ON THE BACK BURNER

September 12

I just finished reading the commencement address that JK Rowling gave at the commencement in 2008 at Harvard . I didn't realize that they made commencement speeches into books, but after writing the Lord of the Ring series, I guess you are special enough to do that. I learned a lot from her address. She gave good advice to the graduating class. Such as, keep your friendships . How true. Those friends are there , no matter what. Hers must be really good friends, because they didn't sue her when she named some characters after them. A few things really struck me in her address. She reminded the graduates that even their nationality gave them unique status and responsibilities. They live in the only remaining superpower. How they vote, how they live is a privilege and a burden. Here's her clincher.."You have the power to imagine better". That is such a powerful thought. I am going to adopt this for myself. I have this power .

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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