Author Archives: Dave Mittereder

More laughing please.

A recent NY Times article regarding Monopoly rules had me reminiscing today of a time when laughter came much more easily, even while learning difficult life lessons about fairness, respecting others, and being kind. Take a quick read of the article … Continue reading

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No Digression

I had the opportunity to spend some time with a good friend yesterday, brainstorming ideas and possible business opportunities.  Brainstorming feels very freeing, and I think to be truly effective should not be burdened with too many expectations, but instead … Continue reading

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I Think to Myself

Some good friends recently sent me a link to a great BBC One video wherein the words of the song “What a Wonderful World” are narrated by David Attenborough to some beautiful clips of Nature. While I’ve heard the song … Continue reading

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Through all that happens

“As you unfold as an artist, just keep on, quietly and earnestly, growing through all that happens to you.  You cannot disrupt this process more violently than by looking outside yourself for answers that may only be found by attending … Continue reading

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The impeded stream is the one that sings

The Real Work by Wendell Berry It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our … Continue reading

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My Sweet

An Immorality  By Ezra Pound Sing we for love and idleness, Naught else is worth the having. Though I have been in many a land, There is naught else in living. And I would rather have my sweet, Though rose-leaves … Continue reading

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A Special Stripe of Innocence

How many people do you know who visit New York City and say that what they want to do is go to the zoo?   Last month my brother Jeff came to visit and that was one of the things he said … Continue reading

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