Tag Archives: Love

The freedom of age

Women talking about what they love about their age and how they see themselves grow and thrive.  No matter what your age, from 4 to 93, here’s how to love your age.

If this is the change happening in school football, then I’m a believer

This middle school football team shows how a hero is made by showing respect, dignity, and appreciation.  The quarterback has some very touching things to say about his own growth as well.  Food for thought.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/family-life/great-kids/olivet-team-conspires-for-touching-touchdown.html

Star Trek fans continue the adventure

This Star Trek fan fiction takes over where a previous TV episode left off, and is crafted in the Gene Roddenberry style with an emphasis on message just like the original Star Trek. And the lighting/costumes/music/flow is so similar to the TV show. Took me a little bit to get used to the characters, but I could easily fall in love with them if this turned into a series.

If you want to see this web series become a reality, feel free to contribute to the kickstarter campaign here.

*update* as of 10/27/13 the kickstarter project has been funded, so you can look forward to at least 3 new episodes:)

Better idea for news!

If you’ve never heard of Upworthy, I’d like to introduce you. This site is so encouraging/inspiring that I’ve subscribed to.  It’s an example of where media is going – a POSITIVE direction that’s interactive, caring, and human.  Here’s the latest details about how Upworthy is expanding their amazing business, and how you can get involved:

We Had A Kinda Crazy Idea. You Made It Real. Thank You.

Hey all,

We launched Upworthy 18 months ago based on a pretty crazy idea: that if you can catch people’s attention, they actually care more about the most important topics in the world than they do about celebrity sideboobs or iPhone rumors or weird old tips about belly fat.

The thing was: We had no idea if it was true.

We certainly wanted to believe that we could help Continue reading

The neighborhood we all want

Here’s your feel good moment for today – a song written and sung by my husband. Video shot and produced by my daughter. This is a song about the neighborbood we want to see – local, global, and spiritual.

My son, the tech guy/philosopher

1st day of senior yearToday is the first day of senior year for my son.  I’m so excited for what this school year holds for him:  a computing systems class, helping one teacher by community mentoring Algebra, and helping a second teacher by making photocopies/classroom assistance, plus a college probability and statistics class and a government/economics class.  He’s got early dismissal to continue his paid job working part time at a local computer store.

At this time he doesn’t plan on going to college, but has a thick IT training manual he’s reading and plans to take the certification test.  He also has good job and volunteer references from various paid and unpaid computer and tech places.   As an honor student he’s got colleges offering him partial academic scholarships, but he doesn’t want to start his work life with college debt – he wants to make money, and when he has money he can decide if and when it would be advantageous to gain more education.

My son is flying in the face of societal norms.

He’s got a clear idea of what he wants and how he plans on reaching his goals.  He wants to be a software engineer, and he’s got buddies he’s been creating computer games with for several years.  He’s taken classes for fun in C++ programming, taken online computer badge courses, volunteered at Free Geek, has built computers from scratch, and taken business and marketing classes.  He’d like to someday start his own company and sell downloads of his games.  But he knows that to get where he wants to be, he needs to work hard and learn programming, learn coding, mentor at businesses, be helpful, be open, and enjoy the life he has while creating the life he wants.

My son is unique. He is smart.  He is wise.  He is kind.  It’s amazing watching his mind work to sort things out with his thoughtful, practical demeanor. He’s like a combination tech guy/philosopher.

Costco employees show how to be the best

Kindness pays.  You’ve heard in the news about what a great business Costco is, how it pays it’s employees well and has kind and sensible business practices.  Well, here’s a tribute to the employees who work at Costco.

Read the story here:

http://www.upworthy.com/we-already-knew-costco-is-a-great-company-heres-something-that-makes-them-fabulous?c=ufb1

If you are a kind person who respects yourself and others and goes about living life in a sensible and enthusiastic fashion, you’ll fit in with this paradigm of better living  – no matter where you live or work.