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Wallace Stegner on Human Progress

“We are a wild species. Nobody ever tamed or domesticated or scientifically bred us. But for at least three millennia we have been engaged in a cumulative and ambitious race to modify and gain control of our environment, and in the process we have come close to domesticating ourselves. Not many people are likely, any …

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Sally Tisdale on The West

“And who hasn’t leaned west, at least once? Caught in the longing for something far off, over a hill, around a bend–something just glimpsed in the falling sunlight of evening and tinted gold. We are each caught that way once or twice, struck dumb by the possibility of a life altogether new. And some of …

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James Frey on Writing

“People read memoirs and nonfiction and ask questions about what in the books isn’t real. They read novels and short fiction and ask what in them is. Ultimately, none of it matters. Good writing is good writing, and a story well told isn’t beholden to issues of fact and fiction, and moves beyond where it …

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Inspiration: N. Scott Momaday

Here, at this hour, in this season, you do not expect that something extraordinary will happen, only that a bird will call out in a moment, and a low wind arise, carry, and descend. From The Names: A Memoir by N. Scott Momaday

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Annie Dillard Inspires…..

“I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wondering awed about on a splintered wreck …

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