vm: Naomi Shihab Nye

naomi_shihab_nye

This week we celebrate the birthday of Naomi Shihab Nye, who wrote, “I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous, or a buttonhole, not because it did anything spectacular, but because it never forgot what it could do.” So may ~read more~

vm: D. L. Hughley

D. L. Hughley

This week we celebrate the birthday of D. L. Hughley, who points out, “Every group has its idiosyncrasies, but at a certain point we all are human.” So may ~read more~

vm: Angie Cruz

Angie Cruz

This week we celebrate the birthday of Angie Cruz, who reminds us that “it’s everyone’s responsibility to not be afraid to love and to be loved.” So may ~read more~

vm: Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami

This week we celebrate the birthday of Haruki Murakami, who reminds us that “Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.” So may ~read more~

vm: Patsy Mink

Patsy Mink

This week we celebrate the belated birthday (12/6) of Patsy Mink, who reminds us that sometimes it is “important to be ahead of the majority … being willing to cut the first furrow in the ground and stand alone for a while.” So may ~read more~

vm: Neil deGrasse Tyson

This week we celebrate the birthday of Neil deGrasse Tyson, who said, “We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it. We are born from it. One might even say we have been empowered by the universe to figure itself out — and we have only just begun.” So may ~read more~

vm: Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller

This week we celebrate the birthday of Wilma Mankiller, who warns, “Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.” So may we ~read more~

vm: Sean “Diddy” Combs

Sean Combs

This week we celebrate the birthday of Sean “Diddy” Combs, who said, “Everyone has challenges and lessons to learn – we wouldn’t be who we are without  them.” So may we rise ~read more~

vm: Terrence McNally

TerrenceMcNally

This week we celebrate the birthday of Terrence McNally, who wrote, “I may think I have inalienable rights to be alive and happy, but I don’t – life  is a blessing.” So may ~read more~

vm: Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith

This week we celebrate the birthday of Zadie Smith, who wrote, “the greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free.” So may ~read more~

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