“We are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” (Carson McCullers)

Originally published February 9, 2018 To be perfectly honest, I chose to explore this quotation because I find it interesting. Life has a way of creating tensions. We desire to have wealth—but don’t want to spend so much time working. We want to be in shape—but don’t want to devote the time to getting there. […]

“For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear—when you are the hammer, strike.” (Edwin Markham)

Originally published May 7, 2018 Edwin Markham Edwin Markham was a popular American poet and literary figure during the first half of the twentieth century. At a New Year’s Eve party in 1898, at the age of 46, Markham read a poem he had recently written to an editor of William Randolph Hearst’s San Francisco Examiner. […]

“Keep your distance from people who will never admit they are wrong and who always try to make you feel like it’s your fault.” (Unknown)

Originally published July 16, 2018 Our lives are comprised of many elements. The time and place we were born. The family we grew up in. The places we’ve lived. The schools we attended. The field we chose for a career. The jobs we’ve had. Our partner or partners—married or single. Our children, if we’ve had […]

“Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'” (C.S. Lewis)

Originally published June 6, 2016 I remember first reading this line in the classic C.S. Lewis book, The Four Loves. It stuck with me. It’s one of those quotations that when you first read it, you nod your head and say…”Yeah, that’s so true.” Shared experience One of the moments for this birth of friendship […]