Disney Animator Illustrates Life With Two Children After His Wife Dies

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Keeping a diary is a common and therapeutic habit, allowing an order to the cluttered thoughts and emotions that occur throughout our daily lives. Naturally, if you are an animator, your diary can take on a visual format to become a “doodle diary.” This is what former Disney illustrator Gary Andrews started doing on his 54th birthday, as a happily married father-of-two, documenting the joy of family life with his beautiful wife and children. Sadly, tragedy was to strike and Gary would become a widower and a single parent within 3 years.

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20 of the Best Website Designs to Inspire You in 2018 – Hubspot

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Here is some web site design inspiration for all of you…

-John

Every once in a while, I’ll come across a website that really makes me stop and think. So, I found 20 of them to show you. These sites push the boundaries of what is known to be possible on the web. Whether it’s the design aesthetic, usability, interactivity, sound design, or value that the site provides, each one is a masterpiece in its respective industry, and something to be inspired by. Not surprisingly, many organizations exist to highlight these sites and the contributions they make to the web. To he

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Margot Kidder (1948 – 2018), “Superman” actress | Legacy.com

So now…Superman and Lois Lane are gone.  RIP

-John

Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the “Superman” film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died.Kidder died Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana, according to a notice on the website of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home. She was 69.Kidder’s manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep.No cause or other details were given.

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96-Year-Old Legal Secretary Sylvia Bloom Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million – The New York Times

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This is a great story and a great example of one of the smartest things you can do to achieve success.  That is to emulate others who are successful.  You don’t always need to invent something new.  In fact, many times you don’t.  This is a great example of someone who was smart, insightful, and who made the most of her environment and career path in spite of what might normally might have been seen as a less than inspiring role working for someone else.

-John

Her name was Sylvia Bloom and even her closest friends and relatives had no idea she had amassed a fortune over the decades. She did this by shrewdly observing the investments made by the lawyers she served. “She was a secretary in an era when they ran their boss’s lives, including their personal investments,” recalled her niece Jane Lockshin. “So when the boss would buy a stock, she would make the purchase for him, and then buy the same stock for herself, but in a smaller amount because she was on a secre

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