Monthly Archives: March 2011

Inventive Success

“Genius in one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Thomas Alva Edison I have a little card near my desk with this saying on it to remind me that whatever I’m trying to do that’s worth doing involves a generous … Continue reading

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Persistence Polka

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier — not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever see one of those movies where there’s a huge ball and … Continue reading

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Crazy Atoms

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso Fate sometimes puts a gift in our path — and we are wise to embrace it. One of my dog-walking pals, Claire, was raving one morning about … Continue reading

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Still Going

Once, when Alex was a pretty little guy, he was lying in bed at night when he suddenly piped up, “Still going!” Somewhere, he’d heard the ad about the energizer bunny and he was letting us know that he still … Continue reading

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Making Tracks

“Care I for the limb, the thews, the stature, bulk and big assemblence of a man? Give me his spirit.” Shakespeare, Henry IV Drama aplenty. That’s what I found when I picked up my son Alex’s copy of The Perfect … Continue reading

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Cool Idea

Balloons, plenty of snacks, a comforting tower of books, and a packed auditorium. The occasion? A visit by the outrageously popular YA author Anthony Horowitz to my hometown of Montclair. The event was enthusiastically hosted Watchung Booksellers — and the … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints

Ever in search of helpful advice for us all, I checked out the Gotham Writers’ Workshop Web site. The site offers both in-person and online courses. It also has a free newsletter with writing advice, information on contests, and other … Continue reading

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