We must have internal peace, to give birth to beautiful ideas. — Harriet Hosmer. The great sculptor, Harriet Hosmer, knew a great deal about beauty but also knew what it takes to produce great sculpture. She said, “There are many obstacles to fame, but to surmount them, to produce fine works, we must have tranquility of…

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The body provides something for the spirit to look after and use. —  Alan Turing My knee replacement is a week away, and after several other orthopedic disasters this spring Turing’s words hit home. I feel like I haven’t done a very good job of “looking after” my body. Of course, part of all this is…

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Yes, I finish my week of being refreshed and inspired today. Now I return to reality and knee surgery. Here are a few words of inspiration: “Let us have one creative energy, one incessant revelation. Let it take what form it will, and let us not bind it by the past to man or woman,…

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Not gender, not race, not orientation, but class has endured as the most divisive force in society. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Reading the above gave me pause. There is so much discussion these days about race and orientation, and so very little about that part of human nature that considers one individual better than another because of…

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