D.A.R.E.

D.A.R.E.

When I was in grade eleven I got in trouble with the school administration team. This was weeks before I was actually suspended for telling my marketing teacher to have sexual relations with some goats and sheep. In case you are wondering, back in those days you would...
nothing new under the sun

nothing new under the sun

There is nothing new under the sun but yet many of us stop ourselves from doing anything because it’s been done before, it’s been written before, and somebody owns the copyright. I’m not suggesting that there is anything wrong with the copyright act, although there...
second chances

second chances

You should believe in second chances even though you’ll not always get an opportunity to take one. But regardless if you get to go around again, you should cherish and embrace anytime you are lucky enough to do so. Second chances are not easy and they are infinitely...
winds of change

winds of change

The winds of change are blowing in your life and so it’s time to do something about it. It’s time to stop worrying about things and let the things that don’t anchor your life be blown away and disappear from your life. That is the beauty of harsh winds. They come from...
weekend quotable no. 170

weekend quotable no. 170

Champions aren’t made in the ring, they are merely recognized there. What you cheat on in the early light of morning will show up in the ring under the bright lights. Joe Frazier   There are no short cuts to where you want to go. There is only the early morning...
weekend quotable no. 169

weekend quotable no. 169

Happiness is not by chance, but by choice. Jim Rohn   It is easier to believe that we’re ducked, as my auto correct tells me, than to live in the light of truth that we are who we are by choice. This is a very difficult pill to swallow. For some it is a medicine...
it’s not the same

it’s not the same

No, it’s not the same. Right now I’m doing my writing on an iPad instead of my usual laptop and it’s not the same. The iPad is a wonderful tool but not the right tool, not for writing anyhow, or at least not for me.  Over the years I invested time to learn how...
what to do with tired

what to do with tired

You are going to get tired but what should you do with it? How should you react and conduct yourself? What you do with tired is very important but first you need to be honest and find out why. There are probably a million different combination of reasons why we get...
actions not words

actions not words

It is your actions not your words that will ultimately determine if you’re going to change. Thoughts alone cannot do it. They are the starting point and positive thoughts lead to actions, but it is what we do on a consistent basis that changes our perception of who we...
the choices we make

the choices we make

I think our fear of death is the reason why we seek instant gratification and struggle to build our dreams is because they take years and years to build. Time is luxury we believe we simply don’t have. And it makes sense that we do this, after all if there is no...
this or that

this or that

We are really funny creatures in the way we perceive our existence. We see things in sequences, in a marching line of time, but that is only part of the story. What we don’t often see is life itself. Life that is not linear at all. Life that has no up or down, no...
weekend quotable no. 168

weekend quotable no. 168

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch   A mind is a terrible thing to waste we were told when we were children. We nodded our heads and yet we forgot the warning and instead wrapped our mind unimportant facts and figures and...
weekend quotable no. 167

weekend quotable no. 167

I think people are intolerant of artists. David Chase   We are all artists but we don’t see ourselves as one. We don’t consider ourselves ones because we have a very limiting sense and meaning of the word. We think of an artist as a divinely inspired  person who...
trap of gradation

trap of gradation

Gradation is a noun. It means doing something in a series of successive changes, stages, or degrees and it’s a trap.  Although it is true that Rome wasn’t built in a day or that the slow and steady horse ends up winning the race but gradation when it comes to things...
circus mirrors of the mind

circus mirrors of the mind

Sometimes I think I was given a faulty mind, one that resembles circus mirrors, where things are distorted so they can be laughed at. Sometimes. Other times I see straight, I know who I am, what I am worth and what I want to accomplish before I die. Long ago I thought...
getting unstuck

getting unstuck

You might not believe this but the best way out of a rut is to clean. I don’t mean randomly dusting and washing things, but rather purposefully throwing out, organizing, and making things more livable.  I am not sure what happens when we clean up our space, or our...
the greatest discovery

the greatest discovery

The greatest discovery you can make today is not to find out what you lack or need but rather what you have and who you already are. The task is easy but it’s not. It seems easy because we live inside our skin all day long. We do nothing else but explore who we are,...
it takes some time

it takes some time

That which is worth building takes some time. It takes time because God wants to know how much you really want it and because things worth building have microscopic detail which most people never take the time to understand or pay attention to. So don’t be so tough on...
weekend quotable no. 166

weekend quotable no. 166

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.  George Washington Carver Nobody wants to be common but for some reason we end up follow the wide trodden road of the crowd and become no different then...
weekend quotable no. 165

weekend quotable no. 165

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always behind our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne First, you have to stop thinking of life events like a series of wasp attacks. Second, you have to see the...