Author Archives: Mike Ferrier

Vulnerability

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ~ Brene (Bren-nay) Brown ~ Hold on folks. This one could be a wild ride. Depending on your point of view, vulnerability can be seen as weakness, submission, cowardliness or a point … Continue reading

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Continuity

“Without continuity, men would become like flies in summer.” ~ Melville Fuller ~ “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~ Martin Luther ~ The tumults of life come with … Continue reading

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Conversation

“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.” ~ Yogi Berra ~ Conversation is an art and not a battle.  The object is not to win, but to create a mutually respectful interplay that is meaningful … Continue reading

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Independence

“Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the … Continue reading

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Stereotypes

“A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are clichés, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is.” ~ Nancy Kress ~ Who … Continue reading

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Water

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax.” “The only way to make sense out of … Continue reading

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Cost

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” ~ Steve Jobs ~ How do you spend your precious time?  Cost is experienced in many ways…financial, physical, … Continue reading

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Cars

“People spend so much time in their cars, and it’s a legal way to have fun by speeding a little bit or testing yourself a little bit, and you get to invest in your car. For some people, it becomes … Continue reading

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Sound

“The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody’s guess.” ~ James Thurber ~ Sound has always had an incredible effect on me. It is what brought me to … Continue reading

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Creativity

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they … Continue reading

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