Friday, November 30, 2012

Gusty

"No one wants to read your mountain-town version of Gone With the Wind, so check the forecast before hitting the slopes." -my latest on OutsideOnline.com
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ruckus

"If you can't raise consciousness, at least raise hell." -Rita Mae Brown
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Woods vs. Sea

"The woods are never solitary -- they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity. We can never pierce its infinite mystery -- we may only wander, awed and spell-bound, on the outer fringe of it. The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only -- a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of archangels." -another one from Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dark and Dreary

"In November I sometimes feel as if spring could never come again." -Anne, in Anne's House of Dreams.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

One Word, Not Two

"Froufrou: Fussy or showy dress or ornamentations." -latest update to the AP Stylebook.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

A New Day

"The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning." -physician and essayist Lewis Thomas
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Don't Wait



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Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Joy

"Let us read and let us dance -- two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." -Voltaire
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snow snow snowshoe

"Do you ski?" No. Read more here.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Bare

"I think that whenever we give our pen some free will, we may surprise ourselves. All that wanting to seem normal in regular life, all that fitting in falls away in the face of one's own strange self on that page." -Sharon Olds
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

No Fear

"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life -- and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." -Georgia O'Keeffe
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Limitless

"I'm an ordinary girl... marked out by, if anything, an appetite for adventure and a will for self-improvement. These are qualities available to anyone who is of a mind to acquire them." -Ironman world champ Chrissie Wellington. Just finished her book, A Life Without Limits.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SAD


"Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a variation of depression that plagues normally healthy people with depressive symptoms during the winter...three out of four people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder are women." -read  more at Women's Adventure.



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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

There's Always Tomorrow

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." -John Wayne
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Remember

"Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; fold the whole earth in peace." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
Looking back at old Uppingham photos... here's one from the France & Belgium battlefields field trip for Remembrance Day (one day late).
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bond

"He's the suavest guy you'll ever meet, but he'll also kill you." -a co-worker describes James Bond.
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Peace



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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Horizons

"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." -Christopher Columbus


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stuck

"I wanted to write so much that I couldn't write a word." -Walker Evans
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

"People assume -- especially if somebody likes you or they think that you're smart -- they assume that you agree with  what they think." -excerpt from Sunday's This American Life, "Red State Blue State."
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Monday, November 5, 2012

On the Calendar

"I like deadlines. I need deadlines. I'm not a compulsive writer -- I don't write every day. I've learned not to go to the computer until I know what I want to write." -playwright Terrence McNally


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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mental

On the wall of the fitness center where yesterday's 5K started. Great quote, but do I tell the owner she spelled "you're" incorrectly? 

Also: a guy ran in the frog suit....


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Saturday, November 3, 2012

November

"All of it under gray skies,
chill air, all of us waiting
in the somber dank and rain,
waiting here in quiet, chill
November,
waiting for the snow" -David Budbill
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Multiples



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Thursday, November 1, 2012