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Cryptoquote Spoiler - 11/20/15

“There are two ways of spreading light:  to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”   —   Edith Wharton

(Either method is of value to mankind.  99 more words


“Don’t you ever mind,” she asked suddenly, “not being rich enough to buy all the books you want?”-Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth


Edith Wharton's Newly Discovered Short Story Is Surprisingly Political

Edith Wharton is far better known for her tales of opulent New York City life than for her time in France supporting her adopted country’s efforts during the First World War. 859 more words


Why I Love Edith Wharton's Writing

I discovered Edith Wharton in one of my high school English classes when we were assigned The House of Mirth  as summer reading. Out of the books we had been assigned, it had the most impact on me by far. 276 more words


Swimming with tears

Morning swimming is a habit I’m trying to forge now that I’m finally settled. I joined a health club within easy walk of my home. The challenge is persuading myself to get out of bed early and walk there! 555 more words

Musings & Personal

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler - 11/08/15

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”   —   Edith Wharton

(Whenever anything is difficult to find it’s best to stop looking, and get on with things.  140 more words