Sunset Strata, 2019

"Enthusiasm is everything. 

It must be taut and vibrating 

like a guitar string."


Afternoon Light, 2019


"The best way to find

yourself is to lose yourself 

 in the service of others."

—Mahatma Gandhi

Hou Hai Park, 2019

"When our whole world shrinks down 

to just ourselves, the smallest problems 

or reversals of fortunes throw us. But 

when we widen the circle of our concern,

 we’re less concerned with the self — we’re less narcissistic, we have more perspective, 

we’re more empathetic, and more grateful. 

That has huge consequences — making us 

much more effective at dealing with stress, 

anxiety and even depression."

—Arianna Huffington

Winter Dew, 2018

"We don't see  

things as they are, 

we see them as 

we are."

—Anais Nin

Aspens, 2016

Haiku Poetry

                                                                                          drifting up 

 into old aspen trees — 

the sound of checkers

                   —Robert M. Hopkins 

Spiral Flow, 2019

 "A mind that is stretched 

by new experiences will never go back 

   to its old dimensions." 

—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Full-Moon Willow, 2015

Sleep deprivation is linked to a variety of serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. It stresses you out because your body overproduces the stress hormone cortisol when it's sleep deprived. While excess cortisol has a host of negative health effects that come from the havoc it wreaks on your immune system, it also makes you look older, because cortisol breaks down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic. 

—Dr. Travis Bradberry

Red Lanterns, 2019

 "A mind is like a parachute.   

It doesn’t work if it is not open."

—Frank Zappa

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