With age hopefully comes wisdom. I am still learning, but here are some things I've come to realize through the years:
1. "Please" and "thank you" will take you a long way…
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Today's quote is about vulnerability. It's from Brene Brown who last month talked with Krista Tippett of OnBeing about "The Courage to Be Vulnerable".
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Gone are the days when women only stay at home, take care of the housework, do the cooking, laundry, raise and teach their children. Gone are the days wherein the main purpose of a woman is become a helpmate to her husband. Times have changed and so as the role and impact of women in the…Continue
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Carl Jung's 'Alchemical Studies':
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dal libro “Just a Theory”
di Annie Wood
“Hai mai avuto un déjà vu? "
«Me l'hai appena chiesto."
“E’ un po' come una commedia metafisica." Il professore ride.
Martin non riesce a trovare l’ironia in questo momento, e lancia uno sguardo severo al professore.…
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Posted 'Passage', a poem about possibilities:
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Posted Thought for the Day, a line from an Ellen Bass poem.
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Posted Thought for the Day, from Atul Gawande ("Being Mortal"):
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Today's short is Brenda Miller's lovely video essay "Ordinary Shoes".
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 3, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments
I am waiting. It’s a common activity for writers. You work on a piece of writing. You finish it. You send it somewhere. You send it to a reader for feedback, you send it to a literary journal for possible publication, or you send it to a literary agent for possible representation. And then you wait. Ideally you work on more writing while you wait.…Continue
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Monday Muse posts a video of the wonderful speech writer Ursula K. Le Guin gave on accepting a lifetime achievement award from National Book Awards.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 24, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments
A quote from Rebecca Solnit's essay "The Art of Arrival" provides the Thought for the Day:
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Christian Wiman's poem 'Love's Last' from his collection 'Once in the West':
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 16, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments
Today's short offers a peek at 'From Scotland With Love', a documentary made entirely from archived Scottish film but without narration or interviews.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 15, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments
So Much More Than Meets the Eye- my experience with Oprah! By Meg Nocero
As the inevitable was creeping closer and closer, I refused to even allow any doubt that my mother would not recover to enter my consciousness. My mom told me that she did not want to give up and I made it my mission to help her in any way I could. While I had experienced depression before when I was coping with the life changes of having a baby, I had never contemplated…Continue
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I recently attended Hay House’s I Can Do It! conference in Pasadena, California. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to attend what was being advertised as a “mind, body, and spirit retreat.” The conference…Continue
Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from 'poem crazy: freeing your life with words':
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Today's quote comes from Drew Myron's poem "Break" in her collection "Thin Skin":
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I asked myself this morning what I am doing with my life? So far, I haven't gotten an answer back yet.
I asked myself if I was happy. For me that's a pretty easy one, "yes".
But being happy, isn't the same as knowing what you are doing. Is it?
Going over the checklist of a so called successful life, I'm looking pretty good.
Nice house, check. Good, kind, faithful, nice looking husband, check. Successful, not in trouble kids, check. No health…Continue
Added by Margaret M on October 22, 2014 at 3:31am — No Comments
(Originally posted on bloom-site.com, an excellent literary site featuring authors who first published over the age of 40. As they say, "Late" according to whom? )
In my grandparents’ dining room in a suburb of Boston, there was a shelf devoted…Continue