Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wise Words for Wednesday, 4/18/2018

I couldn't decide which Barbara Bush quote to share today, so here are three of my favorites:

 "Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."

 “At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.”

 "Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood. But everyone has something to give." Barbara Bush

Happenings Page Has Been Updated

Monday, April 16, 2018

Music Monday for April 16, 2018

Oh well, if you missed it, you missed it! 

Well, Queen Bey's (insert a bunch of synonyms to "amazing" here) performance at Coachella is the Music Monday for today. She is an artist. Anyone who thinks otherwise does not know the meaning of the word. Not just my opinion

Plus, she has a Homestead connection. How cool is that?

-- M

Monday, April 9, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wise Words for Wednesday, 4/4/2018 : Still I Rise

Screen shot of today's Google Doodle 
Still I Rise 
Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014 

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
 Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.


Happenings: April : Marin Horizon Campus Update, More...

Marin Horizon School Campus Project Update: Neighbor Office Hours

Thursday, April 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm
Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 – 8 pm
MHS Campus – 305 Montford Avenue (Please enter through Melrose Avenue entrance) (mostly visible to ND members)


Calendars for local events: 

Homestead Valley Community Center : LINK



BOOK PASSAGE Calendar of Events

FENIX San Rafael 

Jazz In the Neighborhood 




City of Mill Valley Calendar LINK

Marin County Calendar LINK

Third Sunday of every month at the Mill Valley Dog park 9-11am
(Bayfront park end of Sycamore off Camino Alto