Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Healing Quote of the Day

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. –Elbert Hubbard

Fix Me Up

A Firm Handshake: Zach Sobiech and Sammy Brown Lifelong friends, Zach Sobiech and Sammy Brown wrote this song for each other.  Zach Sobiech passed away on May 20, 2013 at the age of 18 from osteosarcoma.  Learn about his inspirational story on the My Last Days documentary by Soulpancake. View all Zach’s music videos and learn …

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Making a Difference, Step by Step

Elizabeth Givler Photo by USFWS/Southeast If I could make a difference in your life…. These were the words to my son’s solo in his last chorus concert as an elementary student. (Sniff, sniff.) And boy, has my boy made a difference in my life.  I can’t imagine my life without him. First of all, it …

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Good Grief

Lolly Winston   I Know, I know as I drive up 280 to work the next morning, that I should not be wearing my bathrobe.  But I can’t stay home from work another day, and I simply couldn’t get dressed this morning.  This is Sophie Stanton’s reasoning before she heads into the office to give …

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Memorial Day

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice Afghanistan-Iraq War Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Boulder City, NV  

Drink Your Tea

Thich Nhat Hahn Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.   More about Thich Nhat Hahn

After the Storm

Mumford and Sons And I took you by the hand And we stood tall, And remembered our own land, What we lived for. Help victims of the Oklahoma Tornado at the American Red Cross More by Mumford and Sons Youtube Post by corpsesflowersgrow

Author Sarah Skilton

An Interview with the author of Bruised     The heart is a muscle like any other. Tearing it down is the only way to make it stronger. – From Bruised   Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Sarah Skilton got an early start in her writing career by creating soap operas about cats.  …

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The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros The story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago.  Esperanza’s thoughts and emotions are expressed in her fable-like poems and stories, which portray the alternating beauty and desolation of her life and its realities. Esperanza doesn’t want to belong—not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to …

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Character Head

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 –  1783) was a successful sculptor whose work was sought by the royal Viennese court.  In 1774 he lost his position at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna due to “confusion in the head”.  Modern scholars suggest Messerschmidt suffered from mental illness and Crohn’s diseases.  He dedicated his …

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