Monthly Archives: February 2014

Steinbeck

Today is the birthday of John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California (1902). His early books didn’t sell well at all, and he supported himself as a manual laborer. His first success came with the 1935 novel Tortilla Flat, which was … Continue reading

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Thunderstruck

I fell in love with this one!

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A Winter Poem

Half the Truth by Jack Gilbert The birds do not sing in these mornings. The skies are white all day. The Canadian geese fly over high up in the moonlight with the lonely sound of their discontent. Going south. Now … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – Snowfall

I love to watch the falling snow The laden tree limbs sag. One thing I’ve learned for sure today is Shoveling’s not my bag!  

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Introverts – Part 5

There are more of us than you imagine Like a rare old vintage wine We’re hiding in the basement But delightful when you find . I found these last night: From: “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” … Continue reading

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Wisdom – 3

A foolish man may be known by six things: Anger without cause Speech without profit Change without  progress Inquiry without object Putting trust in a stranger Mistaking enemies for friends.                                                                   Saudi Arabian Proverb

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Wisdom – 2

Twelve Things To Forget 1.  The things you have lost. 2.  The revenge you have planned. 3.  The fear of defeat. 4.  The illusion of security. 5.  The sins and failures of others. 6.  The desire to win approval. 7.  … Continue reading

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