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Golden Opportunities

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. — Roy Disney A tight shot on George Clooney’s face opened and drew back, across the bare hotel room in which he sat,

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Lost in Resolution

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s. — Henry Moore January is my least favorite month. February is cozy with groundhogs and hearts, March is revelry with Mardi Gras and St. Patrick,

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Fresh Crop

Architecture is a social act and the material theater of human activity. — Spiro Kostof If you told me five months ago that one day in the near future I’d be standing before 500 people and

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Wine Snobs

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. — Eleanor Roosevelt David swirled the wine in his oversized glass and brought it to his nose. After an exaggerated sniff, he said, “I’m getting a bouquet

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Unusual Suspects

I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier? — John Steinbeck It was 10:30 p.m. on Friday night, and the line

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Bee’s Knees in the Barrio

Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home, and never, ever be both. — David Brown I led David through a labyrinth of suspended fabric and into an unpopulated

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Wild Wedding

How do you forge a friendship in 140 characters or less? — Rosa Jurjevic “So, how do you know Charley and Rebecca?” asked the woman in the white dress. I’d noticed her earlier, had admired the

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Bang Bang

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, and monkeys do too (if they have a gun). — Eddie Izzard I exited the freeway 20 or so miles east of San Diego. Noting the prevalence of Bush/Cheney

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Making a Milestone

I love my father as the stars — he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. — Adabella Radici Dad sat on my red couch, his left hand clutching his right. Surrounding

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Democratic Process

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. — Maureen Murphy “Okay, here’s the deal,” I said, as Amy set her purse on

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