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I didn’t intend for this to qualify as #tbt, but I guess all of the things making me happy take me back to happy places.

The view down Ellis Avenue at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Most of the dormitories are located on this street. Students and parents are lucky that it's a beautiful day! It's been rainy and cool the past couple of days.

The view down Ellis Avenue at Minnesota State University, Mankato on move-in day. Most of the dormitories are located on this street. Students and parents are lucky that it’s a beautiful day! It’s been rainy and cool the past couple of days.

I’m back on campus. I truly channeled my K-12 days on Monday when I returned to campus to prepare for fall semester. That day was just like a big reunion and I definitely did more talking and hugging than anything else. I was smiling all day and actually smiling on my drive home. How fortunate I feel to have a job that makes me genuinely smile.

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“Because you too are a writer, and mysteries inspire you but they must be dominated, conquered.” — Anais Nin. I came across this quote in A Literate Passion: Letters of Anais Nin and Henry Miller, 1932-1955. I bought this book when I was in my Anais Nin phase 20 years ago, but I’m not sure I ever sat down to thoroughly read it. I’m only a few pages in but already am madly underlining and making notes. It’s taking me right back to that phase in my life when I viewed Nin as the most thoughtful and insightful woman to ever put words to paper. I haven’t thought of her in that way in a long time, but now I see I have never stopped feeling that way about her.

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Morrissey on Larry King Now. The interview is billed as Morrissey’s first extended interview in 10 years. Now I’ve been a little down on Morrissey lately — he seems different and not in a good way. I feel that he’s lost his wit and now is just a cranky old man. But I watched the first few minutes and remembered how much I love listening to Morrissey talk. When he talks, he actually comes across as shy and uncomfortable, which is endearing. He says some odd things in this interview (i.e. suicide is admirable), but I guess he wouldn’t be Morrissey if he didn’t say something strange.

What’s making you happy this week?

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