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“Miracle Fiber”

“Human beings are made of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.”   George Patton “All serious daring starts from within.”   Eudora Welty Wow! Bringing together General Patton and the diminutive, elfin Eudora Welty on the same page – … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Hugo

An encore presentation of the musical Les Mis on PBS reminded me just how enduring Victor Hugo’s story is. The performances were stunning and the songs — by turns quiet and stormy, uplifting and heartrending. I love this musical. I’m … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Leisure What is this life, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, … Continue reading

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Winsome Wouk

“In terms of narrative … there’s nothing but the Bible for sheer storytelling. How do you get at something that has already been done so perfectly? I suppose that explains my ‘fixation’…”   Herman Wouk Some time ago, a New … Continue reading

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Vigorous Hearts

Here’s a lovely piece of prose Ann Landers once wrote for her syndicated column: What Dogs Do for Us Catch Frisbees. Keep a night alone from being truly lonely. Get us outside on beautiful fall days, rainy days, and snowy … Continue reading

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Amazing Energy

“I have no doubt whatsoever that most people live whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness …. Much like the man, … Continue reading

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“Spartan Up!”

“Discipline is a choice. It’s simply consistently choosing the hard right over the easy wrong.”   Roy Vaden “Most decisions in your everyday life will not be life-or-death ones. The challenge for many of us today is that we have all … Continue reading

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