Category Archives: Musings

Alliterations ABC

Absolutely Awesome

Brilliantly Breathtaking

Contagiously Cheerful

Daringly Delightful

Explosively Extraordinary

Fiercely Fabulous

Gallantly Groovy

Hauntingly Happy

Immeasurably Impressive

Joyfully Jubilant

Kindheartedly Kinky

Lovingly Luxurious

Marvelously Mind-blowing

Nonchalantly Nerdy

Outrageously Optimistic

Perfectly Pleasant

Quaintly Qulaified

Religiously Righteous

Simply Splendid

Tremblingly Terrific

Unbelievably Uplifting

Vividly Vivacious

Whimsically Wonderful


Youthfully Yummy



My Thoughts on Every Issue

<insert issue here> is a serious issue, otherwise why would we be talking about it? Of course, like all issues, there are people who have been exposed enough to understand it, and those who haven’t been. Another problem is that today, many have learned to exist alongside these issues, and their finances are tied to the outcome of this debate. It’s difficult for people in that position to take a side they know will financially hurt them in the short run, it’s scary. What gives me comfort though, is that people like you care about this issue, and are fighting for it alongside many others. While it will undoubtedly take some time, and while it may never be totally satisfactory for all, it will always, at least over time, change for the better.

My Thoughts on Opinion


It’s okay to have different opinions as someone else, whether it be on politics, religion, books, restaurants or the best song in the world. You and the other person have taken different paths up to now, and it’s something along those paths that has lead you to your differences today. As helpful as it can be to understand the reason for your differences, it’s important never to forget that it’s more important to accept those differences and to learn to coexist. Unless you can change their mind of course, in which case, do that.

My Thoughts on God

If you observe a colony of ants, you’ll find that they work together as if they were one organism. If you put a certain number of ants together, they’ll start acting like a colony, taking on individual roles that relate to the whole. The way ants communicate is similar to the way our neurons communicate, a colony of ants can be seen as one big brain.

The beauty here is that no single ant knows or needs to know what the goal of the whole colony is, they simply do the task that’s right for them, and the colony will (at least to each individual ant) magically survive.

Groups of people do the same thing, in a business, in a school, and in a family. If you take a step back, you’ll see that cities, states, and countries do the same. Step back even further and you’ll find that the human species works in sync, much like a colony of ants.

If you step back even further, every animal, plant and living organism is part of one big colony that acts as if it’s one organism, fighting for its survival. The “thoughts” of this one big organism that encompasses all living things, is what I call the collective conscious, and what I believe many people consider God.

Much like an ant in an ant colony, no individual human, animal or plant knows or needs to understand what the big picture goal is, they just have to do what seems right to them, and everything else will magically fall into place.

What is success? In 100 words or less.

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.

– Elisabeth-Anne “Bessie” Anderson Stanley (1879 – 1952)

Eating Healthy

You are what you eat, or so they say.
That’s true to a certain extent.
Much of what you eat is expelled through the A,
through your blood, the rest circumvents.
For 120 days your red blood cells live,
carrying nutrients along the way.
And since what you get is what you give,
I give my body good today.

There’s Always Room for a Couple Cups of Coffee w Friends

I don’t know where the origin of this story comes from, but I wanted to share it with you. I’ve accompanied this with some photos from our road trip up north.

When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things–your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions–and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else–the small stuff. “If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first–the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”





Everyone’s "Busy"

As I sit on a milk-carton on the side of Abbot Kinney, sipping my ice-cold whipper-snapper (what’s in this coffee? I like the name…), I wonder why I overwhelm myself with how “busy” I am.

My parents have more bills and headaches to take care of than I do, but they manage to keep their calm about it, and find the time to enjoy life.

They’re really good at not thinking about the things they have to, until the time comes to do so.

Somehow, they still manage to not miss any deadlines and keep things organized.

They must have a system.

Chicken or the Egg? Team or Idea?

Which comes first, the team or the idea?
A person with an idea, passion, and determination,
can collect a team, then rock out, yeah?

But as the seasons change, so does the idea,
and the path of the idea is set by the team.

But the team is also shaped by the idea,
because the team and the idea become one or perish.

When the idea is looking poor,
the team is there to adjust it’s course.

When the team is down,
the idea is there to keep them together.

And by idea, I mean vision, maybe. I don’t know.