Thursday, June 24, 2004

Our Great Grandfather

all images copyright, winspike

It's hard to know
How great is a grandfather
Until you have
Seen it done properly
Son, brother, husband, father
Grandfather, Great-Grandfather
We will miss you, Grandpa
But your love will last
Through us all

Friday, June 18, 2004


Nothing worthwhile is ever easy,
and those things that are easy
are seldom, if ever, worthwhile.

Lilly Bloom

Calla Lilly in Bloom

Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Long ago, I decided that one of the most important virtues and values to live by was to act and walk with integrity. One of my colleagues asked, "Hey, how do you define it?" Not finding an appropriate definition in any of the usual locations I wrote my own definition. So, this is my personal definition written in 1999:


The wisdom to know what is right to do
combined with the courage to act and the will to do so
and the valor to admit when wrong

- Windspike Oct. 99.

Thursday, June 10, 2004


The secret to education is
That there are none
And knowledge is best amplified
When shared
Proprietary wisdom
Is neither
And alone
We don’t improve