Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vagabondism #247

247 Never give up. Even when you have nothing left, don't give up.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Vagabondism #246

246 Talent is a slave master.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vagabondism #245

245 It is innocence, purity and righteousness which torment the mad, not politics.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vagabondism #244

244 It is too easy to be tempted into a state of thoughtlessness.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vagabondism #243

243 Things which must be said, must be said.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Vagabondism #242

242 It is very hard to maintain enthusiasm in the dark and dismal days of debt and depression, but that is what we must find a way to do.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Vagabondism #241

241 Don’t blame yourself for missing the mark. Blame yourself for not aiming at it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Vagabondism #240

240 Believe in what you’re doing. Try harder. And don’t give up.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vagabondism #239

239 There is no life for those who do not dare to live it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vagabondism #238

238 An artist must never lose the courage to dare.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vagabondism #237

237 Style is the joining of grace and enthusiasm.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vagabondism #236

236 The idea of “heaven,” “paradise” or “other worldliness” should not be thought of as compensation for the life you live.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Vagabondism #235

235 The best use of philosophy is to open doors and invite a walk in the garden of thought.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Vagabondism #234

234 Come with me and let us try to find that time and place where nothing bad ever happens to anyone.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Vagabondism #233

233 What some call foolishness, others call courage.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Vagabondism #232

232 Anyone who can laugh at another creature’s suffering had better be prepared to laugh at his own.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vagabondism #231

231 There are many theories about art, from philosophers, academics, critics and others; but for the artist there is only one practice and it cannot be put into words.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vagabondism #230

230 Be aware of the incantations of modern speech and conversation that raise up daemons of feelings and thoughts that are not real.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vagabondism #229

229 One must be careful not to cross the fine invisible line between righting things that are wrong and taking revenge.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vagabondism #228

228 Life’s memories are slowly dripping away in the sunshine like water from the tip of an icicle.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Vagabondism #227

227 If you cast your bread upon the waters expecting a blessing in return and you don’t see one, turn around. It may be sneaking up behind you in disguise.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Vagabondism #226

226 Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, be always in your own best company.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Vagabondism #225

225 I would put myself in the way of revelation.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vagabondism #224

224 One of the most dangerous things in the world is silent hatred.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vagabondism #223

223 Sometimes the pathless life is best. A stroll through the garden is pleasant, but it’s not real, it’s man made nature. While a walk in the forest is wild and dangerous, but it’s the real thing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vagabondism #222

222 Allow to each one his own special spectacle of bliss.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Vagabondism #221

221 There are some places in this country where being cultured and sophisticated is un-American.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vagabondism #220

220 A good sense of humor is the tool that enables you to face the cruel with disgust and the victim with tenderness without twisting into hatred.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Vagabondism #219

219 One of life’s hardest tasks is to know which of your cherished desires will never be fulfilled and to surrender them graciously.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Vagabondism #218

218 What is he? He’s a paradox. He’s a sad man with a sense of humor, a dark man who spreads light, a sinister man with an adroit wit, a tragic figure with a comic face. Who is he? He’s the court jester.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vagabondism #217

217 Count your blessings. The disappearance and absence of evil things is not one of them. The appearance and presence of good things is.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vagabondism #216

216 Things seldom go right the first time, and once right seldom stay that way.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vagabondism #215

215 The hardest mountain trail to climb will get you the best seat in the forest.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Vagabondism #214

214 I wonder who acquired the books that I had to leave behind and if they love them as much as I did.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vagabondism #213

213 The best way to outlive your past is to start living your future.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Vagabondism #212

212 Things change, times change, people change, changes change.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Vagabondism #211

211 Our lives are filled with more myths than we can even imagine.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vagabondism #210

210 My memories come to me randomly, like a shuffled deck of cards; my loves, my successes, my failures, my regrets.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vagabondism #209

209 Some of the mountains I climbed turned out to be Paper Mache, but some of the simple jig saw puzzles of life seem to have an infinite number of pieces.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Vagabondism #208

