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Petering Out

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This post started out as a “Quotes from the Masters: Barrie.” James Matthew Barrie was the author of Peter Pan, so straight away I am giving you a bad pun (and really, aren’t all puns bad puns?) but I couldn’t help myself.  The truth is, I have been petering out.  This is my first post in two weeks, and …

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Quotes from the Masters: Plato

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With the onset of the Games of the 2012 Olympics, I’m sending an appreciative nod across the centuries to ancient Greece.  I’m also nodding quite fervently at the multitude of athletes who, through the ages, have continued to astound us in their ability to go ever “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” still.   View of the Caryatid Porch …

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Quotes from the Masters: Ovid

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We had to go to Nepenthe.  It was mentioned in every Pacific Coast guide-book I had, and it was highly recommended by a friend.  It was in the area of Big Sur, so we made it our lunchtime destination. We began our day with an immensely satisfying breakfast of French pastries, croissants (and cappuccinos for my …

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Quotes from the Masters: Hugo

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This summer has sucked out the best of me and left only a stressed-out, irritated lump who is desperate for a nap.  My son returned from nine months of study in Beirut, my daughter just left for six months of study in Santiago, my husband and twins spent a week messing about in boats at …

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Quotes from the Masters: Bacon

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I’m on vacation.  I haven’t been checking in on my blog or yours, lately, and I look forward to catching up when I return home.  Still, I happened across an apropos quote for my present state of mind, and I decided to put together a quick post for my weekly “Quotes from the Masters” series. It’s not winter where I …

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Quotes from the Masters: Fellini

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I love to talk.  I really do.  I love to engage others in conversation and witty repartee.  I relish the active, educated, verbalized exchange of ideas and opinions.  I enjoy telling stories and making other people laugh.  But sometimes, I need to keep my mouth shut.  I need to curtail my own enthusiastic urge to …

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