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SHAKING THE FOUNDATION PART ONE

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. —Unknown It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. —Vida Dutton Scudder When I’m holding on too tight, when I’m too meticulous, analytical, judgmental—lacking confidence or (insert neurosis here)—then the act of writing a song, playing a show, or … Read More

BORROWED, BEGGED, AND STOLEN WISDOM, PART 12

(Things I have borrowed, begged, and stolen from books, movies, conversations with friends)   Create or Die. —Wade Hampton God will not have his work made manifest by cowards. —Emerson Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. —MLK The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately. —George “GK” Koufalis (thanks to The … Read More

LITTLE VICTORIES/FAILING AT A RUN WITH THE MAYOR

We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a lifetime. —Unknown Focus on what you can control, and you can get a lot done. —Unknown Ever want to smack the person who says, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey”? I often think, yeah, that’s great, but the only reason it’s called … Read More

COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY

Never compare your inside to someone else’s outside. —Hugh McCleod Last week I listed some quotes from favorite authors, movies, snatches of conversations, etc. The one that you fine folks latched onto more than any other was this old Theodore Roosevelt line, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Joy. Such a little word, but it’s kinda the whole thing, isn’t … Read More

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