Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Own who you are...

Once and for all, own who you are, own where you've been, and don't be afraid to tell your story.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Life needs...

Life needs frosting. - motto of Cinnabon

Monday, December 29, 2014

Figure out why you're there...

Are you making the most of the day? Will you make the most of tomorrow? If we don't, we aren't really living. Life's not meant to be a struggle. If you find yourself in a struggle, figure out why you're there. Then choose not to be. - Lynn Varner

Monday, December 22, 2014

To see stars...

We don't have to look across the universe, at night, to see stars. We have them here on earth. Simple pleasures abound if we simply look. - Kelly Shipp

Friday, December 19, 2014

Those who dream...

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. - Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Solar power in 2015...

Next year could be the tipping point for Solar power. A recent report predicts prices will drop 20% in 2015. That's enough to make energy from the sun cheaper per kilowatt-hour than fossil fuels in most states. - Fortune magazine

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What you cannot do...

I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can. -Lucille Ball

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Give yourself a break...

Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up. Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You do not come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you are human. Take ownership for where you are. Move forward with a spirit of optimism. -Les Brown

Monday, December 15, 2014

Find out who you are...

Find out who you are and what you believe in and find your path based on your values and personal beliefs. - Karen Kuehn, photographer

Friday, December 12, 2014

Finding beauty in everything...

To be able to find beauty in small things makes it possible for you to find beauty in everything. - unknown

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ideas...

Ideas come from everything. - Alfred Hitchcock

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Be found...

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks. -Sidney Lanier

Monday, December 8, 2014

A steppingstone...

I have plenty of failures, but I don't look at them that way... I make myself learn something from it. Then it becomes a steppingstone instead of a failure. -Tony Robbins

Friday, December 5, 2014

To be exceptional...

To be 'ok' at something is easy. If you want to be exceptional at something, it's hard. - Mary Ellen Mark

Thursday, December 4, 2014

In the present...

See things in the present, even if they are in the future. - Larry Ellison

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Leaders and followers...

Leaders think & talk about the solutions. Followers think & talk about the problems. - Richard Branson

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Using a 35mm camera and 50mm lens...

Henri Cartier-Bresson photographed using a 35mm camera and a fixed 50mm lens. He would frequently print images with the edge of the film showing to display that they weren't cropped - a self-imposed restriction that changed the world.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Come back to a place of peace...

Don't live worried, frustrated or upset because of what somebody did or what didn't work out. Come back to a place of peace. It's not going to work against you; it's going to work for you. - Joel Osteen

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Generosity is the key...

Generosity is the key that unlocks happiness. There is no greater feeling than when you help or give to others, asking for nothing back. Whether it is a compliment or a small gift, do something nice for somebody every day. - paraphrased from Entrepreneur magazine

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Compassion is...

The goal of compassion is not to care because someone is like us but to care because they are themselves. -Mary Lou Randour

Monday, November 24, 2014

You can't change your family...

Remember, you can't change your family, and trying to do so will cause you endless stress and frustration. Love them and appreciate them for who they are. - unknown

Friday, November 21, 2014

Make voyages...

Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else. -Tennessee Williams

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Who you spend most time with...

You become who you spend the most time with. Are the people you're associating with holding you to higher standards and challenging you? If you spend time with people who are playing at a world class level, you drastically increase your chances of doing the same. Their ways of being will rub off on you. You’ll adapt their philosophies and perspectives. Start surrounding yourself with people whose lives you want to emulate. Keep company with those who are thinking and acting at an extraordinary level. - Entrepreneur magazine

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Your present and future...

Don't let fear stop you from fulfilling your goals. And don't settle for the safe plan. Learn from the past to create the present and future you desire.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Put health first...

It's extremely important to put health first, if you really want a world class life. We take our health for granted until we lose it, then we spend all our waking time trying to get it back. Those who don’t make time for exercise must eventually make time for illness. - Entrepreneur magazine

Monday, November 17, 2014

Can change the world...

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Friday, November 14, 2014

Life is an adventure...

Life is an adventure. Experiences and memories are what separate the elite lives from the mediocre. Start focusing more on producing instead of consuming, and value experiences over material things. After studying countless world-class people, it's clear they are constantly creating memorable experiences. What's the point of doing something if you're not having fun? - paraphrased from Entrepreneur magazine

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Keeps you alive...

