“A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss. . . That’s the trade-off.  But I’ll take it all.”

Brad Pitt

“Love is a losing game.”

Amy Winehouse

Toy Stories

How could you change the world by taking time every day to imagine, create, pretend… to play?  


A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”  *

-Roald Dahl

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I’ve been thinking about inspiration a lot lately.  The endless snow of the past few weeks sometimes seems to have blanketed my mind and momentum as well as the world outside.  When blankness threatens to settle over me, I look for a reminder that even a small something can change everything.

“I want to put a ding in the universe.” Steve Jobs




This quote, attributed to Confucious, surely begat the oft-repeated assertion that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Conrad Hall, Oscar-winning cinematographer of 1999’s American Beauty (and many other films), sought, beheld and captured beauty for a living.  He’s well-known for opining, “There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.”*

I like the idea of beautiful imperfection. . . For none of us is perfect, but surely each of us is beautiful in our own way, even if no one else can see it.

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