208 To discover knowledge, construct wisdom and learn to praise the right requires mental modesty.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Vagabondism #207

207 Some say that wisdom is the knowledge of how to fix things, others say that wisdom is the knowledge of why things are the way they are. They are both right.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vagabondism #206

206 Learn from the wise, educate the ignorant, be compassionate with the stupid.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Vagabondism #205

205 America seems to be filled to surpassing with juvenile adults and children who grow up too fast.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vagabondism #204

204 I think most people read scripture to affirm what they’ve been told, not to discover what they haven’t.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vagabondism #203

203 Underestimate me and you hurt me, overestimate me and you hurt yourself.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vagabondism #202

202 The creditors are all out there, circling around and snarling, unmindful of their own debts.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Vagabondism #201

201 We struggle to mine the ore of experience and to express the inexpressible, and from that struggle art, poetry and music are made.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vagabondism #200

200 To be aware of that of which we are ignorant is dwelling with shadows. But to be unaware of that of which we are ignorant is deep darkness indeed..

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vagabondism #199

199 How odd it is that those ahead of you may treat you as a leader while those behind you think they are ahead.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Vagabondism #198

198 Most of the authorities in the world aren’t

Friday, August 14, 2009

Vagabondism #197

197 Don’t put your hand to the plow without putting your intelligence and affection to it as well.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vagabondism #196

196 If you must talk foolishness at least try to make it eloquent.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vagabondism #195

195 I don’t think my life will ever return to normal, because I can’t remember what “normal” was.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vagabondism #194

194 Eat an apple every day from the tree of wisdom and plant the seeds in someone’s garden

Monday, August 10, 2009

Vagabondism #193

193 Be careful that the idols you worship don’t fall on you.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Vagabondism #192

192 You may open your arms wide to embrace the whole human race, but don’t take them all to bed with you.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Vagabondism #191

181 Be certain to partake of the good things in life, and don’t forget to share them.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Vagabondism #190

190 Old folks are people who have been young longer than young folks.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vagabondism #189

189 When life slams the door in your face, stay by the door.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vagabondism #188

188 The reason the bag is heavy is because there are too many illusions in it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vagabondism #187

187 No matter how bad life gets, you may weep and rage and feel sorry for yourself, but above all, gain and grasp with all your might an abiding sense of humor.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Vagabondism #186

186 I was astonished to discover how few people, including myself, actually reason things out.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Vagabondism #185

185 Curiosity and a sense of wonder are what keep me on the trail through the forest of philosophy.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Vagabondism #184

184 Make no mistake; civilization survives only because there are some civilized people.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Vagabondism #183

183 Don’t shun the small, mundane steps that lead to miracles.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vagabondism #182

182 You are declared interest in nature’s bank account.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vagabondism #181

181 The famous get more famous. The infamous get more infamous. The unfamous are forgotten.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vagabondism #180

180 May you always be blessed with amiable companions.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Vagabondism #179

179 We are all still in Elementary School.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vagabondism #178

178 There are orbits in life, prepared and in place, for things that have not yet appeared.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vagabondism #177

177 Loving your enemies means you must forgive them. But it does not mean that you must believe them, trust them or respect them.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Vagabondism #176

176 A man who must invent things to fight against cannot compare himself with a true warrior.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vagabondism #175

175 Chew your life carefully to enjoy all of its flavors.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vagabondism #174

174 Do what you love, or love what you’re doing.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vagabondism #172

172 We all must sacrifice our lives to something. Freedom is being able to choose what that is.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vagabondism #171

171 It’s no use wondering what to do with your life. You’re doing it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vagabondism #170

170 The best reason for doing something is the joy of doing it.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Vagabondism #169

169 Don’t forget that no matter how elegant and sophisticated the wood pile may be there is probably always a snake in it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vagabondism #168

168 Sometimes you have to admit to failure, but never admit to defeat.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vagabondism #167

167 Not giving up is a hard but necessary thing to do.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Vagabondism #166

