The Roots

  ” A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey    

Behold this Day

“Behold this day. It is yours to make.” – Black Elk, (Oglala LakotaTribe; 1863 – 1950)

Move Fast

“Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors.” – Sam Altman

Keep Making Work

“Keep making work even if you don’t know what you have to say.   You’ll only find your voice through the struggle.” – James Jean

Finer Fish

“There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught.” – Irish Proverb

Darkness and Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Promises to Keep

” The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” –  Robert Frost

Meaningful Selfies

Today I decided that I was going for it – although I’ve been doing a lot of that over time.  It’s something I’m sort of known for doing, by those who really know me.  Sometimes “it” has been more complicated, while at other times quite simple. Today the mission fell into the simple category –…

I Am Willing

Too often we ask, “Why did this fail?”  Situations – often very similar, come up short.  Not because of what we do, but because of the questions we ask ourselves ahead of time and throughout.  After all, we’re all programmed to win, and to achieve greatness – our mind goes into auto pilot, even in…


When we look ahead to the things that are most important to us – the goals that mean everything to us, it sometimes seems overwhelming and daunting.  Can I do this, or is it too big for me? So we often do nothing – looking at something so large, and doubting ourselves. But the enduring…

To Sunsets and New Beginnings

I usually have a difficult time determining whether a picture I’m looking at is showing either a sunrise or a sunset.  Without being able to tell whether the sun is closer to east or west, I tend to be a little biased towards sunset, since I’m more of a “night owl,” and enjoy more sunsets…

Restarts, Crashes, and Falls

  If you woke up in the Atlanta area this morning, you were treated to snow flurries, frigid temperatures and a sense of optimism.  Not every New Years Day is this cold in Georgia, but we can always count on the sense of optimism that comes with a clean slate.  New determination when it comes…