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Something Wonderful

They Speak to Me Chief Dan George The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, speaks to me. The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, speaks to me. The faintness … Continue reading

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Newly Minted

Newly minted writers are always a joy to encounter because they view writing with fresh eyes (see post, Beginners Mind). That’s why I was very excited when my wonderful husband David, an ace genealogical researcher, passed on a story from … Continue reading

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Hack Away

“Want to be more successful? Do more of what works and less of what doesn’t work.”    Sports Coach “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”    Bruce Lee There’s gold to be mined … Continue reading

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Creativity Creates

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”   Sarah Bernhardt “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”   Maya Angelou What inspiring invitations! Sarah and Maya surely knew … Continue reading

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Book Enthusiasts

As we ply our writing trade today, let us take heart and inspiration from the words of book addicts and adorers down the ages: “Books, the children of the brain.”    Jonathan Swift “Worthy books are not companions — they are … Continue reading

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A Blessing

A short story: Arturo Toscanini was very nearsighted. At the age of 19, he was playing the cello in a small European orchestra. He couldn’t see the music on the stand in front of him, so he had to memorize … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

This week’s “Something Wonderful” is a lovely poem in celebration of Father’s Day. It reminds me of dipping my hand into the pocket of my father’s overcoat when I was a little girl and finding all sorts of treasures: My … Continue reading

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