Being Afraid Of Failure Can Stop Creation

Being Afraid Of Failure Can Stop Creation

Failure is part of the creative process. If you’re afraid of it, you can’t really create. Danny DeVito When we read a book or see a play or a movie, it’s usually perfect.  We’ll read lines over again or play a scene over and over in our mind.  Reveling in...
Righteous As Well As Strong

Righteous As Well As Strong

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong James Bryce I picked this quote became James Bryce was not an American.  He was a British Ambassador to the US from 1907 to 1913.  And he wrote The...
By Demonstrating That All People Cry

By Demonstrating That All People Cry

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. Maya Angelou The first condition of understanding a foreign...
Still Running on the Roads of Cuba

Still Running on the Roads of Cuba

By the end of the 1950’s, American cars were so reliable that their reliability went without saying even in car ads. Thousands of them bear testimony to this today, still running on the roads of Cuba, though fueled with nationalized Venezuelan gasoline and maintained...
Sees the Difficult in Every Opportunity

Sees the Difficult in Every Opportunity

A pessimist sees the difficult in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill I admit it’s not always easy for me to see the opportunity when difficult times come along.  So much easier, sometimes, to just sit back...
How Do You Start Your Creative Day?

How Do You Start Your Creative Day?

A lot of habitually creative people have preparation rituals linked to the setting in which they choose to start their day. By putting themselves into that environment, they start their creative day. Twyla Tharp Even if you think you don’t…you do.  How do...
Stop Wishing and Just Do It

Stop Wishing and Just Do It

If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. Wanda Sykes Need I say more?  If I must, then please check out these previous posts: Nothing is as Real as a...
It’s Closing Time One Last Time

It’s Closing Time One Last Time

This is just a simple and short Wednesday Whoa.  I’m scheduling this to post at 5 pm (EST) when it’s closing time, one last time, for our call center.  I thought the opening line and the closing line of the song Closing Time were appropriate for today....
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