Monthly Archives: May 2018

Letting Go

You know the feeling: After struggling with a problem for a while, you simply take your mind off it and move on to something else — and suddenly, just the right idea or phrase pops into your head seemingly out … Continue reading

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Wise Words

Today, a cornucopia of inspiring thoughts to galvanize and guide us: “Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.”   Richard Bach “If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.”   Geena Davis “It is not enough to reach for … Continue reading

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Creating Confidence

Confident writers are strong writers. But finding the strength and purpose we need to do our work can be tough. Self-doubt comes with the territory – even the most storied of writers has suffered from it during the throes of … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier

In honor of Memorial Day, a lovely meditation on heroism: American Hero by Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one and say: He … Continue reading

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Tom Tells

Tom Wolfe was a storied journalist, essayist, and novelist who’s highly admired for his style. These reflections are taken from a 1974 interview in Writer’s Digest, when his nonfiction classic, The Write Stuff was about to be published: On his … Continue reading

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Wise Words

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”    David Viscott* What a wonderful thought! David Viscott was a psychiatrist, author, and … Continue reading

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Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson What a refreshing remark! Somehow, everything in our society tells us that we shouldn’t fail – that failure is bad, that … Continue reading

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