VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
June 6

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
- Sir Winston Churchill -

2006

"If you must begin then go all the way, because if you begin and quit, the unfinished business you have left behind begins to haunt you all the time."
- Chogyam Trungpa -

2005

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright -

2004

Happy Birthday Tonyjoe, Sometimes I wonder what I could have done differently to let you know how much I love you and how bad I miss you and the little boy you were.

2003

sometimes one has to take a journey deep inside
to the place beyond the mind and the heart
to the very core of the being, to the soul and the spirit of oneself
and upon this journey they must approach with an open mind
with the willingness to see and to change the things that appear not right
to commit to those changes and to work towards making thyself complete

2002

I find my thoughts in much the same place they were last year. I wonder what I did so wrong that I am not good enough to come visit, I wonder if they ever think of me as I do of them. I may not have been the one that gave them birth but I was the one who took the blows for them. I was the one who defended them. I was the one who wanted what was best for them I was the one who new the right from the wrong. but yet why don't they come to visit. why does no one come to visit, why am I always here alone.

My thought to ponder today

2001

today was his birthday, the youngest, I wonder if he realizes that no matter the lies his father has told him, I love him, as though he was my own son. sometimes it's not the material things that man took from me but the love he stole

2000

some days I am so sad inside, the feeling of never knowing love comes to the forefront of my mind. the question being is rather I will recognize or accept it, if it shall ever be presented again. how do I find the trust, to believe in forever, and ever after, does it really exist, and if so where?

1999

Does Love exist? and if so what is it? How does one find it or know that they have it? It surely can't be bought, so thus must be taught, or naught?

1998

The wind is blowing
shifting the sands of time
forming new mountains
as it cuts away the old
carrying us in new directions
to be reformed
reborn

many thoughts today

Thoughts of the future
of the past
things gone by
and things that last

Thoughts of the rain
and of the tears
a reflection of the pain
that haunted for years

Thoughts of the night
when everything is hidden
and memories out of sight
come back unbidden

Thoughts of long miles
traveled in the wind
they brought so many smiles
but came to an end

Thoughts of the fears
and the inner barriers
that have stayed through the years
who else has been their carrier?

1997

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
- Richard M. Nixon -