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five great things someone else said: vol seven

This post didn’t start out this way. I didn’t plan to talk about what happened Sunday night. But it seemed ironic that as I was preparing quotes for this week’s installment of five great things some one else said, I found out a quote I had just posted was, in …

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post haste

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.  – Lord Byron The age of technology has both revived the use of writing and provided ever more reasons for its spiritual solace.  Emails are letters, after all, more lasting than phone calls, even if many of them …

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possibly wiser. definitely older.

Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini the entire time I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four. – Nora Ephron My friend Peter wrote a wonderful essay for CINEASTE magazine …

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death and taxes and puppy love

My ambition in life is to someday be the person my dog thinks I am. – Emily Maugham Three years ago today, I woke up to find Mags, my English bully, couldn’t breathe. As we rushed her to the vet, I thought to myself, April 15th. Death and taxes. It …

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make it work

  There is nothing more certain and unchanging than uncertainty and change. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy It is especially in times like these that we need to look to the spiritual. In art we find it. – Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney I have spent most of the day putting in a …