Friday, June 29, 2012

Fantastic Mr Fox and Esio Trot

Crossed off two more Roald Dahl books off my goal of reading all of his children's literature. Should have 6/20 read by the time my library books are due!  Up next are The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. So far, the books that I read are amazing and I have so much respect for Dahl. Even more so as I think about another list item...writing my own children's book!

"You Have to Live a Mission Driven Life"

" When you say what you want to do or be in your life, you focus on a position. That's not a life calling. When that becomes your life calling, I think that's when it becomes dangerous. But when you say 'I want to serve children' that's a vision...There has to be a mission. You have to live a mission driven life".

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Read Tom Brokaw's Boom!: Voices of the Sixties

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do...other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win".- JFK, 1962

Finished reading Tom Brokaw's Boom!: Voices of the Sixties. My hope is that I am walking away with a little bit more strength to live my life with meaning. To me, that is what the sixties were all about: living for a cause, using your voice, and not being afraid of the consequences.