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Control what you can and deal with the rest

Instead of a quote today, I found this definition this morning and since it is one of those rare days of rain in the Phoenix area, it seemed appropriate. 117 more words

20 Inspirational Quotes About Traveling the World

Sometimes, we all just need a good motivational pep talk to inspire us to get out there and see the world. We let so many excuses get in the way of us following our dreams, and it helps to remind ourselves why we should ignore them. 470 more words


Frog musings (no reference to the French!)

“Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”—Mark Twain

My fabulous long-distance teacher from my Health Coach studies at IIN – Kara Snyder (Vitalcorpswellness.com) – sent this in her newsletter the other day: “ 366 more words

Thoughts for Friday - 30th January 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve used a quote for the basis of my Friday column, but Mark Twain’s words seem to aptly sum up the terrible condition that has been ailing me for some time now: procrastination. 624 more words

Thoughts For Friday

A lesson for Harvard Business School

Bernhard Tauchnitz started young in the publishing industry, apprenticed to his uncle, Karl Tauchnitz, who specialised in publishing dictionaries, bibles and classical texts in Greek and Latin.   960 more words

Vintage Paperbacks

Never Argue with Stupid People ... Thankful Thursday

It’s Thankful Thursday, but again, on a Thursday, I find myself overwhelmed and sad. People who live their lives in anger, I just don’t understand. People who can snap on a dime, make others walk on eggshells, be two-faced … I’m stupefied. 405 more words



#1 Cat Friend Fran on her decade of writer’s block. Interview excerpts below, from this amazing Paris Review.

Some years ago, Lebowitz sold a proposal of a novel entitled “Exterior Signs of Wealth,” a reference to a French conspicuous-consumption tax figured on the basis of display of wealth. 999 more words

How Should A Person Be?