January 22, 2015

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— Annie Dillard

Shop Talk

August 14, 2013


“Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.”
― Richard Rohr


April 13, 2013


“Both Heaven and Hell are retroactive, all of one’s life will eventually be known to have been one or the other.”
― Sheldon Vanauken

M Class

December 2, 2012

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“The true task of spiritual life is not found in faraway places or unusual states of consciousness. It is here in the present. It asks of us a welcoming spirit to greet all that life presents to us with a wise, respectful, and kindly heart. We can bow to both beauty and suffering, to our entanglements and confusion, to our fears and to the injustices of the world. Honoring the truth in this way is the path to freedom.”
― Jack Canfield


August 5, 2012


“He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worlds could easily be real.”
― Salman Rushdie

The Need For Speed

May 17, 2012

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“Do nothing because it is righteous or praiseworthy or noble to do so; do nothing because it seems good to do so; do only that which you must do and which you cannot do in any other way.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

Ready, Set, Go

May 17, 2012

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“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”
― Nicholas Sparks

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“You are, and always have been, my dream.”
― Nicholas Sparks

Wednesday Night

May 17, 2012

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“It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
― Patrick Rothfuss

Dirt Bike

April 12, 2012

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“In every important way we are such secrets from one another, and I do believe that there is a separate language in each of us, also a separate aesthetics and a separate jurisprudence. Every single one of us is a little civilization built on the ruins of any number of preceding civilizations, but with our own variant notions of what is beautiful and what is acceptable – which, I hasten to add, we generally do not satisfy and by which we struggle to live. We take fortuitous resemblances among us to be actual likeness, because those around us have also fallen heir to the same customs, trade in the same coin, acknowledge, more or less, the same notions of decency and sanity. But all that really just allows us to coexist with the inviolable, in traversable, and utterly vast spaces between us.”
― Marilynne Robinson