Monthly Archives: July 2017

Skilled Labor

“When you have the attitude and effort, the skill is not far behind.”    Unknown This little gem popped my desk out of the blue. It’s jotted down on a handwritten note of mine. I’m not sure where these words … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Skilled Labor

“When you have the attitude and effort, the skill is not far behind.”    Unknown This little gem popped my desk out of the blue. It’s jotted down on a handwritten note of mine. I’m not sure where these words … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Something Wonderful

As children bid the guest good-night, And then reluctant turn, My flowers raise their pretty lips, Then put their nightgowns on. As children caper when they wake, Merry that it is morn, My flowers from a hundred cribs Will peep, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Coffee, Chaos

“Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, he must look foolish to the crowd.”    The I Ching The I Ching has given us many gems of wisdom: The symbol for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Revision Pitfalls

“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.”    Mark Twain Revision is not a walk in the park for most of us — it’s a necessary stage on the road … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Discipline = Desire

Here are some words  to inspire us offered by a wise and friendly stranger named Sunita Singh. They are from an issue of Bits & Pieces: * “As Lao-tze said, ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Good Job!”

March 1827, Beethoven lay in bed close to his last breath. He looked up and asked, “Tell me the truth, were my symphonies any good?” “Almost every day, I feel self-doubt and a sense that I can do so much … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment