Living: Leaving a Legacy

I went to Lakeland FL to do some training for my company, and I had a great time in that little town. I wrote a blog called “I’m Not Leaving Lakeland … Please Send Money” the day before I wrote this one. It ended up being tweeted and Facebooked by the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and made me a little bit of a local hero for a few days. But, this one was my favorite that I wrote while I was there. Sometimes when I write, I don’t feel like it’s me that’s writing. I feel like I’m channeling someone or something else. This blog was one of those. I walked around the campus at Southern Florida enjoying the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and I felt his spirit moving through me. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt such a spiritual connection to my writing as I did with this piece. Enjoy … and if you ever get down there, I urge you to tour the campus. It’s lovely, and be sure to eat pizza at the local pizza place just off the square. It’s phenomenal.

Midlife Moments

What is architecture anyway? Is it the vast collection of the various buildings which have been built to please the varying tastes of the various lords of mankind? I think not. No, I know that architecture is life; or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived…
So, architecture I know to be a Great Spirit. 
— Frank Lloyd Wright

I’ve been reading articles published by Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. in an effort to get motivated for healthier living and aging. One of the points he makes for us in later years is to start thinking about our legacy to the world. Undoubtedly, Dr. Weil is working on his with a string of restaurants opening across the country (True Food) and huge efforts…

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