The optimistic part of me and the proudly cynical part of me resent each other with all they’ve got.  They’re always looking squinty-eyed at one another, like two gunslingers at opposite ends of the dusty road that runs through the center of town in spaghetti-western movies.  But neither one of them ever draws.  It’s an eternal stalemate.


“The amuse-bouche is the best way for a great chef to express his big ideas in small bites.”           -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Sometimes we find inspiration in unlikely places, but more surprising is when we see it was us doing the inspiring.

I keep looking to the horizon, when I should be looking at what’s in front of me.

“I’ve always just wanted to earn my living by writing.  The best thing is to go into my study in the morning and put words together.”  -Robert Harris

Let’s honor our differences while at the same time giving them very little credit.  We’re all just human.