Category Archives: Quotes

snapshots & whatnot: windy waves, tides (& more besides)

THE SNAPSHOTS: windy weather @ Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland tide coming in @ Pemba Island (Tanzania) …& WHATNOT Here’s a quote for our minds to munch on after this week of terror, bombs & general craziness around the globe … Continue reading

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Victoria Day (in Canada) for kindred spirits

Happy Victoria Day, Canada!! Last year my brother & I got in on the celebratory fun at the start of a two-week bucket-list trip organized by the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver in British Columbia to the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. … Continue reading

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snapshots & whatnot: motivational FiSH!

THE SNAPSHOT: Going with the flow @ Two Oceans Aquarium in Capetown, South Africa …& WHATNOT “The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity.  Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”  (Jim Hightower) … or maybe … Continue reading

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snapshot & whatnot: an elephant, good grief!

THE SNAPSHOT… …an Elephant @ Samburu National Reserve, Kenya… (photo: VLW) …& WHATNOT In Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant’s book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy,” the second chapter is entitled Kicking the Elephant Out of the … Continue reading

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The Utility of Futility

“All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.” Chaung-Tzu Ever have one of those days? A few weeks ago, I had one. Early one morning when my brother took me across … Continue reading

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SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS: …contemplative turtles…

Virginia the Blogger has been getting her grooves back, sort of. Hard to believe Roses in the Rubble turns SIX in July! Originally started to review books, movies, music and artsy endeavors, this blog has veered more toward advocacy… inspiration… … Continue reading

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..dealing with grief and adversity…

As a Stephen Colbert groupie, I record his Late Nite show every night & binge watch them at some point each week. Sometimes bits get fast forwarded, but I always like to watch his encounters with guests that are often … Continue reading

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