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Memorial Day

Let’s launch this Memorial Day weekend early with a moving meditation about heroism: American Heroby Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a worldroster from which almost every nation may choose one and say: … Continue reading

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Endless Stories

From Steering the Craft by the wonderful Ursula K. Le Guin: “There is a limited number of plots (some say seven, some say twelve, some say thirty). There is no limit to the number of stories. Everybody in the world … Continue reading

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Emerson Enlightens

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Today, May 25, is the … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm Energizes

“You can do anything if you have enthusiasm….Enthusiasm is the spark in your eye, the spring in the gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas….Enthusiasm is at the … Continue reading

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Brain Builders

Writing, as we all know, takes huge amounts of emotional and mental stamina. And one of the most wonderful things about our line of work is that you can do pursue it indefinitely, as long as you stay sharp and … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Serene will be our days and bright, And happy will our nature be, When love is an unerring light, And joy its own security. — William Wordsworth

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Wise Words

Eager to find some words of wisdom that might give us food for thought and fuel for our creative engines, I came across these nuggets and wanted to share them with you: “If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, … Continue reading

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Your Gift

From the great Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay on Self-Reliance: “Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another you have … Continue reading

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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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