An English Specialty

August 28, 2012


“Some hearts understand each other— even in silence.”
Yasmin Mogahed

Friday Night

August 26, 2012

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“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears. In the end that’s all there is: love and its duty, sorrow and its truth. In the end that’s all we have – to hold on tight until the dawn”
― Gregory David Roberts


August 26, 2012


“To stay with the shakiness—to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge—that is the path of true awakening.  Sticking with the uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic—this is the spiritual path.”  –Pema Chodron

Fern Gully

August 21, 2012


“God help us to live slowly:
To move simply:
To look softly:
To allow emptiness:
To let the heart create for us.
― Michael Leunig


August 21, 2012


“There will be days where only the word abandoned can describe the way you feel.  Left.  Forgotten.  These days will come, and have most certainly come before, but it is on these days we must remember that one day, someone will come along and find you again.  Find you, and when they do, they will find beauty in your cracked boards, grace in the rust you are bathed in and hope in the nails that still stick out, reaching for the sky. “  –Tyler Knott

The Color Purple

August 21, 2012


“Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.”
― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The View From the Top

August 21, 2012


“Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

Shades of Gray

August 21, 2012



“The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything.”
― Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Tree of Life

August 21, 2012


Sometimes a broken heart gives birth to anxiety and panic, sometimes to anger, resentment, and blame.  but under the hardness of that armor there is the tenderness of a genuine sadness.  This is our link with all those who have ever loved.  This genuine heart of sadness can teach us great compassion.” –Pema Chodron

Rip Rap Hike: Part Two

August 21, 2012










“A warrior accepts that we can never know what will happen to us next.  We can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for security and predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty.  This not know is part of the adventure, and it’s also what makes us afraid.”—Pema Chodron