Posted on March 30, 2015
Why write Sitting in the Flames?
After retirement in 1993, bowling felt like a really neat activity for a new senior citizen. Three leagues per week, coupled with 40-50 games of practice per week, moved the average to 208. When the average peaked, burn-out and boredom arrived; and bowling was no longer fun. This triggered the search to discover a key to re-spark an interest in bowling and produce a higher bowling average. Competitive bowling was soon to fade from the journey; and sports literature became the menu. Read More
Posted on March 24, 2015
Welcome to my world; and to the life of a work-in-process “experience junkie” making a trek from “trained killer” to “spiritual warrior,” where peace of mind, creativity and joy have been tasted and celebrated.
Born and raised in Northwestern Ohio farm country, my hometown was Sherwood, population 500. Life as a kid found me sweeping the floor and waiting on customers in the family owned hardware store. Read More
Posted on January 29, 2015
JOHN EDWIN DEVORE
We can unleash the artist within!
“Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that upon other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory.”
– General Douglas MacArthur, in the context of Army Black Knights football.
“Life is the dancer, and you are the dance.”
– Eckart Tolle
“To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.”
-Ludwig Van Beethoven
“When we are able to deliberately quiet the mind of words and beliefs; and when we are free of words and beliefs, we transition beyond the insatiable ego, reveal the artist within, and experience joy through peace of mind and perfect oneness.”
-John Edwin DeVore
“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”
“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.”