Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂
( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )..
Today is “Giving Tuesday”.. I give a little every day, not just certain days or during disasters.. 🙂
COOP/SWOP Observer (since 2001 to present), NWS, ILX, NOAA, Dept of Commerce, USA.
Met Weather Office, United Kingdom.
Ebird (Cornell Lab of Orinthology/Audubon society).
Sustaining contributor E.I. Foodbank.
Sustaining contributor WILL, University of Illinois.
Guardian Parent program, Cunningham Children’s Home
Donator ; American Institute for Cancer Research.
Member; (since 2005 to present) BOINC Project (University of Berkeley, Calif.); Princess Margaret Cancer Center/World Community Grid (Mapping Cancer), Setihome (astrophysics/astrobiology University of Berkeley, Calif.; Climate Prediction.net/Oxford University (climate change)).
Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day of celebration.. I celebrate every day I wake up on the green side of the grass and able to follow my dreams… “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown)….. 🙂
Taking a brief break in a very, very busy week to share a few thoughts.. Inquisitive minds were asking about why I choose to learn Spanish.. Well, because I want to and the knowledge may help me understand the world others see through their eyes… unfortunately I do not live in an environment where I can be proficient at speaking the language and I have had to take a break from school, but I will soon be back learning… 🙂
It all started in circa 1961, I were a senior (12 grade) in school and were participating in the sport of football..
It was early August, school had not officially started… we were allowed to use the practice field for exercise and practice the various plays but were not allow full contact, etc.. I were leaving the locker room to go to the practice field when I encountered a teacher, Mr. Shafer..
He had both arms and two bags filled with books and papers (he were preparing to teach for the new semester).. With a grin on my face, I ask him if he were going back to school.. Mr. Shafer smiled and said; “Mr. Woller, the day you need not gather anymore knowledge is the day of your funeral”… I have kept that advice to this day which leads to my statement; “ I am currently attending the School of Life, learning more about the universe and me… and Graduation Day will be the day of my funeral and it is then I will know if I failed or I succeeded and graduated”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller)…. 🙂
Back to the present, I decided to learn Spanish online and chose a school called The Spanish Blog…
The teacher is a wonderful young lady by the name of Laura Garrido Eslava..
Sooooooooo, when time permits (hopefully in the near future I can establish a routine) I gather my notes…
And I am off to school…. 🙂
Alas, before I can go to school or celebrate, there are chores waiting to be dealt with so I had better close for now….but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…
Until we meet again..