Our Deepest Fear
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that...
I Wanted to Change the World
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long...
School. Y u so mean. :C
Please for the love of everything good in this...
Oh Joyous Days - Une Vie Charmante →
“I can honestly say right now I feel more joy in my life than I can remember. I feel. I truly feel and see and enjoy. It is far too easy to go through life being numb. We don’t want to feel true pain, but without feeling that true pain, we can’t feel true joy. Life is a series of peaks and valleys, but knowing there is goodness in each day is what can get us through it all. Right...
Emotion Versus Virtuosity →
“Art should tell us something about ourselves and the world we live in and to stimulate us emotionally.” “What I am trying to convey is that technique allows the dancer to emote feelings of love or joy without fear of falling.” When I dance, it is my preferred method of self-expression. It is how I communicate my interpretation and appreciation of the music I love. It is...
On That Day Ten Years Ago
I was in 6th grade at Plymouth Community Intermediate School. I remember on September 11th when Mr. Collins had us all moved into Mr. Fisher’s classroom to watch the news as it happened. I was ten, my sisters were 6. My dad was on alert at Otis Air Force Base. I’m so glad we were sent home early that day to spend time with our families and talk to them about what had just happened. I...
Life's getting too hard. Time to be a cat.
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My Book List
For Fun A River Runs Through It - Norman Maclean Hunger Games (series) - Suzanne Collins Fablehaven (series) - Brandon Mull Wheel of Time (series) - Robert Jordan Elantris - Brandon Sanderson Undaunted Courage - Stephen E. Ambrose Scott Pilgrim - Bryan Lee O’Malley Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres Dresden Files - Jim Butcher I Am Number Four, The Power of Six) -...
What is excellence?
Ask yourself: what is excellence? The answer is excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise risking more than others think is safe dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.
"Give me a challenge, and I'll meet it with joy."
Speech on the Challenger Disaster Ronald Reagan, January 28, 1986
How to Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things... →
A highly inspirational web-lecture by Austin Kleon, the author of “Newspaper Blackout.” (Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as long as it looks)
The Blessing of Adversity
Among the many fine sayings of one friend Demetrius there is this one, which I have just heard; it still rings in my ears. “No man,” said he, ” seems to me more unhappy than one who has never met with adversity.” For such a man has never had an opportunity to test himself. Though all things have flowed to him according to his prayer, though even before his prayer,...
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Lackadaisy Expressions →
This. Forever. [a tutorial on how to draw fantastic expressions] I am in love with the webcomic Lackadaisy: 1920s. Prohibition. With cats.