Monthly Archives: June 2021

In Season

“At 36, he’s ancient,” observes a writer who’s chronicling Ryan Lochte’s long-shot bid to swim for Olympic gold. Luckily for us, as writers, even if it takes us a while to get our work out into the world, there’s no … Continue reading

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“Anxiously Busy”

Words of wisdom to light our way from a classic and wonderful guide “If you Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence, and Spirit” by Brenda Ueland: “It is like this: there are wonderfully gifted people who write a … Continue reading

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Playing Around

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” Arnold Toynbee, historian “See life through the eyes of a child, then you become truly wise.” Fortune cookie saying Blurring the line between work and play. What a … Continue reading

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Creative Confusion

We are most often in the dark when we are most certain, and the mostenlightened when we are most confused.”M. Scott Peck, author and psychiatrist “Not all who wander are lost.”J. R.R. Tolkein Mmmm…we are “most enlightened when we are … Continue reading

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Timeless Stories

“A timeless story is a great story told by a great storyteller. It must be filled with a character or characters that come alive. The story must raise our hopes, increase our fears, make us laugh, make us cry, cheat … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

This lovely poem comes to us from my fellow poetry enthusiast Susan Dahlinger: Silver (for Suzy Moore) “How many years of beauty do I have left?she asks me.How many more do you want?Here. Here is 34. Here is 50.When you … Continue reading

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Warming Words

And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.”Pablo Neruda “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”Jean-Jacques Rousseau “A kind word is like a Spring day.”Russian proverb Words spoken and unspoken make such a … Continue reading

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Problem Dissolving

“There is no such thing as a problem. The word problem is a label for a situation. There are merely situations, which become problems only if we choose to view them that way. We can choose to label any given … Continue reading

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“Any Moment”

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ isn’t the falling down but the staying down.” Mary Pickford What an uplifting, sunlit field of possibilities these words of wisdom offer us! If … Continue reading

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Routing Resistance

“Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. ‘I write only when inspiration strikes,’ he replied. ‘Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.’        “That’s a pro. … Continue reading

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