Copyright © 2004 by Steve Donahue
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The first speech I gave about the Sahara Desert caught me by surprise. I was hired to address the meeting of an association of asphalt-road builders w……
There are many people who assisted or inspired me in writing this book. I’d like to thank the following:
George Donahue, my dad, for bringing me a T-s……
Are You Crossing a Desert or Climbing a Mountain?
Upon the endless sand dunes The camel shall always rule. But it’s wiser in the mountains To……
Follow a Compass, Not a Map
I had spent the night studying my map— but uselessly, since I did not know my position.
—Antoine de Saint Exup……
Stop at Every Oasis
The more you stop, the farther you go.
Tallis chose five rocks and took aim. Three of my five shots ha……
When You’re Stuck, Deflate
Don’t be so humble—you’re not that great.
As we sped along the fresh asphalt south of In Salah, I……
Travel Alone Together
Remember, we’re all in this alone.
Deflating the tires had worked. We crossed the lake bed and put the……
Step Away from Your Campfire
In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
—Theodore Roethke, “In a Dark Time,”
The Collected Poems of Theodore ……
Don’t Stop at False Borders
Sometimes the line in the sand is important. Other times it’s just a waste of good sand.
Loving the Sand, Wherever It Is
We too have loved the desert to the point of feeling that it was there we had lived the best years of our liv……
Tallis on Busua Pleasure Beach, February 1977.
Tom Sawyer had Huckleberry Finn. Butch Cassidy had the Sundance Kid. At certain times in our lives we n……
About Schmidt, 50
of aloneness, 86
of challenges, 13
aliveness, 14, ……
Steve Donahue is a professional speaker, consultant, and coach. He has addressed hundreds of corporations and tens of thousands of individuals on the ……
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