10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Cold War

Beautiful. Framing. Actors. Riveting. Music. Time. Moving. Tragic. Monochrome. YES. from Instagram

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Amazing Grace

Exquisite. Uplifting. Music. Amazing. Real. Riveting. Franklin. Pitch. Feel. Yes

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52 Thoughts: First Thought

  It’s 2017.  I’m happy about it.  I kept waiting for it, ready to start anew.  Ready for a reboot. Last year was stressful.  Surprising and tense and divisive and nasty.  Many good things happened in my life, but I was greatly affected by everything happening in the world, and that stuff, the stuff splashedContinue reading “52 Thoughts: First Thought”

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Welcome to the World E9

A baby eaglet hatches. K and I have been a tad obsessed with Harriet and M15, the eagle pair sitting on their eggs in Florida. There is a live feed going all the time, even at night. This morning, about 7:30 Eastern time, the first egg hatched and E9 was born. It was a beautifulContinue reading “Welcome to the World E9”

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Candy Coated Kindness

We were out and about again today, running more errands, getting ready for some upcoming Christmas festivities.  Since we were going out we thought today would be a good day for the candy cane caper.  Sounds more adventurous or slightly naughty than it was, but it ended up being pretty nice.  We’d purchased a boxContinue reading “Candy Coated Kindness”

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Kindness Hits You Where You Live

Today might have been the most simple act of kindness we’ve done to date.  We were kind to each other.  We slept in, laughed, talked, shopped, did laundry, cooked, did dishes, drank our nightly decaf, held hands, showed each other cool photos online, took the pups for a nice walk, problem solved a couple ofContinue reading “Kindness Hits You Where You Live”

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Conserving Kindness

Today K and I made our yearly Christmas trip into Chicago.  We usually go to several places on our Christmas trip day, but this time we ended up just staying at the Lincoln Park Zoo all day.  We looked at the animals, had several different talks with zoo staff about various animals, ate some lunch,Continue reading “Conserving Kindness”

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A Morsel of Kindness

Everyone loves cookies and it just so happens my honey makes great M&M cookies.  Today’s kindness was a simple one.  She made cookies and we delivered them to three of our neighbors.  Needless to say they were surprised and very happy to get them.  Nothing like seeing people with big smiles on their faces.  KindnessContinue reading “A Morsel of Kindness”

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Keeping The Cold at Bay With Kindness

We found a big package of handwarmers at the bottom of our hat/scarf bin in our closet. At some point we bought them in bulk. Each little package is a pack of two handwarmers. It’s very cold out today so our act of kindness was to drive around our towns, both Champaign and Urbana, forContinue reading “Keeping The Cold at Bay With Kindness”

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Kindness Is No Joke

We are very corny.  Silly even.  It’s something both K and I share, a genuine dorkiness.  It makes our lives fun, we laugh a lot.  Because we love to laugh, we love to make other people laugh.  Sharing laughter is a kindness.  To yourself, and to the person you shared the laugh with.  So todayContinue reading “Kindness Is No Joke”

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Smiling With Kindness

We decided, really since we started this whole adventure, but today especially, that we would be mindful of being outwardly open, friendly, chatty, interested, and kind toward whoever we came in contact with.  In all actuality, we are like this for the most part, in our daily lives, but it puts an extra special twistContinue reading “Smiling With Kindness”

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Helping Hand of Kindness

Sometimes the kind thing is a thing you might do anyway.  Something as simple as helping out someone when they’re in need.  Kindness doesn’t have to be done in big grand gestures or deliberate acts for someone you don’t know.  It can be simple, and right at home.  The kid’s water heater went out.  They’veContinue reading “Helping Hand of Kindness”

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Awash With Kindness

I spent 20 years of my life working with at-risk kids.  It was challenging work, but also very rewarding.  Initially I worked for several years with kids at a youth correction facility.  Later, and for most of my years doing the work, I worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer.  That involved a lot of things,Continue reading “Awash With Kindness”

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Warm Up With Kindness

Sometimes acts of kindness are truly random.  We had nothing planned for today.  No act thought out ahead of time.  We were driving to our local Co-op, Common Ground, talking about what to do today when we pulled up and the answer was right there.  In the planters in front of the store, where duringContinue reading “Warm Up With Kindness”

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Dog Days of Kindness

As most everyone can tell, we love our pups very much.  They bring so much light, joy, and love into our lives.  We also know we aren’t the only ones who feel this way about our furry family members.  Because of this we wanted to do something kind for other people’s dog and cats.  WeContinue reading “Dog Days of Kindness”

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Teaching Kindness

Sebastian is an amazing little guy. Has always been.  He started kindergarten this year and he’s flourished there, growing and maturing as the year has gone on.  Teaching is a hard business, and teaching kindergarten must be impossible at times.   Hopefully it’s also rewarding.   We think Sebastian’s teacher has been great with him,Continue reading “Teaching Kindness”

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Dropping The Dime on Kindness

We were at the library, where we go frequently.  I’m a huge fan of the library.  We probably go there a couple of times a week.  Anyway, we were in the parking lot, which has meters, and we noticed the meter enforcement person pull up.  She got out and walked over to a car andContinue reading “Dropping The Dime on Kindness”

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Cups of Kindness

We drink a lot of coffee.  Everyday in the morning, then some decaf each night in Grannies cups.  K’s Granny.  It’s cool. Point is, we like coffee.  Today we decided to spread love and kindness through coffee.  We went through a drive-thru and paid for the person behind us.  We were going to do itContinue reading “Cups of Kindness”

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Littered With Kindness

We pretty much take our dogs for a walk everyday.  The length varies, depending on weather and our schedule, but for the most part we try to get them out for a jaunt on a daily basis.  When we walk we choose routes in our area of town, in our neighborhood.  During today’s walk weContinue reading “Littered With Kindness”

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Call With Kindness

Today’s random act of kindness was to call a faraway friend or relative to say hello.  We decided to pick up the phone and give Lisa, K’s cousin, a jingle.  We hardly ever get to see her, and shamefully never talk to her on the phone, so we thought she would be a good choice.Continue reading “Call With Kindness”

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Being Kind to Creatures Great and Small

Today’s kindness adventure led us to our own backyard where we fed the birds with Tessa.  As we did we talked to her about how it’s good to be kind to all creatures great and small.  Her comment, “I feed birdie’s”.  She’s already getting the hang of this kindness thing.  

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