Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018


"The only people for me are 
the mad ones:
the ones who are mad to live, 
mad to talk, mad to be saved,
desirous of everything at the same time, 
the ones who burn, burn, burn,
like fabulous yellow Roman candles." -Jack Kerouac

Sunday, January 14, 2018

My Footwear Memory

 When I was in high school this was the shoe brand I coveted.: Capezio*

*"In 1887 Salvatore Capizio an Italian cobbler emigrated to the United States, opened a shoe repair shop near the old Metropolitan Opera House  in New York City.  He began his business by repairing theatrical shoes for the Met, and transitioned from cobbler to shoemaker when he created pair of shoes for Polish tenor Jean de Reszke  in an emergency. His shop soon became a meeting place for dancers who would stop by to discuss their needs and purchase his shoes." wikipedia

Capizio was born in  Muro,Lucano, Italy ,  April 13, 1871. In 1887 at age 17 he opened he opened his shop near the Old Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The sign above his door read: ''The Theatrical & Historical shoemaker." -https://www.capezio.com/about/capezio-story

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A New Belief

 Campobasso Italy

"If you're gonna make a 
change, you're gonna
have to operate from a
new belief that says life
happens not to me but 
for me." -Tony Robbins

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Earth Music

"Stay Close
to any
that make 
you glad
you're alive."

Monday, January 8, 2018



And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it's a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs,
never really end.

— Pico Iyer

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Do Not Compare

"Never compare
your beginning
to someone
else's middle.
Comparison is
poison." -Jon Acuff

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018


"Stay close to people who feel
like sunlight."

Photo courtesy of  S. Nishio "Grand Teton Pass"

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Some Thoughts On My Birthday

Today as I celebrate  my birthday I am profoundly thankful for the time I have been given to experience this life.  All the months, days and years of time to learn, love and appreciate the lessons of this journey. Sometimes people ask "If I had to do it all over again what would I do differently?" My answer is I would not change anything. I've made plenty of mistakes but I was lucky enough  that those choices did not adversely affect me in the long review of my life. I was always kinda happy that I was born in early January. I liked that it coincided with the beginning of a new year.     Every birthday felt like another chance to make the year ahead meaningful and important. I am ever grateful to all the lovely souls, family, friends and even strangers that helped me  be a better person.   

"Who gets to determine when the old
ends and the new begins? It's not on 
the calendar, it's not a birthday, it's 
not a new year. It's an event, big or small,
something changes us. Ideally, that gives 
us hope, a new way of living and looking
at the world, a way of letting go of old
habits, old memories. What's important
is that we never stop believing we can
have a new beginning,.." - Meredith Grey

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It Will Appear

'As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.'

~ Maulana Rumi.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Plan A

If you want 2018 to be your year: 

don't sit on the couch and wait for it.
Go out. Plan ahead. Make the joy in 
your life and for others. 
  Do new things. Be excited about 
life. Make necessary changes. Center yourself and 
listen to your inner voice.
Read more books. Invite a friend to lunch. 
Get organized. Throw away what you've been cluttering. Unfollow negative people in your life.
Pay it forward. Help others. 
Be true to yourself.  Exercise.
Eat wisely. Drink more water. Get more sleep. 
  Go to sleep counting your blessings.
Wake up counting your blessings. Take time
to smell the roses. Travel more.  Be fierce. 
Don't gossip. Show more gratitude. Do things that
 challenge you. Be Brave. Be patient.  Be Kind. 

Always, always follow the Golden Rule:
"Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you." -Matthew 7:12

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

"Give thanks for unknown 
Already on their way." - Native American Wisdom
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