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  • Julie shared from The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
    How odd that families kept this kind of stuff, I thought. How strange that children grow up, grow old, and die, but their hair—dead cells, if I remembered from high school biology class—remains as is. I put the lock of Lolly’s hair back in the envelope, tucked in the flap, and put it back in the box. Replaced the lid, closed the drawer.
    Note: I still have my son's hair
  • Julie shared from Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
    There’s freedom in hitting bottom, in seeing that you won’t be able to save or rescue your daughter, her spouse, his parents, or your career, relief in admitting you’ve reached the place of great unknowing. This is where restoration can begin, because when you’re still in the state of trying to fix the unfixable, everything bad is engaged: the chatter of your mind, the tension of your physiology, all the trunks and wheel-ons you carry from the past. It’s exhausting, crazy-making.
    Note: yes
  • Julie shared from The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
    But we emphatically did not do what they said. We viewed their input as only one source of information about our product and overall vision. In fact, we were much more likely to run experiments on our customers than we were to cater to their whims.
  • Julie shared from Agile Experience Design: A Digital Designer's Guide to Agile, Lean, and Continuous (Voices That Matter) by Lindsay Ratcliffe, Marc McNeill
    So your first big tip when designing in an agile environment is that you need to create an informed vision for the product/service and use the vision to direct the design detail as it emerges throughout the rest of the project.
    Note: First exercise for Lean UX meetup.
  • Julie shared from Agile Experience Design: A Digital Designer's Guide to Agile, Lean, and Continuous (Voices That Matter) by Lindsay Ratcliffe, Marc McNeill
    Experience design has always been about collaborating with end customers. It has always been iterative and emergent. It has always been customer feedback-driven and therefore is accommodating to change.
    Note: Inspired by this read
  • Julie shared from The Cross, Our Only Hope: Daily Reflections in the Holy Cross Tradition by Andrew Gawrych, Kevin Grove, Hugh Cleary
    Fr. Moreau gave to both his community and the Church the transforming pattern of the Cross as our only hope. To embrace this pattern forms our hearts to receive the One who is the way, the truth, and the life. For
  • Julie shared from Twenty Four Hours a Day by Anonymous
    Worship is consciousness of God’s divine majesty. As you pause to worship, God will help you to raise your humanity to His divinity.
  • Julie shared from The Cross, Our Only Hope: Daily Reflections in the Holy Cross Tradition by Andrew Gawrych, Kevin Grove, Hugh Cleary
    For each of us, whatever our journey in life, our road to greatness is to walk the path of holiness that is set before us each day. It is to accept and live each moment mindful of God's presence. It is to trust in God's grace, generous in our love for others. It
    Note: Today I am inspired by this.
  • Julie shared from Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir. . . of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron
    I walked down the hill from the Lemon Peeler. My face was radiant.
  • Julie shared from Twenty Four Hours a Day by Anonymous
    AUGUST 3 A.A. Thought for the Day We in A.A. must remember that we are offering something intangible. We are offering a psychological and spiritual program. We are not offering a medical program. If people need medical treatment, we call in a doctor. If they need a medical prescription, we let the doctor prescribe for them. If they need hospital treatment, we let the hospital take care of them. Our vital A.A. work begins when a person is physically able to receive it. Am I willing to leave medical care to the doctors?
(Portland, OR USA)
Julie A. Booth