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A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future. -Jodi Picoult


My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel.  Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.  -John Lennon



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Red Steel

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.  -Benjamin Franklin


In my own house, I rigged up a laboratory and studied chemistry in the evenings, determined that there should be nothing in the manufacture of steel that I would not know.  -Charles M. Schwab


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Before, After

Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.

-Munia Khan

Nothing on this earth is standing still. It is either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.

-Lou Holtz

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Trees, Please


Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. -John Muir


The wind does not break the tree that bends.  -Tanzanian proverb

blue bench

There’s something very enticing about an empty bench under a tree.  -Joyce Rachelle

Shabbat Shalom, to all who celebrate!

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The past several days has seen one of America’s darkest weeks, on so many levels.  I wasn’t sure anything positive would come of it.  I was wrong.

Today, Elon Musk, SpaceX, and NASA, launched the Crew Dragon into space.  What a moment!  What emotions I felt, as I watched that sweet baby soar through the clouds, into space.

I loved being able to see inside the cockpit.  Loved the bit of humor, when an inflated dragon was shown on the screen.  Loved the entire process.

I have lived through being able to see the initial spacecraft missions, on the news, and saw man land on the moon, in real time.  I have witnessed space shuttle landings in California, with my young children.

Today’s launch was such positivity in a week gone bad, with so much negativity in it.  It was an emotional and wonderful escape from the horrors.

Be safe, may your journey be a beautiful one, soaring to new heights and future adventures.  Thank you to Elon Musk, his team, SpaceX, and NASA, for, literally, bringing the world together to witness this great moment in time.  America needed that.





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Arms beckoned me from within the quietude of the woods.  -Lorri M.

There is a difference between loneliness and solitude, one will empty you, and one will fill you. You have the power to choose.  -Anonymous

All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.  -Chief Seattle


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