Monthly Archives: May 2020

Something Wonderful

Leisure What is this life, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, … Continue reading

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Winsome Wouk

“In terms of narrative … there’s nothing but the Bible for sheer storytelling. How do you get at something that has already been done so perfectly? I suppose that explains my ‘fixation’…”   Herman Wouk Some time ago, a New … Continue reading

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Vigorous Hearts

Here’s a lovely piece of prose Ann Landers once wrote for her syndicated column: What Dogs Do for Us Catch Frisbees. Keep a night alone from being truly lonely. Get us outside on beautiful fall days, rainy days, and snowy … Continue reading

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Amazing Energy

“I have no doubt whatsoever that most people live whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness …. Much like the man, … Continue reading

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“Spartan Up!”

“Discipline is a choice. It’s simply consistently choosing the hard right over the easy wrong.”   Roy Vaden “Most decisions in your everyday life will not be life-or-death ones. The challenge for many of us today is that we have all … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, a moving meditation on courage: 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 and say: He is … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Night Over the drowsy earth still night prevails; Calm sleep the mountain tops and shady vales, The rugged cliffs and hollow glens, The cattle on the hill. Deep in the sea The countless finny race and monster brood Tranquil repose. … Continue reading

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Astonishing Arthur

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable must be the truth.”  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Today, May 22, is Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday. Let us ponder his amazing achievement in creating one of the most enduring fictional … Continue reading

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“Drink” Deeply

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”   Edith Wharton “Let me drink the day” – what a wonderful line that is! How openhearted and full! What makes it work so well? Why does it capture our attention and … Continue reading

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Reckless Freedom

“…Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, … Continue reading

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