Monthly Archives: May 2022

Curiosity Counts

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. “Curiosity has its own reason for existence. “One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. “It. Is enough … Continue reading

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Sitting Awhile

“At home thinking,” John Adams, Diary entry “Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.” Lorraine Hansberry Let’s face it: Thinking is hard work. As Hercule Poirot might say, exercising our “little gray cells” can be a strain. And yet, … Continue reading

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New Day

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius What wonderful words of wisdom floating down to us from long ago and far … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Nurse’s Song When the voices of the children are heard on the greenAnd laughing is heard on the hill,My heart is at rest within my breastAnd everything else is still. ‘Then come home, my children, the sun is gone down‘And … Continue reading

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Daphne Dazzles

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.” Daphne Du Maurer Today, May 13, is Daphne Du Maurier’s birthday—she was born in 1907. Perhaps best known for her amazing novel, … Continue reading

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Write Away

“I write every day. I don’t know what I’m doing a lot of the time, but I’m always happy to be in a story and playing around inside of it.” Alice Elliott Dark Alice Elliott Dark is a beloved writer … Continue reading

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True Gold

“If you look closely at all great organizations, all great teams, all great people, the one common denominator that runs through them is a second-to-none work ethic. The intense effort to achieve is always there. This is the one given … Continue reading

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Contest Alerts

Here, courtesy of the Authors Guild, are a gathering of contests for May: Raymond Carver Short Story ContestEligibility: All writersPrize: $2,000 + publicationEntry fee: $17Deadline: May 16, 2022 Masters Review Flash Fiction ContestEligibility: Emerging writersPrize: $3,000 + publicationEntry fee: $20 … Continue reading

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Optimists Unite!

There’s plenty of evidence that staying positive and choosing to travel on the sunny side of the street can have a lasting impact on our health, our ability to bounce back from setbacks, and even on our longevity. The Optimist … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

A beautiful bouquet of words full of hope and love: “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”Abraham Lincoln “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness.If love is … Continue reading

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