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    Being a board full of people whose books I've devoured, whose lives I've admired.


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    Do you know this lady? Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, truly valiant, stubborn anti-lynching activist & journalist. "Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture & murder a single individual, so gagged & bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense."

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    Man oh man, I don't know who painted this ilus of our most admirable 1st President, but hoooeebaybee, I love this!

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    "I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair." Hillary Clinton

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    "To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth." Pearl Buck, whose books once brightened a dark season in my life.

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    "Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." Bill Moyers

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    Rosalind Russell's wondeerful quote: "taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic" - I reckon it works for dogs, too!

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    "Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic." Rosalind Russell, one of the best.

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    “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in” Rachel Carson

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    Oh my gosh - Are you a lover of historic fiction? Set in England? Are you a fan of mystery? Of well-drawn characters and involving plot? Then, Dear Reader, venture into the Mary Russell series (beginning w/ The Beekeeper's Apprentice), written by Laurie R. King.

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    Robert Reich: "We need a capitalism that works for the vast majority. The productivity revolution should be making our lives better — not poorer and more insecure. And it will do that when we have the political will to spread its benefits."

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    "Without leaders who level with the people about what needs to be done & how long it will take, there is no way to build support for the tough decisions necessary to solve our problems...Now is the time for citizens to insist on answers to real questions & for the media to serve the public more diligently than they serve their advertisers." Bill Bradley

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    "History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are." David McCullough

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    "I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." President Harry S. Truman, one of the best.

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    "Think of the millions of young men who died fighting for democracy. We spit on their graves when we let democracy slip away into the sewer of illegal money." Doris Haddock, a.k.a. Granny D

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    "The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest & truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; & have courage when things go wrong." Laura Ingalls Wilder

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    "Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle." Edna Ferber

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    I just don't even want to imagine my childhood w/o the delightful books of Maud Hart Lovelace.

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    "Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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    "I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose." Pelham Grenville 'P.G.' Wodehouse

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    "It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it & rely on it. It's my partner." Dr. Jonas Salk

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    Musician Clara Schumann: "I cannot be so bad when everybody is so fond of me!"

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    Robt. Green Ingersoll: "Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."

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    Envision this knickered flight suit in purple satin - & daring in the extreme in 1912. As was Harriet Quimby, pioneer aviator. Envision her young & in color, alive & aloft.

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    I was thinking about Pete Seeger this morning, May 3, 2012. 93 yrs ago this morning, my grandparents, Harley & Eulah - and Harry & Bess Truman, too, for that matter - were coming up on their 1st wedding anniversary. And the soul we know as Pete Seeger came into the world. Thank goodness. Play on.

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    Some of the best civic writing by one of the great patriots of our time, no foolin,' written by a valiant activist who, when she was 89 years old, set out walking from the coast of the Pacific to the steps of the US Capitol, all to raise Americans' awareness of our republic's peril.

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