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“Be Writing”

Don’t be ‘a writer.’ Be writing.”William Faulkner It’s happened to you, I’m sure. Soon after you make a new acquaintance, he or she asks you what you do. And as soon as you answer, “I’m a writer,” the next two … Continue reading

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“All Daring”

“All serious daring starts from within.” Eudora Welty “When you think at that moment that it is possible, then the magic starts.” Unknown “Boldness be my friend!” William Shakespeare There is something about taking bold strikes into the unknown that … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

A Goodly Life Robert Louis Stevenson To be honest, to be kind—to earn a little and to Spend a little a little less, to make, upon the Whole, a family happier for his presence— To keep a few friends.

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Conrad Counsels

Today, December 3, is Joseph Conrad’s birthday—he was born in 1857. Who can forget the mysterious, tangled web that Heart of Darkness wove? Some pithy words to inspire and engage us: “Words, as is well known, are the great foes … Continue reading

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Alluring Landscapes

“There’s a tendency to fear descriptive passages, as if they were unnecessary ornaments that inevitable slow the ‘action,’ notes Ursula K. Le Guin in her wonderful guide, Steering the Craft. And yet, she notes, a skillful writer can convey a … Continue reading

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Making Sense

“We do not write to be understood. We write in order to understand.” C.S. Lewis What wisdom there is in these words! While many of us do, in fact, write to be understood—to share who we are and what we … Continue reading

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Inviting Inspiration

Amateurs look for inspiration. The rest of us get up and go to work.”Chuck Close Chuck is a highly respected painter and photographer. I have his statement tacked up on the wall in my office, because it really grabbed me … Continue reading

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”Sunny Side”

As we launch into the final stretch of the year, why not begin it with an upbeat attitude? Tried-and-true advice to set us on the right path: Creed for Optimists by Christian D. Larsen Be so strong that nothing can … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As we launch our holiday weekend, may your life be filled with joy and gratitude, now and always! This sweet poem comes to us via Rose Blessing, a poetry lover and cherished member of my Poetry Appreciation Group. Blessings to … Continue reading

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Journey Joys

“One might think that the monetary value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But, speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so….I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so … Continue reading

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