"Make the world a better place"
Minneapolis, MN, USA
married, 3 children
Joined Aug 23, 2004
What I Want to Do:
||Cambria, CA and St Paul, MN
||Weird, but in a good way
||Introduce yourself to Molly
6 Cats and 1 Dog
Vegetarian Wannabe (I Try!)
|Wild Fact About Me
||I have raised Cecropia moths for several years
||Live and Let Live
|What Gives Me Hope
||All the other liberals who are speaking out today
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Reinstate the proper checks and balances and install more (stricter rules on lobbying), to prevent future corruption in politics
|What/who changed my life and why
||David Byrne (musician/artist)
|What Bugs Me
people who rape,
Any one that would hurt a child,
Any one that would hurt an animal,
Right wing fanatics
Food. Making it and eating it,
listening to gentle rain,
Nature in all its glory
|What Scares Me
Ignorance and evil,
My cousin Elise,
My aunt Diana,
||"I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
~ Terry Pratchett, Sourcery
"Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~Margaret Mead
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
~ E.B. White
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
- Max Ehrmann, 1952
"The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life. "
— Brian TracySee more
To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee,
Stones from the River,
Alice in Wonderland/thru Looking Glass,
Even Cowgirls get the Blues,
Still life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins,
The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini,
The Handmaids Tale,
Ishmael by Da
Food Network shows,
Curb Your Enthusiasm,
Ellen Degeneres Show,
Good Morning America,
Last Comic Standing,
America's Got Talent,
Dating in the Dark,
The Bachelor or Bachelorette,
It would be easier to list Non Favorite
New York City,
British Columbia Canada,
Amsterdam - Netherlands,
Big Sur coastline in California,
North Shore of Lake Superior
|Can't Live Without
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