Helping Humans

Helping Humans
Helping Humans

“Yay! Hanging out today in the mall was awesome!  I love helping folks!  I’ve learned a lot about how interacting with people works. Humans are funny things! I enjoy helping people. – Matthew”

Matthew is an architect working in the tech world.

Wonky Smile

willy wonk
From The Aries Journal, circa 1998

“Many a wicked wenk he wonk…many a smile he smole” – Matt Michelson

Conquer It. Just Do It. Mistakes Only Make Your Stronger.

A page in the Original Journal
A page in the Original Journal. This journal is from the North Carolina Original Journal. And yes, that is an original autograph and signature of the one and only Anne Lamott. I went to her book signing and reading at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC.  

Here is some background info on this page in the Original Journal.

1. It is the current Original Journal (I am carrying this one around with me now in North Carolina).

2. Emery Smith was an administrator that I worked for (as a teacher). He is also a redhead.

3. Anne Lamott is one of my all time favorite authors.

4. Emins or Emily Ashley is a random person — have no idea who she is. She is obviously an Original Journal signer.  I love what she says and I also love that it is on the same page as Anne Lamott’s Original Journal signing.

5. That is red ink that bled onto my notebook at the top. I am not one to put caps back on pens and of course, the journal travels with me everywhere I go.

Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.

Journal Your Journey

Back Door Collage

Back Door Collage
Back Door Collage

A collage of a page in the Back Door of the current Original Journal.

This Bus Ride…

I met Dan from England on the Greyhound Bus.  He was bored and not a big fan of Greyhound.
I met Dan from England on a Greyhound Bus on a trip to Wyoming from California in 1998. He was bored and not a big fan of Greyhound. He signed The Greyhound Journal.

Go Greyhound and leave the driving to us.

Have you ever traveled by bus?  Where did you go?  

Directions to Greenwich Village

Directions to Greenwich Village
Directions to Greenwich Village in The NYC Journal, circa 1998

I recently found out my grandparents met in Greenwich Village in the late 1920’s. It should be noted that this journal signing happened pre cell phones, Google, and Smartphones.  I asked directions the good ole’ fashion way — person to person.  Edward actually worked at a film camera store in New York City. You can see a photo of him, taken on a polaroid.  Old School, I know. Check out the link below to see his photo.

This journal signing appears in this long form Original Journal Gonzo journalism piece, “Twenty Dollars and Taverns Tall.” It’s a good one. Worth the read.

Have a great weekend.

P.S. — The Original Journal is going to the beach this weekend. There may or may not be a posting Sunday. Also, next week will debut some of The UK Journal signings.  Sneak peek of the cover below.

The UK Journal
The UK Journal

 

NBA Tournament

Anonymous journal signer from 1997 journal
Anonymous journal signer from 1997 journal

Never Put into Writing…

never put into writing
From The Aries Journal, circa 1999

The Aries Journal is one of my favorite journals. It got some tread, that’s for sure. It traveled with me on a Greyhound Journal from Redlands, California to Cheyenne, Wyoming and back again.  It holds many signatures and many truths as I was still trying to figure them out.

Journal Your Journey.

Be Nice, Be Good (Repeat)

"Be nice, be good to people all the time, and it will come back to you." ~ Eva R.
“Be nice, be good to people all the time, and it will come back to you.” ~ Eva R.
This is a photo of Eva, a journal signer.
This is a photo of Eva, a journal signer.

Here is the original post on Eva from the blog. Wise woman Eva is.

Have a great hump day.

Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.

Journal Your Journey.

Combo Pack: Turtles, Joy, Bathrooms, Sweat

Combo Pack
Combo Pack

These are signatures from the current Original Journal I am carrying around now. I used the iPad app, Instacollage.  Which one do you like better?  This is the same photo (collage) just with a different frame.

Combo Pack (with scratch frame)
Combo Pack (with scratch frame)

Have a great day. My favorite quote from today’s Combo Pack is John’s:

“Keep focus on your joys of life instead of hate.”  – John

I hope that journal signer is happy. I truly wish him every happiness in life. He’s a good kid.

Also, journal signer, Maggie, needs some special thoughts and prayers today as she is going through some heart wrenching stuff. Keep her family and her big Grateful heart in your thoughts today. Please and thank you.