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Useful Obstacles

“The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is not to frighten them, but to challenge them.”   Woodrow Wilson And brave women, too! I love the idea of an obstacle … Continue reading

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Bold Navigators

“We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”   Oliver Wendell Holmes October 12, is the traditional Columbus Day, and I somehow missed the boat! Still, … Continue reading

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Innocent Eyes

“Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.” Henry James, from “The Art of Fiction.” Habit blinds us all: We fall into familiar byways without even noticing that it and begin to look at the world … Continue reading

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Best Step

“To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be … Continue reading

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Plotting Pointers

“A story that has nothing but action and plot is a pretty poor affair; and some great stories have neither. To my mind, plot is merely one way of telling a story, by connecting the happenings tightly; usually through causal … Continue reading

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One Step

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at at time, but we must keep on stepping.” Chinese proverb One step at a time. One word, one phrase, one sentence. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that … Continue reading

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To Work!

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “Discipline banishes distraction.” When I saw these three words scrawled in my handwriting on an old blue index card I felt they were a gift from the universe. If there’s anything I’ve been … Continue reading

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Babe Emboldens

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” Babe Ruth An interviewer once posed the following question to the immortal Bambino: “Babe, what do you do when you get in a … Continue reading

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Great Pleasure

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”   Walter Bagehot Walter was a 19th century journalist. I don’t know anymore about him than that, but I can say … Continue reading

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Pump Priming

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ 10 Positive Assumptions I will make and keep my commitments. I will find the right people who can help me. I will look for the answer in every problem. I will give up … Continue reading

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