Month: February 2018

Premonition

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A premonition could be positive or negative, spurring us further into a good situation or keeping us out of danger. Closely related are instinct and gut reaction.

Imagination

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Imagination is important. It is the spark that ignites dreams. It makes vision a possibility. In our imagination we find the start of our stories and the thread that leads to the ending that we ultimately write.

Berta Isla by Javier Marías

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This week I received my copy of Javier Marías’ fifteenth and latest novel, Berta Isla. The first twelve of his novels comprised the corpus of my dissertation. Since my defense on October 13, 2010 I have kept up with his […]

Gifts

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Writers and readers gift each other time and appreciation. Writers give the gift of words. Readers give the gift of time and appreciation. In this exchange of gifts a reciprocity is founded and it is in this reciprocity that the […]

Constant

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In line with Emad’s observation that friendship is based in compromise I would like to that friendship depends on the constant support and understanding of both parties.

Compromise

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A compromise is an agreement in which both parties are happy with the outcome without sacrificing what matters most to each of them.

The Phoenix

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This week Christians all over the world celebrated Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 day period in which we observe Jesus’ time in the desert. Christians commemorate this time in preparation for Easter by fasting […]