“Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan on August 6

“Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan on August 6, 1945. In 1955, at age 11, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, cancer caused by the atomic bomb.
“While in the hospital, Sadako started to fold paper cranes. In Japan, there is a belief that if you fold 1000 paper cranes, then your wish will come true. Sadako spent 14 months in the hospital, folding paper cranes with whatever paper she could get. Her wish was that she would get well again. Sadako also wished for an end to all suffering and to attain peace and healing to the victims of the world.
“Sadako died on October 25, 1955, she was 12 years old and had folded over 1300 paper cranes. Sadako’s friends and classmates raised money to build a memorial in honor of Sadako and other atomic bomb victims. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was completed in 1958 and has a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane. At the base is a plaque that says:
“This is our cry.
This is our prayer.
Peace in the world.
“In Seattle, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Floyd Schmoe built a life-size statue of Sadako. The statue was unveiled on August 6, 1990, 45 years after the bombing of Hiroshima. The statue is in the Seattle Peace Park and often has paper cranes draped over it.”
https://frangallo.wordpress.com/…/04/14/respite-from-the-r…/

The formal launch of my Patreon approaches

The formal launch of my Patreon approaches! I always feel a little hinky asking people to support things like this–note that the hinkiness only applies to me; I’m happy to support others, but like so many of us, I have a fierce case of imposter syndrome–but this is making my move possible, and I am so, so grateful to everyone who’s supported or signal boosted.
First story goes live on June 1st, and is a Tybalt piece. I’m committed to one story a month for a year.
https://www.patreon.com/seananmcguire?ty=h

This is another easy to understand article on the downtime value of sleeping

This is another easy to understand article on the downtime value of sleeping. A clean up crew comes in! How do they know what to take or leave behind? It’s based on where your attention has been focused. This brings new meaning to the phrase “Be careful what you wish for!”
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Couldn’t sleep last night as I’m so excited about running my 1 Day event today

Couldn’t sleep last night as I’m so excited about running my 1 Day event today, The ‘Property Success Fast Track’. Was up early doing my final preparation and can’t wait to get started this morning.
Stay tuned on FB today, as I may bring you a few live broadcasts! 😉

Graduation season is upon us

Graduation season is upon us. Do you have a loved one you would like to take to see a graduation, but not able to do so due to mobility restrictions? Multi-Medical can help. At Multi-Medical you can rent walkers, transport chairs and wheelchairs. We have daily and weekend rates available. Multi-Medical has 2 locations to serve you. We are located in Bellaire @ 5313 Bellaire Blvd. 713-636-3834. In Sugar Land we are located @ 15229 Southwest Frwy. 281-265-3156.

If you missed the weird but magic stage love between Lizzie Prestel and me last week at Radio Picture Show

If you missed the weird but magic stage love between Lizzie Prestel and me last week at Radio Picture Show, we’re performing the same story again at The Best Friends Show this Saturday night at the Nerdist. It’s such a good line-up and such a great show. Come! I hear there will be cake.

Richard Meier : white :: Prince : purple

Richard Meier : white :: Prince : purple
Richard Meier : designing a black building :: Prince : coming back from the dead astride a flying pig to endorse cornflower blue
Me: writing a story for this morning’s Wall Street Journal about Richard Meier doing a new black building in Manhattan :: You : reading it and going oh rad duder let’s get some chimichangas

There are times I sleep at 12am to finish details of a project

There are times I sleep at 12am to finish details of a project,
work while eating just to catch up on a deadline,
work during weekends, holidays, etc etc etc.. this may seem like another masochistic move from me.. but you know what?
It doesn’t really feel like working 😉
http://grasya.com/…/so-you-want-to-work-online-and-have-a-…/

Thanks so much for all the lovely birthday wishes everyone

Thanks so much for all the lovely birthday wishes everyone! I feel so lucky to have such an awesome collection of people from all over the world in my life :-).
Spent the day rather ill in Bangkok but hoping to be on the mend soon. On the upside, Jesse and I splashed out on a nice hotel for the special occasion, and once the staff realised it was my birthday they delivered this to our room…
So a pretty good day overall, despite challenges. Lots of love to every one of you. Xx