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Live each day

“Live each day as if your life was just begun,” Goethe once said.

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100 years of women voting

Get ready to celebrate! Nationwide, 65 organizations already are planning to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage in 2020. That’s the year the 19th Amendment was passed. It’s also the year that the National American Suffrage Association, the first organization to picket at the White House, became the League of Women Voters. “Today we are […]

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A fractured world

Through their art, they are “coming to terms with being a fractured person living in a fractured world,” explain artists Lucia Simek and Cassandra Bird. We are considering what we are doing to come to terms with this “fractured” world. We read about these two artists in the September 16, 2017, issue of The Dallas […]

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Edit often

I found these words displayed on the wall of Forest Meadow Junior High, where I go once a week to volunteer. “Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” –Joy

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Be radical!?

“A radical is a man (or a woman) with both feet firmly planted in the air,” President Franklin Roosevelt once said.

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Let go

You can’t control everything—although I often try to. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us,” Joseph Campbell once said. –Joy

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Keep moving

“The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day,” Gloria Steinem stresses. “A movement is only people moving.” We found that quote in The Week, and the magazine reprinted it from Bustle.com.

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What we like

“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!” Jane Austen once said. Because I found a copy of Jane Austen’s Emma on my bookshelf and I’m reading it again, I decided to share some favorite Jane Austen quotes. –Joy

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Selfish?

“I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, if not in principle,” Jane Austen once said. Because I found a copy of Jane Austen’s Emma on my bookshelf and I’m reading it again, I decided to share some favorite Jane Austen quotes. –Joy

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The perfect diet

Yikes! That’s what I have to say about this email message that showed up recently in my inbox: “Join thousands of people who already are living a better life. We have created the perfect and 100 percent working diet solution.” Of course, I wish there was a perfect diet. But I am skeptical of any […]

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