Tag Archives: optimism

finish each day.

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“finish each day and be done with it.

you have done what you could.

some blunders and absurdities

no doubt crept in;

forget these as soon as you can. 

tomorrow is a new day.

you shall begin it serenely

and with too high a spirit

to be encumbered

with your old nonsense”

-ralph waldo emerson 

 

 

 

 

 july full moon – ann arbor summer

 

 

 

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das boot.

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another unexpected mishap

once

while singing and dancing in my house

another time

while playing extreme family badminton

yet again

after lots and lots of walking and hiking

and

this time

while

running on the ice with the kinders

then 

limping to the doctor for a boot

it’s only a matter of time

and i’m sure that 

 i’ll find

a new happy and healthy activity

to challenge me 

but i’m going to

keep the boot this time.

“my optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.”

-henry rollins

here we go.

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50 years ago this week

we were in the midst of a detroit riot

we have come such a long way

 still have a way to go

but here we go.

“since its founding, detroit has been a place of perpetual flames. numerous times the city has suffered riots and each time the city has burned to the ground. the city’s flag acknowledges as much.

speramus meliora; resurget cineribus:

we hope for better things;

it shall rise from the ashes.”

― charlie leduff

detroit free press – 1967

rain or shine?

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cold, morning rain does little but make one anxious to reach their destination, even if that is work or school. this innovative student solved the problem of hands free walking on one such campus morning in 1969. “U-M engineering student gary keck of detroit is too unconventional to raise an umbrella. he wards off the morning rain with a stylish sombrero. ole!”

“optimists are neither in denial nor naïve about challenges and difficulties in life.

they simply attend to and acknowledge the positive.”

– eric kim

credits: oldnews.aadl.org, ann arbor townies