“There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for humankind.” – Hannah Senesh, poet I’ve been rising early in…

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“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” ― Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel was a survivor of the Holocaust and a recipient of the Nobel Peace…

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“Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, To celebrate tomorrow’s holiday (known by some as  Columbus Day and by others as Indigenous Peoples Day) I…

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“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good…

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A Prayer for Yom Kippur To those I may have wronged I ask forgiveness. To this I may have helped, I wish I could have done more. To those I neglected to help I ask for understanding. To those who helped me I thank you with all my Heart. -G’mar Hatimah Tovah Today’s quote is in…

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“Everybody is a story. When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables and told their stories. We don’t do that so much anymore. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live…

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“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” — Author Alex Haley (Roots) Happy Grandparents Day to everyone who has grandchildren, to those who had grandparents in their lives, and to everyone who has mentored a small child with the love of a…

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“A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labor of others, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give the same measure that I have received and continue to receive.” -Albert Einstein This is a very different Labor Day holiday than…

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