Go for what keeps you alive and excites you in life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Your ears...

Open your ears more than your mouth.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The perfection you seek...

Imperfection can often be perfection you seek, if you simply appreciate what you are experiencing. - Kelly Shipp

Monday, November 10, 2014

With what you've got...

Live as big as you can, with what you've got. - Jill Shalvis

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Eating healthy...

You'll be that much more likely to eat healthy if you're in a good mood. Happiness helps you focus on the big picture, not a short term fix. - Cornell University

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

You have more than you realize...

Get a life. Stop making excuses for the way your life is now. Do not dwell on the past, or on what has happened to you. Life happens to everyone. Stop telling everyone the same old story - 80% do not care and 20% are glad it is you. Get a life! You have more going for you than you realize. Use it!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Create for yourself...

Create some positive things for yourself today. Believe that you can dream again, create once more, achieve another goal, laugh out loud and connect with life on a deeper level than you have ever done before. Life is waiting for you to explore it. Live full...Die empty! - Les Brown

Friday, October 31, 2014

Laughter...

Laughter is inner jogging. -Norman Cousins

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Faster than a decade...

Anyone who believes that a second is faster than a decade did not live life. - Jonathan Safran Foer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Today...

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It is yours...

Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours. - Dr. Robert Anthony

Monday, October 27, 2014

Don't fear...

Don't fear death, fear the un-lived life. - Angus Tuck/Natalie Babbitt

Friday, October 24, 2014

Porsche...

Over 70% of all Porsche vehicles ever built are still on the road today.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Get your spark back...

Get your spark back: stop waiting around to be inspired to take action. Much of your happiness is under your control. Exercise daily - even if only 20 minutes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Listen...

Listen to understand, not to respond. - Richard Branson

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Multi-tasking is so 2005...

Multi-tasking is so 2005. It may be tempting to maximize your weekend productivity by running on the treadmill while calling your mother and trolling your newsfeed, but successful people know that this just reduces efficiency and effectiveness. Instead, be present for each single activity. Ferris recommends a maximum of two goals or tasks per day to ensure productivity and accomplishments align. - Tim Ferris

Monday, October 20, 2014

Somebody should tell us...

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. - Michael Landon Jr.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Your life is...

Your life is a book; make it a bestseller. - Shanon Grey

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Curves...

For some, curves are obstacles. For others, curves are FUN! When life throws you a curve, remember it's just a road. It changes. You can change with it. - Kelly Shipp

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fire of today...

Do not let the red ambers of yesterday, burn brighter than the fire of today. - Rich Barne

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

6,000...

6,000 is the number of steps you should take per day to curb your risk for developing knee problems like Osteoarthritis - a condition that can make walking and climbing stairs difficult. Most people average 100 steps a minute, so aim to walk for about an hour throughout the day. - Arthritis Care & Research.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pay it no attention...

If you hear somebody saying negative things about you, pay it no attention. Give it no energy. It’s a distraction. Instead of getting upset and feeling badly, remember, they don’t talk about ordinary people; they talk about exceptional people. They wouldn’t be talking about you if you weren’t a cut above. Take it as a compliment. - Joel Osteen

Friday, October 10, 2014

Appreciation...

Expect nothing, appreciate everything.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Worth doing...

Anything worth doing is worth over-doing. - Steven Tyler

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Become mentally fit...

As you become physically fit, you become mentally fit.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's important to remind yourself...

Be kind. There's a lot to be done; we get it. However, it's important to remind yourself that there is a way to get things done without making enemies along the way. People work harder, smarter, faster when they like who they are working with. - Richard Branson

Monday, October 6, 2014

To meet a challenge...

Everytime we think we've measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A time for departure...

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go. -Tennessee Williams quotes (American playwright. 1911-1983)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

When you're happy...

When you're happy, you enjoy the music. But when you're sad, you understand the lyrics. - Frank Ocean

Monday, September 29, 2014

Learning...

Learning to appreciate people you meet is a skill you cultivate. - Mark Manson

Friday, September 26, 2014

Not knowing enough...

