How Is Your “Tomorrow” Shaping Up?





He was going to be all that a mortal should be
No one should be kinder or braver than he
A friend who was troubled and weary he knew,
who’d be glad of a lift and who needed it, too;
on him he would call and see what he could do
Each morning he stacked up the letters he’d write
And thought of the folks he would fill with delight
It was too bad, indeed, he was busy today,
and hadn’t a minute to stop on his way;
more time he would have to give others, he’d say
The greatest of workers this man would have been
The world would have known him, had he ever seen
But the fact is he died and he faded from view,
and all that he left here when living was through
was a mountain of things he intended to do
                                                  —Edgar Guest


How Are You Doing?




“Your destiny cannot change …unless you do.” —Paul Mark Sutherland


original graphic credit: unknown

Christmas and Another Year Over

It’s Christmastime again. Another year past. Hopefully, it’s been a good year …for most of us. This short video set to John Lennon’s “So This Is Christmas” challenges our sense of calm, reality, place, self, and legacy.

It is not intended by me to represent any social, economical, religious, or political, leaning or preference. Nor is intended by me to elicit anger. It is intended to elicit compassion,  peaceful action, and world peace, which would be the best Christmas or Holiday gift any of us could receive.

(WARNING: this is a sad and EXTREMELY graphic video
that you may find VERY DIFFICULT to watch.)

The Curtain Is Up


Enjoy …your performance today!

Life is not a dress rehearsal. The curtain is up and you are on, so get out there and give it your best shot.

graphic credit: “This Girl Means Business” Magazine

Dream Walking


The regret of not knowing what might have been may be the most painful part of dying, yet procrastination is completely curable.

“If we are unwilling to walk into our dreams, we are left with only a postcard bearing the inscription, ‘Wish you were here!’”  —Paul Mark Sutherland

original photo credit: unknown

…Then Another Step

Reblogged from


What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. —C. S. Lewis

Thanks to Kristin Barton Cuthriell and her blog

Testing, 1-2-3

 When was the last time you did something for the first time?Better_Be_In_Beta


“You better be in beta …because if you’re final, you’re finished!” —Paul Mark Sutherland

original graphic credit: unknown

Be Careful What You Drop Today

Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be.

Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading from the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them, once you’ve started them to flow.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness: just a flash and it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
And you’ve rolled a wave of comfort whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word.

part of the poem “Drop A Pebble In The Water” by J.W. Foley