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All Creatures Great and Small

Katrina Anne Willis, Author

Life lessons arrive in all sizes. Life Lessons Come in All Sizes.

We just wrapped up a couple of fun, family-filled days in the Windy City. It was our Last Blast of Summer — a little mini get-away before the kids begin the 2014/15 school year. We loaded up the Navigator — with 23 DVDs for our 4-hour trip — and established the ground rules: 1) No whining about sore feet, 2) Don’t be dicky.

It was a whirlwind of perfect weather, fabulous food, window shopping, double ear-piercing, Segway touring, Garrett’s popcorn eating, park visiting, and lakefront walking. The four bravest Willi ventured to the Willis Tower SkyDeck.

Willis Four braving the Willis Tower SkyDeck. Redundant. ;) Willis Four Braving the Willis Tower SkyDeck. Redundant. 😉

The two not-so-brave Willi went to the Adler Planetarium instead… where we felt quite dumb and insignificant. The vast expanse of the universe can do that to you. Even the high-achieving, all-about-me 17-year-old said, “Wow. This is humbling.”

Throughout…

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The Golden Temple, Amritsar, February 2012 The Golden Temple, Amritsar, February 2012 Young Monks Taking a Break, Palpung Sherabling Buddhist Monastery in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh: February 2012 Young Monks Taking a Break, Palpung Sherabling Buddhist Monastery in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh: February 2012 Entrance to Main Prayer Hall of a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery near Bir, Himachal Pradesh: January 2012 Entrance to Main Prayer Hall of a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery near Bir, Himachal Pradesh: January 2012

Because self visited so many monasteries in northern India, some people assumed self was “sick.”

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Friday Fotos: Fine Furry Friends

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Kathleen Reeder | Tucson Kathleen Reeder | Tucson

From bobcats to bighorn sheep, Arizona is home to a profusion of diverse mammals. Thanks, as always, for your amazing submissions for this week’s “mammals”-themed Friday Fotos. We hope you’ll share this gallery with your friends on social media.

Have a great weekend!

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