Monthly Archives: August 2014

Something Wonderful

As we move into the days of leaves and harvest, let us take a few moments to ponder the nature of our livelihood as scribes and storytellers: It is a sacred calling. Kahlil Gibran said that “work is love made … Continue reading

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Simple Strategy

“What do you think about when you strike out?” “I’m thinking about the next home run.” Babe Ruth A Babe Ruth story: It’s the summer of 1927, on a beautiful afternoon at Philly stadium is packed with more than thirty … Continue reading

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Slow Motion

Does this ever happen to you? Your day never quite seems to get going and when it does, everything happens in slow motion? Though you had the best of intentions, your creative motor never quite shifts into gear? You’re tempted … Continue reading

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Breaking Free

One of the joys of garage sale browsing: coming across a book that you’ve been wanting to read or thinking about reading and picking it up for a song. That’s exactly what how I came to have a door stopper … Continue reading

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Then Again

“To be a writer is to sit down at one’s desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone—just plain going … Continue reading

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Show Up

Isabel Allende’s debut novel, The House of the Spirits, started as a letter written to her dying grandfather and was published when she was 40. Some 30 years later, she has sold more than 56 million books, which have been … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

As we relax and restore ourselves, here is a lovely passage from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows to delight and refresh us all: “He thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood … Continue reading

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