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Simplicity Speaks

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.”   Frederic Chopin As soon as I read this, I knew I … Continue reading

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Different Drummers

A sobering story: John Henry Fabre, a legendary French naturalist, once inducted an unusual and revealing experiment with some processionary caterpillars. These little creatures are known by that name for a singular quality: each one blindly follows the caterpillar in … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

April Rain Langston Hughes Let the rain kiss youLet the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid dropsLet the rain sing you a lullabyThe rain makes still pools on the sidewalkThe rain makes running pools in the gutterThe rain … Continue reading

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Word Stumbles

On the tickle-your-funny bone front, a few word slips and trips:* Snow blower for sale…only used on snowy days. For sale: three canaries of undermined sex. Free puppies…part German Shepherd, part dog. Toaster: a gift that every member of the … Continue reading

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Stumbling Forward

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. When you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Joseph Campbell “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try … Continue reading

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Langston Rejoices

Today, the first day of February, is the day Langston Hughes was born in 1902. In honor of this legendary poet and the launch of Black History Month, here’s a wonderful poem of his a poetry lover passed on to … Continue reading

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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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