Category Archives: advice

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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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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Engage for Better Results

“Somewhere there’s a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can.” ~Bill Murray Secret confession time: I adore Bill Murray. Have since the 70s. From what … Continue reading

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A Home Truth

“People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people’s families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.”      ~ Douglas Coupland from All Families are Psychotic I remember reading this novel, seeing this line, and thinking, “Bingo!”  … Continue reading

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Stocking the Attic

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so … Continue reading

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Hurry. Hurry

“Ther nis no werkman, whatsoevere he be,That may bothe werke wel and hastily.” ~ Geoffrey Chaucer from “The Merchant’s Tale” Deadlines loom. I’m rushing, rushing, rushing. Making careless errors, as we all do! Thought I’d share this wisdom from my … Continue reading

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Why Patience is Good

“We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln, White House Speech, 11 April 1865 What a perfect example of what happens when we lack patience.  It reminded me of childhood gardening. … Continue reading

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Wise Words from a Wise Man

 “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ~ William Shakespeare in As You Like It Today would have been Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, more or less. We actually aren’t sure when he … Continue reading

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