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Life is interesting

I am reading a delightful book by Michelle Huneven. It’s called Search, and it’s about a search committee looking for a new minister for a progressive California Universal Unitarian church. The author concludes: Life is interesting—“endlessly so—an adventure to be observed and intricately discussed.” –Joy

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A walk in nature

I love my walks in my neighborhood in Dallas, but I love even more walks in New Mexico. And, I’m in New Mexico visiting my brother—and we are taking walks! As John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Or, she seeks, of course! –Joy

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Find an adventure

This resolution may be a bit more difficult during a pandemic, but we can try. I’m going to do something different. Try something new. Make some changes?! As Louisa May Alcott once said, “I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.” –Joy

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Look with intensity

“There is everything left to explore. We just need to look with the right intensity and depth,” says artist Mark Dion, whose collections are featured in an exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort  Worth.

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Adventures and stories

“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Then, you’ll have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” I found that quote last weekend at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. –Joy

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Books are the journey

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home,”  Anna Quindlen once said. This weekend, I’m going on a journey to the Texas State Book Festival, where I’ll hear Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, John Grisham and Malcolm Gladwell speak. Last year, 50,000 people […]

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The thing about books

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet,” the author Jhumpa Lahiri once said. This year, I have experienced a number of good trips—by car and by plane—and from reading some good books. –Joy

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A full life

“Woodstock has never seen a violin or a fire truck or a candy store,” Snoopy once said. “He’s never heard an opera or a symphony. He’s never seen a movie or a play. On the other hand, he’s seen the sky, the clouds, the ground, the sun, the rain, the moon, the stars, a cat […]

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Oysters like honeydew

In Dallas, I dunk an oyster in red sauce before I plop it in my mouth and swallow it. All I taste is the red sauce. In Bellingham, Washington, I ate Stellar Bay oysters, which tasted meaty—and Kumamoto oysters, which tasted like cucumber and salt—and Shigoku oysters, which tasted like honeydew. A new experience! Another […]

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Keep reading

I love this quote! “If you are going to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books,” Roald Dahl once said. Books certainly have taken me on lots of adventures and to lots of places. –Joy

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