Framing Life like a Picture

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”~Charles Kettering   Sitting on the branch, the little bird was busy pecking at the sunflower he had pulled from the feeder. Using the surrounding branches to frame him, I was able to draw the eye of the person viewing the photograph directly to the […]

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Appreciating the Patina

“Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world – and unless we touch others, we’re out of touch with life.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Being in touch with people (real people, in real life) is not a necessary part of daily life for many adults today. With the gift of the internet, […]

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Good Riddance to Guilt

“Calvin : There’s no problem so awful, that you can’t add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” ― Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes The pressure is on. Just writing those words creates a little sense of panic in me, but the pressure really is on so many people right now. We are […]

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“It means your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one, both of you.” ~Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future III) I started college when I was 18 years old. I had to leave a year and a half later and […]

Can We Be too Free?

“Too much freedom is a dangerous thing. Too much freedom inhibits choice. Constructive narrowness clarifies choice.” ~Walter Darby Bannard Walking along the street, I let our dog pull the retractable leash so he can investigate the smells in the yards. Unlike his shorter leash, this long leash provides freedom. Enabling him to lollygag, to sniff every […]

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