Category Archives: relaxation

Lovely summer

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  Henry James is responsible for the above quote and I agree with him.  There is something magical about a summer afternoon.  Dogs … Continue reading

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Why, oh why…

I love to read.  There are two problems with reading:  1) the book ends and 2) my favorite writers can’t write fast enough.  As is the case with most avid readers, I keep track of when my favorite writers have … Continue reading

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The water beckons…

Water is so beneficial to us. For me it’s an almost spiritual experience. As a person whose mind is always going, whose inside chatter never ceases, being in the water comes the closest to bringing me inner peace. And I’m … Continue reading

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Put up or shut up…

I’ve attended many different types of writing conferences in the last several years.  I suppose, like many others, I was looking for the “magic” solution about how to write.  That magic solution is similar to the one that works for … Continue reading

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My one particular harbor

“I know I don’t get there often enough/God knows I surely try/It’s a magic kind of medicine/That no doctor could prescribe.”  –Jimmy Buffett, “One Particular Harbor” This is a sentiment that runs through my head quite often.  My one particular … Continue reading

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Summer…

“Summer…it turns me upside down…” that beginning line to the song “Magic” by the Cars sums up summer to me.  It is by far my favorite season of the year, followed closely by autumn.  Why do I love summer?  Is it … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Reading

Is reading becoming a lost art? Should we read? Why do we read? How do we read? In our increasingly complicated technological society, it’s imperative to read. We’re bombarded with words at every turn, tweet, Facebook post and blog entry. … Continue reading

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