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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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Silly

Rose Franken was a Jewish American novelist and playwright celebrated for her work in the first half of the 20th century. On the whole, Franken’s writing was characterized by a playful sense of humor and unexpected plot twists. Her famous … 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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Brevity

A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.– Thales of Miletus

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Shine – Light – Shine

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Freedom

While visiting the U.S. in 1995, Pope John Paul II gave a moving homily to the crowds gathered at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. In it, he referenced Abraham Lincoln and his dedication to freedom and equality for all people. … 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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Faults

“Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Need

With these simple words, author, activist, and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson exposes the very heart of empathy and compassion. It’s easy to let feelings of anger, blame, or judgment cause animosity with others. But if we take a moment to … Continue reading

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