Untethered Dog

A Commonplace By Tom Swift


Going Big

Nothing is guaranteed. The great prizes are for those who are willing to take the great risks. The best prizes of all will have to do with … relationships. -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 5-21-2017


It seems that lately you’ve been struggling at the tug-of-war rope, unsure of how to play it — fighting to let go, fighting to hang on. Bottom line, this is a game. If it’s not fun, it’s not worth playing. -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 5-15-2017


The goal that is committed to paper is much likelier to be accomplished, but don’t write it just once and then close the book. Daily updates will seal the deal. This fate will be yours. -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 5-8-2017


On many subjects, society’s rules are your rules. It doesn’t always work for you this way, though. There are a few societal trends you simply can’t abide by, and you’ll prove yourself bigger than society as you do it your way today. -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 5-5-2017


What would you do if you knew that the best is yet to come? Would you stop worrying and hedging your bets? Would you let go of something substandard in your life? All indications point to … the best really is yet to come! -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 4-27-2017


An emotion is like a sound: It’s an internal interpretation of an external vibration. The vibration is not the feeling. Feelings don’t exist around us. They are made inside us and can be remade there, too. -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 4-11-2017

Self Reliance

Like a computer programmer, it’s on you to fix a bug in your life. Don’t procrastinate! Procrastination leads to guilt, which leads to more procrastination. It’s exhausting. Now is the moment. Fix it. Go. -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 12-29-2016


Do you ever go on social media and find yourself being quite mean about it? You wouldn’t leave bad comments, but you might think them. There’s something cathartic in the thought process, and as long as you don’t act on it, you’re golden. -Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 12-28-2016


Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow. -Unknown, StarTribune, 12-19-2016