Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Three Things To Inspire Your Weekend #48

Quote of the day: 
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. -Maya Angelou

84 year old, Jerry Pollard
image: Twitter

Jerry Pollard, 84, graduated from Northeastern Illinois University becoming the oldest student ever to graduate from the school in 55 years, while also earning the prestigious summa cum laude distinction. 

Southbank book market
image: Blogoratti

Said to be one of London's best kept secrets, a secondhand and antiques book market with a wide selection of paperbacks and hardcover books on display. The Southbank Book Market is open all year round.

Cocoon House, Vietnam, as seen on Arch Daily

Cocoon House as seen on Arch Daily
Architects: Landmark Architecture
Location: Vietnam

Peace. Love. Light* 

Current Listen: Pharell Williams -Freedom


  1. Great pictures! Hope you're well?

  2. Love your tour of inspiration, have a fun weekend.

  3. In order: 1) You are never to old to learn something new. Love the 84 year old graduate. I thought I was old when I got my bachelors degree at 48! ;) 2) Would LOVE to browse through books at the market! 3) Cool house, so light and alive!

    Hope that all is well. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Well done, Jerry. Such an inspiration. Thank you for posting it!

  5. Congrats to that graduate and what a book lovers delight. The house is not my style at all. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Sorry good Sir This week has proven that "Tomorrow will be Worse"...
    But we are at least Trying to "deal" with these, rather than just "give Up", a pleasant weekend to you and yours.

  7. Wow-the man is 84? He looks a lot younger. That is amazing and really good for him to accomplish his goal. We are never too old, are we?

  8. Congratulations to the elder man for going after his dream.
    So good to have you visit, Mr. Blogoratti. Have a great weekend..

  9. Thanks for sharing, better to study late than not at all. Valerie

  10. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

  11. another great post!

    God Bless!

  12. I love the quote and Cocoon House looks very outstanding.

  13. I was watching the Wings for Life World Run the other day and there was a 93 year-old running. He started at 80. He was a doctor and he said he did 90 minutes exercise every morning before going to work and ran 5 kms (3 miles) every evening after work.

  14. I'm always attracted by book markets.
    Enjoy your Saturday!

  15. H Blogoratti - congratulations to Jerry - shows what can be done .. then the book market - looks wonderful, but the architectural house - impresses ... cheers Hilary

  16. I love the quote so much!!! Days are coming and going and there are only bad days, not a bad life. Wishing you a great weekend! Liuba :)

  17. Such an inspiration - a brilliant graduate and at 84 years! Fantastic!


  18. Wow, 84 years and graduating is great indeed.

  19. @FifthnSixth Closet: I am very well thank you, and nice of you to visit again. Greetings!

    @Shadow: Hello and nice to have you here, thank you!

    @Marcie: Lovely thoughts indeed, nice of you to drop by to comment. Have a marvelous weekend!

    @Marie Smith: No, thank you for visiting. Warm wishes!

    @Beatrice P. Boyd: Many thanks for visiting and nice weekend too!

    @Dr. Theda: Hopefully everything turns out great in the end. Have a nice weekend, and best wishes!

    @My name is Erika.: I quite agree, age should never be an excuse. Its great of you to stop by, thanks!

    @bj: It is indeed worthwhile. You are welcome and nice to have you here!

    @Cloudia: Many thanks!

    @Christine: Greetings!

    @Valerie-Jael: Better late than never. Thanks for taking time to visit!

    @Beauty Unearthly: Many thanks and do enjoy the weekend!

    @A. George: Why thank you, its nice of you to visit!

    @Nancy Chan: I quite agree. Wonderful of you to stop by, thanks!

    @Shilpa Chandrasekheran: Appreciate your visit, cheers!

    @Gwil W: That's fascinating no doubt and something one should strive for in old age. Nice to have you here!

    @Marleen: It certainly is a great attraction. Thank you and do have a nice weekend!

    @Hilary Melton-Butcher: Congrats indeed. I quite agree about the market and the house. Warm greetings!

    @Liuba: Have a wonderful weekend and nice seeing you on here.

    @kaykuala: Extremely marvelous isn't it when the thought sinks in.

    @Pat Hatt: Surely something to celebrate no doubt.

  20. These are all so cool! I love the house, at night it just gleams!
    Barbara, blogging at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  21. It's never too late to learn, and keep learning. I like the cocoon house style but one would have to be able to do stairs a lot. . .and a book market - that is a pleasure I wish I could have. Lucky Londoners! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  22. Well, I'm not as old as Mr. Pollard (almost) but I couldn't imagine going back to school now. Kudos to him and best wishes in the future...may he live long and prosper!

  23. Another great post very interesting to read.

  24. I dunno...I think Maya isn't exactly right...sometimes, things can get worse the next day. But you gotta keep moving towards the we do...forever hopeful.

  25. What a joy it must be to learn and retain, best wishes to the graduate! Would need to camp out at that book sale. Love the new structure next to the old, nice contrasts. Think I like the old though.

  26. I agree with the first one especially- it is never too late to achieve a goal.

  27. Well done to Jerry ... an inspiration indeed!

    I always enjoy your inspirational posts, hope your weekend has been a good one.

    All the best Jan

  28. Oh!! If there is one thing I sssoooo love about Education yeah King BlogoraTTi.. its that it has no Limits or Restrictions.. 84 and Successful.. Now thats what I am talking about Yo!!!! :)

  29. Hello and thanks for visiting! I'm a first time visitor of Blogoratti. Cool name, by the way! I love Maya's quote, if only at our lowest point in of our terrible day we could see this truth and we'd realize it's only as bad as we see it at that instant. Tomorrow usually is a better day. That's really cool to hear an 84-year old got his degree. Just goes to show, you're never too old to learn. Have a funtastic week!

  30. This just goes to show you are never too old to learn new things. OH, and I would so enjoy looking through those books.

  31. 84 sure is inspiring! Thanks for the kick in the pants.

  32. It sure will thanks for sharing.

    Greetings from

  33. Que belas imagens amei a postagem, tenha uma semana abençoada.

  34. Gratz to the gentleman going back to school. I don't know if I'd be able to handle school all over again. LOL
    I would really like to find some vintage books and such next time I visit London.
    What a cool looking house. Neat stuff, nice photos.

  35. lol, that house looks like a dollhouse my sister has, but that one is green :)


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