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Mountain Movers

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. “This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must … Continue reading

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Beautiful Dreamers

Robert Louis Stevenson came up with the plot for the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde during a dream. Paul McCartney discovered the tune foe his hit song “Yesterday” in a dream.  Mary Shelley’s dream at Lord Byron’s villa inspired … Continue reading

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“Greatest Glory

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Failure — probably not the easiest or happiest topic to kickoff a week of writing. And yet. And yet. And yet. … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

The Lamplighter Robert Louis Stevenson My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky; It’s time to take the window to see Leerie going by; For every night at teatime and before you take your seat, With … Continue reading

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Stevenson Suggests

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson, a favorite author of mine, was born on November 13, 1850. He wrote poetry, essays, novels, and more. … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm Enlivens

A story: A man had passed away and a whole city mourned his loss. Members of a club were discussing him and remembering all the traits that had endeared him to those around him.  After a time, one man said, … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier

In honor of Veteran’s Day, a lovely meditation on heroism: American Heroby Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one and say: He is … Continue reading

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“Inner Eye”

“Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.” … Continue reading

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Nearest Duty

“Do the duty which lies nearest thee,” Which thou knowest to be a duty. Thy second duty will already have become clearer.” Thomas Carlyle “Duty” — I know, I know, it’s a sort of old-fashioned word, one that sounds out … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Autumn The morns are meeker than they were,The nuts are getting brown;The berry’s cheek is plumper,The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf,The field a scarlet gown.Lest I should be old-fashioned,I’ll put a trinket on. Emily … Continue reading

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