Tag Archives: Believe

Gratitude – The Secret to Happiness

“Like most teenagers, I spent part of my teens reveling in my angst. One day, however, the thought occurred to me that being unhappy was easy – in fact, the easy way out – and that it took no courage, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Angel’s Birthday

Today, the 5th of March, is the birthday of my favorite ‘angel’ Clarance Odbody, George Bailey’s less than grand guardian angel in It’s a Wonderful Life. The actor who played Cllarence, Henry Travers, was born on March 5th, 1874. – … Continue reading

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‘Christmas’ Music Soothes the Savage Beast

Tis’ the Season for Christmas music. One local radio station went to an ‘All Christmas Music’ format a full two weeks before Thanksgiving. Sadly, Christmastime has become such a stressful season. A time full of a whirlwind of activities, demands … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: Nate O’Riley from Grisham’s The Testament

Success had brought him nothing but misery; he couldn’t handle it. Success had thrown him in the gutter – The Testament, by John Grisham – John Grisham’s 1999 novel The Testament begins with an elderly billionaire committing suicide. Moments before … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury – Optimism vs. Optimal Behavior

“Your function is God-given. To act on your genetics, to be what you were born to be-find out what it is-and do it. The Armenians have a saying, that in the hour of your birth, God thumbprints thee with a … Continue reading

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I take Inspiration wherever I can get it

“I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not “true” because we’re hungry for another kind of truth: the mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define … Continue reading

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Baseball, Books and the delight of Spring

“I didn’t ask for you to feel the way you do. You’re influenced by an illusion. Writers are magicians. They write down words, and, if they’re good, you believe that what they write is real, just as you believe a … Continue reading

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