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“Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” In March I turn 80. I’m not dealing well with that. My perspective was changing rapidly with each new ache and pain. … Continue reading

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Mistakes

SO BIG BY EDNA FERBER About mistakes, it’s funny. You’ve got to make your own; and not only that, if you try to keep people from making theirs, they get mad.” “So Big” is a novel about mistakes. When Dirk, an … Continue reading

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Silly

Rose Franken was a Jewish American novelist and playwright celebrated for her work in the first half of the 20th century. On the whole, Franken’s writing was characterized by a playful sense of humor and unexpected plot twists. Her famous … Continue reading

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Understanding

George Orwell’s dystopian classic “1984” centers around the dangers of nationalism, censorship, and totalitarianism. But the author also deftly dissects what it means to be human. In a moment of clarity, the novel’s protagonist, Winston Smith, recognizes that all people, … Continue reading

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A look in the mirror

The unexamined life is not worth living.– Socrates

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Brevity

A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.– Thales of Miletus

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Shine – Light – Shine

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Freedom

While visiting the U.S. in 1995, Pope John Paul II gave a moving homily to the crowds gathered at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. In it, he referenced Abraham Lincoln and his dedication to freedom and equality for all people. … Continue reading

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Live Well

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Faults

“Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.” – Benjamin Franklin

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