"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." Anais Nin
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. " Mother Teresa
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha
"Better to be approximately right about something than precisely wrong," John M. Keynes observed...
"Give me silence, water, hope Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes"
- Pablo Neruda
Charles 'Tremendous' Jones said "The only difference between the person you are today and who you will be in 5 years [will]come from the books you read and the people you associate with."
Only when the last fish is caught, the last river poisoned, the last tree is cut-Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten (Cree prophecy)
"I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details." Albert Einstein (this I stole from Shula's e-mail signature!)
'When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear.' - Mark Twain
Costa Rica, June 2007
White water rafting, levels III and IV
Costa Rica, March 2007
getting ready for canopying!
during a ski trip
The reason I picked my PhD subject (and why I enjoy giving)...
Today (Feb 23rd, 2007) I was given the book "Leaving Microsoft to Change the World", by John Wood, who quotes the Dalai Lama from his book "The Art of Happiness" (I have to order that book!): "the Dalai Lama wrote that when we gave something away, we actually got something back in return: happiness. If we were to use our money simply to buy ourselves things, there would be no end. Acquisition would not produce happiness, as we'd never have the biggest boat, the nicest car, and would be stuck in a perpetual materialist cycle. But if we gave something away to those who are less fortunate, we'd get nothing in return except for a warm feeling in our heart and the knowledge in our brains that we had made the world a better place."