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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Five universally applicable lessons from David Foster Wallace's now-iconic 2005 commencement address...


  1. Ruthlessly question your own beliefs and assumptions.
  2. Growing is a movement from narcissism to connection.
  3. Stay present and open.
  4. Create your own meaning.
  5. Above all, be good to others.







Tuesday, April 15, 2014



"Remember that if you have health, shelter, clean water and food you are luckier than most. Keep your perspective."

Monday, April 14, 2014


"Everybody can create change because you have yourself.  That's the biggest thing that anybody could have. If you can change yourself that will change the world."  - Alice Walker

Sunday, April 13, 2014



"The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." 
- Mahtma Gandhi


Friday, April 11, 2014


Everything that has ever happened to us is there to make us stronger.  - John Trudell



Thursday, April 10, 2014



To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
~ William Blake  

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