Not knowing enough about the 'correct way to do things' and doing them anyway can open up the most amazing new doorways. - Richard Branson

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hiring a professional...

If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur. - Red Adair

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Heck yeah...

If you feel like you're in a grey area about something, consider this quote: "If I'm not saying 'Heck Yeah!' to something, then I say no." -Derek Sivers

Monday, September 22, 2014

Self-talk...

Be careful of your self-talk. Without monitoring your mind and your mouth, the majority of what you say to yourself can poison your attitude, weaken your spirit, drain your energy. - Les Brown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Something cool in everyone...

It's your job to look for something cool in everyone you meet; it's not their job to show you. - Mark Manson

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Analyzing...

Some men and women actually spend more time analyzing behaviors than actually, you know, behaving. - Mark Manson

Monday, September 8, 2014

Choose a goal...

One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist - you can always do better and you can always grow. - Les Brown

Friday, September 5, 2014

Take a Hike...

Spending time with Mother Nature may offer immunity boosting benefits. According to research, plants release phytoncides, essential oils that have antimicrobial compounds. "When they're inhaled, these chemicals help keep you healthy by increasing white blood cell levels," says Aaron Michelfelder, M.D., the director of integrative medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Log at least one hour of trail time each week.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I am a firm believer in...

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What makes happiness...

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. -Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Difficulty...

All things are difficult before they are easy. – Thomas Fuller

Monday, September 1, 2014

Move on...

Mistakes are going to be made. Minimize them, fix them. Move on...

- Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing

Friday, August 29, 2014

Always your choice...

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. -Wayne Dyer

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A lot to learn...

There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful. - Robin Williams

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The notebook...

"Notebook. No photographer should be without one!" ~Ansel Adams, The Camera

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The next great thing...

In searching for the next great thing, companies should be careful not to overlook commercially viable offerings that they already have under their noses. These can be brought to market faster and more cheaply than ideas still on the drawing board and often at much lower risk.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Change yourself...

The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. -Reid Hoffman

Friday, August 22, 2014

Entrepreneurship is about...

Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it. - Richard Branson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Your customers are...

Your customers are your best sales people. Give them a community to voice their ideas and they'll tell others about their rewarding experiences.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When words...

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. -Ansel Adams

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Genius...

Genius sees the answer before the question. - J. Robert Oppenheimer

Monday, August 18, 2014

The flaws you see in others...

When I was young, every time I criticized someone, my mother would stand me in front of the mirror and say: 'The flaws you see in others are actually a reflection of yourself.' That taught me to pay close attention when I looked at others. - Richard Branson

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Own my business...

I own my business. My business doesn't own me. – Cherie Ve Ard

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The other half...

Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half. ~ Bum Phillips

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I started by...

Early in my career, I started by chasing a Folger's commercial. But I just somehow couldn't manage to say, "Honey, that's a great cup of coffee". - Harrison Ford

Monday, August 11, 2014

There are always....

I think there are always good photographs to be had, no matter where you are, no matter what time of day, no matter what the weather is doing. - Scott Mansfield

Friday, August 8, 2014

Go confidently...

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Look through other's...

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant? - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Exercise...

You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose. Exercise.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Starts with...

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Working out...

If you worked-out when you were first thinking about it, you'd be done by now.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Serious work...

Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. -Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hear a different drummer...

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away. - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's their photo, not yours...

Always make people feel like it's their photo, not yours. There’s nothing worse than a pushy photographer. - Bryan Adams, Portrait Photographer (and rock legend)

Friday, July 25, 2014

All good things...

All good things are wild and free. - Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What you're shooting...

People can smell whether you love what you're shooting or not, love what you're doing or not. So you might as well effing love it for real. So quit with your shifty eyes, looking at what everybody else is doing. And do your own shiznit. Yes this means you. - Chase Jarvis

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Live in the present...

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Be yourself...

Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be. - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, July 21, 2014

I would rather sit on a...

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. - Henry David Thoreau

Friday, July 18, 2014

Just sit there...

I love being in nature. I could just sit on a cliffside and listen to the wind. Just sit there. There's no past, there's no future, you're just here. There's no thought, no stress. - Scott Mansfield, Photographer

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Everyone has greatness in them...

