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
my favorite babies
We had 3 babies born within the last 6 months in my inner
circle of closest friends: my best friend Kim & Joe had my Goddaughter,
Mika on my birthday (October); friends Kate & Chris had Ellie in November;
brother A3 and sis-in-law, Dayna had my nephew Alex in February. My sweet
Savannah Banana celebrated her 2nd birthday two weekends back, all
of us gathering to celebrate her and all of our babies being together for the
It was just too sweet. Lots of little smiles from the girls;
lots of passing around Alex, our newest addition and his first time meeting the
gang; new parents looking up any time a baby cried, to see who it was, since all
of them spent the afternoon not holding their own.
Mom is coming down today for Easter weekend with me, though we're going to meet A3, Dayna, and these two for breakfast tomorrow.
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!
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.
If you need to be reminded why you became a Librarian, or why libraries are amazing places, and still so relevant in the 21st century, watch this and be inspired.
“If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender com sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in!” --Shel Silverstein