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Being Mortal-Dr.Atul Gawande

More and more people from various walks of life should write. About their passion in life, their dreams, their ideas, their vision. It is beautiful to encounter a quote from Philip Roth and Tolstoy in the book of a brilliant doctor. 564 more words

Alexei Koltsov bust, Voronezh

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There is much of interest to tell about the poet Alexei Koltsov and the bust that honors him at the southwest end of Koltsov Square in Voronezh. 1,006 more words

Monuments To Writers

Autumn Days are the Best

In “Miss Congeniality”, sweet, innocent, slightly obtuse Miss Rhode Island responded when asked to describe her perfect date, she sweetly responded, “…April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.”  I must disagree with Miss Rhode Island and submit the perfect date would probably land between September 23 and December 21, preferably in October before the time change. 522 more words

Quote Of The Day

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

I Want Movement

“I want movement, not a calm course of existence. I want excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I feel in myself a superabundance of energy which finds no outlet in our quiet life.”

– Leo Tolstoy


Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/06/15

“It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Don’t wait for the photo op, or an audience, to… 94 more words


Career Question

A reader of this blog wrote to me asking for advice on how he could reinvent himself and best utilize his talents. I’ll call him “Bob” and give it my best shot. 787 more words