Saturday, June 30, 2012


"Sex loses all its power and magic when it becomes explicit, mechanical, overdone, when it becomes a mechanistic obsession. It becomes a bore. You have taught us more than anyone I know how wrong it is not to mix it with emotion, hunger, desire, lust, whims, caprices, personal ties, deeper relationships which change its color, flavor, rhythms, intensities. ... If you nourished your sexual life with all the excitements and adventures which love injects into sensuality, you would be the most potent man in the world. The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion." -Anias Nin
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Friday, June 29, 2012


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Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Note from Abroad

"The question really for all of us is what we do with the opportunities that we create and that others help to create for us." -wise words, via email, from an old professor

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012


"It had only to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles for no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way." -Cheryl Strayed's Wild (a good read for any outdoors lover)
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012


"These are fragrant acres where
Evening comes long hours late
And the still unmoving air
Cools the fevered hands of Fate."
-Clover, by Tennessee Williams
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Monday, June 25, 2012


"When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily." -Mary Oliver
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012


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Friday, June 22, 2012

Walk the Line

Going to see a Johnny Cash cover band tonight!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Roll On

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vocab Lesson

"Age-otori (Japanese): To look worse after a haircut." -from "25 Handy Words That Simply Don't Exist in the English Language." Read the whole list here.
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Neck Attire

"This tie is more expensive than my suit -- and my suit is a Ralph Lauren." -Mr. Magazine comments on his tie. Almost as good as when he told MAP conference attendees: "Magazines are the best laptops; they never need batteries."
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Early Birds

"Seizing your mornings is the equivalent of that sound financial advice to pay yourself before you pay your bills. If you wait until the end of the month to save what you have left, there will be nothing left over. Likewise, if you wait until the end of the day to do meaningful but not urgent things like exercise, pray, read, ponder how to advance your career or grow your organization, or truly give your family your best, it probably won't happen." -Laura Vanderkam, in What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Magazine production

And yet somehow it all comes together.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Miles of Smiles

"We are designed to run, and we increase our chance of daily happiness when we do so." -Jeff Galloway

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Need More Coffee

Especially rainy Mondays.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Getting Settled

"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." -Benjamin Franklin
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Friday, June 8, 2012


"Writing is a combination of intangible creative fantasy and appallingly hard work." -Anthony Powell
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Thursday, June 7, 2012


"There's the pressure to eat every night, then there's the pressure to all be eating the same exact thing. Then, there's the pressure for that same thing to be healthy and wholesome and homemade, and the pressure for that homemade food, hopefully to be local or organic or the beef should be grass-fed. There are so many variables that all of them combined can just be overwhelming." -an NPR interview with Jenny Rosenstrach, who blogs at Dinner: A Love Story.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012


"The other afternoon, when you fell asleep on my shoulder, I drifted off, too. But before I did, it occurred to me looking around at all of your things and your work and going through years of work in my mind, that of all your work, you are still your most beautiful. The most beautiful work of all." -Patti Smith to Robert Mapplethorpe

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Sunday, June 3, 2012


"And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days." -James Russell Lowell
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Moving Along

"So it goes. The wheel turns, generation after generation, around and around. We ride for a little while, get off and somebody else gets on. Over and over, again and again." -"Seventy-Two is Not Thirty-Five by David Budbill
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Friday, June 1, 2012


"There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call 'the breaks.' In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things -- read and write -- and wait." -Countee Cullen
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