Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -- Mark Twain
the marvels of daily life caught
My favorite pic of Picasso.
“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” — Robert Doisneau
I have had Paris on the brain lately: two couples (friends of mine) have gone/are going to Paris for honeymoons this spring; I just read A Moveable Feast (Hemingway) and The Paris Wife (McLain)--both set primarily in Paris; I recently watched "Midnight in Paris" and "Forget Paris;" I've been listening to more French music in the last weeks than I ever had in my entire life...Jeanne Aubert, Edith Piaf, Jean Laurent, Julien Duvivier, Maurice Yvain, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Trenet, Jean Sablon, Emile Carrara, Guillaume de Chassy and the list goes on and on. I can't get enough of Paris' sounds and any glimpses of it. I want to go to Paris TODAY!
It was a nice treat to stumble upon Robert Dosineau today at Google--his is the featured GOOGLE background art because today would have been his 100th bday. Thought I would share some of the sights of Paris that I've been oggling this morning. Happy weeknd and enjoy!
Come and support Gould Farm (the oldest therapeutic community in the United States), as they embark on their 5k Running for Recovery! Can't make it?! You can still support them, just check out the above link.
conference report on House Bill (HB) 64, the state’s two year main operating
budget bill, was adopted on a 4-2 party-line vote at about 2:30a.m. this
morning.The Senate is expected to
approve the report later today and the House will vote tomorrow.
Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), Sen.
Scott Oelslager (R-N. Canton), Sen. Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township) and Rep.
Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) voted for the report.Sen. Mike Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati)
voted against the report. PLF
– The Conference
Committee kept the language increasing the PLF percentage to 1.7% of the total
General Revenue Fund (GRF).This is a
huge success because anything can happen in Conference Committee.However, they chose not to include a
provision guaranteeing us the actual dollar amounts estimated in the budget
Package – The
Conference Committee made a few changes as they worked out the differences
between the House and Senate tax proposals.They kept the 6.3% across …
Every time we try to identify God, we are sure to identify what he is —
what she is certainly not. And the genius of God to dwell where we would
least likely look, within the depths of our own being, our own
shallowness, our own darkness, our own humanity. --Martin Sheen
My friend Pamerama was kind enough to share this great, On Being, podcast interview of Martin Sheen. I chose to read the podcast interview transcript instead, to I might better process Sheen's statements.
I too am Catholic, but you don't need to be to enjoy. Sheen examines his return journey to faith and spirituality, and it's just wonderful.
A great read before New Years revelry.
Happiest New Years' Eve to you and yours! Be safe, be merry, be young tonight!