Author: D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things ™…..Time…..

As I sat in the Atlanta Sky Club under a bizarre weather delay, I enjoyed a hot cup of black elixir and listened to Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. Enjoying the moment of one of my favorite albums of my youth, I reflected on the past year and shook my head in disbelief that we are already through Q1 of this year.....in the words of that great philosopher, Roger Waters, it’s time to stop waiting for someone or something to show us the way. And this morning’s M5T took form.

Monday 5 Things…..Convergence…..

A few years ago, as we drew near Good Friday, there was a great image circulating online. It was a head, half of which wore a crown of thorns, the other half a crown of gold. The caption said, “A lot can change in three days.” I once again find myself preoccupied with the convergence of God’s plan and promises fulfilled.

Cars & Coffee

Car enthusiasts of all walks are welcome to attend this community event each month at Habersham Village—because who doesn't love cars and coffee?

Monday 5 Things (TM)…..Re-Thinking About It….. 

“I think. I am. I will.” One of my favorite quotes from Ayn Rand’s novella ‘Anthem”, which is about a society in which freedom, individual rights, values and thinking have been abolished. Today M5T celebrates one of the most precious gifts that we can give ourselves. The gift of thinking.

Monday 5 Things (TM)…..Acoustic Annotations in my Auto, Enroute from Athens….. Again.....Acoustic Annotations in my Auto, Enroute from Athens.....Again…..

A couple of weeks ago I was back up in north Georgia with a client. Over the years I have spent a lot of time working up there and it was a pleasure to drive back to Savannah on backroads. “In the Air Tonight” came on XM, and I turned it up to ear-bleed, speaker damaging levels. A big grin crossed my lips as I recalled many such drives in the past and this M5T in particular from over 6 years ago, and I wanted to share it with you once again.

Monday 5 Things …..Beware the Cov-Ides of March…..

It was a year ago this month that we first started to realize the changes that Covid would make to our lives. Little did we know just how radically our lives would be affected. Given this is the month of Ides, you may want to consider pulling out your copy of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, throw a social distanced toga party and pour copious amounts of wine as the Romans were want to do. With a nod to the Ides, this morning’s M5T takes a lighter look at life during this pandemic.

'Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham..... Child-like Innocence.....

I don’t like a lot of clutter, in my life or in my house. But there are some things that I save – things that have meaning and are from significant moments in life. While preparing year end information for my accountant, I came across one such simple gift from a special moment in life that I shared in M5T 3 years ago. It put such a smile on my face, I wanted to share it with you once again. Enjoy.

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham.....Lightbulbs.....

For the past few years, I have been photographing lightbulbs. The glowing filaments of each light bulb that have become part of my photographic archives represent moments in my life. Lightbulb moments. We’ve all had them. We all want them. This morning’s M5T shares questions that have inspired lightbulb moments.

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham.....Underestimated.....

It was a beautiful Savannah winter afternoon. A pleasant 70 degrees, no wind, no clouds, and I found a sun patch illuminating a park bench in Wright Square at Bull and State Street. I was early to a meeting and opted to ‘waste’ 30 minutes of time sitting on the bench.

"Monday 5 Things".....Vivamus per Verba…..

Well. Here we are. 2021. I wonder how many set new year resolutions last Friday, only to say, ahhhhh, I think I’ll start [insert resolution of choice here] on Monday! It’s for that reason alone that I stopped making New Year Resolutions years ago.

"Monday 5 Things".....Idiosyncratic.....

I needed a more light hearted frame of mind this week and, as such, in an attempt to put a smile on your face this morning, M5T shares some of the more unique and unorthodox behaviors of people you will recognize as you sip some coffee, or a variation thereof, to start your day.

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham.....5 For 9.....

I was sitting in my hotel room in Morocco, absolutely miserable, wondering if my stomach would settle down enough for me to be able to clear customs and board the plane to Paris. I was just hoping my stomach would settle down to make it out of the hotel. This was no romantic Casablanca-esque moment or scene.....

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham.....Finding Rest.....

Monday 5 Things…..Finding Rest….. A conversation this weekend about Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ gave me pause. It is one of those songs that I cry whenever I hear it. No matter what artist is covering the song. And of course, I then had to listen to multiple covers; if the price of Kleenex has mysteriously increased over the weekend, now you know why. It just hits me to the core. Every time.