Monthly Archives: May 2019

Book Booster

“The All-Star Closer Who Is Trying to Save Bookstores” – when I read this Wall Street Journal headline, I was intrigued. Here’s the scoop: It turns out that Sean Doolittle, a baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals, is a road … Continue reading

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Sparking Creativity

We’ve all had flashes of inspiration – moments when the muse comes down and whispers in our ear and a fabulous idea seems to fall out of the sky and into our head. Who doesn’t want more of these inspirational … Continue reading

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Original Action

And now, for some uplifting words on intuition from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The magnetism which all original action exerts is explained when we inquire the reason of self-trust. Who is the Trustee? What is the aboriginal Self, on … Continue reading

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Play Ball!

When an empire starts a game, he doesn’t say, “work the ball,” he says, “Play ball!” The old-time baseball player who said this had the right idea. Edith Wharton used to write while lounging in her bed every morning. She … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier

Let’s start this Memorial Day weekend early with a moving meditation about heroism: American Hero by Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction

Have some short, snappy gems of fiction sparkling in lonely splendor on your computer or in a drawer? Why not consider submitting them to The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest? Fifteen stories will be selected for a shortlist.The contest is … Continue reading

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Winsome Wouk

“When I finished The Caine Mutiny, I wrote in my work journal … ‘Unless I’m mistaken, this is a good book. But it’s not yet the war novel I mean to write.’ ”   Herman Wouk What an endearing comment — … Continue reading

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