Friday, July 11, 2003

If the only person who read this blog was the guy writing it, that would be ok. I'm writing to express thoughts, sometimes just to find out what I'm thinking, or record what I found of interest, not necessarily to be widely read.

That said, it was a pleasant surprise when an old friend read a recent entry (on the Seattle Special Olympics) and sent off an e-mail thanking me. Blogging is kind of like putting a message in a bottle and it's a great feeling when you learn that sometimes the bottle lands near a thinker.

MTOD (my thought of the day):

Small Miracles.

Any day you wake up feeling rested is a good day. Any day you help sustain your family is a good day. Any day you go to work (or take a break from work) is a good day. Anyday you read, learn, think, write, plan, watch, listen, feel, move, stretch or appreciate is a good day. Any day you talk with a friend, or go for a swim, or get on your bike is a good day. Any day you share a meal with your family is a good day. Any day you spend a few one-on-one minutes with a loved one is a good day. Any day you play ball with the dog or get the cat to leap for his toy bird is a good day. Oh and any day more than a few of these things happen is great day.


Thursday, July 10, 2003

Found while looking for something else: Giants in Their Obscure Field

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
who watches over you
make a little birdhouse in your soul

--They Might Be Giants (coming to Red Butte Garden, July 23)

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Tuesday, July 08, 2003

"The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face."

--Sidney J. Harris

On the other hand, there's a certain Price of Nice that's not such a good deal. The trick, as in so many things, is balance -- candor and kindness / honesty and tact / expression without explosion. Easy to say, aye?

Read UEN's Education Quote of the Day