Quotations by Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy putting it in perspective. Love this.

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“To announce there must be no criticism of the President, or that we stand by the President right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but it is morally treasonable to the American Public.”

“I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.”

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official.”

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The Real Reason I Run…

Uplifting, compelling post by James Radcliffe! Enjoyed it very much.


I do my best to move everyday.  To do something that wakes the meat of the body and makes my heart beat a little faster.  Running is a favorite of mine.  When I go I keep it very simple – I just grab my keys, lace up my shoes and head out the door.  While I am running I do my best to stay present.  That’s it – my entire process in a nutshell.  But even so, during the run there are still many times I find myself completely lost in thought.  When I realize this, I bring myself back to the moment as swiftly as I can; I look up…

…and find that I am flying.

The pavement is being pulled forward somehow; a grey ribbon of tarmac flowing beneath my body under a sky so blue it almost hurts to look at.  I hear the rhythm of my…

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Psychology of the Hater—Using our Naysayers to Fuel Greatness

Great post by Kristin Lamb: “Stay on fire, never let anyone steal your sparkle.” If you don’t at first succeed, try, try again. Nothing great ever came easy. What most people never see when you succeed, is all the times you bloodied your nose and fell on your knees only to get right back up again and keep going. To be a writer takes discipline, tenacity, sticktoitiveness, and persistency. It helps to have a lot of energy too, which is why you must take care of yourself. And I think one thing that is a must is:  you must have autonomy, you must be able to work on your own and alone with out anyone telling you what to do. It has to be a hunger built inside you or one that grows inside you to keep you motivated to learn, watch, read and most importantly write that book that needs to be written. Someone WILL write it; but you are the only one who can write YOUR unique story. Make it you, Make it happen. Don’t edit, don’t rewrite, don’t critique, just WRITE.

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All right, I spent last post addressing HuffPo’s latest snooty rant regarding self-publishing and that’s cool. I don’t like giving attention to haters and click-bait. But, I also know there are a lot of emerging writers who follow this blog, who are finding their way in this crazy world of publishing. I’m here to keep you ON FIRE and to tell you not to let ANYONE steal your sparkle.

So today I want to milk a bit more out of this horrible post, because I think we can all learn something that is going to make us all better. And baby we need to be better. This is a tough world and we gotta STICK AND MOVE! No time to stand still!

Love Your Haters

If everybody loves us we are doing something wrong. We are blasé. We are the mediocre middle and nobody cares or even notices the mediocre…

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