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nancybrady's picture
Mar.13.2013
It is now March, and I carry on with my New Year's resolutions. I was more successful with some of my resolutions than others.  First, this pedometer geek, while still somewhat slacking, managed to increase my steps from not only December's dismal numbers, but also January's step counts....
nancybrady's picture
Feb.21.2013
I received an email this morning that said that I had been selected to give out books on World Book Night in April.  To say the least, I was excited! I gave out twenty copies of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game last year and loved doing it.  I signed up again this year, but didn't know if...
judee-fong's picture
Jan.18.2013
I've just discovered something interesting. Just because we are in a New Year, it doesn't mean a lot of us are stampeding to make positive changes or promises in our lives. I find this interesting because every year I make myself a promise to lose weight, get more active, write that book, reconnect...
nancybrady's picture
Jan.05.2013
The year in review, resolution-wise, really comes down to this.  First, the resolutions: to increase the number of steps on my pedometer and hit 10K regularly; to read more books than in 2011 with two side challenges through bookcrossing.com of the SIY (set-it-yourself) and pages-read. First,...
cynthia-brian's picture
Jan.04.2013
    New Year, New Cheer, StormChasers, Those Who Save Us, Travel Packing     Happy New Year! Hello power partners and welcome to radio’s finest HOUR OF POWER- Starstyle Be the Star you are - program of positive book talk. My name is Cynthia Brian and I’m HB,  we are...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jan.01.2013
The first new year's resolution on most people's lists is lose weight. James Strauss made a connection between the growing problem of obesity in the United States and the use of growth hormones and antibiotics in the food chain. I don't know why no one else has asked that question, but it is a good...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Dec.31.2012
“I am here!” “I see you!” As Nepo says, these two statements may be the most important things we can say to ourselves and to each other throughout the New Year. If you make resolutions, make this one: “At every thought of it, I resolve to remind myself…to say to myself, ‘I am here’ – that’s all…...
katherine-gregor's picture
Dec.30.2012
In Rome, at this time of year, among the blocks of torrone and wedges of panforte piled up on the market stalls, you can also buy a scacciaguai.  It is a miniature broomstick.  People hang it just inside their front doors, to keep their homes clear of trouble for the coming year.  ...
sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
Dec.28.2012
Never have. But there is a certain goal that I have for the near future. . . let's say 2013. You see, it's been a while since I've lived in a novel. I'm talking about the kind of book that won't let me go. The kind of book that I can't set down if I walk from the couch to the kitchen. The kind of...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Dec.22.2012
To a Taoist (pronounced “dow-oist” or something like that) “there is nothing to do and nowhere to go. Accepting this, we can do everything and go anywhere.” What does this mean? Nepo explains it this way: “To the Taoist the world in all its mystery and difficulty cannot be improved upon, only...