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Irresistible Bazaars

Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I were on it. Those whistles sing bewitchment: railways are irresistible bazaars … – Paul Theroux, … Continue reading

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Grace and Grit

 Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new. – Edmund Waller When we’re young we have faith … Continue reading

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ImagineAsia

The mission of ImagineAsia, a 501(c) non-profit organization founded by Steve McCurry, is to provide  opportunities to children and youth in Afghanistan. One of the programs sponsored by IA is the Young Women’s Photography Initiative.  The goal of the program is to … Continue reading

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Grit: The Courage to Continue

  Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness. – John Ortberg Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term … Continue reading

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To Light a Fire

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. – Victor Hugo I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. – Jorge Luis Borges I declare after … Continue reading

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Sentinels and Sanctuaries

Trees are Sentinels Guarding, Nurturing, Protecting Bastions of Dignity Breathing life Providing shelter Asking for nothing Sacrificing everything – K. Earle Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the … Continue reading

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Hand in Hand

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. – Emily Kimbrough Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand. – Richelle … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

We reap and we sow, an emergence of pleasure. The harvest begins. – Upon Learning, by Melissa Schwartz It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. – B. C. … Continue reading

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