Category Archives: While Traveling

We Are All Travelers

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville When we travel, we never really travel alone. Yesterday, my kids and I volunteered at the Tigard Public Library for a break from our winter break. Our … Continue reading

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Being Right

“Pessimist:  One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.” – Oscar Wilde Many people worry about being right. Their viewpoint is right. Their side is the right. Their arguments are right. Their team is right. Their … Continue reading

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The River Keeps Flowing

“You cannot step into the same river twice.” – Heraclitus, in Diogenes Laertius, Lives Many years ago a river flowed slowly. It wasn’t a river that anyone cared about. It wasn’t a river that carried ships filled with cargo. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Break Your Chains. Make A Difference.

“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” – Samuel Johnson As we go through our lives, the chains of our daily habits strengthen. As witness to this, yesterday … Continue reading

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The Reading List

 “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” –Sir Richard Steele I thought some of you might enjoy a list of  books that I’ve read to my kids over the years. This is incomplete, but I’ll add … Continue reading

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Fixing The Awkward Social Situation

“I can feel the twinkle of his eye in his handshake.” – Helen Keller Giving Time is a path toward something better in one’s life – being more satisfied, having more time, being happier, and connecting with people. That connection … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts About A Day At An Amusement Park

“Life can be like a roller coaster… And just when you think you’ve had enough, and your ready to get off the ride and take the calm, easy merry-go round… You change your mind, throw you hands in the air … Continue reading

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Influence Beyond A Lifetime

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams Influence can extend beyond a lifetime. My friend Rob and I share a special friendship, formed many years ago here in a small midwestern town … Continue reading

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One Of The Nicest Things To Do

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson If there’s a master list somewhere of nice things to do in the world, I’m sure this would be … Continue reading

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25B, B25, or 221B Baker Street

“You know my methods, Watson.” – Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) Literature fans know that 221b Baker Street was the residence of a certain brilliant, but flawed, Victorian era literary sleuth. Sherlock Holmes was a man of few mistakes, … Continue reading

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