“You’ve got brains in your head You’ve got feet in your shoes You can steer yourself any Direction you choose”*

Mira in a boat

“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (Self-Reliance)

Daughter #2 passed her oral exams with flying colors. We are very proud of her.

*Dr. Seuss

The photo is my grandmother Mira Sargent circa 100 years ago.