Tag Archives: Reflections

Friendship SatuRdAy! #RichardArmitage character portrayals of diverse friends and colleagues bring us together, June 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1301)

Friendship and colleagues within and across diverse and inclusive communities, and social justice, have been much on my mind for most of my life and in my work and my community service projects during my long university staff career–and again … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s 2018 Holiday Message, December 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1197)

P.S. Thanks to Laura for the lovely RA holiday wallpaper, to TeresaA for caps of the RA Message, and to Richard Armitage for the kind and talented soul that he is!  May the Holiday Season bring everyone peace and joy! … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … Continue reading

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We are Women, Hear us Roar:  The Women’s Marches Saturday January 21, 2017,  January 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1032)

Oh how I wish that I could have participated in one of The Women’s Marches yesterday, Saturday, January 21, 2017.   I know several ladies from our community who went to the DC Women’s March.   I can’t wait to hear their … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King Day National Observance, January 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1030)

Today in the United States is a national holiday—Martin Luther King Day—a memorial observance and remembrance of the life and contributions to our society by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (and right). Born January 15, 1929—yesterday would have … Continue reading

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Grati’s “Top Five Personal Wacky Wishes for 2017”,  January 06, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1026)

I used to watch Late Night with David Letterman without fail for many years—until about fifteen years ago.  He had a quirky, edgy Midwestern side to him.  His humor and observations kind of felt like Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage THUD Thursday–Holidays Style!, December 08, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1012)

This turtle neck sweater and jacket on the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (below, via Isabelle, Thanks!) at the 2016 Jane Hotel in NYC photoshoot (photographed by Emilio Madrid-Kuser) really does it for me. And the muted and balanced … Continue reading

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Butterfly Wings: Being Present in My Life, January 22, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #863)

Sometimes a confluence of events causes me to reflect upon my life. What follows are a few of my reflections.   I attended a university retirement reception Thursday. The room was bursting at the seams with the gentleman’s friends and … Continue reading

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Thursday’s RAndom Thoughts: What Would Richard Do? November 05, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #824)

Have you ever felt like life was whirling around you and you’re just a passenger on the train? I know, I’m mixing my metaphors, but you get the idea. Between work, home/hubby, and blogging/writing, etc., my life is very full. … Continue reading

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Putting Life Into Perspective: Inspired to Do More for Others in Need, October 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #812)

They say epiphanal moments come in threes. And I just had my third moment. Perhaps I needed it. 1) A life worth living The first moment was a funeral that I attended Friday morning. The lady who died was two … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Inner Cheers for Reaching My Next Goal! August 16, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #797)

I look forward to the day–in a few decades from now–when my age will mean that I no longer have a self censorship chip (image right). I presume that I had that freedom of thought and expression as a little … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: For the Nine Murder Victims in the Charleston, SC Church Shooting, June 21, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #771)

Thou shalt not kill. It is the sixth commandment of the Judeo-Christian God’s law. Yet nine people were murdered last week on June 17, 2015 in a Charleston, SC in the Emanuel A.M.E Church. It was a Wednesday night. And … Continue reading

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FunDay Sunday: Happy International Women’s Day! March 08, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #715)

Today is International Women’s Day (image above c/o United Nations)! Today is about women–and the men, husbands, fathers, brothers, friends, and colleagues who support them.  Thanks to Angelika for the graphic, right. No matter your gender, you had and/or have … Continue reading

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