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A Toast to Maria Popova

It’s not often I scoop the New York Times. And even though I wrote about Brain Pickings before they did, their article about this engaging site offers a rich background and (in true Times fashion) wonderful insights. Maria Popova deserves … Continue reading

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Inspiration Delivered to Your Inbox

In a “J’accuse” moment, the poet David Clewell once observed that many people write poetry…yet few seem to actually buy it. The same could be said of the nosey, noisy Internet. So many of us are blogging, posting, “liking” and … Continue reading

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Worth Reading

This past weekend, my friend John sent me a link to the essay I want to share with you now. It’s by Joe Queenan and it’s about reading…about physical books…about that secret and mysterious relationship between reader and text. It’s … Continue reading

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Marching Back Into The Sea

I’m dreading election season. It’s only August, but I’ve already had more than enough of the negative political ads, even as I know that there are more—many, many more—to come. The lack of decency and respect…the easy disregard for facts, … Continue reading

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Cry Out In Anguish

So many millions of words have been spoken about the need for gun control, for the end to violent movies and games, or for censoring songs that degrade the other, or call for mayhem. The debate will likely surge in … Continue reading

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