This is a partial listing of what was posted on my Facebook page this morning. For those of my friends not yet on Facebook, for whatever reasons, I'd like to share how much more than a social network it is for me (although it’s definitely great for contacting people and keeping in touch, as well).
Last week in Tucson we saw: "...a white Catholic male Republican judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic Jewish woman member of Congress, who was his friend. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American gay college student, and eventually by a Korean American combat surgeon, and this all was eulogized by our African American President." Allen Ginsberg, Historian
I appreciated this quote posted on one friend's page:
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
I also looked through messages from friends living in or visiting Italy (scouting for restaurants and places to sing for this year's Umbrian Serenades), France, Portugal, Yemen, South Africa, Japan (including British and Chinese friends who live here), as well as several from North America. I'm especially enjoying reconnecting with Wheaton Community High School classmates before our 50th (!) reunion in 2012.
Of course, I enjoyed watching the Top 8 episode of So You Think You Can Dance, sharing comments with 3 other armchair judges, scattered around Japan, on our special Facebook list made just for the show's aficionados in Japan.
And, finally, this bit of fun: