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Courting Inspiration

“Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it.” Madeleine L’Engle Yes, Virginia, there is a secret to being inspired. People who study great geniuses in the arts quickly come to realize that these people not only work intensely, they also … Continue reading

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Labor Day

Let’s launch this Labor Day Weekend early with a lovely meditation on work. Kahlil Gibran said that “work is love made visible,”and to help us make the most of each day’s labor, let’s keep in mind his powerful poem “On … Continue reading

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Indies Inspire!

“I love indie bookstores because I love the safe and inclusive spaces that they create for the people in their communities. They’re more than just places to shop. They are community centers that promote and host important events about issues … Continue reading

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Innocent Eyes

“Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.” Henry James, from “The Art of Fiction.” Habit blinds us all: We fall into familiar byways without even noticing that it and begin to look at the world … Continue reading

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“The Unheard”

A story: Back in the 3rd century A.D., King Ts’ao sent his son, Prince T’ai to study under the great master Pan Ku at his temple to learn the art of being a good ruler. Pan Ku sent the young … Continue reading

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Best Step

“To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be … Continue reading

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Enlivening Emily

Today, July 30, is the divine Emily Bronte’s birthday. What a gift she is to the world — her fire, her compassion, her poetry, and the sublime and stormy Wuthering Heights! Gems from Emily to enliven us all: “Whatever our … Continue reading

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Ceaseless Creativity

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”   Maya Angelou What an uplifting thought, isn’t it? It’s so easy and even ordinary to think of creativity as a limited resource, something that we can use … Continue reading

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Harper Helps

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ “You can go to France and mention Boo Radley, and people will know who you mean.” To Kill a Mockingbird fan Today is Harper Lee’s birthday, so let’s ponder her greatest triumph for … Continue reading

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“Every Heartache”

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache comes with the seeds of an equal or greater benefit.”   Napoleon Hill When I found these words scrawled on a piece of paper in my office, they … Continue reading

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