HD Clarity E-Zine


Volume 6, Issue 6: June 2013

“Relationship without communication is like having sex without foreplay.”

~Mahdura Naik

Volume 6, Issue 5: May 2013

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy”

~ The Dalai Lama

Volume 6, Issue 4: April 2013

“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, ‘I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,’ that person cannot say, ‘I choose otherwise.’”

~ Stephen R. Covey

Volume 6, Issue 3: March 2013

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us.
But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.”

 ~John Dewey (1859-1952)

Volume 6, Issue 2: February 2013

When you’re with your wife, you don’t say I love you to your wife every day but the ways you look at her and your actions are another way to communicate. Don’t focus on dialogue, only focus on what you’re expressing.”

 ~Michel Hazanavicius

Volume 6, Issue 1: January 2013

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

~John F. Kennedy


Volume 5, Issue 12: December 2012

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”

~William Shakespeare

Volume 5, Issue 11: November 2012

“A grownup is a child with layers on.”

~Woody Harrelson

Volume 5, Issue 10: October 2012

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

~Lance Armstrong


Volume 5, Issue 9: September 2012

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.”

~John Burroughs

Volume 5, Issue 8: August 2012

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Volume 5, Issue 7: July 2012

“If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.”

~ Richard Carlson


Volume 5, Issue 6: June 2012

“But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

~ Robert Frost


Volume 5, Issue 5: May 2012

“12 Signs of Presence (from an unknown 12-step source)
An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
Frequent attacks of smiling.
Feelings of being connected with others and nature.
Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experience.
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
A loss of ability to worry.
A loss of interest in conflict.
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
A loss of interest in judging others.
A loss of interest in judging self.
Gaining the ability to love without expecting anything in return.”

~ Dr. Tom Hill’s Eaglezine

Volume 5, Issue 4: April 2012

“To: Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury Washington DC 20001

Enclosed is my 2011 Form 1040, together with payment. Please take note of the attached article from USA Today archives.  In the article, you will note that the Pentagon paid $171.50 each for hammers and NASA paid $600.00 each for toilet seats.

Please find enclosed in this package four toilet seats (value $2,400.00) and six hammers (value $1,029.00).  This is in payment for my total tax due of $3,429.00.

Out of a sense of patriotic duty, and to assist in the political purification of our government, I am also enclosing a 1.5 inch Phillips head screw, for which HUD duly recorded and approved a purchase vale of $22.00, as my contribution to fulfill the Presidential Election Fund option on Form 1040.

It has been a pleasure to pay my taxes this year, and I look forward to paying them again next year in accordance with officially established government values.


~Another satisfied taxpayer

Volume 5, Issue 3: March 2012

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Volume 5, Issue 2: February 2012

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go”

~Herman Hesse

Volume 5, Issue 1: January 2012

“Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information. ”

~Peter Drucker

Volume 4, Issue 12: December 2011

 “When someone is impatient and says, “I haven’t got all day,” I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?”

  ~George Carlin

Volume 4, Issue 11: November 2011

“Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.”

~Publilius Syrus

Volume 4, Issue 10: October 2011

“The intuitive mind (L/R) is a sacred gift. And the rational mind (K/J) is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” (parentheses mine, not Dr. Einstein’s).

~Albert Einstein

Volume 4, Issue 9: September 2011

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”


Volume 4, Issue 8: August 2011

“Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead.”

~Lilly Langtree

Volume 4, Issue 7: July 2011

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

~Dorthy Nevill

Volume 4, Issue 6: June 2011

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

~Charles Darwin

Volume 4, Issue 5: May 2011

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”

~Carl Gustav Jung

Volume 4, Issue 4: April 2011

“One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.”


Volume 4, Issue 3: March 2011

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

~W. H. Murray

Volume 4, Issue 2: February 2011

“You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you too”

~Roy Campanella

Volume 4, Issue 1: January 2011

“Clarity often emerges in the wake of conflicting views”

~Peter Wehner, former director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives under President George W. Bush


Volume 3, Issue 12: December 2010

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness.”

~Steven Covey

Volume 3, Issue 11: November 2010

“If you beat your head against the rock wall long enough pretty soon your head takes the shape of the rock wall”

~Frank DeMotte (my Dad)

Volume 3, Issue 10: October 2010

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient.  It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”


Volume 3, Issue 9: September 2010

“And now the last question” said the rooster,  “Do you always want what you think you want?”

~Maurice Sendak (in Kenny’s Window)

Volume 3, Issue 8: August 2010

“Every human being’s essential nature is perfect and faultless, but after years of immersion in the world we easily forget our roots and take on a counterfeit nature.”

~ Lao-tzu

Volume 3, Issue 7: July 2010

“We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.”

~ W. H. Auden

Volume 3, Issue 6: June 2010

“Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.”

~ Ellen Keys