coffee-stained journal a decent dose of inspiration…

Spark of Madness | #in160characters 4

Spark of Madness

Burning ambition, daring, staring, a glow in the eyes. Dance with the flame, flaring, caring, the fire within. Praise the blaze, eventually, the ashes of life.

Front by Missy S. 2

Made by Hand ~ [No. 5] The Bike Maker

“For me it always has been a real struggle to get past the point where I’m pretty good for a beginner, to get into the point where I’m actually good.” It probably has been Ezra Caldwell’s attitude and his somewhat audacious approach that made him excel on so many different levels. A guy who valued curiosity more than convenience and passion more than prestige. Someone who constantly sought change and challenge, confronting life with a mix of [...]

Come Alive ~ Howard Thurman 4

Come Alive ~ Howard Thurman

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman

ink falling by Mycatkins 8

In search of “flow”…

It’s a strange feeling. I dip the pen into the small ink pot and put the tip onto the paper. The ink leaves a moody trace and I watch its shape until the streak weakens. I dip the pen into the ink again and draw another line and follow its flow. I try to figure out a shape. I would like to discover scenery, mountains, lakes and trees, but what I spot is a skyline. An unimpressive [...]

Mano del desierto / Desert hand by Juan Eduardo Donoso 10

In South America ~ Vincent Urban

“Early 2012, we started a journey to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil in our old and rusty Landrover. Once again, we brought our DSLR cameras and some gear to capture every great moment of this trip. Lots of winds, emptiness, pampas, bustling cities, animals, deserts and waterfalls – all wrapped up in just under 6 min. Enjoy the ride!” ~ Vincent Urban And what a ride it is! A patchwork of moments woven from [...]

Lighthouse | #in160characters 2


Daring to dream, dreaming aloud. Folding paper boats, a flotilla of thoughts, enthusiasm, wind in the sails, a journey, euphoria, twinkle in the eyes.

"I can be changed by what happens to me" by Alex Pang 0

Dared to love ~ Maya Angelou

What I would really like said about me is that I dared to love. By love I mean that condition in the human spirit so profound it encourages us to develop courage and build bridges, and then to trust those bridges and cross the bridges in attempts to reach other human beings. – Maya Angelou in an interview 1985 The charismatic African American author, poet and activist certainly succeeded. Her energetic being along with her lyrical voice [...]

Spirit ~ Wilferd Peterson 3

Spirit ~ Wilferd Peterson

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it… ~ Wilferd Peterson   I also came across another apparently extended version of this quote, but unfortunately wasn’t able to figure out the original phrasing or verify the source…   [...]