In the Spotlight

“Stay true in the dark, and humble in the spotlight.” —Harold B. Lee “The majority of people perform well in a crisis and when the spotlight is on them; it’s on the Sunday afternoons of this life, when nobody is looking, that the spirit falters.” — Alan Bennett *   *   * Ibis, Center Stage ~ … More In the Spotlight

Crowned

“My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.” — William Shakespeare “There are many persons of whom it may be said that they have no other possession in the world but their character, and yet they stand as firmly upon it as any crowned king.” — Samuel Smiles *   *   * Yellow-crowned … More Crowned

Rebirth

“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold On. Life will get warmer.” — Anita Krizzan “It’s exciting to see things coming up again, plants that you’ve had twenty or thirty years. It’s like seeing an old friend.” ― Tasha Tudor *   *   * Sign of Winter’s End ~ These snowdrops once came over by … More Rebirth

Character

“When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” ― W.Somerset Maugham “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden *   *   * Egyptian Goose ~ Considered sacred by … More Character

Salad Greens

“Too many simple green salads suffer from a lack of imagination.” — James Beard “To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist — the problem is entirely the same in both cases: To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.” — Oscar Wilde *   *   * Future Salads ~ … More Salad Greens

Distinctiveness

“Not your thinking, but your being, is distinctiveness.” —C.G. Jung “Anyone who is passionate about what they do will have a better chance of connecting with future generations than those who simply follow transient trends. At least their work will have a distinctive character, and this is what people respond to, I believe.” —  Giorgio … More Distinctiveness

Family Life

“Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must … More Family Life