Lumen Drops

Antennae for droplets of received wisdom

Monday, July 28, 2014


  • My family is not confined to mother, mate, and child; but it includes all creatures be they tame or wild; my family upon this earth includes all living things, on land, or in the ocean deep, or borne aloft on wings. ~ Alicia S. Carpenter

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Each day shapes our lives as running water shapes a stone.



Friday, July 25, 2014




“Heartbreak is life educating us.” 

George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In Memory of Sweet, Sweet Amber

My Faithful and Constant Companion


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” - Anatole France



Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014


"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory, when nice things occur.  You take the front line when there is danger.  Then people will appreciate your leadership."  - Nelson Mandela

Saturday, July 19, 2014


"Impartial self-observation leads to self-awakening which leads to self-liberty."


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