In no particular order (and carelessly ignoring structural parallelism): educator, writer, gardener, geek, internet & book junkie, infomaniac, liberal democrat (leaning so far left I almost fell over
), unapologetic about Keynesian economics, mother/grandmother.
2 tortoiseshell cats
(bday July 04 2014), Stella and Sable.
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(e) All of the above.google.com/+lotuscirilo
Rh O neg
If somebody asked you
what’s your story–
What would you say
What answer would you give
that’s completely unrehearsed
Absent any pretense
in the gentle spring breeze
Yet blowing us away
Like the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
— Don Iannone"I'm American, honey. Our names don't mean shit
." — Pulp Fiction
"This is the most enormous extension of vision of which life is capable: the projection of itself into other lives. This is the lonely, magnificent power of humanity. It is . . . the supreme epitome of the reaching out." — Loren Eiseley
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." — Voltaire
"The need is not really for more brains, the need is now for a gentler, a
more tolerant people than those who won for us against the ice, the
tiger and the bear. The hand that hefted the ax, out of some old blind
allegiance to the past fondles the machine gun as lovingly. It is a
habit man will have to break to survive, but the roots go very deep." —
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood,
divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the
vast and endless sea." —
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"The beauty of the networks is that you can meet interesting, intelligent
people who you would never otherwise have access to, but with some
other, better kind of proximity: shared interests, shared tastes, shared
culture at some level." —
“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”
— Winnie the Pooh (A.A Milne)
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to leave the world a better place, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived"
"Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion."
— Dalai Lama
"I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."
— John Lennon
"Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the east or the west, not out of the ocean or up ... only that breath breathing human being."