Friday Philosophy…Unity

I think the title speaks for itself. "The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt "Talent perceives differences; genius, unity." ~ William Butler Yeats β€œWe are each … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Unity

Friday Philosophy – Optimism

Sharing some thoughts that provide "back up" to my optimistic nature. πŸ™‚ "Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power." ~ William James "My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud." ~ Henry Rollins "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~ Oscar Wilde "A pessimist sees the … Continue reading Friday Philosophy – Optimism

Friday Philosophy…The Face of Evil

It's nearly October. It's time to get scarier over here. Plus, someone told me that Mercury is in retrograde - so communication gets a little funky. πŸ™‚ "It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways." ~ Buddha "He that is kind is free, though he is … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…The Face of Evil

Must There Be Suffering?! #MondayBlogs

Ram Dass said that "Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise." There has long been a theory (although some call it an outright myth) that artists of any kind must suffer for their art. Does anyone out there think that life, in all of its complexity, might come with enough challenge and … Continue reading Must There Be Suffering?! #MondayBlogs

It’s Thankful Thursday!

I have always loved Thursdays. All of the anticipation of the weekend is still ahead, there's only one day left to go in the week. Thursday is just lovely all around. We snuck a date in tonight, just to make it perfect. πŸ™‚ Today, this week, I am especially thankful for amazing news I have … Continue reading It’s Thankful Thursday!

‘Twas the Night Before…Tuesday Thoughts

I was talking to a friend this morning, and laughing at the fact that I have tiny papercuts all over my fingers. I am not a nifty gift wrapper, to say the least. Mind you, my Dad used to wrap gifts for my Mom in paper grocery bags, so I might be ahead of the … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before…Tuesday Thoughts

It’s Time for Philosophy, Friday Style…

It is Friday!!!! I would love to say we are on easy street over here, but the truth is that this day has been so bloody packed with chores, I'm ready to fall over. Today's philosophy is all about optimism. I know that optimism gets a bad rap sometimes, but I still think it's the … Continue reading It’s Time for Philosophy, Friday Style…

Tuesday Thoughts…

I'm hitting the philosophical side of what it means to eat and live and breathe without cancer. It's all the recipe writing for the book, I tell you. So, today, I am just sharing some thoughts from other people who have experienced cancer. "Today we fight. Tomorrow we fight. The day after, we fight. And … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…

Friday Philosophy…

I'll just jump right in with a hodge podge of quotes for you all this week. Since I don't feel all that well, my thoughts run tangentially even more than they typically do. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill Living at risk is … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…