Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

January 1970 Archives

Thinking of My Truest Friends..

I saw this quote in an email this morning: The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756 – 1791   It brought to mind my circle of dearest friends.  A few […]


“The Thing About Life…”

The astonishing folks at Studio 2911 have inspired me again. I’ll share today’s motivating piece with you –


Admit it…You Know!


Be Like A Butterfly – Transform!

Today’s post is one of many new posters in mary anne radmacher’s Illuminations series available at:  

Philippians 4:8’s Suggestions for Thoughts…

Live With Intention

live with intention.   walk to the edge. listen hard.  practice wellness.  play with abandon. laugh. choose with no regret. continue to learn. appreciate your friends. do what you love. live (love) as if this is all there is.  – mary […]

Are you searching for the right questions?

No man is his craft’s master the first day.   – Proverb – Show him rather the simple man-made things that race after race have fashioned, and that live still, in our sight and near to our hands.  Tell him of […]

He who loves well is consumed in the flames of his love.  – Michelangelo – Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are. – Dryden – But to see her was to love her, Love but her, […]

In Your Own Best Company

A people, it appears, may be progressive for a certain length of time, and then stop.  When does it stop?  When it ceases to possess individuality.  – J.S. Mill – Rugged individualism. – Herbert Hoover – What another would have […]

The Root of Compassion is Your Compass

The dew of compassion is a tear.  – Byron – Compassion is the basis of all morality. – Schopenhauer – There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.         […]

When Will You Get Your “Diploma?”

For life is sweet, but after life is death, This is the end of every man’s disire.  – Swinburne – In the day, in the night, to all, to each, Sooner or later, delicate death. – Walt Whitman – We […]

What would YOUR last 500 words be if you knew today was your “last day?”

You can see how I answered that question…   Today I am the featured “Inspirational Luminary” on, sharing my writings with the world. If my traffic and comments “break records”, will share my content with millions of additional […]

Previous Posts

Overwhelm kicks in when the "everything" is considered in the context of getting it all done. The penchant for expressing our worth  by how busy we are has woven itself into the fabric of our culture. Our worth as a human begins by virtue  ...

posted 12:34:45pm Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

I Saw My "Shadow" At The Store
I am often in a hurry.  I try to be mindful as I hurry, but still, it's a hurry-up-and-get-the-next-thing-done kind of hurry. And I have lots of "next things." When that hurry-ness combines with anxiety, or concern, or just plain 'ole  tired ...

posted 6:38:58pm Jun. 03, 2015 | read full post »

The Creative Conspiracy on Whidbey Island, WA

posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends

posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Rarely do I share book reviews here, and yet this book prompted me to do so. If you are in need of a curriculum for a young person or a jumpstart at retirement, this book is that.  If you are looking for fresh ideas to lift your creative ...

posted 12:31:12pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »


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