Photo by Dan Brekwoldt
I caught myself thinking yesterday about all the historic landmarks and monuments around the world... places like Machu Picchu, or the Parthenon, or the Taj Mahal.. there are countless others as well ( here is a page on another site detailing ten of them).  
People today trek around the world to see these places, but what makes them stand out as important? Granted, they've survived this long. For some of the oldest ones that's definitely an accomplishment on its own... but what makes them significant is that they're a window into the people who came before us... right?

Art made solely for the potential of monetary gain, has lost its meaning. It's no longer art at all. 
I can't be the only one who encounters problems writing from having too many ideas floating around in my brain. Too many things are always there competing to be written down.

Does anyone have any tips for how to get around that?
After a most excellent birthday weekend, I feel the need to sit back and acknowledge how blessed I a. Thanksgiving is a great idea for a holiday, but what if everyone took their own personal thanksgiving instead? In my eyes an organized day of Thanksgiving is really no different than celebrating love on Valentine’s Day. It’s great that you’re showing how much you love someone, or are thankful for them, or whatever… but on that day it looks like you’re only doing it because it’s what is expected.

On the other hand, after my birthday weekend I’m sitting here feeling overwhelmed by how blessed I am. By choosing to take a day of personal thanksgiving today and show gratitude to all those dear to me and for all that’s around me, it’s much more heart-felt. Last night as I crawled into bed, I literally just had to lie back and think about how incredible my life is for a while.

I'm pleased to announce that I am about to officially launch this as my new page. Over the next few days, all [known] links to my previous blog will be changed to redirect over here. Additionally, I will be updating the information on this page and posting new material. 

As I make this transition, I invite you all to give me as much feedback as possible.