Windmills

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When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.  – Chinese Proverb

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LGBTQ rights are human rights.  Celebrating the end of another wonder Pride Month both at work and in the world at large.

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Late wedding gifts from a friend at work.  Just a few years after the fact, but still a wonderful gesture – we love them!

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“Pleasantness was the machismo of the Midwest.  There was something athletic about it.  You flex your face into a smile and let it hover there like the dare of a cat.”  Lorrie Moore, from “Joy” Like Life, 1990.  As seen at the Milwaukee Convention Center.

Know How to Be Satisfied

You must refuse to accept the common delusion that a career is an adequate context for a life. The logic of success insinuates that self-enlargement is your only responsibility, and that any job, any career will be satisfying if you succeed in it. But I can tell you, on the authority of much evidence, that a lot of people highly successful by that logic are painfully dissatisfied. I can tell you further that you cannot live in a career, and that satisfaction can come only from your life. To give satisfaction, your life will have to be lived in a family, a neighborhood, a community, an ecosystem, a watershed, a place, meeting your responsibilities to all those things to which you belong.

Wendell Berry

Farmer, Environmental Activist, Writer and Poet

Commencement address to Bellarmine University, 2007

via Karen Maezen Miller

Dinner out at The True Kitchen in Chicago. Great options and flexibility for a family with tons of allergies. Nice atmosphere, too.

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Dear Girls: If a guy wants you to learn how to play a game … it means you are the most important person in his life, and he also needs a healer.  Source unknown.

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She who has been sick a year gives excellent health advice. She who has been ill a lifetime knows there is no such thing.  Via @brianabeaver1.

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You are beautiful.  Feel-good public art in Evanston, IL.  May 2018.

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Love. Joy. Hope.  A welcoming front door in Evanston, IL.  May 2018.

The glory of Spring blossoms against a clear blue sky. 5 May 2018.

The magnolia we planted last fall is in bloom. Spring is here at last! 4 May 2018.

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Positive things you can do when you feel anxious, via @positivelypresent

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Suffering only shows where you are attached.  That is why, for those on the path, suffering is grace.  – Ram Dass

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People will forget what you said and did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.  – Maya Angelou

I found watermelon radishes at the grocery store the other day. They are beautiful, and yummy too! March 2018.

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