“The most important thing, the thing that unites all of us, is that we can INSPIRE and CHALLENGE one another TO BE BETTER.”~Kobe Bryant American professional basketball player Kobe Bryant was born on this day in 1978.
Friday, August 13, 2021, marked the first anniversary of the start of the Cameron Peak Fire. The fire raged for 112 days before authorities finally declared it fully contained, on December 2, 2020. In the end, the fire destroyed 469 structures, including 220 outbuildings and 42 primary residences. Our little community, which was part of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 47
First Reader and I have spent the week riding motorcycles and relaxing in a cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota. And for those of you asking, yes, this is during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Yes, we are staying masked when in crowds. In fact, I’ve taken to riding with my mask on. (C) … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 46
We spent much of this week preparing for our annual pilgrimage to the biker mecca of the west, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Yes, we are going, despite the increase in Delta-variant COVID cases. I will what I did last year—mask up whenever I’m around and not go into crowds. I am sure that most of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 45
“When a person lives a very happy life they become beautiful.”~Charlize Theron South African and American actress and producer Charlize Theron was born on this day in 1975.
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”~Mary Ritter Beard American historian, author, women's suffrage activist, women's history archivist, and lifelong advocate of social justice Mary Ritter Beard was born on this day in 1876.
“We are reminded that, in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.”~Barack Obama Forty-fourth president of the United States Barack Obama … Continue reading Random Quote for August 4, 2021
I spent Monday on the mountain showing our neighbor where to dig for the electric lines to the power pole and the drainage pipes to the septic tank. He also pulled up the stakes that we used to secure our big shed to the ground. (C) 2021, JJ ShaunFound the electrical lines. (C) 2021, JJ … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 44
We spent much of the week organizing our storage locker and our thoughts. (C) 2021, JJ ShaunBefore (C) 2021, JJ ShaunAfter. While we didn’t donate as much stuff this time, we could better assess what kind of room we have available for those furniture donations we know are still forthcoming (thank you, Miss Amy). We … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 43
“You'll find, my friend, that what you love will take you places you never dreamed you'd go.”~Tony Kushner American playwright, author, and screenwriter Tony Kushner was born on this day in 1956.