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The Life That Is Waiting For Us (might just be here)

E.M. Forster wrote, “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”   Change is inevitable, and the wisest words in all the world are these, this, too, shall pass.  For better for for worse, nothing lasts.  We live in a…

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"If you're at the cutting edge, then you're going to bleed."

Reading the Times last weekend was a curious exercise in juxtapositions.  First, I read an article called “On Top of the Happiness Racket” about Gretchen Rubin’s book, “The Happiness Project.”  Then I turned to the magazine section and found an article by Jonah Lehrer, entitled “Depression’s Upside.” The title of this essay was a quote…

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April is the Cruelest Month

Angel, Passy Cemetery (photo by Ron Davis)   April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. T.S. Eliott – The Wasteland Eliott was right, at least as far as my family is concerned. On Easter Sunday, April 6, 1996, my brother…

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From this broken hill…

I recently heard of an internationally acclaimed author whose work I admire IMMENSELY, having his newly finished novel turned down. (And no, I’m not going to name names.) I don’t know why the book was turned down, although I can’t imagine it was because it wasn’t well written. This man is simply incapable of writing…

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