Old Rag Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Favorite Quotes

If failure is not an option, then neither is success.

Seth Godin 

Actions may not always bring happiness, but there will be no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli 

It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Seneca

The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

Vince Lombardi

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Paulo Coelho

Favorite Poem Right Now

If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.

Charles Bukowski