Posts in Life
There is a Tide in the Affairs of Men

When I was in college, I found a journal in my dad's office. It was empty except for the first page where he had written in his distinct angular handwriting:

"There is a tide in the affairs of man, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serve or loose our ventures."

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar Act 4, Scene 3

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Turning Overwhelm into Abundance

It's 3:52 am. I have been awake since 1:48 am when my daughter stirred in her crib down the hall. Since 1:48 I have been lying in bed thinking. The first thought was obviously wondering what was happening with my daughter... teething, probably. But it doesn't take long before the thought vomit comes rolling in. Thought after thought after thought... Imperatives and observations stacking one on top of the other. Lists being compiled of things we have to do, annoyances surfacing from the day prior, quick-witted retorts that have come approximately 12 hours too late (guess they aren't so quick witted then are they?)

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