We’ve all heard the kick-ass term: “Failure is not an option.” Do you know where the phrase came from? In preparation for the movie, Apollo 13, the script writers, Al Reinart and Bill Broyles interviewed Flight Dynamics Officer, Jerry C. Bostick to learn what the people behind Mission Control are really like. Bostick said the Read More →

“And then what happened?” I asked this question of my daughter when she was about five years old. She’d drawn a picture of a meadow, with a brook running through it. There were trees and bushes. And a horse! (BTW: Not to brag, but she’s all grown up, and a talented artist.) She began to Read More →

  “You can’t there from here.” We New Englanders know the irony of this quote, but the fact is, if you don’t show up at all, you will get nowhere, fast. I’m not sure how true this is, but I read these two quotes attributed to the legendary Woody Allen: 70% of success is showing Read More →

time suckers 10 things to never do again

“Happiness is not a goal; it’s the by-product of a life well lived.” — Eleanor Roosevelt I got to thinking about the things I really enjoy doing, and why I don’t do them more often. For me, these things revolve around relationships, travel, food (includes wine), and writing. What do you enjoy? Do you find Read More →

Nina Simone, Michael Bublee, It's a New Dawn

By it’s very definition, Zen is a total state of focus Zen incorporates the togetherness of body and mind. Maybe a little “out there” for some people, but I challenge you to look at a beautiful sunrise and not feel your body and mind come together. The moment this photo was snapped I felt that Read More →