Monthly Archives: October 2023

A Visit to My Wellspring

[There are videos in this post. We recommend clicking the link above and reading/watching directly from the website.] “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”  ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe In these unimaginable times where so many things are grinding away at … Continue reading A Visit to My Wellspring »

The Greatest Virtue – You Keep What You Give Away

“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.” ~ Aristotle Perhaps the finest mind found the simplest way to explain the greatest virtue known to humanity. ~ You keep what you give away ~  It was Aristotle’s contention that moral excellence is found in those acts which impart the greatest good on the greatest number of people. Whoever you are ~ Wherever … Continue reading The Greatest Virtue – You Keep What You Give Away »

Why Worry?

My friend John was a quadriplegic and permanent resident at King County Hospital. I met John in 1962 when I had a Seattle Times paper route in the hospital. He would buy both the morning and evening papers from me each day. I was 14 years old and brimming with adolescent angst. When John was 14 he often could be found on the Columbia River … Continue reading Why Worry? »

Resurrection from a Flatline

Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore,  Never tired pilgrim’s limbs affected slumber more,  Than my wearied sprite now longs to fly out of my troubled breast: O come quickly, sweetest Lord, and take my soul to rest!  Ever blooming are the joys of heaven’s high Paradise, Cold age deafs not there our ears nor vapour dims our eyes: Glory there the sun outshines; … Continue reading Resurrection from a Flatline »