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Day 6: The Thrill of October & Why I Cannot Dance

Fun fact of the day: Did you know Audrey Hepburn wanted to be a ballet dancer? No, really. She wanted to do dance and never really considered becoming an actress. 432 more words

The 5 Best Books To Grab When Trapped In The Airport


A few weeks ago, while sitting in the international terminal of JFK, five hours too early for my flight, I started perusing the book section of… 477 more words


That Little Russian Novel (I can't stop thinking about)

Anna Karenina.

There’s something mysterious about that little Russian social novel. There’s an intangible quality, a feeling in the air every time I open it. 1,706 more words

"she had to endure and love, and that she did"

I’ve been struggling with the concept of justice and its seemingly flakey appearance in our world. I’ve been dealing with this struggle at work and I’ve been there for over a year now: nothing seems to go the way it’s supposed to—not just for me, but in general. 352 more words


"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."---Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer, 1828-1910

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What actually has true value?

Earlier this evening I was reading some quotes from notable figures in history on http://www.themoneymasters.com and it brought me to this very important question: What actually has true value in today’s society? 443 more words

Intrinsic Value

Tolstoy's screw

No matter what he thought about, he always returned to these same questions which he could not solve and yet could not cease to ask himself.

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