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Our world is a stage where chaotic drama unfolds each day. To remain sane in this environment requires that we accept this reality and that we become assertive in our efforts to control whatever chaos we encounter. In other words, … Continue reading

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What Is Inspirational?

I asked Walter what inspired him. The 94-year-old acquaintance answered, “I want to remain relevant to myself.” He reflected that for much of his life, he was worried about keeping up with popular social trends and political beliefs. As Walter … Continue reading

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This week, a cousin asked how I get inspired to do my various projects. I replied that I’m not really certain how it happens. I went on to say that I’m reluctant to analyze the process because over-analysis puts the … Continue reading

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“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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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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