I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous, or a buttonhole, not because it did anything spectacular, but because it never forgot what it could do. — Naomi Shihab Nye, Famous Suzy and I have a saying when we see something we want but can’t afford or hear of some fabulous trip someone…

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The more dirt you throw, the more ground you lose. — Tennessee Wisdom. (thanks to Davis Liles) Modern political wisdom, and I’ve heard it said by some of the best, is that negative campaigning is the most effective. I’m sure I’m wrong, but I don’t buy it. What’s really at play is that it is…

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There is an old American Indian saying that goes something like this: “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” These words of wisdom don’t just apply to book-learning or the young. I find some of my best and most beautiful teachers have shown up in my life in my later years. Some of those…

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Faith is the basis of the path, the mother of virtue; it nourishes all roots of goodness. — Wu-chien I’ve tried but I can find very little on the life of Wu-chien, but the above quote is famous. I used it once when a man asked me on the sidewalk, “Are you a man of…

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God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 125 Most of us all have heard of AA’s serenity prayer, and understand that life is full of instances where life tests you to…

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