"When life hands us lemons, children, what do we do?" All together: "Make lemonade!" "And when God closes a door?" <crickets> "Anyone?" <crickets> "Chad, you know this. Think of windows!" Chad: "...we make window-ade?" <giggling> Chad: "Am I close?" "Sorry, no. Think of what opens." Chad: "...we make window shades?" <sigh> "No. Anyone else?" … Continue reading Roadside Art: Stained Glass Windows
I find that it's best to take one step at a time and cross each bridge as they come to you. ~ Michael Stuhlbarg I hear you, Michael. You're talking about getting your steps in for the day, right? Which would you choose: Stairs? Bridges? Stair bridges? Sorry, I'm tired. I wish I could take … Continue reading Bridge or Stairs?
Truman Burbank: Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. ~ Andrew Niccol, The Truman Show Greetings, courtesy of Truman Burbank, from the canyons of Zion National Park and Campfire Tales to you! Other Zion posts you might like: The ZBGC Triangle Zion Vacation Homestead
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone Sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in my bones Some days are diamonds, some days are stones ~ John Denver, Some Days are Diamonds Surf comes in. Surf goes out. Surf in, surf out. Surf in, surf out. … Continue reading Amelia Pleads the Fifth
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