Saturday, June 23, 2018

On Vacation

"When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person."
―Aimee Friedman, Sea Change

Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Always


"If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper..."
―Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


"In the long dusks of summer we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen."
―Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

All Summer Long


"In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible."
―Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Monday, June 18, 2018

Life Unfolding

"Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil."
―Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Hair gets lighter.
Skin gets darker.
Water gets warmer.
Drinks get colder.
Music gets louder.
Nights get longer.
Life gets better.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Like A Butterfly


"Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly."
―Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sunsets in June

"In early June the world of
leaf and blade and flowers explodes,
and every sunset is different." -  John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside."
―Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Coolness and Wine

"Now the windows, blinded by the glare of the empty square, had fallen asleep. The balconies declared their emptiness to heaven; the open doorways smelt of coolness and wine."
―Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Magical Months of Summer

"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August."
—Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer Beginnings

 "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


Thursday, June 7, 2018

At Ease

"No quality is more attractive than poise-that deep sense of being at ease with yourself and the world." -Good Housekeeping, September 1947

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Take Me To The Sea

 "She loved the sea.
She liked the sharp
salty smell of the air,
and the vastness
of the horizons
bounded only by a vault
of azure sky above.

It made her feel small,
but free as well.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy 3rd Birthday Sofia

Happy Birthday Sofia!
We're so happy to celebrate your birthday with you. Since you like badges so much Grandpa Mike made you two special ones. 

 Can't wait to see which one works the best for you!  Happy Year ahead!


Monday, June 4, 2018

Great Idea!

And so I will.
 Off to Italy today! 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Summer Nights


"The summer night is like a
perfection of thought." - Wallace Stevens

Friday, June 1, 2018

Hello Summer

"The castle grounds were gleaming in the sunlight as though freshly painted; the cloudless sky smiled at itself in the smoothly sparkling lake, the satin-green lawns rippled occasionally in a gentle breeze: June had arrived."
―J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What is Your Genius?

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” The question I have for you at this part of our journey together is, “What is your genius?”-Matthew Kelly

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Amore and Psyche

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” -Edgar Allan Poe

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Essentials

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Friday, May 25, 2018

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