The summer after 8th grade my parents moved our family from the city to a house on five acres, twenty minutes away from a small mountain town with only one stop light. I was a[…]
It’s been over a month since I’ve posted to my blog. My private journal isn’t fairing much better. I won’t go into it because this will just turn into a big whine fest and I’d[…]
Measure twice, cut once? How ’bout listen twice, speak once? Here are some Rules of Conversation from the founder of the Pennsylvania Colony.
A frivolous post in honor of the glorious motorcycle.
Dealing with setback after setback is hard, there’s no two ways about it. How do we keep going when the bottom falls out of our life?
The following is a modernization/paraphrase of Reparation from Some Fruits of Solitude by William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) with some reflections following. If you have hurt someone in any way, don’t[…]
What are the qualities of true friendship? What should we look for in others and aspire to ourselves?
Two simple rules on giving/lending money (and other things) and the benefits of being generous.
How we handle disappointment and setbacks says a great deal about our spiritual condition. William Penn (1644 -1718) shares some wisdom on handing trials and coming out the better for them.
I recently read the following quote by Gene Donohue (self-improvement guru): The difference between a goal and a dream is the written word. I would say the true difference is action, but writing them down[…]