166 The best poker game is to play with thoughts, not cards.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Vagabondism #165

165 To finally understand that you are alone in the universe gives you an amazing sense of freedom.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Vagabondism #164

164 Always know where the back door is.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Vagabondism #163

163 When you are in love, be adventuresome about it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Vagabondism #162

162 What’s the use of it’s taking so long to learn life’s lessons if not to teach us patience.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vagabondism #161

161 One of the hardest things for old folks is to remember that young folks were born in a different age, and vice versa.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vagabondism #160

160 Every garden is a library.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Vagabondism #159

159 A great work of art, like a job well done, needs no critique.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Vagabondism #158

148 When you’re young you rush to get it done. When you’re old you dwell on the doing of it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Vagabondism #157

157 The door to happiness seems closed and locked when you are unable to give yourself to the one you love.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Vagabondism #156

156 I wish to be always at the point of discovering.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Vagabondism #155

155 If your life is orbiting around a single reference point, make it a healthy one.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Vagabondism #154

154 When you enter someone else’s thinking don’t be frightened by what you find there.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vagabondism #153

153 I want my joy to be extreme and my weather to be moderate. Is that too much to ask?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vagabondism #152

152 There is a phoenix inside of you. Know what to do when the flame erupts.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Vagabondism #151

151 Clear thinking is a terrifying adventure.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vagabondism #150

150 Regrets are just leftovers. Eat them up or throw them out.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vagabondism #149

149 Are we just a system of tubes for moving liquids along, or is that a soul winding its way through human flesh.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Vagabondism #148

148 Lovers used to whisper sweet nothings, now they utter naughty no-nos.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vagabondism #147

147 You deserve bliss.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vagabondism #146

146 Most of the miraculous things that happen in the world are things the world doesn’t know about.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Vagabondism #145

145 Some have it hard and some have it easy, but everyone has it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Vagabondism #144

144 If happiness is to be found anywhere surely it will be in pursuing one’s grandest goals and highest ideas.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Vagabondism #143

143 A good deed done by a wicked man may be accidental, but it’s still a blessing.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Vagabondism #142

142 You are the sunshine and the starlight. You are the green of the grass and the sound of the flute. You are the outcome of creation; at one with the sea and the sky.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Vagabondism #141

141 Doing things that make you feel good about yourself does not necessarily mean you’re morally right.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vagabondism #140

140 What is your next step forward in life? It’s the one right in front of you.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vagabondism #139

139 If we knew we would live forever we would knuckle down and get busy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vagabondism #138

138 When we no longer notice justice, mercy, reason, kindness and honesty, it will mean that the world is finally at peace.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Vagabondism #137

137 I am grateful that my few friends are fascinating people.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Vagabondism #136

136 One advantage to being a retired actor is that I don’t have to do any second rate theatre.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Vagabondism #135

135 Even a small improvement you make in someone else’s life brings joy.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Vagabondism #134

134 Every moment that you spend facing down fear and trouble makes a difference in the world.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vagabondism #133

133 They can steal my fish but they can’t steal my ocean.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vagabondism #132

132 If you want to learn the truth of something imagine looking at it from the side you can’t see.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Vagabondism #131

131 Literalism is a lid that must be pried open to get to the true metaphorical meaning underneath.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Vagabondism #130

130 Direct the play, not the players.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Vagabondism #129

129 Look for the structures of things that exist in time, and the rhythms of things that exist in space.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Vagabondism #128

128 The worst symptom of old age that can overtake someone is fear.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vagabondism #127

127 Which comes first, the music or the dance?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vagabondism #126

126 In order to know what’s what, you have to read, not only between the lines, but behind them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Vagabondism #125

125 Everything is unusual. All things are extraordinary.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Vagabondism #124

124 Life is a game in which only the other side knows the rules.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Vagabondism #123

123 I choose to live without wanting the stupid, self-indulgent satisfaction of revenge.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vagabondism #122

