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Today’s Quotable Quote

“It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away.”    –U2

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The Only Thing You Can Say About Donald Trump

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. —Hubert Humphrey

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A Reminder at Bedtime

From Ralph Waldo Emerson: Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin … Continue reading

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Garrison Keillor on Winter in Minnesota

Growing up in a place that has winter, you learn to avoid self-pity. Winter is not a personal experience, everybody else is as cold as you, so you shouldn’t complain about it too much. You learn this as a kid, … Continue reading

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How to Write the Opening Line of a Novel

This morning I finally got to sit down the Henry James’ The Aspern Papers, after letting it languish in a stack of junk for the last week. Writers, take note:  this is how to start a novel: I had taken … Continue reading

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Why I Love Auden

“The More Loving One” by W. H. Auden Looking up at the stars, I know quite well That, for all they care, I can go to hell, But on earth indifference is the least We have to dread from man … Continue reading

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An Old Favorite

I ran across this poem today, an old favorite by Alexander Pushkin: I loved you; even now I may confess,    Some embers of my love their fire retain; But do not let it cause you more distress,    I … Continue reading

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