Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Power of Helplessness

“Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I built my life.”  J.K. Rowling There was a time in my college years when I was doing all I could to hold things together with the singular goal of making it … Continue reading

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With me to this day: Lou Gehrig

Caught up in a bit of nostalgia, I recently ordered and received a biography I read, with no exaggeration, about seven or eight times as a youth.  This was an account of the life of Lou Gehrig, published in the … Continue reading

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The quality of mercy

“The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice I can … Continue reading

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Evolving beyond cynicism

“It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light.” G. K. Chesterton. Like many teens, I was taken when I read the first lines of J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” in high school:  ”If you really want to … Continue reading

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