Monthly Archives: December 2018

Something Wonderful

As the holiday weekend begins, let me share a poem I love: Barter by Sara Teasdale Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings And children’s … Continue reading

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Writerly Wisdom

A gathering of encouraging insights and ideas to move and motivate us today: “Everything begins with belief.”   Norman Cousins “Seize the day. Put no trust in the morrow.”   Horace “Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by horse-power … Continue reading

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Better ‘Nows’

“As I concentrate on each word of this thought, ‘now’ slips by me into the past. My past, then, is nothing more than a history of how well I dealt with each irretrievable ‘now.’ So if yesterday is history, tomorrow … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Wishing you and yours all the blessings of the season! Little Tree Little silent Christmas tree You are so little You are more like a flower Who found you in the green forest And were you very sorry to come … Continue reading

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Writing Mantra

It is a law of the universe: Assistance must always be given to those who request it.” Oprah Winfrey Frank Somma is a highly successful salesman, motivational speaker, and friend of my good friend and mentor, Rob Gilbert. Frank shares … Continue reading

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Darling Dorothy

“Be bigger than your fears.” Dorothy Today — December 20 — is my mom Dorothy’s birthday; she passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2004. Since then, my beautiful sister Stephanie and I came up with the idea of getting together … Continue reading

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Holiday Helper

As part of his Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, James Patterson, in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, is giving a holiday gift to more than 300 bookseller sacross the country, each of whom will receive $750, the Associated Press reported. … Continue reading

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