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REALIZATIONS & NOTES FROM THE SOUL PROPRIETOR


June 2000

Regarding the "Preservation of Character"...
Like so many matters of the heart- It is best left undefined...

Yet somehow 'seems necessary to talk about it!

Founder; Preservation of Character... Using a rural way to tell a story...
*Advocacy *Promotion *Education-

* Developing/Small Farms & Business * Notions in Humanality...

                       Community/Family Farms & Business

 


July 2015

If we could only realize value in the intangible…
we could all be wealthy…   


July 2015

The more we learn the less we know…
The less we know the more we learn…


June 2015

To know & navigate self is promising…


May 2015

Please don’t take me seriously…
Especially when I say- Don’t take me seriously…


April 2015

Everything is in the eyes of the beholder…

April 2015
If it's not from the Heart- It'll fall apart...

March 2015
We tend to surrender away... what we don’t realize we have.

March 2015

Living dreams that never come…
And not the names of roads they're from…


January 2015

We don't get to know 'til we don't...

November 2014

Everybody is right... & Everybody is wrong...

October 2014

The happier I become… the happier I use to be…

July 2014
While our “realities" are diverse & ever changing…
Our souls are one & remain the same…

June 2014

My friend Diane tells me-
The more she knows me... the more she respects my wife...

June 2014
Many of my "successes" have been but flukes…
So no more flukes is the plan...

May 2014

I find it best to postpone waiting... Otherwise it takes too long!

April 2014

Humor is a funny thing...

March 2014

Speaking your mind is revealing…

February 2014
When we argue with a
*metaphor we'll likely miss the point!
  (* - myth, parable, story, fable)

November 2013

I have this habit...
Where I call upon experts...
then proceed to argue with them!

October 2013

Many of my "freedoms" depend on my ability to get away with it…

September 2013

Saying too much is likely to deceive…

August 2013

Wisdom can be clever... Clever can be wisdom...

April 2013
Movin' amongst the learning-curbs...


March 2013
Believing is seeing…


February 2013
Make up a Life and go live it... Or others may do it for you...

November 2012

There are things I know- but dare not tell myself...

February 2012
It is far more costly to be poor than rich...
Much to do with the “powers-that-be” & our subordinance...

January 2012

The little bit I am… is better than the whole lot I'm not…

December 2011

To say... or not to say- That's a good question...
                                                     
September 2011
If I expected perfection from my friends- I wouldn't have any!


June 2011

Inarguably my perspective & contribution...

May 2011
When missing the mark-
We usually have reasons...

Seldom an excuse...

April 2011
As a boy I would try to imagine myself old-
Now I am trying to imagine myself young...

May 2011
To take on a "Nothing-to-Lose" way... is a temporary path...

November 2010
History is forever...

October 2010

Tell me the same-old story... Tell me the same-old story...
There are far fewer stories than ways they are told…

August 2010
'No such thing as a "perfect" decision- but only our best...

June 2010
A "lesser" solution practiced... is better than an "ideal" not!

March 2010
My younger coharts work so hard to become something...
While on the other hand- I am something!


February 2010
Looking back- I can see my Dad younger than I am...

January 2010
It is often more difficult to come up
with the question
than the answer...

May 2009

Pointing out the flaws of others to get ahead...

is a good way to fall behind!

November 2008
On one hand we reach out to
promote & work for justice...
on the other we live & do inspite of...

July 2008

As I become "less able"... We get more done...


My Grandma once said to me- "Sometimes I lie awake all night...

just thinking of things for other people to do"...

 

April 2008

Never pass by an opportunity to be nurtured…


March 2008

Input is always welcomed... sometimes taken!

September 2007

"Feeling like it"... sometimes happens after we begin...

July 2007

Oftentimes the best thing about an idea is the idea that follows…

May 2007
Sometimes a lie is closer to the truth than the truth is...

My good buddy Jim tells me he understands this...
but is not sure if he trusts me with it!

November 2006

One man’s story is another’s metaphor…

October 2006
I am just not smart enough to understand all that I say and do!

I may not be of the highest intelligence...
Yet I do advantage by way of a wider/shared intelligence...


August 2006
It is often said that we are only limited by our imaginations-
For me its been my pocketbook!

May 2006
Self importance is an illusion!

December 2005
Its not so much what we do- but how and why...

Similar realizations;
Its not how smart we are-. but how we are smart...

Its not how long we've been here- but how we've been here long...

September 2005
Pretend you love me...
I’ll never know the difference…

June 2005
How can we know when those smart guys are lying to us?

October 2004

So many possibilities-
Yet my feet just won't go as fast as my head!

September 2004

Three-Fourths of pain is resistance...
This is just not a perfect place we live!


June 2003

At the end of every good idea... is a can of worms!

July 2002

Everyone has something to say!
Usually influenced by their time & culture...

May 2002

It’s not that I had nothing to say... but only that I had more to do!


April 2001

Like a dog eatin' the welcome mat...
Once you've started to swallow you're committed to finish!

March 2001

False Hope is better than no Hope!
It's gotten me through some pretty rough times!

July 2000
My good buddy tells me I need to get out of Dunn County and travel more... While traveling may be good and I'm likely to do so one day... It would not be because I am lacking-
"I have been as deep as he's been far!"

June 2000
Nothin' gets decided 'til it's done...

June 2000
Have you done this before? How did you learn all this?


Generally I will hang out in the subject matter long enough to acquire the proper illusion that I know what I am doing...

Then I go do it... and then learn some more...

May 2000

Regarding the "Preservation of Character Society"...
Like so many matters of the heart- It is best left undefined...

Yet it somehow seems necessary to talk about it!

March 2000
May your Love tickle the Cosmos...


January 2000
Living & Farming;
If you can't get down & dirty with Friends- Who can you?

It's all about relationships!

April 1999
The meal of low expectations & big Surprises....

 

September 1999
Nothing is forever... temporary is a long time...

December 1998

Each year I almost make it at a higher level.

If it weren't for money — I'd be a rich man!"

June 1988
Our passion as a child is our genious as an adult...


March 1987

In an absurd world…

It seems there is nothing more real than raising a fish!

 

Hindsight;

1980

I use to pray that I wouldn't be so poor...
but all I got was use to it.

1979

Homemade Relatives...

1979
We do work for bread to eat...
buys us soap to wash our feet...

1972

There's but a fine line between funk & junk...

1971

Experiencing my experiences makes good sense…


1970

My ability to not take “NO” for an answer…
is a gift from my Ma.


1969

Some of us are born into the “Status Quo”
and others not so much…

1969

Who are we and what on earth are we doing?

1968

I quit school in the 8th grade...

but I kept going 'til I graduated...

1966

I'd rather go through life wanting something I don't have...

than having something I don't want....


I remember asking my Grandpa's Friend why he never got married...

1958

If Tippy can't go... I'm not going either!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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