Everyone has greatness in them. It's just that so many of us are willing to second-guess ourselves and say, 'No, that couldn't possibly be the truth.' And children have a wonderful gift. They have to figure out what that gift is, dig it out and give it to the world — and it could be anything. - Henry Winkler

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Look at good work...

Look at good work being done by other people, but never copy. - John Rankin Waddell

Monday, July 14, 2014

Artists are...

Artists are explorers. Artists can show us people and places that we overlook in our lives. - David Binder

Friday, July 11, 2014

Warmth...

May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart. - Eskimo proverb

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Overdressed...

You can never be overdressed or overeducated. -Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

First they ignore...

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

That's what matters to me...

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful ... that's what matters to me." – Steve Jobs, Wall Street Journal 1993

Monday, July 7, 2014

Not the camera...

It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument. - Eve Arnold

Friday, July 4, 2014

A good traveler...

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. - Lao Tzu

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Better...

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. - C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Without wings...

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. - Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

No matter how they say it to you...

"Don't get typecast in your own life," he says. "You cannot assume that somebody can define you. You cannot assume that the other person is right. No matter how they say it to you, no matter with how much force they say, 'Oh my god, you'll never make it; oh my god, you're not bright; you could never do this' - that's one person. I can't tell you how many people told me I would never be an actor."
- Henry Winkler, 'The Fonz'

Monday, June 30, 2014

It is no dream...

If you will it, it is no dream. - Theodor Herzl

Friday, June 27, 2014

No matter how many times...

"I guess the key is, no matter how many times you fall over, you dust yourself off and you keep moving." - Henry Winkler
That tenacity paid off when Winkler was chosen to play Arthur Fonzarelli in 1973, opposite Ron Howard on Happy Days. He soon became the sitcom's most enduring character, and won two Golden Globe best actor awards for the inimitable Fonz.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The happiest people...

Money can make you happy, but not when you spend it on yourself, according to the latest thinking in the field of psychology. The happiest people give to others, Tim Kasser, a psychologist at Knox College in Illinois, has found. He has been researching materialism and mood since the early '90s and also has found that a more minimalist lifestyle, with a deemphasis on material possessions, is also more likely to make individuals happier.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's a little known fact...

It's a little-known fact, but I wanted Han Solo to die at the end of "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi". I thought it would give more weight and resonance. But George Lucas wasn't sympathetic. He didn't want me killed by those teddy bear guys. - Harrison Ford

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Type of person...

Be the type of person that you want to meet.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The best way...

The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Abraham Lincoln

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hands up!

Hands up if you're ready to do something you'll regret this weekend. Go forth! You have my blessing. - Florence Welch

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Want to grow...

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ease your eye strain...

Ease your eye strain:
1)..Position your monitors so that the top of the screen is at eye level,
2)..Practice the 30-30-30 rule: for every 30 minutes of computer work, gaze 30 feet away for 30 seconds.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A painter should...

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. -Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, June 16, 2014

Photography...

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. – Dorothea Lange

Friday, June 13, 2014

See farther...

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther. - J.P. Morgan

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Only the things you know...

If you decide that you're going to do only the things you know are going to work, you're going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table. - Jeff Bezos, CEO & Founder of Amazon, Inc.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A good life...

Mellow doesn't always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life. - Anne Hathaway

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How close...

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

Monday, June 9, 2014

Your calling...

Whether you've found your calling, or if you're still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life's work. - Michael Dell

Friday, June 6, 2014

The secret...

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. -Lucille Ball

Thursday, June 5, 2014

See...

To see things in the seed, that is genius. - Lao Tzu

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Climb the ladder of success...

"You cannot climb the ladder of success with your hands in the pocket." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

If you don't...

If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.

Monday, June 2, 2014

You only have to...

You only have to do very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong. - Warren Buffett

Friday, May 30, 2014

Almost summer...

We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas. - Texan saying

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Don't put it off...

Procrastinate now, don't put it off. - Ellen DeGeneres

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ask yourself...

Dig deep down and ask yourself who do you want to be? Not What, but Who. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Temporarily upset...

Don't do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset.

Friday, May 23, 2014

150...

150 : How many minutes of weekly exercise the Centers for Disease Control recommends to stay healthy. (60% of Americans don't come close)
- Muscle & Fitness magazine, 6/2014.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's your life...

