Dreams are the source of much of the new thinking,new convictions, new power in the world. They send the adventurous out on uncharted seas, dangerous seas, and it is danger, not security, which develops strength in mind and spirit.Emilie Loring (1864 – 1951) Uncharted Seas


A friend is a person who is “for you” always,under all circumstances.He never investigates you.He likes you just as you are.He does not alter you.Whatever kind of coat you are wearing,whether you have on a dress suitor a hickory shirt with no collar,he thinks it’s fine.He likes your moods,and enjoys your pessimismas much as yourContinue reading “Friendship”

On Becoming Yourself

If a man in the street were to pursue his self, what kind of guiding thoughts would he come up with about changing his existence?  He would perhaps discover that his brain is not yet dead, that his body is not dried up, and that no matter where he is right now, he is stillContinue reading “On Becoming Yourself”


It is not physical solitude that actually separates one from other men, not physical isolation, but spiritual isolation. It is not the desert island nor the stony wilderness that cuts you from the people you love. It is the wilderness in the mind, the desert wastes in the heart through which one wanders lost andContinue reading “Solitude”

Gifts from the Sea

When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life,Continue reading “Gifts from the Sea”

Because of A Friend

Life is a sweeter, stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for a friend’s existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he is still there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life andContinue reading “Because of A Friend”


If I have helped one lonely child along the road, If I have helped one weary soul to bear its load, If I have changed one tear into a smile, My life has been worth while and friendship formed. If, when my work is done, at close of day, Some one with flowers will comeContinue reading “Kindness”

Be Yourself

Every single blade of grass And every flake of snow, Is just a wee bit different There is no two alike, you know. From something small, like grains of sand, To each gigantic star, Each one was made with this in mind To be just what they are! How foolish then, to imitate, And howContinue reading “Be Yourself”