This pen and ink art piece was created by my son Dane.
He gave it to me as a gift many years ago. I've always loved it, especially since I aspire to being a world traveler. I have a quotation that I cut out of a travel advertisement and put in my journal. It says, "I haven't been everywhere---but it's on my list." The real world I live in is never only black or white. I left behind the two-point scale of good-bad, either-or and right-wrong when I left my Texas birthplace in 1959. The world above is the only black and white world I tolerate.
Time for blogging is short tonight as we just returned from the holiday party and graduation celebration for the Earth Sciences Division of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. After almost four years of taking 2 or 3 classes a year from Museum faculty, my husband received his paleontology certificate of graduation. He can now work in the paleo lab or attend digs twice a year working on different research projects.
Around 400 researchers, interns, volunteers and docents brought fantastic food for the potluck. A lot of mingling and some pretty hilarious awards and slide shows resulted in a very enjoyable evening. Rock hounds, paleo-botanists and dinosaur folks are fun to be around. Who knew?