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“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”~Joseph Campbell, American writer This trip ended the way it began, with a Penn State game. The men’s basketball team played in New Jersey at the … Continue reading
“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”~Aristotle, Greek Philosopher I have failed my New Year’s Resolution every year. It’s not even a specific task that can be quantified, like “I will … Continue reading
“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”~Bo Bennett, American businessman I didn’t intend that quote to be reflective of this blogpost; it’s just serendipity. Today is December 1. I’m reading social media … Continue reading
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”~Marcus Aurelius, Roman soldier October 2014. Friends. Family. Sketchbooks. Parties. Coffee. Tea. Zentangle. Penn State. A … Continue reading
I just could not–would not–fall victim to the cliche title “Eleven is Heaven.” Sweven works well; go look up the definition. It’s my annual Happy Anniversary to Us post. This time…well, you can guess the number of years we’re celebrating … Continue reading
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”~Albert Einstein, German physicist I made art. I was creative. I played games. I won and lost, but friendly competition. I earned 5000 coins in Word Science and 100,000 coins in … Continue reading
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”~Confucius, Chinese philosopher Playing games. Stylin’ a new haircut. Stuffed animals and Slurpees. A bird on the back deck. Coffee and coffee, then throw in a little more coffee. Toss … Continue reading
“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”~Socrates, Greek philosopher In a wild random what-the-heck moment, I decided to visit a coffee shop a day for at least one week. Ideally they are new coffee … Continue reading
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”~Don Marquis, American poet Just another day playing games with my husband. We usually play two games–one is just never enough–and it’s nice when we split the games.