In Flanders Fields

In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In … More In Flanders Fields

Competition

“Life is not a competition. Life is about helping others and inspiring others so we can each reach our potential.” — Kim Chase *   *   * Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox; Fenway Park, Boston, April 16, 2017, Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Champion

“Champions are not the ones who always win races — champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to … More Champion

Resolve

“For me, this is not a day of fanfare. This is a day of serious resolve for what I believe is a most important position.” — Asa Hutchinson *   *   * Sculpted by Nilda Comas, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Venetian Arts Society, the “Florida” monument stands in Smoker Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL, in … More Resolve

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth…

“find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ― Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder  “Cathedral Woods”, hand painted and embroidered linen textile piece, from “Rare Reflections” series of quiet and contemplative works by award-winning textile and mixed media artist Hilary Rice of Stirling, Ontario, Canada. Photo courtesy of Hilary Rice © 2010, published … More “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth…