We are never one thing, our lumbering potentialities stirred into being by situations in which chance and choice conspire to make us the people we are said to have been. — Maria Popova. When I speak to groups I often talk about my journey without maps. When I came across Popova’s words they struck home. We all…

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Yes, I finish my week of being refreshed and inspired today. Now I return to reality and knee surgery. Here are a few words of inspiration: “Let us have one creative energy, one incessant revelation. Let it take what form it will, and let us not bind it by the past to man or woman,…

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Randomness is the reigning monarch of the universe. — Maria Popova, Figuring We think we are in control, but no matter how many walls we erect around our existence, things happen that come out of nowhere. We do everything perfect at work, and the boss decides to sell the business and you’re laid off. You’ve decided to…

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