“Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person or that person, this challenge, this deed. Quit the evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in right now. You are not some disinterested bystander. Participate. Exert yourself.” — Epictetus

 December 02,2019 08:51 : permalink

There was a country mouse 🐀 and a city mouse 🐁 and they were very good friends.

 November 26,2019 01:45 : permalink

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice tangled web weaving.

 November 25,2019 10:00 : permalink

"It does not matter how young or strong you may be, the hour of death comes sooner than you expect. It is an extraordinary miracle that you should have escaped to this day; do you suppose you have even the briefest respite in which to relax?" -- Yoshida Kenkō, a 14th century Japanese Buddhist monk.

 November 16,2019 06:46 : permalink

I hope my 3rd grade teacher doesn't ever become a hacker!

 November 11,2019 03:28 : permalink

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” -- Seneca

 November 09,2019 12:03 : permalink

"Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities." -- Fred Rogers

 October 29,2019 16:03 : permalink

"If someone tried to take control of your body and make you a slave, you would fight for freedom.

Yet how easily you hand over your mind to anyone who insults you.

When you dwell on their words and let them dominate your thoughts, you make them your master." -- The Manual by Epictetus

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 October 16,2019 05:55 : permalink

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.” C. S. Lewis

 October 14,2019 08:30 : permalink

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus

 October 02,2019 20:31 : permalink

🎶Going home, going home, by the riverside I will rest my bones🎵 RIP Robert Hunter

 September 24,2019 23:16 : permalink

"The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem. " - Captain Jack Sparrow

 September 05,2019 23:04 : permalink

so tired of the heat! I'm ready for cooler weather. 🌨️🌬️❄️⛄

 September 02,2019 17:22 : permalink

might as well be in Tbilisi 🛫

 August 28,2019 00:05 : permalink

My dancing queen!

 August 18,2019 05:37 : permalink

tekla's dance recital is today at 1:00 pm at John A. Logan College in Carterville. I'm going to record a video.

 August 17,2019 08:16 : permalink