Dizzy Swallows

Home Again

September 8th, 2014 1 Comment

Home again after another incredible journey. Photos and memories to come very soon, but for now, I wanted to share this wisdom from Mr. Jack Kerouac:

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

Consider this mountain climbed.… Continue reading

Quiet Moments

October 23rd, 2013

I’ve been practicing the elusive art of savoring each moment. Is it not the long string of these quiet, small moments, more so than the brief flare of adventure, which make up our lives? When asked to describe his idea of paradise, Johnny Cash responded: “This morning, with her, having coffee.”

Now please enjoy the group Árstíðir singing the 13th century Icelandic hymn “Heyr Himna Smiður” at the train station in Wuppertal, Germany.

Sending love from a foggy, golden and red Northwest.… Continue reading

Now and now

September 6th, 2013

“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.”

-Alan Cohen

En Mana Kuoyo by danielle hendrix on Grooveshark

Wishing you a gentle weekend as we transition to Fall. Since watching “The Long Way Down” I can’t stop listening to Ayub Ogada‘s beautiful album, En Mana Kuoyo. I hope you enjoy it as well.… Continue reading


February 20th, 2013

I suppose that’s how this thing we sometimes call “progress” is achieved. How has the way you choose to experience the world changed over the years?… Continue reading


November 30th, 2012

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain to you and me, would be celebrating his 177th birthday today. Halley’s Comet was visiting the earth when Twain was born, and he predicted that he would “go out with it” as well. Amazingly, he died the day following the comet’s next return. Here are a few memorable quotes from one of history’s greatest wits (and clear winner of the Movember challenge):

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles … Continue reading