I love the landscape here.  Hilton Head Island, July 2017.  

I love the landscape here.  Hilton Head Island, July 2017.  

I have a little spot in my home office, where I put beautiful things to look at while I am on conference calls.  Art from the kids, from friends. It helps me keep focus on what is important when work days are tough.  June 2017. 

Summer Solstice sky.  Lake Michigan always inspires … 21 June 2017. 

Yes, so much this: “You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.”  Robyn Benincasa

Proud to Run Chicago today.  I love celebrating the diversity that makes America great!  #lgbtq #pride

I got caught in a major rainstorm last week on my commute home. The car ride was better than the walk to the garage (with no umbrella or raincoat!).  June 2017

I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. – Shonda Rhimes (via Forbes)

Toes in the sand – nothing better!  🙂  From Spring Break 2017 in Vero Beach, Florida.

Happy place, aka Lake Michigan from Gillson Beach in Wilmette IL. #nofilter 19 February 2017.

It’s not a woman’s job to get smaller & smaller until she disappears so the world can be more comfortable.  – Glennon Doyle Melton

I bought snacks for our Design Review meeting this week.  Smiley faces make for more smiley faces. 🙂 

Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.  – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“After Hitler rose to power Bonhoeffer left his post at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and his new fiancee, to return to Nazi Germany. He would soon be accused of joining the plot to assassinate the Führer, and spend two years in prison.  The German pastor was executed by the Nazi regime at Flossenbürg concentration camp on April 9, 1945, just two weeks before the United States liberated the camp.”  https://sojo.net/articles/11-bonhoeffer-quotes-remember-pastor-who-resisted-evil-unto-death 

You could have grown cold but you grew courageous instead … S.C Lourie via @butterfliesandpebbles on Instagram

At home today, but feeling solidarity with my many friends and family who are marching today! Here is my well-worn shirt from the 1989 March on Washington for women’s rights.

My pan smiled back at me while I was making scrambled eggs this morning. 🙂

I am so grateful for this peaceful holiday at home with my family.  We are enjoying the new furniture in our cozy library, and relishing in the completion of a big puzzle and multiple Lego sets.  Meanwhile, I am surrounded by my favorite people and wonderful books, and kept warm by my new Totoro socks.  Best wishes for more of the good stuff in the new year, from our home to yours.

Lots of love from our nine year old, who was obviously in the holiday spirit today when he found these on the kitchen counter.  Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones, with all best wishes for 2017!

The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.

Joshua Waitzkin

Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you.  Source unknown.

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