122 The most difficult love, but the most needed, is the inconvenient love.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Vagabondism #121

121 There are many great, young ideas hiding in the corners wanting to be found.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vagabondism #120

120 To know yourself you must first remove the mask of who you think you are.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vagabondism #119

119 Having talent should never be an excuse for self-indulgence and weakness of character

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vagabondism #118

118 Things take as long as they take, and it doesn’t matter if you punish yourself with frustration or not.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Vagabondism #117

117 The map leading to the buried treasure is in your own head.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Vagabondism #116

116 In order for an actor to play a scene he must know in what direction the scene is going, and he knows in what direction it’s going because he decides.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Vagabondism #115

115 We must acknowledge, even in thought, the gap between mere speculation and proven fact.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vagabondism #114

114 Maturity is being more careful where you throw your snowballs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vagabondism #113

113 A person who can live in his own darkness and patiently await the dawn with a sense of humor is not crazy. What’s crazy is to be afraid of the dark.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Vagabondism #112

112 There is an unlimited universe of mentality about which most of us know almost nothing.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Vagabondism #111

111 One is never relieved from proving one’s grit.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Vagabondism #110

110 Doubt is a closed door that you think is locked, but that isn’t.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Vagabondism #109

109 The biggest problem you ever have to overcome in life is yourself.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vagabondism #108

108 There is nothing in the doughnut that isn’t in the recipe, but you can thoroughly examine the doughnut and never find the recipe.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vagabondism #107

107 There’s a reason for everything. If you’re not sure what the reason is, admit it and forgive yourself.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vagabondism #106

106 Before you can change the world, you have to learn to enjoy what’s good about it.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Vagabondism #105

105 One should not follow traditions that one knows next to nothing about.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Vagabondism #104

104 One of the reasons why it is so difficult to “know thyself” is because there are things about thyself that you don’t want to know.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Vagabondism #103

103 One’s perception of other people is usually always bigger or smaller than those people really are.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Vagabondism #102

102 Actors are those who will give themselves notes even after the show has closed.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vagabondism #101

101 Settle no more for almost.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vagabondism #100

100 Genuine eccentricities cannot be seen at first glance, if they can, they are mere ostentations.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vagabondism #99

99 Admire, respect and emulate, but don’t compare yourself with anyone.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Vagabondism #98

98 Nothing is ever completely what it is to our understanding. The more familiar it becomes, the more we discover about it.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Vagabondism #97

97 Don’t let your body talk to you. You talk to it.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Vagabondism #96

96 It is a great pleasure for me to occasionally wrestle, like Jacob, with the angel of an idea I’ve never confronted before and to hold on until I understand it.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Vagabondism #95

95 Life is our sweetest gift. It should never be wasted on war.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vagabondism #94

94 If we do a stupid thing to someone, years later someone else will do the same stupid thing to us to teach us the lesson we should have learned before we did the stupid thing in the first place. That’s what reason is for.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vagabondism #93

93 Human history is a myth whose meaning we must grow to understand before we can discard the myth and replace it with reality.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Vagabondism #92

92 The time to mull and worry is before the decision is made, not afterwards.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Vagabondism #91

91 My paint brush is like a telescope. It helps me to discover things.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Vagabondism #90

90 The creative act should be a joyous one, whether you’re designing a tea cup or a temple.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vagabondism #89

89 The opposite of good isn’t evil. The opposite of good is good-and-evil.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Vagabondism #88

88 If your life is true, strong and innocent it can pass through the lives of evil men and still remain pure.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vagabondism #87

87 Sometimes we are ignorant, and sometimes we are wise. We must be forgiven for both.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vagabondism #86

86 It is dangerous to speak the truth. It is more dangerous not to.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vagabondism #85

85 Concentrate on the things that grow in the garden of your mind, and don’t play with imaginary toads.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Vagabondism #84

84 The beauties that we know: an amazing sunset, the taste of ripe fruit, the warm breeze of a spring day, a painting by Van Gogh, the music of Mozart; these things are not complete. They are merely hints of the real beauty that is.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Vagabondism #83

