "know thyself!" Have you found yourself misunderstood, or misrepresented? A good intention, that somehow went bad? Here's an old favorite - "good boys or... Continue Reading →
But how do we find a balance between the thrill of innovation and the need for the contemplation required to keep us healthy and grounded?
"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied" Arnold Glasow I have an aspiration – an intention if you will – to find a place to live in Washington DC for a period of two weeks in August. Here’s the catch. I am on a... Continue Reading →
It's has been several months (five to be exact) since I sat before a computer screen to post. The reason for my absence is unimportant. What matters is I'm back and it time to start writing again. So, as I stare at this page, I ask myself - what can I contribute to the world... Continue Reading →
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth...Oscar Wilde Its the holiday season. Christmas shopping is about to hit it's crescendo and our calendars are full of dinners and parties. Speaking of those parties, notice the shallow, often light hearted... Continue Reading →
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all"...Oscar Wilde Gibbs shared his story - visiting all lower 49 states - as part of a personal pilgrimage. New Mexico was the last stop on his journey. That evening he had made his way into my place of work to... Continue Reading →
I came across this sign while strolling downtown today. The message - "to settle a homestead or to live free in the world" - seems to fit my current train of thought regarding what I want - and don't want - in my life. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbs7FtelXdp/?taken-by=yermo49
Can I be my own mentor? Can I reflect back to myself all of the honest assessments of what I say and do in the world? Can I catch myself when I fall? Can I listen, without prejudice, to myself in those moments that are most painful and dark? Can I create a new pathway... Continue Reading →