Monsters

“Great fish do not swim in shallow waters.” – Matshona Dhliwayo You will not find whales where minnows dwell.  They…

Flight of Fantasy

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it…

Unspoken

“What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us?”― Frank Herbert, Dune See with more…

Ride, Boldly Ride

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”  –CS Lewis When we are young, we…

Power To Create

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”― J.K. Rowling…

See Differently

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a…

The Anvil

“A mage’s soul is forged in the crucible of the magic”― Margaret Weis, The Soulforge We are the clay and the sculptor,…

Unique in the Universe

“Let the magic of life remind you of your own miracles.” – Shaa Zainol The chances against you being born are…

Cogs in the Machine

“There is no place so dangerous as a world without magic.” – Terry Goodkind Without hope there is no life. Without…

Crazy to Commonplace

“Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.” – Carol Moseley Braun Everything is impossible until it is done. Heart surgery. Flying…

Come Along With Me

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.” – Norman Vincent Peale It does not matter the physical constraints placed upon the body,…

Look and See

“Children see magic because they look for it.”― Christopher Moore Seek and ye shall find. If you look for the evil…

I Believe in Faeries!

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”― Roald Dahl  Perception is reality.  We all have our filters on…

Beyond The Veil

“Beyond the door, there’s peace I’m sure. And I know they’ll be no more Tears in Heaven.” Eric Clapton “Tears…

Win The Game

“Tell me just what you want me to be” Michelle Branch and Carlos Santana “The Game of Love” Sometimes the…

Going for Gold

“Out there is a fortune waiting to be had” Judas Priest “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” The world is full…

Silence is Deadly

“You ask me why I’m wearyWhy I can’t speak to youYou blame me for my silence” Blue Oyster Cult “Veteran…

Build Your Empire

“Born to be kings, princes of the universeFighting and free” Queen “Princess of the Universe” We all have greatness inside…

All Work and No Play

“You work your life away and what do they give? You’re only killing yourself to live.”  Black Sabbath “Killing Yourself…

Chose Poorly?

“You can get with this or you can get with that.”  Black Sheep The Choice is Yours  There is always…

Ego is the Enemy

“I’ve got friends and family that I respectWhen I think I’m too good, they put me in check”  Beastie Boys…

Sniper

“If you had one shot or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment Would you capture…

Judge Not

“God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes”  Everlast What It’s Like We are all quick…

Old School Value

“Yo that’s $50 for a t-shirt,” Macklemore Thrift Shop Unless they live in a world where impressing others with materialistic…

Free Will

“Make moves or make excuses.”  Andy Mineo  You Can’t Stop Me We all have free will, our own agency in…

Sweet Pain

“When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip it’s point in honey.” –  Arab Proverb “Just a spoon full of…

Worth Any Risk

“He is not worthy of the honey-combThat shuns the hives because the bees have stings.” -William Shakespeare Nothing truly worthy…

Not The Dinos

“It was the bumble bee and the butterfly who survived, not the dinosaur.” – Meridel Le Sueur We are in…

Extract the Essence

“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” – John Muir…

Sweet and Sour

“Words are like bees – some create honey and others leave a sting.” -Unknown Words are the currency of writers,…

The Greater Good

“That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.” – Marcus Aurelius We are all…

Math Simplifies Stuff

“If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life…

Too Easy

“Round numbers are always false.” – Samuel Johnson Life is messy.  If the solution is both simple and easy, it…

Infinite Yet Bound

“You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” – John Green Sometimes, someone will give you…

People Before Profit

“A great leader will never sacrifice the people for the numbers.” – Simon Sinek All too often we see that…

1 Is Not The Loneliest Number

“That person is lonely who has no one for whom he or she is Number One.” – Helene Deutsch Do…

First Loser

“Being number two sucks.” – Andre Agassi Everyone idolizes and adores the winner, the person who is on top. What…

Taxing Means Draining

“It’s income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that…

Criminal Acts

“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.” Barry Goldwater Both in the populace and…

Beyond Reason

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” Albert Einstein Byzantine.  Illogical.  Hobbled together by a…

Ill Gotten Gains

“They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.” – Al Capone Do bad things and violate rules and bad things…

Tax Free!

“The best things in life are tax free.” -Joseph Bonkowski A sunset. The hug of a child. The sound of…

Zen and the Art of Hitting

“Baseball is dull only to dull minds.” – Red Barber Baseball is simple in essence: hit a round ball travelling…

Love of the Game

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.”  – Yogi Berra Love powers…

That Which We Own

“A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end, it turns out it…

Swing Away!

“Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!” – Babe Ruth Too many people leave…

Two Rules

“Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.” – Tony Gwynn Three quarters of Americans don’t like what they…

Cut Flowers

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda Remove the trappings of…

Tap Into The Light

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” – Theodore Roethke Through the dark days of winter, the cold…

Human Flowers

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” – Susan J. Bissonette A sprout pushes up from the earth, feeling…

Bloom Inside

“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. – Luther Burbank…

Deep Roots

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – Marty Rubin Even as the tree sleeps in winter, in its…

Do Not Go Gentle

“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.” –James…

Mea Culpa

“You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday.” –Jonathan…

No Match For Ye!