You have to do your thing no matter what anyone says. It's your life. - Ethan Embry

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dig it...

Life's a garden... dig it. - Joe Dirt

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Put off...

Never put off til tomorrow that which you can do the day after tomorrow.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Life is like...

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. — Albert Einstein

Friday, May 16, 2014

Grown taller...

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. - Karle Wilson Baker

Thursday, May 15, 2014

If I would have asked...

If I would have asked people what they wanted, they would have said 'faster horses'. - Henry Ford

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Idleness...

Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything. - Floyd Dell

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Security...

Security is a process, not a product. - Bruce Schneier, on computer security

Monday, May 12, 2014

Perfect...

Done is better than perfect. - unknown

Thursday, May 8, 2014

My father's advice...

I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be darn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble. - John Wayne

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sweat...

Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else. Love what you do or don't do it. - unknown author

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

No WiFi...

Awesome sign at a restaurant:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Fitness...

'Can I do that?' is a stronger attitude than 'I can do that'. #fitness

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Making progress...

If you do the things that are easier first, you can actually make a lot of progress.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Duct tape...

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. -Oprah Winfrey

Monday, April 28, 2014

The worst thing...

The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you. -Will Rogers

Friday, April 25, 2014

At the end of the day...

Each of us have a different way of reflecting at the end of the day. For some, it's the satisfaction of leaving the world a better place, for others it's just surviving another day in a tractor or jet in the sky. Whichever way, take a moment to appreciate the experiences you had, even if all you experienced was the wind and leaves of a tree. - Kelly Shipp

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The other white meat...

Fried catfish is the other white meat. - Texan saying

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Age is...

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Mark Twain

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pressure...

No pressure, no diamonds. - Mary Case

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Every generation...

Every generation needs a new revolution. - Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Patience...

Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it. -Eknath Easwaran

Monday, April 14, 2014

Let the things go...

Let the things you can't control, GO. Most things are only a part of your life because you keep thinking about them. Positive things happen in your life when you emotionally distance yourself from the negative things. So stop holding on to what hurts, and make room for what feels right. Do not let what is out of your control interfere with all the things you can control. - Sophia Shrestha

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Normalcy...

Being normal isn't one of my strengths.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Creativity...

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. - Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The storm starts...

The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping. - Dr. Seuss

Monday, April 7, 2014

Keep...

Keep calm and back-up your files.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Eating...

Eating fat doesn't make you fat. Eating too much food makes you fat.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The average person...

The average person will spend two weeks over their lifetime waiting for the traffic light to change.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy...

If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dirt...

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. - Margaret Atwood

Friday, March 28, 2014

Beyond the first layer...

Oftentimes, when we see something in nature, we don't see beyond the first layer. Nature has a way of showing us objects of nature in layers. We just have to look. This not only applies to objects but also to situations. -Kelly Shipp

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The tool...

Tool: An object that enables you to take advantage of the laws of physics and mechanics in such a way that you can seriously injure yourself. - Dave Barry

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nothing funnier...

There's nothing funnier than the human animal. -Walt Disney

Friday, March 21, 2014

Daylight...

Hurry it up. We're burnin' daylight. - John Wayne

Thursday, March 20, 2014

When the power of love...

When the power of love, overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Think...

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! — Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A cowboy...

Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist’s couch. - John Wayne

Monday, March 17, 2014

Nature's been good to you...

Nature's been good to you. I mean real, real, real good. I can't remember when I've seen nature spend as much time on one person. - Andy Griffith, "The Manicurist", 1962

Friday, March 14, 2014

Trouble...

When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it. - John Wayne

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The good...

Feed the good fire and dowse the ones that aren't. - Karen Kuehn (paraphrased)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Color...

"I can get for me a far greater sense of 'color' through a well-planned and executed black-and-white image than I have ever achieved with color photography." - Ansel Adams, 1967

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Westerns...

"Westerns were always my favorite things when I was little. And it always bothered me when cowboys were too clean in movies, or when they wore their guns like they had an outfit on. It always worked better when a guy looked sweaty and smelly, I hadda believe, I hadda believe that." -Michael Keaton

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sunlight...

