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Creative Inspiration

“Beholding someone else’s creative word, image, idea, fills us up, inspires us to our own creative work. A single creative act has the potential to feed a continent.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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The Politics of Fear

I read Parker J. Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy  a couple of years ago. It was a breath of fresh air in the very toxic atmosphere that has fueled our political discourse of late. And full of quotable words of wisdom. Here is one that is particularly timely for me in light of the …


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Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of Nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.      May Sarton

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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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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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Anna Quindlen on dogs….

“The life of a dog is not much of a mystery, really. With few exceptions, he will be who he has always been. His routine will be unvarying and his pleasures will be predictable–a pond, a squirrel, a bone, a nap in the sun. It sounds so boring, and yet is is one of the …

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