John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC


Be soft

Worth it

Do not





Do what you gotta do

Sometimes Hemingway was beautiful

Every writer should read this and live it

Before I step out into the world each day

Before I step out into the world each day I remind myself that everyone…everyone….perceives the world completely differently then I do because everyone, everyone, is different from me and different from everyone else. It’s a seemingly simple lesson but I use that simple lesson as my means to communicate and understand others effectively and it works. And as a result I live in a conflict free environment.

Have faith.

 Have faith.
Nothing will give you as much strength as faith and not because faith makes things easier but rather because faith makes things possible.
 Faith gives us the peace of mind to listen to our own voice, to be in touch with our soul, faith blocks out the noise of the world.

When faith becomes your life guide you will no longer live by sight. 

To live the artistic life

To live the artistic life, the creative life, lose your fear of being wrong about almost everything……. but know that one of the hardest things to do is letting go of what we thought was real.

Travel well

                To travel well, have no set plan and no intent of ever arriving.

It’s simple

It’s simple, the more grateful….meaning aware and thankful…. That you are for what you have, the more you will live in the moment.  Remember, there is an art to happiness, a formula of sorts, and it lies in the power of finding and taking happiness from common things. It’s really that simple.

You are the direct result of what you think.

You are the direct result of what you think.
You want to be happy? Find something you feel passionate about and never lose interest in it. Your passion will keep you happy forever.
You are the direct result of what you think.



I used to pray to God to open doors for me. I still do and God still opens doors for me but now that I’m older and there are a lot of life miles behind me, I’ve learned to pray to God to teach me to close the doors that should have been shut long ago but aren’t.

Heart and soul

If your are going to do something your heart isn’t in to it, don’t do it all because in order to achieve anything worth having, you have to go at it with your all, with your entire heart and mind.  

What is love?

What is love? 

This is love

Love is patient

love is kind.

It does not envy

it does not boast

it is not proud.

It is not rude,

it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs

 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

 It always protects,

always trusts,

always hopes,

 always perseveres

Hair IQ

Intelligent people have more Zinc and copper in their hair …of course I’m bald so…..

Run don't walk (That's a play a song title)

In the daily course of life, at some point we are all going to run across that poor soul who is always angry and always looking for a problem. Don’t walk away from people like that that…RUN AWAY FROM PEOPLE LIKE THAT…run as fast as you can, as far as you can to get away from them. Let them alone because the battle they’re looking to fight is with themselves and not with you. Remember, conflict cannot survive without participation.

My Daily Prayer

Below is a prayer I recite every day, it’s called the Prayer of Saint Francis.

Usually I just have a one-on-one conversation with God but the Prayer of Saint Francis is e my talking points (For lack of a better way to put it) meaning  I use it as a rough guide of what I need to do in the course of a day.

By the way, St. Francis, as brillant and awesome (A much over used word) as he was, didn’t write this prayer, somebody made that up. A fan of St. Francis I suspect. The prayer was more than probably written in about 1912 (St. Francis lived in the 13th century) by Fr. Esther Bouquerel.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Prayer for Peace

The creative persons question


Do good

but not to this guy...look at the license plate


And now a word from President Eisenhower

Panda's crack me up.............................

Its on the house

What I tell myself when bad stuff happens...and I'm always right

Hedge Hog

You complete you.

You’re okay, don’t worry about it.
Stop looking for someone who will complete you. 
You complete you. That’s your job. 
So give up looking for that one soul who will complete you and instead look for that one soul who will accept everything little thing about you completely.

Dance anyway

Hard to do but good advice anyway

Good writing, direct, clear, understandable and to the point