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.
“You should believe in your talent and potential. Never lose hope.”~Malala Yousafzai Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was born on this day in 1997.
“The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one.”~Nikola Tesla Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist Nikola Tesla was born on this day in 1856.
“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.”~Dorothy Thompson American journalist and radio broadcaster Dorothy Thompson was born on this day in 1893.