Living in an Air Castle I

"Living in an air-castle is about as profitable as owning a half-interest in a rainbow. It is no more nourishing than a dinner of twelve courses—eaten in a dream. Air-castles are built of golden moments of time, and their only value is in the raw material thus rendered valueless. The atmosphere of air-castles is heavy …

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By Bread Alone

"Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more." ~ Henri Frederic Amiel Life is a mix of predictable cycles punctuated on occasion by the unexpected. The most obvious rhythms we experience are those caused by the machinations of the universe. Our planet turns on its axis, its revolutions give …

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The Confidence to Let Go

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Seuss As a follow-up to yesterday's post, Release your inner Bitter Betty, I'd like to share my thoughts on another key to living an uncommon life. How you handle the end of a day, project or chapter in your life is almost as important …

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What matters more than your talents.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, recently gave a graduation address at his alma mater, Princeton University. He made the case that our character is defined not by the gifts we're born with, but by the choices we make as we move through life. Each of us is endowed with a unique combination of …

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The Spirit of Adventure

An old friend of mine mentioned that she is moving in a couple of weeks and that a friend of hers was going to accompany her in true "Thelma and Louise" style. I don't remember much about the 1991 movie starring Susan Sarandon  (Louise Sawyer) and Geena Davis (Thelma), apart from a poignant quote by …

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