Category Archives: Life

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

of giants, glaciers, stone, and wolves.

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Kummakivi Balancing Rock

This rock stands in the middle of the forest balancing on another much smaller rock. There is a legend that the rock was placed here by giants, but there is also a scientific explanation for this. Geologists say that the rock may have been moved by the power of glacier over 8,000 years ago. This captivating stone can be found in Valtola, Southern Savonia, Finland.

The rock is well-visited no matter what you believe to be its origin story, and the best time to visit the rock is summer and early autumn, as you can easily get to the forest. It can be difficult to get to the middle of deep forest during long winter nights when there will be snow and maybe even wolves.

i’m a fan of the giant theory and would love to see this up close.

“how one walks through the world,

the endless small adjustments of balance,

is affected by the shifting weights of beautiful things.”

-elaine scarry

changing.

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 signs of change are all around us.

 

“the crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever.

even on the most beautiful days in the whole year –

the days when summer is changing into autumn –

the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.”

– E.B. White

perfect face.

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full moon rising and floating

on grand traverse bay

 

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“the moon was but a chin of gold a day or two ago,

and now she turns her perfect face upon the world below.”-

-emily dickinson

 

 

traverse bay, traverse city, michigan, usa

september 2022

i am visited enough.

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 there’s a phrase in german (regional,) meaning “i am feeling visited enough”

that you can say when you want company to go, and this is brilliant.

it’s “ich fühle mich jetzt genug besucht.” 

use as needed.

 

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credits: united humanists, warner brothers pictures photo