Our ability to travel is a privilege. But it is also a choice. Money is time. Where do we spend our time? Wilderness is not my leisure or my recreation. It is my sanity. ~ Terry Tempest Williams, The Hour of Land Here is the beginning of my day. I try to spend a minute … Continue reading Sanity & Thankfulness
Quite by coincidence, I stopped to admire a statue this afternoon: While I've driven past that statue/corner many times before, today I decided to stroll by and read the signs and found out it is not a tribute to some male surfer. Amelia Earhart! In North Hollywood! I thought, "That would be a great post … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019: Amelia Earhart
There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do. ~ Bill Watterson The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works. ~ Alma Gluck "Did you … Continue reading Stop Counting, Start Creating
Have you seen that Chevy Silverado commercial where they quote, line by line, the lyrics to the Donny & Marie Opening song? It starts, "I'm a little bit country." With each line, the commercial gives a visual to match the lyrics: someone who is country, someone who is rock and roll, etc. At the end … Continue reading Goodnight Everybody!
He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more. ~ P.G. Wodehouse She fitted into my biggest arm-chair as if it had been built round her by someone who knew they were wearing arm-chairs tight about the hips that season. ~ P.G. Wodehouse My favorite … Continue reading Please Take That Tone With Me
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ~ John Muir
There is no there there. ~ Gertrude Stein Campfire Tales is not meant to be about me. It's about... aw, you already know. I've written many posts about the goal of the blog, what brought me here, and so on. Still, my site feels a little <ahem> faceless. To address that, I've decided to bring … Continue reading This Isn’t Me
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller; from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, screenplay by John Hughes Do what, Ferris? Stop. Look around. Okay, will do! (Or, as my co-workers say ad nauseum, "Copy that," which I guess is preferable to … Continue reading Obey Ferris
It's all about finding the calm in the chaos. ~ Donna Karan I love that quote, and aspire to live so intentionally that I find pockets of calm throughout my day like Easter Eggs, although re-reading the quote makes me wonder, "What was Donna talking about before she said 'It's'?" We assume she means life, … Continue reading My Day 2!
Simple is good. ~ Jim Henson