Monthly Archives: March 2018

Something Wonderful

March The cock is crowing, The stream is flowing, The small birds twitter, The lake doth glitter, The green field sleeps in the sun; The oldest and youngest Are at work with the strongest; The cattle are grazing, Their heads … Continue reading

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Professing Hopefulness

“Hopefulness must spring, he decided, from literature and the profession of poetry. Authors only write. So, to be fair about it, they have an obligation to profess hopefulness, in return for their write to live and write. The poet must … Continue reading

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Pro Performance

We all want to improve at our craft, boost our productivity, and be more fulfilled by our work. But so often, these worthy intentions go astray: we get distracted or sidelined. How can we become more professional? James Clear, a … Continue reading

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Pudding Perils

Authors come in all shapes and sizes – and write about everything under the sun, from poetry and philosophy to pudding. Consider the telling tale of Hannah Glasse, who penned what may have been the world’s first “viral” cookbook and … Continue reading

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As If

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promise.”   Mae West “Force yourself to act enthusiastic and you’ll become enthusiastic.”   Frank Bettger There’s a world of wisdom captured in these two short sentences! So often, what keeps us from sitting … Continue reading

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Patterson’s Pledge

“I can’t underscore enough how important books and reading are to a child’s development — better readers make better people, and ultimately better citizens. I’m so grateful for the teachers who are doing imperative work with students every day, in … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Another Sarah Anne Porter When winter was half over God sent three angels to the apple tree Who said to her “Be glad, you little rack Of empty sticks Because you have been chosen In May you will become A … Continue reading

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