Perception

Perception

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” -Leonardo da Vinci The STORY We were living in a large Victorian home in Brattleboro Vermont at the time. The house was built in 1895. Along a street of similar homes, ours was ‘the neighborhood’ for...
Bounce

Bounce

“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves. Therefore, all progress depends on unreasonable people.”  -George Bernard Shaw [adapted] The STORY Our daughter Evie got married two weekends ago....
Mountain Man

Mountain Man

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t- you’re right.”  -Henry Ford The STORY In 1959, Falguni Devi fell from a narrow pathway while carrying lunch to her husband, Dashrath Manjhi. At the time, the steep pathway up and over the mountain was the only way to get...
Zero Degrees

Zero Degrees

“Persistence is to the character of [a person] as carbon is to steel”  -Napoleon Hill The STORY Take a cup of water with ice and apply constant heat input. If you pay attention, you’ll notice something very interesting. Even though you continue to add energy, as long...
Click-it or Ticket

Click-it or Ticket

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin The STORY When I was little, our family had one of those classic ‘lumbering’ family cars. I think it was a 55 Chevy. I say ‘lumbering’ because of how I could slide across the wide vinyl back seat...
It starts with one…

It starts with one…

“I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung.” – Rabindranath Tagore The STORY Many consider it to be the best work of one of the world’s greatest composers. During its premier in Vienna in 1824,...