Flying … Welcome to the 21st Century …. Won’t You Be My Neighbor

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Flying!
Some of you may have seen this on the news last week, but I just had to post some pictures of Sonya and me going “flying” courtesy of the Iowa Dance Theatre’s Peter Pan crew.

First, a professional helps you get into these lovely harnesses …It’s as uncomfortable as it looks, but well worth it when you get to do this ….

Soaring over the stage at Hoyt Sherman Place was exhilarating….

And a little unnerving. Sonya tells me the harness is a lot like what you wear when you go skydiving, which is on my list of things to do. If you’ve done it, let me know what it’s like.
Welcome to the 21st Century
Michael and I spent most of our weekend setting up a computer that we purchased a loooooooooong time ago. I’m embarrassed to admit how long ago, so I won’t. I will tell you that these sorts of endeavors make me feel like my head is going to explode. As I’ve explained before, technology is not my thing. The exciting thing is that I’ll now be able to use the i-Pod that I’ve had for a year and a half (I know – way to finally get with the rest of the civilized world) and I can download pictures at home instead of bringing my camera to work all of the time.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Finally, if Fred Rogers was still alive, he’d be turning 80 on March 20th. The date is being recognized as “Sweater Day” and Rogers’ hometown of Pittsburgh is declaring March 15-20 “Won’t You Be My Neighbor Days.” Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was one of my favorite shows as a little kid, and in recent years my mother and a friend gave me books quoting the host. For the next several days I’ll be sharing excerpts with all of you … it’s good stuff, whether you’re five, or fifty.

“Some days, doing ‘the best we can’ may still fall short of what we would
like
to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect – on any front – and
doing what we can with
what we have is the most we should expect of
ourselves or anyone else.” – Mister Rogers

Happy Monday!
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