Monthly Archives: July 2016

Something Wonderful

The Unicorn Rainer Maria Rilke The saintly hermit, midway through his prayers stopped suddenly, and raised his eyes to witness the unbelievable: for there before him stood the legendary creature, startling white, that had approached, soundlessly, pleading with his eyes. … Continue reading

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Nest Egg

Intellectual Takeout: Feed Your Mind (intellectualtakeout.org) — my brother Pete just introduced me to this site and it offers lots of food for thought. Pete also passed on a fun article about popular phrases that have a long and color … Continue reading

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“Very” Valuable

Where Writers Win (writerswin.com) is one of my favorite web sites. It’s full of helpful writing and marketing advice. A case in point, the “very” helpful — no, invaluable —  infographic created by Luke Palder, founder and CEO of ProofreadingServices.com … Continue reading

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Climbing Higher

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we really want something. Because the brick walls … Continue reading

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Climbing Higher

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because brick walls are there … Continue reading

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Peppy Prose

Peppy prose: Energetic, colorful writing with forward motion that carries readers along is exciting and engaging. But most of the time, vigorous writing doesn’t happen in a first draft — it’s the product of revision. It’s created and coaxed out … Continue reading

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On Fire!

“He was showing that nothing will  come between him and the Tour.”   Sports pro describing Chris Froome The 2016 Tour de France raced into Paris after 20 days of tough, treacherous racing. What a thrilling ride! Close to 200 … Continue reading

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