Monthly Archives: September 2022

“well, i didn’t vote for you.” – peasant to king arthur (monty python and the holy grail)

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an adventurous visit to the michigan renaissance festival

way back when

in days of yore

i took my daughters

to this very shire

 all of us dressed up

now my grandsons

have picked up where we left off

 as brave knights

“look, it’s my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.”

– Sir Galahad (Holy Grail)

people enjoying the day

being whoever they imagine themselves to be

villagers from far and wide are all welcomed here

no matter their dress or look or form

 and what could be better than spying a kilted warrior brave enough to pick up his own hot latte?

“live every day as if it’s a festival. turn your life into a celebration.”

-shri radhe maa

on the day after daughters day.

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(not us, but somewhat similar if your glasses are off)

this is a day late 

and a million or so dollars short

but we all came together

at exactly the right time.

“here’s to good women. may we know them. may we be them. may we raise them.”

love, yourmom

 

crack the whip.

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“crack the whip’ sculpture – sunset hills, flint, mi

j. seward johnson, sculptor

being the youngest in our neighborhood gang

i was often the smallest

finding myself on the end of ‘the whip’ during this game

sometimes it felt like i was flying

and highly likely that i was.

“being smart as a whip means knowing when not to crack it’

-vera nazarian

 

 

steggy.

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when you mix a scientist who loves dinos along with little people who also love dinos

you get bursts of curiosity, awe, and excitement on both sides

especially when one the of the kinder mentioned

it was ‘from the jurrasic period’ and another asked if it was ‘an omnivore.’

perfect match.

“did you know that the stegosaurus lived further away from the t-rex than we are from the t-rex in time?”

-johan peretti

 

outside (in) the box.

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and who couldn’t use a surplus of vim, vigor, and vitality?

this may be the outdoor solution to everything.

plus it can ‘hold a horse.’

“get out of your comfort zone. wake up the sleeping giant in you.”

-chia thye poh

 

 

 

sources: michigan history, korff mfg. 1917

walk against hate.

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yesterday we took a walk against hate

my daughter, granddaughter, colleagues, friends, students, families, strangers

all for the same reason.

“no one is born hating another person

because of the color of his skin, or his background, or religion.

people must learn to hate,

and if they can learn to hate,

they can be taught to love,

for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

-nelson mandela

creature comfort.

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one of the many beautiful and curious creatures at the belle isle aquarium

The Belle Isle Aquarium was designed by famed Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, and opened in August, 1904. It is the oldest aquarium in the country and has served the Detroit community as a beloved attraction for generations. In 2005, the city of Detroit announced that the Aquarium was to be closed due to lean economic times for the city. The building remained closed to the public until the Belle Isle Conservancy reopened it on September 15, 2012. Since its reopening, the aquarium has exploded in popularity, evident by the attendance numbers that have soared over the course of the last decade. “Momentum” is truly the best term for what is happening in this historic building. A work-in-progress, the aquarium continues to grow and flourish as new exhibits and fish are added, tanks are restored, and history is preserved for generations to come.

“the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures.”

-konstantin tsiokovsky