Hobbiton in Matamata New Zealand may very well be one of the most magical places on earth. It was the real set for the Lord of the Ring movies–perfectly perched in the unique farmland hills of the north island. The attention to detail is unreal–you can’t help but get butterflies in your stomach as you wander around. At the end of the tour, you get to have a drink (and maybe a meat pie) and The Green Dragon Inn. Good […]
When I woke up this morning, I was reminded of a quote by one of my favorite authors. Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together. -Ray Bradbury Today I felt like a big explosion of Nikes…all over my apartment. I thought I’d take some pictures of that before I put all the pieces back together. p.s. These […]
Do you ever get tired of hearing- “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” I know I sure do. And I feel as though I’ve heard that way too much lately. This has been a really tough week- I’ll spare you the details. Today I knew I just needed to run and get everything off my brain-frame. Usually I run on a treadmill…lame…I know all you avid runners are rolling your eyes at me right now. I’ve just always felt […]
There is a dish to hold the sea, A brazier to contain the sun, A compass for the galaxy, A voice to wake the dead and done! That minister of ministers, Imagination, gathers up The undiscovered Universe, Like jewels in a jasper cup. -John Davidson
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness. -Nathaniel Hawthorne
There’s nothing like the back roads of East Texas to keep you happy. Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own: He who, secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. Be fair or foul or rain or shine. The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine. Not Heaven itself upon the past has power, But what has been, has been, and I have had my […]
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage. -Ray Bradbury This quote is from one of my favorite authors of all time. Just a reminder that if you are inspired to do something great- then do it. Even if everyone thinks you’re crazy. You may be wondering about the absence of a Nike in this post, does a Nike shoelace count? I think so- especially when it is accompanied by hand drawn type.