Ray Charles Truth for NO

(cross-posted from dKos, from a reply down the page) as I stated on another blog, I heard this song by Ray Charles and Gladys Knight on WMNF radio. After the song, the commentator stated,”We will not forget and we will not forgive! It was not the SLOW response, but the NO response!”   Heaven help …

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Courage to Write, Courage to Speak

I’ve been re-reading an important book in my life, The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes. The basic premise, of course, is that fear in all its infinite variety is part and parcel of writing, and that the act of writing is itself an act of courage. The corollary to this is that most writers …

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A Paean to Small Joys

Let us sing the praises of small joys, of everyday joys, of the little blessings so often missed and ignored: — Of independent coffeehouses, in old buildings with wooden floors, with classical music playing on the CD player and young people with dreadlocks behind the counter. — Of independent bookstores right next door, full to …

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