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At Bat

“To some people, I am a kind of Merlin who takes lots of crazy chances, but rarely makes mistakes. I’ve made some bad ones, but fortunately, the successes have come along fast enough to cover up the mistakes. When you … Continue reading

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Mining Mistakes

“Mistakes don’t mean failure. Mistakes are a sign that you are trying something new. You might think you have to perfect, but life is not about comparing yourself to anyone else; it’s about measuring yourself compared to who you were … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

In honor of Indie Bookstore Day: There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of Toll – How … Continue reading

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A Cinch

“Inch by inch, it’s a cinch …” In her wonderful writing guide, Bird by Bird,” Anne Lamont tells this story about her book’s title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was 10 years old at the time, was trying … Continue reading

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Sweet Adversity

“Sweet are the uses of adversity.” William Shakespeare “Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” Fortune cookie tag Adversity. A tough, rocky, stubborn word, isn’t it? Look up this no-nonsense noun and you’ll find it defined as “difficulty, misfortune.” Turn to … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You were not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. … Continue reading

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Excuses Begone!

From The Peter Pyramid by Laurence J. Peter, the top five excuses for not getting something done: 1. I thought it was in the mail. 2. I’m so busy I haven’t gotten around to it. 3. I didn’t know you … Continue reading

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Dynamic Trio

“I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy, enthusiasm, … Continue reading

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Flying Free

When butterflies emerge, they must wage a battle to be born. They struggle to emerge from their chrysalis, the small sack that holds them. They push and pull inside until the sack finally breaks; when they are finally free, their … Continue reading

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Believe It

“If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even If I did not have the ability in the beginning.” Mahatma … Continue reading

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