83 The unworldly are unaware of the crimes hidden by the bright light’s glare, and so they should remain.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vagabondism #82

82 I think the anguish of realizing our own vanity is the purgation for restoring our innocence.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Vagabondism #81

81 Don’t let any one tell you that it doesn’t matter what you think. Of course it matters. Above all else thinking matters the most.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vagabondism #80

80 Don’t give up on people – every road goes somewhere.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vagabondism #79

79 All of us are misunderstood sometimes. Most of us are misunderstood most of the time. Some of us are always misunderstood. That’s what makes life a walk through the thorn bushes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vagabondism #78

78 Imagination is like a horse. You can hitch it up and make it work for you, or you can jump in the saddle, give it a spur and go where it takes you.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Vagabondism #77

77 When you finally lose a bad habit or two you begin to see how many more bad habits you have.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Vagabondism #76

76 Every act of terrorism is an act of revenge. What we really need, if we are to survive, is a War On Vengeance.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vagabondism #75

75 Listen to Beethoven. He had the courage to be simple. He risked being trite and never was.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vagabondism #74

74 Maybe there is a priceless ore deep down below the surface of the earth that spreads out all over the globe and unites every continent and all people.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Vagabondism #73

73 Illusions are great. So is real life. Which do you choose?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vagabondism #72

72 Reason is a great tool for solving your problems and increasing your strength of character.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Vagabondism #71

71 Don’t be rigid. Be flexible in your discipline and disciplined in your flexibility.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Vagabondism #70

70 The purpose of philosophy is to understand who we are, what we are capable of and how to achieve it.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Vagabondism #69

69 Love is not a target sport.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vagabondism #68

68 To me reading philosophy is like reading a great work of fiction. I love to follow a path of ideas to the ultimate and pleasurable surprise.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Vagabondism #67

67 We never really overcome a bad habit until we overcome self-righteousness about it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vagabondism #66

66 What is the meaning of life? Make it up as you go along.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Vagabondism #65

65 To eliminate pain is blessed. To overcome pain is noble. To live in pain every day without complaining is heroic.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Vagabondism #64

64 I would rather give up fear, anger and resentment than to run a hundred miles, but running a hundred miles is easier.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Vagabondism #63

63 Down with the effete, anti-intellectual snobs! Up and onward to the common, blue collar thinkers of great ideas.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Vagabondism #62

62 Search for the invisible.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Vagabondism #61

61 A great idea can’t be expressed too often or in too many ways.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vagabondism #60

60 Leave a happy memory in someone’s life today.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vagabondism #59

59 In the face of all the things that are crooked about the world, when I listen to the music of Bach things all straighten out.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vagabondism #58

58 Beware of small minded people. Sometimes the things you do to win their approval simply earn their envy and malice.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Vagabondism #57

57 It is difficult at times, for some people, to tell the difference between intelligent thought and emotional reaction.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Vagabondism #56

56 The world has changed from when you first discovered it. Time to rediscover.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Vagabondism #55

55 May a bubble of blessing surround you wherever you go to protect you from all danger and distress.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Vagabondism #54

54 We may not achieve everything we strive for, but if we strive for everything, what we do achieve will be amazing.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vagabondism #53

53 This is not the atomic age, the space age, not the electronics age. It is the plastic age. Plastic bags, plastic money, plastic bodies, plastic cars, plastic homes, plastic loves, plastic lives.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vagabondism #52

52 Do not scorn the secrets that live in an old person’s heart.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vagabondism #51

51 Isn’t it odd that we spend most of our adult lives somewhere between alert and asleep?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Vagabondism #50

50 I don’t mind if there’s clutter in my life. It always assures me that I have something to do.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Vagabondism #49

49 You have to be a fool when you’re young and get it over with. If you don’t, you’ll be an old fool.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Vagabondism #48

48 I loved and I lost, but I will live to love again.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vagabondism #47

