Martin Puryear, Ladder for Booker T. Washington, 1996 “Why do I feel I have to reach, believe I have to rise, When You never said I had to climb these broken ladders?” -Selah While living in Fort Worth, Texas, I visited the Museum of Modern Art and came across a sculpture by […]Read more "Are You Climbing a Broken Ladder?"
“The bridge between a dream and reality is work.” – Jay Leto, Actor When I began blogging about two years ago, I really knew nothing about it. I was that clueless employee who asked a co-worker, “So…how does this Twitter thing work?” My goal from the beginning was to try and reach 1,000 followers, and […]Read more "Join the “Big 1,000” Blogging Party!"
“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” – Tom Hanks Now that we live in the mountains, our family has begun a summer tradition of picking fresh cherries from a nearby mountain orchard. The kids love hunting for the “perfect” cherry, which would […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Delicious Lessons from the Cherry Tree"
My family and I jumped into action this summer and hiked over 15 1/2 miles during our first week out of school! The New Mexico scenery was beautiful and we had a good time together as a family. Perhaps the best part of all, however, happened when we got lost. The other day we hit […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Off-roading through Life"
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanore Roosevelt Movies come and go, but every so often you will encounter a film which moves you to the very core of your being. If you are an artistic soul who has made sacrifices to pursue your dreams, […]Read more "Are Your Dreams Worth It? (A Film Review of “La La Land”)"
Trains have always symbolized our life’s journey in my mind – our pursuit of new destinations, powered by our dreams and hard work. In honor of National Poetry Month, I’ve packaged this sentiment into an original Haiku poem… Trains Racing toward its goals, Arrive – a glimpse of glory – Rushing, breathless…………………gone. […]Read more "T – Trains: A Haiku"
The other day I was with my four-year-old son in the yard when we noticed an airplane zooming overhead. “If you could fly anywhere in the whole world, where would you go?” I asked. Without hesitating, he cried gleefully, “McDonald’s!” I laughed, but realized that because of his limited experiences, that probably was the […]Read more "Dreaming Bigger"
As we prepare to ring in the New Year this weekend, many of us will choose to be “two-faced.” No, I’m not talking about doing something hypocritical. The dawn of a new year typically causes us to reflect on our past even as we dream about the future. This phenomenon is why Janus (the Roman […]Read more "Looking Ahead"
“A falling star!” Excitement filled Jin’s voice as he pointed at the midnight sky. His two young companions lay beside him in the grass, gazing at the glittering stars overhead. “Hurry – we must make a wish,” Hui whispered reverently. The friends closed their eyes. “I wish for the strength of a thousand men,” Jian […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Price of a Wish”"
Novels and films across all genres have described man’s quest to find an elusive source of eternal youth. Whether it is the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, or an inventive medical procedure, we’ve made it pretty clear that we’d do just about anything to stay forever young. One of the most beautiful and imaginative […]Read more "N: “Neverland” and the Beauty of Growing Up"