Lumen Drops

Antennae for droplets of received wisdom

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Man in the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, March 2, 2015

This world is not for everyone . . .

". . . some are angels on earth just here to make their mark and move on . Clean, untainted souls too good to deal with the ugliness of life. Too sensitive to bear the burden of everyday existence."


- (excerpt by family member who lost loved one to suicide)

Saturday, February 28, 2015


"Nothing happens before its time - so just wait and relax - your tension will not make it happen before its time."

Friday, February 27, 2015



"The only reason we are here is to be in service to one another." 

- Scarlett Lewis, mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School victim, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis


Wednesday, February 25, 2015


"Often we have to choose between justice and healing."

- Marc Nepo




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