January 16, 2013

“I wish you’d help me look into a more interesting problem – namely, my sanity.”
― Kurt VonnegutWelcome to the Monkey House

IMG_3620While in the Peace Corps in the Federated States of Micronesia, spam pizza was my favorite meal in the world.

Endurance, Perspective, Quote of the Day

January 15, 2013

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
― David Richo


Perspective, Quote of the Day

January 14, 2013

”I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.” — Picasso.


Perspective, Quote of the Day

January 12, 2013

I have confidence in my ability to do whatever I set my mind to


Music, Quote of the Day

January 10, 2013

My passion is the key to my abundance.


1/10/2007: The United States Postal Service releases a beautiful 39 cent stamp with Ella’s portrait.

The First Day of Issue Ceremony was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ella’s son, Ray Brown, Jr. spoke from the heart.

Perspective, Quote of the Day

January 9, 2013

Acknowledging the good that you already have in life is the foundation for all abundance. -Eckhart Tolle

HaleakalaHaleakala at sunrise

Endurance, Quote of the Day, Travel

January 8, 2013

I’m always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. -Pablo Picasso

Yoga in HawaiiOn some crazy beautiful hike on Maui…attempting bow pose…and in the lower left corner lies the camera bag that I forgot until I was halfway down the mountain. My legs were a little sore the next day.

Quote of the Day

January 7, 2013

One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average person’s familiarity with the word ‘impossible.’ He knows all the rules that will not work. He knows all the things that cannot be done.

This was the magnificent end of a long hike on Maui.
This was the magnificent end of a long hike on Maui.
Quote of the Day

January 6, 2013

I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is
necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes, or of appearing naive.


Sometimes you get thirsty at the train station in Japan. Kind of like the airport in Portland. I can’t fly anywhere without stopping at Gustav’s for a shot of Jager followed by an amazing refreshing, calming, soothing, my flight is going to be amazing beer.

Quote of the Day

January 5, 2013

“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
― Ludwig van Beethoven

According to the brilliant Ben Folds, this is FollowMTWeek. Music Therapists love his support! Thank you, Ben! The Oregon Association of Music Therapy is proud to announce that registration is open for our 3rd annual conference. Check out the commercial.