Tag Archives: Courage

Going for the Triple Crown —w

I married a thoroughbred. I always knew it, but past events have really tested him, and so far he’s flown past them all like American Pharoah on his way to the Triple Crown, a bighearted thoroughbred all the way. Of … Continue reading

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Notes from Inside a Black Hole

Serious illness, like a black hole, draws everything into itself. Energy, creativity, enthusiasm, all the factors essential to blogging, are subsumed and nothing is left outside. Which explains where I’ve been for so long. Not my illness, but the Hub’s. Now … Continue reading

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Getting By — With a Little Help from My Friends!

A little part of me says, Nah, don’t post this, they’ll think you’re weird. But a bigger part of me says, Hey, go for it! Bet a lot of people will feel the same — And anyway, what’s so bad … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge —

Joss of  Crowing Crone offered as the second challenge for my  “coming-unstuck” improv session these words from Martin Luther King, the formidable civil rights leader and activist: “You don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step.” The first … Continue reading

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Straight from the Bulldog’s Mouth —

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. — Winston Churchill Interesting that this wisdom comes from Churchill: he was extremely partial to speaking out, and not … Continue reading

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Defeat and Victory…

“Defeat and victory are the same, in the sense that victory will open your eyes only to a deeper defeat: so fight on.” — C.S. Lewis, Letters

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“Courage doesn’t always roar…”

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

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“You Can’t Cross the Sea….”

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. — Rabindranath Tagore

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Guess What We’re Doing?

No prizes offered, just the quiet satisfaction of your own cleverness: Moving House Soon the house will be filled again, Our boxes have been carried off, The walls are bare, we only leave White patches where our pictures hung. Dust … Continue reading

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The Hero, the Princess, and the Dragon: What If?

How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who … Continue reading

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