Today has included yoga, pottery class, and this for lunch outside at Madison Square Eats. Now I’m off for a bike ride, and then I’m having a glass of wine on my rooftop. 

Today is a good day.

Today has included yoga, pottery class, and this for lunch outside at Madison Square Eats. Now I’m off for a bike ride, and then I’m having a glass of wine on my rooftop.

Today is a good day.

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“ New York in the autumn— really, it is the only place to be. ”

Truman Capote (via balltillifall)

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I know I have been posting a ton of sunset pictures, but when you catch a glimpse like this, I can’t help it.

I know I have been posting a ton of sunset pictures, but when you catch a glimpse like this, I can’t help it.

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“ When I was 8, I was confused about being called ‘bossy’ because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents. But the boys were not. When at 14, I started to be sexualized by certain elements of the media, when at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear ‘muscle-y,’ when at 18, my males friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist. And this seems uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. ”

Emma Watson Gives Emotional, Powerful Speech at U.N. About Gender Inequality (via apsies)

Hermione would be proud.

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Never know what you’ll come across in the park.
This new crime scene the police were setting up was due to a bicyclist running into a pedestrian. Both are in the hospital. Good reminder to please always be careful.

Never know what you’ll come across in the park.

This new crime scene the police were setting up was due to a bicyclist running into a pedestrian. Both are in the hospital. Good reminder to please always be careful.

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A gorgeous sunset. A quiet end to a lovely weekend.

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Happy tears.

Me: Do you all know what a domino effect is? Where one domino is tapped, and it triggers all the others to fall down after it? (Students nod) Well, each of us has the power to cause that domino effect with others. And it can be for good reasons or bad, positive behaviors or negative. I want you all to be positive dominos.

Five minutes later, to the group-

Student 1: Ms. Madden? I was thinking about what you said about dominos. And I thought that if a bunch of bad dominos were falling, if one domino refused to fall, then it would stop the negative behavior.

Student 2: And if that good domino started to fall in the positive direction, it could switch the behavior of all the other dominos.

Me: (mouth open, crying happy tears that I really think this year is going to be eons better than last.)

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Last Wednesday; this Wednesday.

Here we go!

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I did some back to school shopping…

I did some back to school shopping…

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This weekend was for:

Every weekend should be this wonderful. 

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