Monday, October 31, 2011


Trick or Treat...

"in the midst of our unstoppable goodness, we were very tenacious"

Hope your Halloween is full of treats!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Celebrating Fiorella's Birthday

Friday night my classmates and I had a fun night celebrating our italian language teacher and friend Fiorella's birthday. This is a little snapshot of our evening. It was a wonderful night full of laughter and good friends. "Buon Compleanno Fiorella!"

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Challenge of Translations

“All afternoon in the deck chair, I try to describe to my notebook the colors of the water and sky. How to translate sunlight into words?” -Frances Mayes, A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

Thursday, October 27, 2011

That's Insane

"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results." -Albert Einstein

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Little History on the Re-Opening of the Jingu Home

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Oct. 21, 2011 Family Texas Adventure Begins

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Two Imperfect Beings

"I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together."

— Lisa Kleypas (Blue-eyed Devil)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's The Way You Look At Life

From - July 23, 1859 Los Angeles Star Newpaper clipping

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Seeking Excellence

"Excellence is...Caring more than others think is wise;

Risking more than others think is safe;

Dreaming more than others think is practical.

Expecting more than others think is possible."

-Winston Churchill

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Loving the Blues

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

News Flash

"The bad news is time flys

The good news is you're the pilot."

- Michael Altshuler

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


"Fiesole" A. Cabot 2011

“One of those flash epiphanies of travel, the realization that worlds you'd love vibrantly exist outside your ignorance of them. The vitality of many lives you know nothing about. The breeze lifting a blue curtain in a doorway billows just the same whether you are lucky enough to observe it or not. Travel gives such jolts. I could live in this town, so how is it that I've never been here before today?” -Frances Mayes

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Sunday Family Outing at the "Pumpkin Patch" in Long Beach

We had a fun day with our nephew, niece
and their son, Rex.

"Hey Rex where are you?

Oh there he is with his daddy and mommy !

there was alot to see and do at the pumpkin patch...

Rex loves motorcycles

and steering the boat was fun...

this was a hard climb up all those stairs for a very fast slide down, down, down---swoosh he made it!

then there was the pony ride...."yee haw" ride'em little cowboy.

"toot toot" last ride on the train.

One last look at all those pumpkins!

Gotta get a picture with Aunt Barb and Uncle Mike before we head up Pacific Coast Highway for some lunch at Sunset Beach.

After lunch a nice walk on the beach.

The sun was shining on the Pacific ocean and there were lots of kites in the sky.

This was a pretty butterfly kite.

It was such a nice family day with our favorite little guy, Rex!

We loved our October pumpkin patch outing!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

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