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mirror mirror

If you are ever short of inspiration, I recommend a visit to Creative Bursts for a Writing challenge: One morning, your mirror starts talking to you. Write about this.       – Sandy Ackers at CREATIVE BURSTS: sandy@sandyackers.com * “It … Continue reading

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TBR: A poem of book titles waiting to be read

“A home without books is a body without a soul.”  –   Marcus Tullius Cicero ” If you can only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”       … Continue reading

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Paix et d’espoir (Of peace and hope)

“Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I feel that I have failed.” – Al … Continue reading

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decay

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficent means for going backwards.” – Aldous Huxley “Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.” – … Continue reading

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fear is not an option

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will and always so when it … Continue reading

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alas…

“Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.” – Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Doors

Please forgive my extended absence. There have been numerous computer issues and all are not yet resolved. Lea – “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Never allow a person … Continue reading

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bonté

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”  – J.M. Barrie “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”  -Kahlil Gibran “Kindness is the language … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror…

  “Mirror is my best friend, because when I cry, it never laughs.”  – Sir Charles Chaplin  “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”               – … Continue reading

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Not guilty

Originally posted March 2012 “No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.” —George Bernard Shaw … Continue reading

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