47 No matter how well you do it, you can always do it better. Aim for perfection and see how close you come.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vagabondism #46

46 Every person must sacrifice his life to something; freedom is being able to choose what that is.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Vagabondism #45

45 Do something remarkable, then appreciate yourself for doing it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

vagabondism #44

44 In order to understand what it means to be awake, we must first wake up.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Vagabondism #43

43 They who find the right path in life never really return to where they started. It’s a new beginning.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Vagabondism #42

42 We are never obliged, for one moment, to ignore those things that give our lives meaning and purpose.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Vagabondism #41

41 We don’t climb a staircase, we climb the steps, one at a time

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Vagabondism #40

40 When you reach bottom look around and read the signatures of all the great and famous people who’ve been there before you.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vagabondism #39

39 The closer you get to the center of everything, the closer you get to all those who are also getting there.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Vagabondism #38

38 The quality of the answer you get depends upon the quality of the question you ask.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Vagabondism #37

37 America does not have an elite ruling class; it only has one that thinks it is.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Vagabondism #36

36 Each person has one grand life story to be learned, and once learned, must be told.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vagabondism #35

35 You can’t bury your anger, but what you can do is bury the thoughts that cause the anger. Go get a shovel.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Vagabondism #34

34 Somewhere, someone you don’t know has a good opinion of you, and they’re right.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vagabondism #33

33 Give to the poor and enjoy the praise. Give to the rich and incur the guilt.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vagabondism #32

32 What you do is, you start with the easy stuff, then you move on to the difficult stuff, and if you keep going, you’ll soon be doing the impossible stuff.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Vagabondism #31

31 Put on your dancing shoes and meet the day.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Vagabondism #30

30 Be thankful for the person who sharpens you when you have grown dull.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Vagabondism #29

29 The best way to interact with the bullies and trouble makers of the world is not at all.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Vagabondism #28

28 Nice guys may finish last, but they finish smiling.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Vagabondism #27

27 Sometime, on people you don’t remember, you made a good and lasting impression.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Vagabondism #26

26 One of the reasons old folks forget things is that there are things old folks would like to forget.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Vagabondism #25

25 If the burden gets too heavy, set it down, leave it there and keep on walking.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vagabondism #24

24 The enemy sees your wound and rejoices. The friend sees the healing of your wound and rejoices.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Vagabondism #23

23 Share your vision. Make it be. The beautiful things that you can do will never be done if you don’t do them.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Vagabondism #22

22 There’s always something. If there weren’t there’d be nothing.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vagabondism #21

21 When they burn your bridge, go upstream and build another one.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Vagabondism #20

20 Life gives you the ocean and the wind, so chart your coarse and set your sails.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Vagabond Rant #2

I get along
With a dance and song
And thumb my nose
At the CEOs.

Vagabondism #19

19 Life is a puzzle. Not until the last piece is put in place does the whole thing become clear.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vagabondism #18

18 Homes, gardens, paintings, songs, poems, families, lives all begin with hopes and dreams.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Vagabondism #17

17 One of the ironies of life is that the freedom to do what we want must be paid for by the effort of doing it.

Vagabond Note

In spite of the frustration at being such a bad typist, I am only really enjoying myself when I'm writing. It's a good thing I got to be a fairly good proofreader. And when I'm not typing I'm thinking about story lines and where they are going. The only other time I'm having fun is when I'm asleep.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Vagabondism #16

16 When you have to tell your age, do it, but start by saying “I’m only…”

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vagabondism #15

15 It isn’t enough just to hope for the best. We must learn to recognize it when it arrives.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Vagabondism #14

14 Do good things. Keep on doing them and don’t look back.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Vagabond Rant #1

1 I write to folks everyday, out of my life, my mind and my heart. If that's not good enough, I don't know what is

Vagabondism #13

13 Every morning life opens up its paint box and we get to choose our colors for the day.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Vagabondism # 12

12 I reach out my hand in a storm and change the destiny of a raindrop.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Vagabondism #11

