Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Grinch, Shakespeare and You

“And therefore, Uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that [Christmas] has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!” – Charles Dickens, A … Continue reading

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George Bailey is my Hero

“I’m shakin’ the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world. Italy, Greece, the Parthenon, the Colosseum. Then, I’m comin’ back here to go to college and see what they know. And then … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Mentoring

“Hug and kiss whoever helped get you – financially, mentally, morally, emotionally – to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you’re too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and … Continue reading

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Tolkien, Fiction and Self-discovery

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings “Literature … Continue reading

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Sharing the Adventure with Her

~ Grandpa: [voiceover] Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around. ~ Buttercup: Farm boy, polish my horse’s saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning. ~ Westley: As you wish. ~ Grandpa: [voiceover] … Continue reading

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Mandela – “Love your enemies”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love … Continue reading

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Living Your Adventure

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Have you been … Continue reading

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