Sunlight can have such a powerful affect on one's imagination and perspective. - Kelly Shipp

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Satisfied...

I am easily satisfied with the very best. -Winston Churchill

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The quality...

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Every day is...

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. - Matsuo Basho

Monday, March 3, 2014

Our days...

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. - Annie Dillard

Friday, February 28, 2014

The wilderness...

The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask. - Nancy Newhall

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Issues of Love...

Most, if not all, problems brought to therapists are issues of love. It makes sense that the cure is also love. -Thomas Moore

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The world...

The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera. -W. Eugene Smith

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Patience...

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead. -Bill McGlashen

Monday, February 24, 2014

We are all time travelers...

We are all time travelers in this world. We all travel at 60 minutes per hour. It is up to us to make the best of that time. - Kelly Shipp

Friday, February 21, 2014

Distance...

You measure distance in hours. Like its 4 hours from Houston to Dallas. - Texan saying.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The small pebble...

Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. — Unknown

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A form of wealth...

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth. -Bonnie Friedman

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Solutions...

No problem has a single solution.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The key to unlocking...

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. -Winston Churchill

Friday, February 14, 2014

You gotta like...

You gotta like a little imperfection of character. -Michael Keaton

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Go and do...

Go and do the things you can't. That is how you get to do them. - unknown

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Forget about all the...

Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need one good reason, why it will. - Dr. Robert Anthony

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Don't wait...

Don't wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect. - unknown

Monday, February 10, 2014

Get what you've always gotten...

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. -Tony Robbins

Friday, February 7, 2014

When you're curious...

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. -Walt Disney

Thursday, February 6, 2014

How to do things...

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ~George Smith Patton, War as I Knew It, 1947

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The cheese...

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. - unknown

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Those who follow the crowd...

Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it. - Rick Warren

Monday, February 3, 2014

Anyone I know...

When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph. ~ Annie Leibovitz

Friday, January 31, 2014

Keep close...

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. -John Muir

Thursday, January 30, 2014

If it's true...

Anything works if it's true. -Michael Keaton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The camera sees...

The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it? - Edward Weston

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

We all want to be...

We all want to be extraordinary and we all just want to fit in. Unfortunately, extraordinary people rarely fit in. - Sebastyne Young

Monday, January 27, 2014

Take the first step...

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 24, 2014

If you don't fit in...

Honestly, if you don't fit in then you're probably doing the right thing. - Lights Poxleitner

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Your e-mails...

Look at your e-mails in bursts, don’t constantly check them all day or you will never get anything done. - Richard Branson

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Digital photography doesn't...

The magic of digital photography doesn't preclude the need to fully understand the basic photographic principles of shutter speeds, f-stops, depth of field and composition. - George D. Lepp

Monday, January 20, 2014

Unless...

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Never...

Never, never, never give up. -Winston Churchill

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Top of the mountain...

The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The sky...

The bluebird carries the sky on his back. - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"my thoughts on color"... Ansel Adams...

Soon after Kodachrome was invented in the mid-1930s, Ansel Adams shot more than 3,000 color images during the course of his lifetime. Very few of these photographs, however, were published or exhibited. As Adams remarked late in his life after observing the advances in color printing techniques, "People are skeptical about my thoughts on color. I do not blame them, as I have protested it and have not shown my color pictures. I feel the urge now and I wish I were sixty years younger!"

Monday, January 13, 2014

Those who do not travel...

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. -Saint Augustine

Friday, January 10, 2014

You know when you're young and...

You know when you're young and you see a play in high school, and the guys all have gray in their hair and they're trying to be old men and they have no idea what that's like? It's just that stupid the other way around. -Clint Eastwood

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Soften some of the worst blows...

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. -Bill Cosby

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

When you're getting frustrated...

When you're getting frustrated and angry, use that as a signal that maybe you're trying to control what's not in your control.

Monday, January 6, 2014

If you don't get sick...

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun. -Flip Wilson

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Built up from within...

When I'm ready to make a photograph... I quite obviously see in my mind's eye something that is not literally there... I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. -Ansel Adams

Friday, January 3, 2014

Finding some humor...

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. -Frank A. Clark

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Results...

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. -Winston Churchill

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Capitalize..

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ~Zig Ziglar