Tag Archives: life

glitter not bitter.

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one of my grandies saw that a tiny piece of glitter

had made its way

onto a big piece of birthday cake

that had come from

a sealed and wrapped bakery package

and noted:

“somehow, whenever you are around us, there is always glitter.”

that made me so happy.

 

“glitter is my makeup of choice.”

-kesha

a wish for my students on their last day.

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“there is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything.

negative people find their walls.

so never apologize for your enthusiasm.

never.ever.ever.

-ryan adams

 

may you all live like this forever. and ever. and ever.

love, your teacher

(who lives like this too)

be like star trek.

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cast of the original star trek series

“star trek was an attempt to say that humanity

will reach maturity and wisdom

on the day that it begins not to just tolerate,

but take a special delight

in differences in ideas and differences in life forms.”

-gene roddenberry -star trek creator

 

image credit: nbc tv

push and pull.

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my favorite indignant complaint of the month

 straight from our local ‘next door’ site. 

“So half of ann arbor doors are PUSH. But the other half are all PULL. Can’t the CITY make up their minds about anything??? I’m drafting a letter to Governor Whitmer if you want to sign. We can not be expected to remember which is push or which is pull! I am just tired of this. Life is stressful and having to constantly push or, wait, PULL is nonsense at this point.”

“a man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards;

as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”

ludwig wittgenstein

art credit: gary larson, the far side

oubaitori.

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oubaitori is a japanese idiom written as a combination of kanji characters,

representing four trees that bloom in spring: cherry, plum, apricot and peach.  

i believe this to be true for everyone

from the youngest child 

to the most elderly.

noetic or poetic?

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NOETIC

no-ED-ik

Part of speech: adjective 

Origin: Greek, mid-17th century

Definition: Relating to mental activity or the intellect.

Examples in a sentence:

“The philosophy department attracts noetic students.”

“Noah was equally athletic and noetic”

Some travel life, 

Shining brightly noetic

But as for me, 

 I’d rather wax poetic. 

-beth

 

 

 

image credit: npr brightside