Learning karate and other lessons — later in life… and finding inspiration along the way.

Archive for April, 2012

Touch ~ Thursdays / 9 p.m. / Fox Network

“There’s an ancient Chinese myth about the Red Thread of Fate.

“It says that the gods have tied a red thread around every one of our ankles, and attached it to all the people whose lives are destined to touch. This thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. It’s all been determined by mathematical probability.

“The threads that connect us are not bound by space and time. What seems to be individual, like a twist of fate, from another perspective is simply one of those threads pulled tight — how things should have been all along. And even when those threads seem irreparably frayed, they never break. Not completely.

“But sometimes the most important connection is here and now. Every individual hope you harbor, every dream you attain, every desire you fulfill has an impact far greater than you can imagine.”

More Touch


“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions…

… Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain


The Power of Introverts ~ Susan Cain