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Mistakes

SO BIG BY EDNA FERBER About mistakes, it’s funny. You’ve got to make your own; and not only that, if you try to keep people from making theirs, they get mad.” “So Big” is a novel about mistakes. When Dirk, an … Continue reading

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Space

It doesn’t seem to me that this fantastically marvelous universe, this tremendous range of time and space and different kinds of animals, and all the different planets, and all these atoms with all their motions, and so on, all this … Continue reading

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Understanding

George Orwell’s dystopian classic “1984” centers around the dangers of nationalism, censorship, and totalitarianism. But the author also deftly dissects what it means to be human. In a moment of clarity, the novel’s protagonist, Winston Smith, recognizes that all people, … Continue reading

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A look in the mirror

The unexamined life is not worth living.– Socrates

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Shine – Light – Shine

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Imagination

Einstein spoke frequently about imagination, which he believed was a crucial component of scientific progress. “Logic will get you from A to B,” he said. “Imagination will take you everywhere.” The famed physicist reminds us that it is imagination that … Continue reading

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Live Well

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.” – Benjamin Franklin

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I wonder

For all the despair, the hope, the disappointment, the sheer joy of triumphant, the pain, the emotional loss, the unexpected and the incomprehensible shortness of life, for all of the mysteries of life that leaves humanity grasping for answers – … Continue reading

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Two Faced

Honestly, if I were two-faced, would I be showing you this one? – Abraham Lincoln This self-deprecating comment is perhaps the most famous Lincoln one-liner from the Douglas debates. Lincoln made the quip in response to Douglas’ accusation that he … Continue reading

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Hmmmm….

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