During the U.S. 4th of July break, I finally read a stack of articles I had put aside months ago. I was most absorbed by the Time Magazine cover article ‘10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life.’ You can read each of the ideas by clicking on the links below, but for those of you who have limited time, I’ve provided my own summary for the first five:
she pulled the coat a little tighter around her on that cold March day, as Tennessee held onto winter as long as possible. occupying the passenger seat, her eyes scanned out the windows taking in unfamiliar territory as mother drove them across several counties. her nerves gradually, quietly began to rattle as the car neared their destination; she'd never interviewed anyone, especially not a ninety year-old man or for thirty percent of her college US History grade.
As Stephen Colbert might ask, with one eyebrow earnestly raised, "Great graffiti. . . or greatest graffiti ever?"
Marching band season began with a meeting and rehearsal last night. This will be my 10th season as a band mom. Jim was both the unofficial band doctor and an official band photographer. He tremendously enjoyed both roles, and left me with an archive of thousands of photographs from marching band and concert band seasons.
Today you may be camping out of town, grilling out with a neighbor, or just enjoying the three day weekend at home. Today marks Memorial Day, a national holiday that has been established to remember those who have passed before us. Many cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, however, the first state to actually recognize it as a national holiday was New York in 1873.