Little Lessons

No Medals

Posted by Mark Fallon

Nov 22, 2019 5:00:00 AM


Lake Rounds
"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself--the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us--that's where it's at." – Jesse Owens

The older gentleman entered the dining room with a beaming smile. Before he had a chance to sit down, the server asked, “How did your son do?” The enthusiastic response, “He made it with 6 minutes to spare!”

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Topics: success, hard work, goals, persistence, inspiration, motivation, journey, marathon, people, challenge, little lessons, help, wins, walking

Gathering Threads for Our Tapestries

Posted by Mark Fallon

Nov 8, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Oct 2019 Road Trip
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

I’ve spent 7 of the last 8 weeks on the road. My travels took me from coast to coast and north to south – Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean, Lake Michigan to Lake of the Ozarks, and crossing the Mississippi 4 times in a car and 8 times in a plane. Along the way, I visited 10 states plus the District of Columbia.

Food is always an important part of my journeys. Breakfast in a tucked away diner. Dinners in steakhouses and other restaurants accompanied with wine. Lunch at a hotdog stand. A wedding at a castle. Breaking bread at the family table on a friend’s farm.

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Topics: reflection, friendship, personal relationships, family, journey, travel, story, people, little lessons, time, wonder, perspective

When You Can’t See the Road Ahead

Posted by Mark Fallon

Aug 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Foggy Road.jpg"As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Last week, I was driving through the hills of central Pennsylvania. I travelled along a road that followed the Juniata River. Most days, the green hills make the scenic drive so enjoyable, the hours pass quickly.

However, this day I couldn’t make out cars just a few hundred feet in front of me. Due to temperature inversion, clouds lingered in the valleys, obscuring the view of the hills. It was only clear right along the river and at the tops of the highest peaks. The interchange of glare of the sun and gloom of the clouds meant constantly switching between sunglasses and driving glasses.

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Topics: goals, journey

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