Monthly Archive: October, 2014

My Secret Oasis

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

Do You Belong To The Tribe Of The Gritty Resilient Stoic?

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela Do you belong to the tribe of the gritty, resilient stoic? Are you at… Continue reading

Things Work Out – Edgar Guest

This is an inspiring poem by Edgar Guest called Things Work Out: Because it rains when we wish it wouldn’t, Because men do what they often shouldn’t, Because crops fail, and plans go… Continue reading

Swan Song

Dreams – A Poem by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.

Dreams of Flying

We all know that a dream is a collection of images and ideas that occur involuntarily while we’re asleep; sometimes dreams don’t make sense but other times they weave together a great story… Continue reading


Using Adversity to Advantage

The title of this blog is the motto of co-founded by Erik Weihenmeyer, the only blind person who has climbed Mt. Everest. He went blind at the age of 13 but that… Continue reading

Bird – Pablo Neruda


WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction One of nature’s most splendid examples of refraction and reflection is the rainbow! Every time I see one I’m amazed by it’s beauty. Both of these photos were… Continue reading

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