11 Idol worshipping is worshipping the effect instead of the cause.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Vagabondism #10

10 Hatred is the easy road to war. Forgiveness is the hard road to peace.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Vagabondism #9

9 If you think we can’t make the earth our enemy, think again.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Vagabondism #8

8 Make life work for you, tough times are teachers, good times are friends.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Vagabondism #7

7 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” Don’t allow any false, ugly or destructive image to be engraved in your mind.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Vagabondism #6

6 Growing older is not for the squeamish. Cultivate courage.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vagabondism #5

5 Take the same road you take every day as if you’ve never taken it before and notice all the beauties, mysteries and secrets you didn’t know were there.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vagabondism # 4

4 Throw love at them. If they throw scorn back, throw more love. Then duck.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vagabondism #3

3 Be thankful that you have a roof over your head, and the sky, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Vagabondism #2

2 If there is a shadow in your life, look in the opposite direction to find the light.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Vagabondism #1

1 You might be content being an observer of your own life if you could find a safe place to stand.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1/20/09 2

Today I am thankful

1 for my neighbor's small TV
2 for Barack Obama
3 that my friend Marty is recovering
4 for no nasty mail
5 for a postcard from Linda

1/20/09 1

Oh Lord, keep me safe from all harm and hazard, protect me from all danger and distress.

Monday, January 19, 2009


So I've become a journal junkie.
There's no question about it.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

1/17/09 2

Today I am thankful

1 for my friend Karen
2 for Mr. Stanford at Symantics for getting my Norton program straightened out
3 that people are responding to the WINTER QUIZ
4 that a few people have responed to Victorious Voices (I'm going to leave it there until I get 10 comments on it, since it's one of the best things I've ever written.)
5 for the supermarket

1/17/09 1

Old, sick, lonely, poor, in debt.
Is this the end of my pathetic life?

Friday, January 16, 2009


I wish myself joy that stays.

Thursday, January 15, 2009



Today I am thankful

1 for Just Plain Bill, again
2 for Indigo
3 for Rene
4 that my phone didn't ring
5 that some people entered winter quiz


Today I am thankful for

1 my books
2 my CDs
3 my CD player
4 my computer
5 the fine comments I got on yesterday's journal entry

Monday, January 12, 2009

1/12/09 2

Today I am thankful:

1 for Just Plain Bill
2 that the supermarket was open
3 for my books
4 that I can read other people's journals
5 for WSJT

1/12/09 1

The Wizard of Oz:

The Cowardly Lion - animal
The Scarecrow - vegetable
The Tin Woodman - mineral

Sunday, January 11, 2009

1/11/09 2

I was a fool, for many years. I admit it. And I most probably still am.

1/11/09 1

Today I am thankful

1 for winning Val's Sentence of the Week award
2 for Skip in Maine
3 for Linda in Washington
4 for Ken in Indiana
5 for my new CD of Bach cantatas

Saturday, January 10, 2009

1/10/09 3

Today I am thankful

1 for the music of Bach
2 for my friend Marty
3 for my computer that lets me write
4 that people read my story
5 for the egg I had for lunch

1/10/09 2

The route is up to me, the destination is not.

1/10/09 1

Just bercause someone gets praise for something doesn't necessarily mean they deserve it.

Friday, January 9, 2009


One of the biggest problems in the world is that there are too many people without a sense of humor.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I want to be a spiritual man.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

1/06/09 2

Advice to the actor: Know your part and speak your heart.

1/06/09 1

There's a hole in the sky. I've seen it.

Monday, January 5, 2009


The two most difficult parts about writing are:
1) starting
2) stopping


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I am an actor and broadcaster. I am grateful to have spent my life in the arts. Now I also write and paint. I am humbly trying to overcome selfishness, it's effects and regrets. I read history, philosophy, psychology and religion. My desire is to share what I have with the world while trying to make sense of a difficult life and enjoying the journey, no rituals, no rules, no summations.