In 2008 I set out to write a book. I’d been living with the characters and portions of the story for some time. But for years I just didn’t have the discipline to sit down and write a novel. Thousands and thousands of words. The task seemed daunting. Of course, looking back I wish that … Continue reading Being a Bystander Will Only Accomplish Watching Other People Achieve Their Goals
I’ve recently found myself speaking with people whose lives have been invaded by despair. Real despair. The kind that magnifies that feeling of emptiness in your stomach. The kind of despair that makes people feel like hope is lost, or at the very least that the end of the tunnel can’t yet be seen. It … Continue reading Attitudes Are Contagious. Is Yours Worth Catching?
Happy Friday! I'd thought I'd end this week on a positive note. I got a little irked this morning and had originally written a long rant about this and that. But then I decided that wasn't how I wanted to leave everyone for the weekend. Happy is better, right? I think so too, so instead … Continue reading Start Your Weekend with The Daily Good
Hey dad? Yes, son? Is what they say true? Who? Those that have come before me. The ones who’ve been devastated by pain and loss. Yes, they are true. “Savor each moment.” I thought so. But son? Yeah dad? That won’t stop people from ignoring the truth. And that’s the truth, too. The sad … Continue reading How Soon Is Now?
UPDATE You can now get "If Something Can Go Right, It Will" (Morton’s Law of Inscience) as a refrigerator magnet! You can put this official Morton Design Works designed magnet in the office or at home in a place that will help you keep positive, and know that forces of good are hard at … Continue reading If Something Can Go Right, It Will
In 1953, Ted Williams had a batting average of .407 for the Boston Red Sox. In his career he hit for .400 in a season three times. He is the last person to have hit over .400 for a season, an amazing feat. But think about it. For that season, he FAILED about six out … Continue reading Keep Playing the Game | The Splendid Splinter
My literary hero - Shel Silverstein. Thanks for the inspiration that anything is possible...
It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write in this journal. Forgive me if I ramble a little, though if you’ve read anything I’ve ever written here you’ll know I’m likely to do just that. Ramble. But hey, it’s my party… So where was I? Oh yeah, it’s been a while. There are … Continue reading A Momentary Lapse of Reason
http://youtu.be/FHtvDA0W34I We are an enigma, this body of carbon and oxygen and hydrogen. We are an enigma, in our minds and our hearts and our souls. We choose, and that is not always wise. But then…we are an enigma. Hold your breath for thirty seconds. For some, that time passes with relative quickness as they … Continue reading We Are an Enigma