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Fully Alive

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually                           thrown out of the nest.”   Pema Chodron Pema Chodron is a wise, well-beloved Buddhist teacher — and she knows the ways of the world. To be alive, … Continue reading

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Be Kind

“What greater wisdom can there be than kindness?”   Jean Jacques Rousseau Just over the weekend, I was trolling or rather, scrolling through my emails when one headlined  “Productivity Tips,” caught my eye. Since, like many of us, I wasn’t feeling … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

  I Meant to Do My Work Today But a brown bird sang in the apple- tree, And a butterfly flitted across the field, And all the leaves were calling me. And the wind went sighing over the land, Tossing … Continue reading

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Contest Alert

The deadline is fast approaching for the Writer’s Digest 89th Annual Writing Competition: June 22. There are a wide variety of genres to choose from: inspirational/spiritual memoirs/personal essays print or online article genre short story (think romance, thriller, mystery, sci-fi, … Continue reading

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“So Good”

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”   Steve Martin A story: The late Barbara Jordan, once a Congresswoman from Texas, was nationally known and admired for her powerful and elegant speeches. “When Barbara spoke with that deep, booming voice, it … Continue reading

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“Illuminating” Incidents

From Edith Wharton’s slim and provocative guide, The Writing of Fiction: “At every stage in the progress of his tale the novelist must rely on what may be called the illuminating incident to reveal and emphasize the inner meaning of … Continue reading

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Muse Magnet

For the longest time, I wrote in fits and starts — whenever inspiration struck. A great idea would hit me, I’d jot it down, then tuck away my piece of paper with a feeling of accomplishment. However elusive my thought, … Continue reading

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Patient Pace

“Accept the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. A.A. Milne Patience – it’s one of those traits that’s often undervalued and yet it’s … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

I May, I Might, I Must If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can get across it if I try. — Marianne Moore    

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Pitch Perfect

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank Reading these lovely words made me think of the beautiful Anne, since today, June 12, is her birthday. This led me … Continue reading

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