Do you walk? I’ve been walking most of my life. I’m pretty good at it now. “…the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” Thoreau When I was a kid I’d sneak out of my house after my parents were asleep to roam the neighborhood. Long into my living in urban … More Life’s a Path. Walk it.
These days, when it seems people are more divided than ever, respect and responsibility toward others matters. Mr. Sammy learned early on that cooperation and tolerance creates a happy life. Leadership involves showing others the way with your own good behavior via mentoring and motivating. This is an assignment for my Media 145 class, to … More Manners Matter
Geri’s oldest of three sons, Jett, took his own life in 2015. In doing this video I’ve discovered that many families have suffered the trauma of suicide, mine included. Love and support from family, friends, and a good dog, has helped Geri to soldier on with life. She is one of the most remarkable people I’ve … More Good Dogs Doing Good / An Inspiring Story About Living with Loss
The best kind of power is free and requires little effort, at least physically. People might think money and influence are needed to wield power. Or, that having lots of money gives you the power of getting anything you want. The satisfaction of desires. But, I think the most effective power is Joy. You could call it … More Unleash the Power of Joy
One day, while on a walk, my mind was turning over thoughts, like rocks being polished in a tumbler. Repetitious thoughts, creating a lot of noise in the head that distracted from being Present. They were kind of a downer, too. Then, I realized I was looking down at the ground while all this thinking was … More It’s Looking Up!
Artist Robert Mapplethorpe observed that flowers are the sexual organs of a plant, therefore naturally sexy. I don’t recall where I saw the quote. Mapplethorpe is enjoying a resurgence of appreciation. People have forgotten, or are too young to remember, the controversy over the sexuality of his photographs. Interesting that humans respond to flowers with emotional arousal as flowers are meant for insects … More Sexy by Nature
I rarely use the ‘O’ word. I think how old you are, or how young you are, is a state of mind and partly a result of how you speak to yourself. I aim to evolve, to grow wiser. If you don’t, then you are just fossilized. While still alive. That’s my dog Sam. He’s grown wiser. … More The Power of Growing Wise
Mr. Sammy’s Circle of Love The world needs a good dog, and that’s Sam. Sam is my dog, an English Pointer. Many a person has said, “Oh, I don’t like dogs,” or, “My dog doesn’t like dogs.” That changes when they meet Sam. Mr. Sammy unabashedly gives love, and no one can resist. He has … More Sam’s Circle of Love