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Desperate

“Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.”–James Thurber I like how Thurber substituted the word “noisy” for the word “quiet” when paraphrasing Henry David Thoreau. Thurber commented on life in the 20th century while Thoreau commented on life in the … Continue reading

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Inspiration

During this early part of the new year, the feeling of pristine freshness is palpable. The proverbial clean slate is ready to be used to record our plans and deeds for the year ahead of us. This feeling is like … Continue reading

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Inspired By Amadeus …Floral Friday

The skillful pianist Andrei Pisarev’s rendition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Piano Sonata No. 11 (K. 331)” on the stereo inspired today’s offerings. This is one of my favorite pieces to play while engaged in creative pursuits. The piece has a … Continue reading

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Going The Extra Mile

Positive events rarely have sequels, so we have to see beyond and use vision to not repeat the tried and true. It takes some gumption to stretch a little more. Yes, you can quote me on that. Sometimes we bloggers … Continue reading

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Inspired By Igor …Floral Friday

Igor Stravinsky’s “Жар-птица” (The Firebird) was playing on the stereo as I gathered materials and inspiration for this week’s floral experiments. It’s a beautifully dramatic ballet score that is a go-to piece of music I love. As the hour progressed, … Continue reading

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Self-Improvement

Earl Nightingale was the first mass media voice of reason I ever heard regarding self-improvement. He offered concrete, non-woo tidbits of helpful information that anybody could understand and put to use. I was initially exposed to Nightingale the first time … Continue reading

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Inspired By Art

Have you ever paid close attention to your own emotions when you view a beautiful painting, sculpture, or photograph? What about the joy you feel when listening to a truly great piece of music?  Do you frequently feel the ambiguous, … Continue reading

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