No 24 – 6-15-18 “Run the Great Risk”
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No 24 – 6-15-18 “Run the Great Risk”

“I run great risk of failing. It may be that I shall encounter ruin where I look for reputation and a career of honor. The chances are perhaps more in favor of ruin than of success. But, whatever may be the chances, I shall go on as long as any means of carrying on the...

No 22 6-1-18 “How to Become Quite a Person”
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No 22 6-1-18 “How to Become Quite a Person”

“Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.” Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist and professor of physics Ever think that you have messed up your life? Ever think that you have made a mistake so grave that you will never be able to recover? Has a wrong decision or a...

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No 36 9-8-17 Just Keep On Playing

No 36 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 1, 1956 Just Keep on Playing! “If you just keep playing, keep believing and have some faith, something good can happen.” – Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner, whose team became only the second in NFL history to win six games after losing the...

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No 21 Reflect on your past blessings! 5-26-17

No 21 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, May 26, 2017 “Reflect on your past blessings” “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) English Novelist We must all have regrets and thoughts of...

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No 14 Can Dancing Protect Your Brain From Aging?

No 14 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, April 7, 2017 Can Dancing Protect Your Brain From Aging? Our Arthur Murray Santa Monica student, Diana Ungerleider, brought in an article that said there may be something unique about learning a social dance. The demands dancing places on the mind and body could...

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No 7 "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." 2-17-17

No 7 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, February 17, 2017 “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey (1895 – 1983) American professional boxer Sometimes in my life, I just can’t seem to get up, but I do. After dancing 41+ years, having run 19 marathons, having...

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What a man can be, he must be 9-30-16

No 40 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury   Friday, September 30, 2016   “What a man can be, he must be.” – Abraham Maslow   “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can...

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A Passionate Sense of the Potential 8-5-16

No 32 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, August 5, 2016 A Passionate Sense of the Potential “If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible…what wine...

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Pain nourishes courage – July 1, 2016

No 27 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 1, 2016 “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore (1937-) American Actress “Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.”- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American Presbyterian...

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Share the Love 6-10-16

No 24 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, June 10, 2016 Share the Love “When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.” – Samuel Goldwyn (1879 – 1974) Film Producer In ballroom dancing, on comment I dreaded to hear at the end of a performance was, “David, you looked...

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