Monthly Archives: September 2018

Something Wonderful

This amazing poem comes to us via my intrepid fellow poetry lover, Patricia Carrigan, who shared it with me at our recent Poetry Appreciation Group: The Wall Donald Justice The wall surrounding them they never saw; The angels, often. Angels … Continue reading

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Winged Wisdom

Here’s a classic story I love about an experiment of Alfred Russell Wallace, a botanist and contemporary of Charles Darwin. A quick detour: Wallace had independently developed his own theory of evolution at about the same time Darwin did. Wallace … Continue reading

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New Dawn

“Each dawn holds a new hope for a new plan, making the start of each new day the start of a new life.”   Gina Blair What an inspiring, hopeful thought to light our way! Just consider the possibilities of bringing … Continue reading

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Banishing Blocks

A story I just love: It’s about the writer James Hilton, who is probably best known for his legendary novel, Lost Horizons. While that book is a classic today, it didn’t make much of a splash when it was published … Continue reading

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Emotional Heart

When the great Jerome Robbins was asked to direct the original version of Fiddler on the Roof, he asked the authors a simple but very revealing question: “What is your show about?” Their first answer was that it was about … Continue reading

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Soul’s Eye

“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo “Imagination is the eye of the soul.” Joseph Joubert Where do creative ideas come from? Whenever I come across a new novel or short story … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Something Told the Wild Geese Rachel Field Something told the wild geese It was time to go. Though the fields lay golden Something whispered, — “Snow.” Leaves were green and stirring, Berries, luster-glossed, But beneath warm feathers Something cautioned, — … Continue reading

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