Thinking and Knowing

My friend, Joy Riley (, sent this message to me.   She received it from her friend, Cypriana McCray.   It had such a profound effect on me that I want to share it here.


Thinking is powerful. Knowing is even more so.

Thinking is a function of your mind. Knowing encompasses all you are.

What you think can change from moment to moment. What you know is always a part of you.

What you know goes beyond all doubt. What you know has the clear, powerful presence of truth.

Use your outstanding mind to think. Use your magnificent life to know.

Knowing comes from experience, guided by purpose, and from feeling the wonder of all existence. Know that you can do it, that you can be it, that you can experience it, and you will.

— Ralph Marston

Question for Comment:  What do you think?


Why a Blog?

Yes, I am writing a blog. You are probably asking yourself why??? Well, this blog is to be a catharsis for me…. a place to write the thoughts and adventures I am having in my life right now. I also hope this blog helps other people to stop and think, to see life differently, to laugh at themselves, to know they can still learn and grow, and whatever else they get from my blog that helps them become better.

I will be 54 this year and am the only child. That may also explain this blog…I don’t have any siblings to dump on. Anyway, I am enjoying my life more now than when I was younger. In December 2008, I walked away from my career in law, from a position as a judge, to do something different. I lot of people ask me if walking away was hard to do.

The answer is no for two reasons. Continue reading “Why a Blog?”