Category Archives: change

Security is Overrated!

“Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.” ~ William Congreve in Love for Love As folks know, I’m a college professor, and my actual specialty is Restoration drama, so William Congreve is one of my … Continue reading

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Holding Patterns

Stasis: a state or condition in which things do not change, move, or progress ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary Most of us go through periods of stasis in our lives. We get stuck in the groove of every day life, too caught … Continue reading

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Stuck in Frustration

“I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard in Either/Or I was looking for something else, and found this and said, “Yes!”  Lately … Continue reading

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How to Make Change

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Buckminster Fuller     I saw this quote on an Occupy Wall St. tweet today, so I appropriated … Continue reading

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To Everything There is a Season

“The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship… Everything has its time. And everything ends.” ~ Sarah Jane Smith, Companion. As written by … Continue reading

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Change Comes from Within

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. (“Was wir innerlich erreichen, verändert die äußerliche Wirklichkeit”) ~ Otto Rank   Otto Rank, now forgotten by many, was a psychoanalyst and Freud’s closest assistant for many years. And while I was hoping … Continue reading

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Ya Gotta Have a Plan

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” ~ Jim Rohn This is so very true. We need to have an overall … Continue reading

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Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone?

“A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt But to the realist it’s just something that has to be dealt with, sooner than later.  Now I like to think of myself as an … Continue reading

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Celebrating New Beginnings

“It’s time to come together It’s up to you, what’s your pleasure? Everyone around the world come on! Yahoo! It’s a celebration” ~”Celebrate” Kool and the Gang People often assume that I’m Jewish, especially when I post L’Shana Tova on my … Continue reading

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Something Wicked?

“By the pricking of my thumbs, / Something wicked this way comes.” ~Second Witch in Macbeth by Shakespeare Community is very important to me.  And thanks to the internet, forming community has become easier than ever. One of the reasons I … Continue reading

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