Social Distancing

I hope all of my friends are doing well, and coping with social distancing (look no further for the phrase for 2020, I’m sure), as it can be difficult when you enjoy being around a lot of people. Social distancing doesn’t require we remain in our homes, and being outside has a wonderful effect on…

Time is Always Ripe

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

With a Single Step

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Lessons from Peaks

“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Convay


“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

Long After the Mood

“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.” – Anonymous

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


It’s the moments that make up a life worth living – those that are easy to spot, and those that must be sought after. I catch myself remembering the cool  mist coming off Abrams Falls, in the Smoky Mountains this spring, after a long hike.  The relief that the mist brought, as it landed on…


Father’s Day weekend is an easy time to think about legacies. It was especially easy yesterday, as I was on a video shoot to promote pride, commitment, and mobility within our company.  We shot interviews with a family – father, mother, and son,  who all proudly worked for the same company.  It’s with a sense…

Obstacles and Paths

Physical boundaries, missteps, miscues, mental roadblocks, disappointments, doubts and fears all give us the challenges that make us stronger, better, and whole. 

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 –…