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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Jack London

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Mark Twain

Twain could be the King of Wednesday Words–we could make this exclusively about him, put him in here every Wednesday, but this is one of my favorites. “Give a man a reputation as an early riser, and he can sleep … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Plato

I noted this Plato quote over at SFoxwriting.com, one of my regular stops when jaunting through the interwebs, and I was inspired to rebirth the old weekly quotes posts.  It was either that or some kind of crude “hump day” … Continue reading

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The Shortest Best Story Ever

This post originally appeared in Old Road Apples’ very first week of existence. No one noticed it. No one even read it. So, I’m giving it a chance at new life, as I will be doing with other, carefully selected … Continue reading

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“Don’t Sneak”–a great story from NPR

The entire StoryCorps program is pretty damned awesome. http://www.npr.org/2014/06/27/325917505/dont-sneak-dads-unexpected-advice-to-his-gay-son-in-the-50s

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