“Play every match as if it’s your last, but play well enough so that it isn’t.” –Jack Lynch Leave it all…

Here’s to The Irish Undivided!

“If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go you’ll always find family.”  –Victoria Smurfit Green blood binds people worldwide,…

Make Yourself

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw Half of our ultimate results are not biologically…

The Permanent Crimson Assurance Company’s Revenge!

“The trouble is that for too long, business has been run by the wrong sort of pirates” –Sam Conniff Allende…

We Want You! We Want You!

 “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.” -Steve Jobs Some people are born to climb…

A Pirate’s Life For Me!

“It’s funny that pirates were always going around searching for treasure, and they never realized that the real treasure was…

Seek Ye

“I am a man of fortune and must seek my fortune.” -Captain Henry Avery. Pirates will always seek treasure.  Entrepreneurs…

Smoke and Thunder

“Your words surround you like fog and make you hard to see.”  -Edward “Blackbeard” Teach Some people use words to…

Stop the Bullying

“Bullying will eventually end if we all decide to stop it.”  -Choi Si-won Since time immemorial there have been bullies.…

My Kind of Fighter

“When you’re nice, you’re not bullying people.  But when you’re kind, you stand up against the bully. -Daniel Lubetzky Stand…

Light the Beacons!

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”  -Benjamin Disraeli Bullies are usually full of hot air, and those that stand…

FIGHT!

“I am sorry to see you here, but if you had fought like a man, you needn’t be hanged like…

Fight The Bully!

“ I don’t like bullies, I don’t care where they are from.”  -Steve Rogers, aka Captain America My middle son at…

SPACESHIP!!

“I could build a spaceship!” – Benny from The Lego Movie Spaceship!  Spaceship!!  Spaceship!!! At some point, there will be…

As Without, So Within

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”…

Leave the Nursery

“Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.” – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. We must all…

Look Up!

“Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognised it can be put to use.” – Johannes Kepler Look…

Little Bits

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong. Zeno of Citium, founder of…

Rock Bottom

“Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it.” – Jamie Lee Curtis…

The Call of Destiny

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis Few are born heroic, we step up when…

Right Facing

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking.” – Buddhist Proverb If…

Don’t Stop

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius The secret to finishing…

Conditional Happiness

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein…

More by Less

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of…

Unnatural Love

“Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling,…

Unlock Your Superpower

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”  -Willa Cather Love unlocks your hidden powers.  It gives rise to…

When Broken, Easier to Share

“Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken.”  -Amy Poehler Even if you are shattered,…

Will Set >> Skill Set

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but…

Discipline = Success

“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” –Mike Ditka…

Attitude Over Everything

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” –Lou Holtz…

Sweetness and Greatness

“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton The…

Love IS Healing

“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”  Gary Zukav First love…

Hurt, Then Heal

“When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my…

Scars are Stories

“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there…

Heal the Broken

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.”   Tori…

Up From Hell

“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” John Milton There is only two…

Black Box

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too,…

Now Light We

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”  Anne Frank Without the light we cannot…

Love >> Hate

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” …

Summer in Winter

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”  Albert Camus Let others…

Cold Head, Warm Heart

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.”  Victor Hugo Though it snows upon us, and…

Winter Growth

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.”  Tim Allen Champions are made in the dark Mohammed Ali pointed…

Burning Cold

“Nothing burns like the cold.”  George R.R. Martin Cold can burn the flesh and soul more than any fire. We…

Rage Against The Dying of the Light!

“At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any…

Tired But Not Done

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”  Newt Gingrich…

Quiet Courage

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try…

Go For Glory

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” Eugene F. Ware Know the richest place in town?  The cemetery, filled with dead…

Sins of Commission

 “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” Lucille Ball Lucille Ball might have had…

Begin!

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”  Walt Disney The first step is the hardest,…

Forget Planning

“You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.”  Seth Godin You know what you need…

The Never Ending Story

 “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” –Frank Herbert The wheel of time…

The Greatest Re-Gift

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it…

The Grinch

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What…

The Secret Ingredient

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Theresa The greatest gift we…

Be The Jolly Fat Man

“Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word…

Time Loss

“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin Bill Gates has the same number of seconds every single day as…

Business, or Busy-Ness?

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” Tim Ferriss Too many people focus on doing a lot instead of accomplishing…

Do More

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”  Franz Kafka Think back to…

Use it or Lose It!

“Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.” Arthur Schopenhauer                                                                            You have a cell phone. …

Beauty

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Aristotle Beauty must be…

A Single Snow Flake

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” — Sara Raasch Peter Thiel named his book “Zero to One”, because…

First Snow

 “The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in…

Care Too Much

“Some people care too much.  I think it’s called love.” -Winnie the Pooh Caring too much hurts, but it is…

Make a Difference

“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect.  You just have…

That’s What Heroes Do

“The simple act of caring is heroic.”  -Edward Albert It takes strength to care about another, as we are all…

Happy Thanksgiving

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson Happy Thanksgiving, to…

Present Blessings

“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles…

Thankful For Small Things

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you…

Every Day Thanks

“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day…

Autumn Sunshine

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Get outside…

Love Your Mother

Love Your Mother “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.” ~…