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Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.

Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

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The pharmaceutical industry likes to depict itself as a research-based indu

The pharmaceutical industry likes to depict itself as a research-based industry, as the source of innovative drugs. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is their incredible PR and their nerve.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Poor, dear old Mack, he was ninety-eight per cent perfect. His two percent

Poor, dear old Mack, he was ninety-eight per cent perfect. His two percent failing was that he had absolutely no idea of the value or the power of arbitration. He was the veteran of a hundred battles, and I never once could say to the other fellow, 'Your
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking 'equal' means 'the same' and t

Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking 'equal' means 'the same' and that we achieve equality by treating everyone identically.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I love you all for bearing with me, whether I was asking your opinion on th

I love you all for bearing with me, whether I was asking your opinion on the best sources to base the magic in the book off of, hearing your suggestions on wording, or having an argument with you on just how "that sentence has completely correct grammar."
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Writing humor for me is more like a watchful-ness. You have to watch. When

Writing humor for me is more like a watchful-ness. You have to watch. When you say something funny, or someone else does, it's more like you wait for the piece.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the grea

Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greates gems of light.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

My family is like America

My family is like America
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actuall

Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers, better options and better choices for a better future.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

The newspapers! Sir they are the most villainous - licentious - abominabl

The newspapers! Sir they are the most villainous - licentious - abominable - infernal - not that I ever read them - no - I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

The goodness you do when you are very happy is not as valuable as the goodn

The goodness you do when you are very happy is not as valuable as the goodness you do when you are very unhappy!
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I always find intelligent people in the comments.

I always find intelligent people in the comments.
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

People forget your face after a book tour or an infrequent appearance on Le

People forget your face after a book tour or an infrequent appearance on Letterman, but put your face on your books and you're handing them your life. They presume to know what you think or who you are.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago