Alright, I admit it. I like to post more than my share of inspiring quotes on here. If that’s not your cup of tea, feel then free to browse my section about the world we live in and not just what we aspire towards.
In the mean time, here is Leslie Knope (I always loved that ironic last name) acknowledging that she can be annoying to some but is still going to be herself.
One person’s annoying is another’s inspiring and heroic.
This festival is the annual chance for sand sculptors to work their magic on the beaches of South Padre Island while it’s not too not and not too cold.
👉 I’m a sucker for this kind of thing. Hitting South PadreIsland every summer as a kid, I did my best to craft some badass sandcastles. But I must admit now that they were mostly just Hot Wheels race tracks, doomed sea levees, or abstract drip art.
Here’s a pretty fascinating story about the collapse of the complex, globalized society of the late Bronze Age around 1200 BC. As we’re facing climate change, political polarization, and a raging virus, it’s an interesting listen. 😬
About 3000 years ago, it got bad. There was famine, drought, and earthquakes. And worst of all, the mysterious Sea People were attacking out of nowhere without warning or mercy. ⚔️
But this chaos eventually became a rebirth that led to the alphabet, iron working, monotheism, the Greek and Roman empires, etc. Basically, Western civilization.
The historian notes that, more often than not, civilization pulls back from the brink before it gets toooo bad, so he’s optimistic.
He tried a lot of different careers before writing The Alchemist. When his book initially sold less than 1000 copies and the publisher gave up on it, he found a new publisher and eventually sold 65 million copies. 🤯
Goodnight, mysterious old school with its own water tower. 🌝 You’re so San Antone. #sanantonio #texas #school #moon #watertower #sky #clouds #shotoniphone via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CUATPp3FSU5/
Snail shell hunting. 🐚 The knuckle warrior paint remains a mystery. I love that she’s more curious than ever even at age 11. #snail #kid #nature #snailhunting #austin #texas #atx #shotoniphone via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CTrtaw2lgl7/