Monthly Archives: January 2023

Useful Ideas

“I have a few ideas that I think are very useful to me. One is that you do whatever comes your way as well as you can, and another is that you think as little as possible about yourself and … Continue reading

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Any Way

My mantra is ‘Get it down, then get it right.’ Things tend to gel for me as I write…voices, situations. It means a lot of revision down the line, but you can’t revise what isn’t there to begin with.” Lucienne … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

“This is the true joy in life…being usedfor a purpose recognized by yourselfas a mighty one…being a force of natureinstead of a feverish little clod of ailmentsand grievances complaining that the worldwill not devote itself to making you happy… “I … Continue reading

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“Each Day”

“Start each day with a grateful heart,” Unknown A gathering of uplifting words of wisdom to light our way today: “Each dawn brings a new hope for a new plan…” Gina Blair “With the new day comes new strength and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Girl

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.‘Pooh!’ he whispered.‘Yes, Piglet?’‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw.‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’” The birthday card with this little story sits in a spot where I see it every day. On … Continue reading

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Walk On!

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” Buddhist saying “We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” Luciano De … Continue reading

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Sweat First

“First Comes Sweat Then Comes Beauty.” New York City Ballet Brochure “Easy reading is damned hard writing.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire did 150 takes of a famous movie scene in which they are dancing while skating together … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that makes you smile. Love truly. —Mark Twain

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Casals Counsels

Pablo Casals is a wonder: a joyful musician and a wise soul (see Marvelous You) — and here’s a story worth sharing about him: The famous cellist was to be interviewed in his studio by a young reporter. Pablo kept … Continue reading

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No Shortcuts

“Take no shortcuts along the road to success.” Fortune cookie message Oscar Hammerstein tells this story: He once saw a picture of the Statue of Liberty taken from a helicopter. It showed the top of the statue’s head. He was … Continue reading

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