Monthly Archives: June 2012

Visual Soliloquy #527 Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light…

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ~Jean Giraudoux

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Visual Soliloquy #525 Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised…

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. –Denis Waitley

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Visual Soliloquy #526 The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that…

The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that. –Norton Jester  

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Visual Soliloquy #524 We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong…

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. –Aldo Leopold

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Visual Soliloquy #523 Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle…

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. ― Plato

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Visual Soliloquy #522 Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen…

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. –Winston Churchill

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Visual Soliloquy #521 If one’s dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again…

If one’s dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. –Flavia Weedn

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Onto the Next…the George River

So…last night I finally finished unpacking from my Greenland expedition. It wasn’t my fault, really. You see, I came home to a canoe in the living room. And that canoe was really a bit too big for the living room … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #520 I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed…

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #519 I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious…

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. -Albert Einstein

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Visual Soliloquy #518 It is very difficult to generalize. Everyone’s adventure is original…

It is very difficult to generalise. Everyone’s adventure is original. –Bernard Pivot

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Visual Soliloquy #517 Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down…

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. –Ray Bradbury

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Visual Soliloquy #516 My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever…

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” ― George R.R. Martin

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Visual Soliloquy #515 Remember that the most difficult tasks are consummated not by a single burst of energy or effort, but by consistent application of the best you have within you…

Remember that the most difficult tasks are consummated not by a single burst of energy or effort, but by consistent application of the best you have within you. –Og Mandino Congratulations to the WOKies on our fourth anniversary of our … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #514 Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever…

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. –Lance Armstrong

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Visual Soliloquy #513 If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion…

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

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MUN Today: HKR professor takes teachable moments to a whole new level

By Michelle Osmond (MUN Today May 31, 2012) “Imagine looking out at vistas of only white and blue with a horizon line that parts only these two colours and that you ski toward for days at a time.” This is … Continue reading

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Greenland Redux Number Three: Delivering a Polar Bear

I delivered a polar bear this week. Albeit a relatively small one. Without much bite and with lots of soft fur to a Grade Four class at Bishop Abraham School in St. John’s. This group of explorers in training under … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #512 Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be – like the reality of yesterday – an illusion tomorrow…

Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be – like the reality of yesterday – an illusion tomorrow. –Luigi Pirandello

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Visual Soliloquy #511 Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world…

Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world. ― Pema Chödrön

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Visual Soliloquy #510 As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion…

As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion. ― Pema Chödrön

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