Monthly Archives: July 2015

Be True

“I think so much of writing is about the courage to express ourselves, to be true to our own voice, to find our vision, our voice, and put it out there. Also, allow yourself too write badly in the beginning. … Continue reading

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Star-crossed Story

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo Abe Books recently sold an original, Russian language copy of Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize-winning novel, Doctor Zhivago, … Continue reading

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Pushing Past

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Jimmy Johnson It’s a scorcher here in New Jersey. It’s Tuesday morning and one of my two running days. When I started out, it was 73 degrees; by the time … Continue reading

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Active Readers

“There’s an old Chinese proverb that says: ‘One demonstration is worth more than a thousand words.’ A good rule, I learned, is never to say anything you can dramatize. Better yet: never dramatize anything yourself that you can get the … Continue reading

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Riding On

“All the training and time away from my wife and my family came to my head and helped me keep pushing to the end…Winning the Tour de France again gives me an unbelievable feeling.” Chris Froome, 2015champion The 2015 Tour … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

This seems to me to be one of the loveliest songs of summer: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds … Continue reading

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Nature Nourishes

“A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of … Continue reading

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