from a "click and hope" photographer


"What appears to be the end may really be a new beginning.”



“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.”
~Henry Ward Beecher~


“Happiness is like a kiss...

you must share it to enjoy it.”

~Bernard Meltzer~


“Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence.

If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.”
~Horace Mann~


Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy,

for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.

~Henri Frederic Amiel~


"Advice is like snow;

the softer it falls;

the longer it dwells upon; the deeper it sinks into the mind."

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge~


"The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation"

~Dalai Lama~


“Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do;
but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.”
~Charles Dudley Warner~


“Iron rusts from disuse;

water loses its purity from stagnation ...

even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.”
~Leonardo da Vinci ~


“Direction is more important than speed.

We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone.”



“First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet.

But the minute a man finds himself in that position,

the next thing he should do is reach out his arms.”
~Kristin Hunter~


“You can sit around and wait for the good things to happen to you,

or you can go out and make them happen.”



“Lettuce is like conversation;

it must be fresh and crisp,

so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it”
~Charles Dudley Warner~


“Know what you want to do,

hold the thought firmly,

and do every day what should be done,

and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.”
~Elbert Hubbard~


“I'm like a duck:
calm above the water,
and paddling like hell underneath.”
~Fred Shero~


For Auds with belated Birthday Wishes
“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.

May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.

And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”
~Irish Blessings~


“I love the man that can smile in trouble,

that can gather strength from distress,

and grow brave by reflection”
~Thomas Paine~


"When things are steep,

remember to stay level-headed."



"There will be times in life when impossibility is felt,
but then there are dreams -
and dreams allow us possibility."

~Jeffrey David Lang~


"To change one's life: Start immediately.

Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions."
~William James~


“I watch out my window as the planes take off into space.

Oh, that I could fly away and start fresh.

But I must realize that fresh starts also come in the pretty wrapped gift called


~Origin Unknown~


“Life is one big road with lots of signs.

So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind.

Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.

Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!”
~Bob Marley~


“The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.”
~David Cecil~

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche