Monthly Archives: August 2013

Literary Locales

One of the many things I love about our trips to Vermont is that one way or another, they often have a literary flavor to them. Along with artisanal cheeses, pocket-sized, puckish breweries, and beautiful crafts, Vermonters seem to love … Continue reading

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Sinclair Lewis

“It has not been my custom to spend more than eight months in any one place. I have traveled though thirty-six states and have lived in eight or ten, in addition to visiting eighteen different foreign countries, but Vermont is … Continue reading

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Classic Characters

Creatives in other fields fascinate me — they have so much to teach us! Consider Joe Manganiello, a classically trained actor who’s currently flexing his six pack as a hunky werewolf on the hit series, True Blood. Since it only … Continue reading

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Next 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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Memorable Musings

Elmore Leonard’s recent passing has brought out a ton of fans who’ve been quick to praise his gritty writing style, fast-paced plots, snappy dialogue, and insights into the urban underbelly of modern life. Elmore was also beloved by Hollywood: Many … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back

My sister Steph and my brother-in-law Luis are big tennis buffs — they love to watch high-stakes games whenever they can. I’m not a huge tennis fan myself, but I’m always fascinated by the connections I see between peak performance … Continue reading

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Book Chats

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss To me, one of the most enjoyable things in the world is chatting about books. I just … Continue reading

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