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Beauty of Moon

“Moonlight is sculpture.”-Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“You don’t love us, Barney. You don’t even know us.” – Bobcat Goldthwait on Space Ghost Coast to Coast

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“My father hated books, hated the sight of anyone reading or writing. 46 more words


Easy Reading Is Damn Hard Writing

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864)
American novelist

Writer Quotes

Dangerous Opportunities

A familiar story:  Chinese word for “crisis” is made up of two picture characters — the first one means “danger” and the second means “opportunity.” A little-known tale: Consider for a moment, how these two words came into play in the writing of… 411 more words

How the summer-time flits away (Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for September 18th, 1842)

September 18th.–How the summer-time flits away, even while it seems to be loitering onward, arm in arm with autumn! Of late I have walked but little over the hills and through the woods, my leisure being chiefly occupied with my boat, which I have now learned to manage with tolerable skill.

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We’re slipping into that not-quite season, fallmost, almost fall. Perhaps you think of it as notumn, not autumn. Whatever you call it…

Fallmost has a wistfulness,  108 more words

For Pastors And Teachers

The House of the Seven Gables

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Salem, Massachusetts in the month of October just before Halloween…

The golden leaves were falling, grey skies and misty rain made the cobblestone pathways and colonial buildings feel mysterious. 650 more words