Guest Blog Post: “Who’s Perfect?” a video via David Kanigan

Still from "Because Who is Perfect?" video
Still from “Because Who is Perfect?” video

Who’s attractive? What’s chic? Always it’s a good time to embrace our humanity and our uniqueness — but now is better than ever. Hoping Kanigan’s post makes you smile like it did me …

Live & Learn


Thank you Susan

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Argentine Tango Elegante: Another brief class video by da-AL

My and my honey dancing Argentine Tango Elegante
My honey and I dancing Argentine Tango Elegante.

Many thanks to our great teachers, Alyssa and Martin. Enjoy …

When’s the last time you danced with your honey?

Guest Blog Post: “The Prison of Your Mind” video of Sean Stephenson

Sean Stephenson TED TalkA must see dose of reality inspiration for all …

What inspires you?

Guest Blog Post: “Your Dog Remembers…” in Decker’s exact words

Photo of cute puppy
Henry, the Asylum’s mascot.

Couldn’t resist passing Decker’s sweet post along, especially as her doggie looks much like mine did when they were pups …

Dispatches from the Asylum

Reading today in EurekAlert! – The Global Source for Science News (www.eurekalert.org) comes an article entitled:  Your Dog Remembers What You Did

img_0616Henry, the Asylum’s mascot (to your left) and resident mischief-maker does indeed remember what we do here.   He remembers that if he picks up a Locust pod and starts to chomp away on the poisonous seeds in the pod, that we’ll chase him all over the compound. Never mind that all pods have been raked and properly disposed of – he seems to have a cache of pods stashed somewhere outside that can be magically retrieved within seconds of departure time from the back yard door.  He delights in the chase. Once the game is on, he blitzes in full gallop, pod proudly in his mouth, taunting us to even try to catch him. We never can.

He remembers that if guests come to the compound, he is NOT…

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Guest Blog Post: “Libraries” in Paula Pederson’s exact words

Indeed, E.B. says it so eloquently, “A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy …”

Paula Pederson

EB_White_and_his_dog_Minnie E.B. White in Maine with his dog, Minnie

I’m featuring E.B. White again this week. Known to 20th century readers of the New Yorker magazine, he is best known for his three beloved, classic children’s books: Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He also co-authored  a classic book for writers, The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White.

In case you need some peace and quiet in the midst of your summer, here is another of White’s quotes:

“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company in sad times and happy times, for books are people —people who have managed to stay alive by…

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Guest Blog Post: “12 Beautiful Travel Quotes” in A.M. Sanders’ exact words

"Adventure is Worthwhile in Itself" Amelia EhrhardtNothing connects us more thoroughly than the face-to-face connection of travel. What a super fun political action! …

Ōrphic Flux

Travel has always opened my mind to fresh ideas and opportunities, new friends and different places, all overflowing with life, love, and memories. There is so much wonder and beauty out there to discover.

I hope these quotes inspire a wanderlust inside you that will take a lifetime of adventures to satisfy.

  1. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalía de Castro

2. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

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3. “It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.” – African Proverb

4. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

5. “Experience, travel – these are as education…

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Guest Blog Post: Important Info on Net Neutrality from WordPress

Join the Fight for Net Neutrality today and every day — an important message from WordPress …

The WordPress.com Blog

Automattic strongly believes in a free and open Internet and it’s hard to imagine a truly open Internet without Net Neutrality.

What Is Net Neutrality?

“Net Neutrality” is the simple but very powerful principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. Whether you’re reading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming Game of Thrones on HBO GO, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your Internet service provider delivers the Internet to you at the same speed, without blocking, throttling, or charging extra tolls based on the content you’re viewing. You can learn more about Net Neutrality and why it’s important by visiting battleforthenet.com.

Net Neutrality gives all online businesses, large and small, a chance to reach customers and succeed. It also protects important free speech rights online by prohibiting Internet providers from slowing or blocking sites or messages they don’t agree with.

Net Neutrality means an Internet where…

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