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Wilde: On kindliness

“I remember Oscar once saying of a famous actress who, after a life of tragic experience, had married a fool: ‘She thought that, because he was stupid, he would be kindly when, of course, kindliness requires imagination and intellect.’” “The … Continue reading

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Ask Yourself

“Whenever you find yourself in a difficult situation, ask yourself, how would Fred Astaire handle this?” — Mary, in Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen

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Big Magic

On a mild October evening, I’m at the Newmark, a beautiful theatre that is part of a vibrant performing arts center in downtown Portland, Oregon. I’m sitting in the first row, second balcony, on the aisle. This was the “best … Continue reading

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Strictly Zen Sunday

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”  — Robert Pirsig

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Sidewalk wisdom

Walking along Monroe Avenue, found this maxim on the sidewalk in front of the Corvallis Library, writ large in violet chalk: You don’t need to live forever—You just need to LIVE.

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