I am a firm believer in the power of bananas, nature, numbers, words, music, creativity, human kindness, understanding, and sympathy...
After many unexpected setbacks and zig-zags through the Peace Corps application process (see here), I will finally be pursuing my dream of becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, serving in Morocco as a health educator from March 2011 through May 2013, tentatively (inshallah).
"It's all relative." - Albert Einstein (paraphrased?)
"Life is what we make of it. Always has been, always will be." - Grandma Moses
My favorite "non-simplistic" quotation is the following:
"It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity." - Francis Bacon, Sr.
are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most
accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." - Charles W. Eliot