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Interesting people, interesting things, interesting places


  Ilsa Levine Norman, age 26 WHAT MIX ARE YOU? Mother’s side: 1/4 Japanese, 1/8 Irish, 1/8 WelshFather’s side: Jewish so Hungarian, Russian, Spanish WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY LIVE? Los Angeles IS THE COMMUNITY YOU LIVE IN NOW DIVERSE? Yes WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Until I was 14 I grew up in Marin County, a… via FEATURED MULTIRACIAL INDIVIDUAL: MEET ILSA LEVINE NORMAN — Swirl Nation BlogSwirl Nation Blog


“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde   “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Stephen King “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”  Emilie Buchwald   “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Harry S. Truman “Reading books from my keeper pile is one of my greatest pleasures and writing inspiration.” Alexandra Isobel ___________________________________________________ Photos from Pinterest Boards:  Celebrities Reading Books, Watcha Reading, and People Reading Books.                    


Who do you see or hear about and things just seem to fade around you? You stop and listen to hear whatever they say. I am inspired by a few people. Joanna Penn – British author and blogger Michelle Obama – The First Lady Rania Al Abdullah – Queen of Jordan Michaelle Jean – Past Canadian Governor General When these women speak, I stop and listen. Their story interests me, as does their opinion or view point on things. I like what they say and am inspired to hear more. In my workplace, I have a career mentor, Wendy. She didn’t come into the role by design, it just kind of evolved. She was my supervisor twenty years ago, then life happened and I didn’t see or work with her again until recently; however it wasn’t until we met again that I realized how much over the years her teaching has influenced my work. I have made many decisions based solely on her words or example. It’s only now I finally see how much she’s inspired my …