Thursday, December 25, 2008


A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? ~Kahlil Gibran

Peace and Joy to those near and far.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Joy

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
~William Blake

Happy Winter Solstice!

Friday, December 12, 2008


I believe that every person is born with talent. ~Maya Angelou

Friday, December 05, 2008


A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. ~Mohandas Gandhi

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Give Thanks

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating!

Friday, November 21, 2008

No Shame

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. ~Will Rogers

Note: Pictured is "Jerry", my mom's African Grey parrot. And he's a hoot (no pun intended).

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Own

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. ~Alice Walker

Friday, November 07, 2008


Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~Barack Obama

Friday, October 31, 2008

Face Fear

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, October 24, 2008

Speak for Peace

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this. ~Paul Robeson

Friday, October 17, 2008

Little Things

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
~Leo F. Buscaglia

Friday, October 10, 2008


Move and the way will open. ~Zen Proverb

Friday, October 03, 2008


And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln

Friday, September 26, 2008


The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. ~Rumi

Friday, September 19, 2008

Toothless Grin

Other than a dimple in a cute little chin, What's more adorable than a toothless grin? ~Azu "Betty" Espezia

Friday, September 05, 2008


Let them eat cake – "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche"

However, there is debate as whom to credit for this saying.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Children make you want to start life over. ~Muhammad Ali

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Speak Out

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. ~Abigail Adams

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world. ~Ada Louise Huxtable

Friday, June 27, 2008


It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover. ~Marge Piercy

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Simple Beauty

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. ~Anne Frank

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Keep Moving

I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving. ~Morgan Freeman

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food. ~Dorothy Gilman

Friday, January 18, 2008


The water of the valley stream is always flowing. It races on, not pausing for even an instant. Its sound, to me, is the sound of time. ~Shundo Aoyama

Dear fellow bloggers, I will be spending less time with blogging so that I can focus my energy on creating my online portfolio for getting a new graphic design position. I will be posting some and commenting here and there. I will miss the daily visits, but will not be gone forever. Enjoy your time by the valley stream. Peace to all.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Old Friends

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas. ~Susan Sontag

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze. ~Aimé Césaire

Monday, January 14, 2008

Old Women

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?
~Harriet Beecher Stowe

Friday, January 11, 2008


Feel the fear and do it anyway. ~Susan Jeffers

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Déjà vu

This is like deja vu all over again. ~Yogi Berra

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Great Hearts

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


African American children can't be educationally disadvantaged for 12 years and then experience a miracle cure when it comes time for admission into college. ~Chaka Fattah

Monday, January 07, 2008

This Novel

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. ~Dorothy Parker

Friday, January 04, 2008


Always keep learning. It keeps you young. ~Patty Berg

Thursday, January 03, 2008


If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it. ~Isadora Duncan

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Health Nuts

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. ~Redd Foxx

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes. ~Elias Canetti