I found this quote in my office (I had cut the quote out and saved it and just found it as I still unpack items from my recent move.) Not quite sure where it came from but thought it was good and wanted to share …
"Extending value, maximizing resources, leveraging opportunities, and increasing sustainability - these are just a few of the benefits of forming strong partnerships, alliances, and collaborations. Nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies all benefit from working together when the outcomes produce mutually beneficial results for clients, customers, and constituents. The sheer demand for services, particularly in a struggling economy, requires us to harness the tremendous power and opportunity of working together."
One of my conference coordinators for an environmental justice leadership forum:
"I found this quote in my office (I had cut the quote out and saved it and just found it as I still unpack items from my recent move.) Not quite sure where it came from but thought it was good and wanted to share …"
Hope you have a great day and don’t waste too much of it sitting around in raptured awe whilst thinking of me…
Thank you for that thoughtful reminder.
I was just pining over the thought of your touch, paralyzed at the sensation of your kiss. I thought to myself, how will I go on?
I took no choice but to stretch.
Releasing any, if at all, tension from being one half to a whole stretched across rivers and towns.
Ah, release! At the very thoughts rooted in self-inflicted detriment came light!
A lightening bolt of the me I used to fine tune daily.
Suddenly my thoughts began illuminating any shred of darkness.
I remembered! I remembered!
The look of the mountains the smell of the rain, and the sound of the great river flowing through each breath of mine. The very happenings that give me inspiration to love to hurt and to live.
Hurt no more, he would not want me this way.
With the touch of the Earth below me, I do not waste another passing moment.
I do not want to be that way. Stuck in a tretnch of worry and expectation.
Raise up with a smile, a kiss and a wink to the new daylight spilling down on me.
Be more, I thought. Be more.
Ah yes the call to be more than just ourselves to search out happiness in our every waking moment no matter what turmoil might be tossing us hither and thither. It is a struggle but what is life without struggle? Afterall How can we know light if we have no explored the darkness first? It is only in struggle and contrast that we are able to find ourselves. It is only in separation from the ones we love that we realie what it is that we love about them.
What a gift to remember the fine details that comprise your sweet yet savory taste delectable to my pallet. To think of you is a true gift granted from a hard days work. Tirelessly stiving to love myself before I reap the benefit of your loving wings. A balance sensitive to go off canter if I rely solely on your joy and no longer know how to make my own. If I don’t, darkness creeps again, parting my moral fiber. I am vulnerable if I no longer recognize the face in the mirror. For missing what I love about thee remains in the voids of love within myself. Love thyself and the wonder of the world will open their golden dates. Offering whiskey, gin, and wine among a kindred spirit who is able to love others because she strives to love all twisted blemishes and budding greatness deep beneath her skin. Fear not the world within you good sir for it is more real to me than any other I’ve encountered before. Knowing your laughter rings aloud, even from afar, brings a calm surrender in the realization that there is stardust in both our eyes.
U.S. Government, please grow up so the rest of us can move on and be productive in our lives
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If you feel a sense of frustration, let down, anger, or plain confusion… PLEASE write your local representative. Grab friends and a bottle of wine and go in on a letter together. This is highly disturbing to many communities stemming from academics and research analyst companies.. and I simply can’t get accurate, objective information.
Berkeley, California-based artist Dan Casey, the man behind Yalls and Steezy Ray Vibes, has just signed to Ceremony Recordings, and a debut album under his given name, Empty City, is due in a couple months. You can listen to (or download) the album’s title track below.
My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
On May 17th (that’s today!), 1970, Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his multinational crew set sail from Morrocco in an effort to cross the Atlantic. Made entirely of papyrus reeds, and crafted after ancient Egyptian sailing vessels, Heyerdahl named his boat the Ra II, after the Egyptian Sun God, and this voyage was an attempt to prove that Mediterranean civilizations could theoretically and may have possibly sailed to America during ancient times. The Ra II crossed 4,000 miles of ocean in 57 days, landing on Barbados and demonstrating that early seamen could have dealt with trans-Atlantic voyages.
attenuate verb |əˈtenyo͞oˌāt| [ with obj. ] reduce the force, effect, or value of: her intolerance was attenuated by a rather unexpected liberalism. • reduce the amplitude of (a signal, electric current, or other oscillation). • (usu. as adj. attenuated) reduce the virulence of (a pathogenic organism or vaccine): attenuated strains of rabies virus. • reduce in thickness; make thin: the trees are attenuated from being grown too close together.
adjective |-wit, -ˌwāt| rare reduced in force, effect, or physical thickness.
DERIVATIVES attenuation |əˌtenyo͞oˈāSHən|noun ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from Latin attenuat- ‘made slender,’ from the verb attenuare, from ad- ‘to’ + tenuare ‘make thin’ (from tenuis ‘thin’).