Sunday, April 19, 2009

Comfortable Insecurity

Hope and fear roll on the same coin. One can hope to do something and fear failure. The best place to be is comfortable in the insecurity of being in the present moment.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


If depression lies within your head because of the way you handle the stresses of post WWII life, then happiness is there too. Learn to dedicate some time every day to deal with those stresses.

* Family/friends
* Nature
* Hobbies
* Community service

Don't result to all or nothing thinking. This is intimidating, daunting, and depressing. Individualize everything and when you complete one thing, enjoy the feeling of accomplishment before moving on to the next thing. Do this all the time.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Don't lose the dream. You can see the world. Make it happen.
Think about all the different things people do during one day.
Don't waste.


Remember how it feels, to be part of that team, to have that relationship with a horse.

Do something to get that back.

Smart, strong, sexy, artistic, and adventurous

It's not easy to like it. It takes work. Do something towards it every day.
Just do it today.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Today was cold, but the sun was shing through the clouds. There wasn't much wind and my walk around Goat Island was quite refreshing. Newport is nearly deserted this long weekend, but the transiting birds are all a-twitter in the trees. They'll be leaving shortly too, southbound for the warmth, I presume. It would be a real treat to strap a saddle on one of their backs and ride with them to the tropics. I'd have to dress appropriately, though, for the first part of the journey will be very cold with the wind chill. I am thankful that I have so many friends between here and the tropics. We can stop in for some sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and maybe some almonds and berries too. That would really be an adventure! Too bad my gnome friend, Nimwicket has borrowed my saddle and won't return from Atlantis for another two weeks. By then the birds will be gone. Next year.