VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
October 4

"When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time."
- St. Francis De Sales -


"Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."
- Lin Yutang -

2006

besides working today all I have really done is sleep. Yesterday it was so warm and today it has certainly cooled down, on the news they said we lost about 20 degrees today, and a lot of rain as well. I guess winter is getting here, I'm not really ready for it but I can't change it so I guess I'll just go with the flow.

2005

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there."
– Josh Billings -

2004

If I were to say I did not miss you
I'd be lying
If I were to say I do not love you
I'd be lying
If I were to say I do not think of you
I'd be lying

2003

more boxes..where shall they go
more stuff with no meaning
new locations, dust and the final possession.
I am almost there.

2002

sometimes I wonder at my prison, why I can not break the bonds of faithfulness, and be as free as the rest of the world, why can I not go out and be like all the others who have. Does my inner coconscious keep me from finding the happiness that each individual deserves. Or have I betrayed that somewhere that I am not seeing?

2001

I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.
- Wernher von Braun -

2000

Never fight an inanimate object.
- P.J. O'Rourke -

1999

Whispers in the wind of the winter's return
Chill, falling leaves, and pumpkins
apples upon the ground
The mind takes flight along with the breeze
for soon the warmth will leave
everything will freeze
We'll look back over the months and wonder some things
and pray that others won't be found 1998

I watched as he slept
the steady gentle staccato of his breathing
lulled me into a sense of belonging
bringing hope of tomorrow and a future I thought was certain

1998

I watched as he slept
the steady gentle staccato of his breathing
lulled me into a sense of belonging
bringing hope of tomorrow and a future I thought was certain

1997

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney J. Harris -