Another Day, Another Notch "My favorite thing is to go where I've never been." - Diane Arbus We all have our favorite haunts, but we also need to make time to experience new places. This expands our minds and can be good for our spirits. What are we afraid of? That the new place will be awful? If so, we just won't go again, and it's just as likely it will be a wonderful experience-perhaps we will meet new friends or the new place will make its way onto list of hot spots.
Put Your Talents to Use "Use what talents you possess; the woods would he silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke I took six years of piano lessons, but I still cannot play well. When an occasion creeps up, I have to practice before I can play anything-and even then my timing is usually off. My false pride prevents me from playing in front of other unless I am pressured into it. Lately, though, I have been thinking that the folks in the nursi
Dream a Little Dream "Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare." - H. F. Hedge We've all experienced the fun of waking up out of a goofy, complicated, out-of-this-world dream. We quickly jot it down or describe it to a loved one before we forget it. Such dreams can provide the fodder for great novels, plays
The Ugly Green Thing "The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident." - Charles Lamb I bought "the ugly green thing" at a rummage sale for 50 cents in the early '90s. It looked like a pea-green house that some kid made out of plaster at Brownie Camp. I presented it to my brother Joe foe his birthday. Five weeks later, he sent it to me for my birthday. Six months later, I hid it in the linen closet in his Kentucky hom