Category: Parts of Speech

History can mix facts with fish

History is not just facts and events. History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another’s pain in the heart our own. —Sue Monk Kidd I heard a story the other day about a joy ride that ended with the driver having to call a friend to pull their truck […]

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Living the circadian of life…

“Thank-you, apostrophes, for being pretty cool, even though sometimes you can be a bit possessive.” —Jimmy Fallon On good mornings, I am up early. Early to some, anyway, and (really) early to others. I don’t know how it works for most people but in my case, with age comes the need for more early morning time. Outside of holding out […]

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Marvel at the alternatives

“Cause if you’re happy in your head, then solitude is blessed, and alone is okay. It’s okay if no one believes like you, all experiences unique, no one has the same synapses, can’t think like you…and it doesn’t mean you aren’t connected, and the community is not present, just take the perspective you get from being one person in one […]

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Time doesn’t change identity

“As I read about each of the seven who died, I thought of Otto Frank not being a father anymore, left with a diary instead of a wife and two daughters.” —John Green My dad died 14 years ago this past April. And apparently next Sunday, it will still be Father’s Day. A lot of thoughts went through my head […]

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Survivors are memorable, too

“For what it’s worth; it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. […]

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What will the real story be?

“I am unwritten, can’t read my mind, I’m undefined. I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned. No one else can feel it for you, only you can let it in. No one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open, today is where your book […]

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Solitude does matter to some

“Our (summer camp) counselor gathered us all together and she taught us a cheer that we would be doing everyday…to instill camp spirit…R-O-W-D-I-E, that’s the way we spell rowdie, rowdie, let’s get rowdie. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why we were supposed to be so rowdie. Or why we had to spell this word incorrectly.” —Susan […]

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Event offers boost for reading

“I grew up loving books. In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night. People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.” —Amy Poehler The first book […]

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Yes, take the road less traveled

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain There are scientifically proven (they must be!) articles on the benefits of travel. They […]

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Ordinary in a special way

“You know, I always thought I was gonna be, I don’t know, special. But I’m not. I’m just an ordinary person. And that’s OK. Because you make me special.” — “Hope Floats” Throughout my adult years of decision-making I’ve said yes a lot. To paintballing, tomato plant starters, a lab puppy, one drink too many, infomercials, a couple pairs of […]

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