Author Archives: maggiec

About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.

She’s Evolving and So’s This Blog

It’s been three years, two countries and two states since I’ve posted on this blog. There have been many changes in  my life and much growth. I feel the need to pick up this blog again, but not in the … Continue reading

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A Matter of Free Will

“Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.” ~ Thomas Carlyle in Essays, “Goethe’s Works” Been thinking a lot about free will lately. I … Continue reading

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There’s a Reason for Everything

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” ~ Attributed to CS Lewis I saw this on a friend’s Facebook wall today and it made me think. But when I went to find the source, I couldn’t. So while … Continue reading

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Words of a Wise Young Woman

“It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” ~ Anne Frank in her Diary … Continue reading

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Security is Overrated!

“Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.” ~ William Congreve in Love for Love As folks know, I’m a college professor, and my actual specialty is Restoration drama, so William Congreve is one of my … Continue reading

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Holding Patterns

Stasis: a state or condition in which things do not change, move, or progress ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary Most of us go through periods of stasis in our lives. We get stuck in the groove of every day life, too caught … Continue reading

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A Moment’s Bliss

True bliss comes in moments. Live them, then remember them as needed. ~ me I couldn’t find a quote on bliss today that said what I needed, so I said it myself. I found a lot about “follow your bliss,” … Continue reading

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Stuck in Frustration

“I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard in Either/Or I was looking for something else, and found this and said, “Yes!”  Lately … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” ~ Oscar Wilde from An Ideal Husband Lots of change going on around here, and while I am occasionally shaken by it, my son seems to be taking it in stride. I … Continue reading

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Holding on to Hope

“Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope; and few are reduced so low as that.” ~ William Hazlitt in  Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (1823), No. 34 There are days in all … Continue reading

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