“Compassion,” wrote historian Karen Armstrong in considering the proper meaning of the Golden Rule, “asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.”
“Have compassion for everyone you meet … You do not know what wars are going on down there, where the spirit meets the bone.”
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
When you wake up at 6 in the morning, you close your eyes for 5 minutes and it’s already 6:45. When you’re at work and it’s 2:30, you close your eyes for 5 minutes and it’s 2:31.
Bought a talking parrot today and taught him to say “Help, I’ve been turned into a parrot.”
Legalize Marijuana & Hemp farming?
Connex housing is in remote Alaska, why not use them for Anchorage housing?
Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times: A nonprofit in California is turning shipping containers into homeless housing
“Every judgment, all of them, point back to a judgment we hold against ourselves.”
“It is all a question of weeding out what you yourself like best to do, so that you can live most agreeably in a world full of an increasing number of disagreeable surprises.”
M.F.K. Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf
All progress occurs because people dare to be different.
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
“Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.”
Roger L’Estrange, 1616-1704
“Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.”
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948
“Happy is the man who can do only one thing; in doing it, he fulfills his destiny.”
Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824
“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.”
Once again just because I love this one!
T-REX STEALS BABY!
OUR STORY SO FAR:
We are Cory & Kristen Williams and in August 2014 we made the long drive from Southern California to Alaska to move into our new home in Eagle River. Here we’ve had the chance to explore Alaska, experience lots of wild events, meet lots of great people and endure the extreme temperatures that the north is known for. On December 20th, 2014 we got engaged after our Polar Plunge under the Northern Lights then later married by our favorite lake on May 23rd, 2015. Then on June 23rd, 2016 we had our first child. A baby girl named Chell.
WHAT DOES “DudeLikeHELLA” MEAN?:
“Dude” is me, Cory. I am the dude. “Like” is a joining word which is used to express similarities and “HELLA” is slang for “a lot” or in my case, “the greatest amount”. So together, “DudeLikeHELLA” means “The best me I can be”.
“Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.”
I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
entrepreneur and corporate leader
Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.
Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. Mark Zuckerberg
“What is one’s personality, detached from that of the friends with whom fate happens to have linked one? I cannot think of myself apart from the influence of the two or three greatest friendships of my life, and any account of my own growth must be that of their stimulating and enlightening influence.”
Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance
“…the true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life…”
William Morris, “The Aims of Art,” in The Collected Works of William Morris
Prisons of stone and iron may hold the body for long and painful years in darkness, but they cannot shut out the light of truth from the truth-loving soul; they cannot destroy the peace of the dutiful spirit.
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.
One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.
Franklin P. Jones