Quote: Persistence [Coolidge]

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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge

Healthy scans and old journal entries

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Hi friends, Yesterday I had my routine bimonthly MRI scans and they’re 100% clean. I shared my good news w folks at work, and got a lot of responses and questions about my story. I dug up some links to my caringbridge.org site where I have been posting health status all along, and decided to preserve a… Read more »

Sweet Dreams, Layla

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  Today is the day I’ve dreaded since we first took you home, 11 years ago this month. What an incredible companion and family member you have been. Always there for us, undemanding, affectionate, obedient, patient, gentle and always in the present moment. We’ve been through a lot these 11 years together, my sweet, big-hearted… Read more »

Neighborhoods matter. Here’s how to make yours better.

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Create a mini private social network for your neighborhood at NextDoor.com I almost started this post with “In today’s society…” before I caught myself. But in all seriousness, creating and maintaining strong relationships with your neighbors is a really good idea. But breaking the ice and creating a meaningful network with the people who live… Read more »