Empath’s Confession

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” ~ James Baldwin “IContinue reading “Empath’s Confession”

Things That Make You Go Hmmm!

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~ Albert Einstein “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein “The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in aContinue reading “Things That Make You Go Hmmm!”

Am I Too Nice?

“Being nice doesn’t necessarily mean you’re weak. You can be nice and be strong at the same time. That’s a character trait that we need more in Washington.” ~ Shelley Moore Capito “Certain people are like ‘Oh, here come the Feminazis!’ You end up acting 10 time nicer than you even need to be, toContinue reading “Am I Too Nice?”

Literature and the Human Soul

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain … To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” ~ Kevyn Aucoin “Literature must restContinue reading “Literature and the Human Soul”

It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times

“The truth is, we are all one connected thing.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ~ Albert Camus “Countless scientific studies show that steeling yourself against the negative, preparing for the worst, actually putsContinue reading “It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times”