Tag Archives: change

Integrity Counts

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower The more … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Past

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree…. ~Joyce Kilmer I’m not even sure people today know this poem, first published in 1913. It was read every Arbor Day when I was a girl, a … Continue reading

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Watching Greatness

Today’s post is going to be a little different.  Instead of springing off someone else’s words of wisdom, I am going to start with a poem I wrote. I don’t identify as a poet, and basically I’m goofing off with … Continue reading

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Live the adventure

ž”Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller This is something I agree with wholeheartedly. I want a life that is meaningful, so I’m choosing the daring adventure. A daring adventure doesn’t mean I have to jump out … Continue reading

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Fight the Fear

“Fright, my young friend, may be the first serious enemy you have to face in our society. It’s the most destructive emotional bogeyman there is. Cold feet, panic, depression, and violence are all symptoms of fear—when it’s out of control. … Continue reading

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Spring Renewal

Spring is, quite literally, a time of new beginnings . Flowers bloom, trees that have looked dead all winter burst into leaf, birds sing their beautiful mating songs, and breeding season starts for the animals. We humans also feel like we’re … Continue reading

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“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson and I have a strange relationship.  On the whole, he’s not a favorite … Continue reading

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Being a Ripple

ž”It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a curious day

“You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: they don’t alter their views to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit their views.”  The Fourth Doctor People who know me either online … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for April 20, 2010

Looking backwards to see where you zigged when you shoulda zagged is a waste of time. Just readjust from where you are and keep going. This was a tweet I posted today, and I thought it was pretty good advice, … Continue reading

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