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Empty Air – by Godistricksy

each

hung over

head-busting

alarm-filled morning

i wake and snooze

and snooze and snooze some more

 

then

falling out of bed

onto the floor where

sometimes i snooze some more

 

before

i scratch and yawn and slippers on

i sit to pee, too lazy to stand

nursing my phone in my hand

 

no messages today […]

via Empty air — The world according to Godistricksy

Friendship

lucy

How lucky was I to get a phone call from a friend of mine…. such a globe trotter…who was in town.  She came over and we had a 3-4 hour visit where I don’t think we took a breath.

So much to share.  She had been a mentor and colleague of mine at the community college where we both spent many many hours at work and at home trying to make a difference in our students’ academic lives.

My friend, Lucy, has never retired.  I don’t think one day or hour goes by without her coming up with a new plan to make the academic lives of students EVERYWHERE more successful.  She hosts a study website.  She travels around the country giving workshops or presentations to instructors.  Add to that, she supports her friends across the country and visits family in Australia.

She continues to inspire me with her passion for learning and teaching others to make learning a part of their lifestyle.

Such a great visit.  Thanks for stopping by, my friend.  Happy trails.

Sunday Comics

Small World

jenner

While I’m not a big celebrity watcher, I do enjoy a morning talk show “The View” where a small table to women discuss daily news.  The one exception is that if I am star struck with anyone one the show, it is most definitely the most magnificent Whoopi Goldberg.

“The View” group often have guests that are usually there hawking their latest movie or book.  Last week is was Caitlyn Jenner, arguably the most famous transgender woman in the US.  She was talking about her new book.

Not being a huge fan and NOT keeping up with the reality train-wrecks on television (I do not keep up with the Kardashians.) I was half listening until I heard these two words  “Graceland” and “Iowa.”

I came back into the room, backed up the DVR and listened.  Before she was the famous Caitlyn….even before she was the famous Bruce Jenner- Olympic medal winner, Jenner attended a tiny college in Iowa, called Graceland.

My Graceland.  That’s where I attended my first two years of college before transferring to the University of Kansas.  Jenner? Olympic winner?  Graceland?

I hit google and sure enough, Jenner received a scholarship to football at Graceland.  I pulled out my Acacia yearbooks and his name was in the back of both my freshman and sophmore books.  He stayed in a dorm named “Faunce.”  I checked the pictures…..nothing.  Either book.  Hummmm.  He was an upperclassman and I don’t remember him.  But he did attend….  I checked all the yearbook snaps and BINGO!  There he was on page 140 (pictured above).

Small world, indeed.  The people you rub shoulders along the way….who knows their journey.  Those in the stands cheering on the relay race.  Did they know they were cheering on a future Olympian? Reality TV figure? Transgender Woman?

The world is a pretty interesting place, indeed.