Archives For January 2013

 

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
31 January 2013

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TODAY is the last day to get our recommended Kindle ebooks for January.
(Ten titles for $3.99 or less each!!!)   Go check them out now…

 

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
Thomas Merton, born on this day in 1915.
*** Books by Thomas Merton

 

Poem of the Day:  The Biography by Thomas Merton

 

“We who were formerly no people at all, and who knew of no peace, are now called to be…a church…of peace. True Christians do not know vengeance. They are the children of peace. Their hearts overflow with peace. Their mouths speak peace, and they walk in the way of peace.”  – Menno Simons, Anabaptist leader, who died on this day in 1561 (quote via Kurt Willems)

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
28 January 2013

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“A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.”  – Poet Robert Frost, who died on this day in 1963
*** Books by Robert Frost

 

That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.” – Author Edward Abbey, born on this day in 1927
***Books by Edward Abbey

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
28 January 2013

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Today is the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the great philosopher of the middle ages…
Read more about Thomas’s life… Get the Kindle ebook of G.K. Chesterton’s life of Thomas Aquinas for only $0.99!!!

 

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.”
Poet William Butler Yeats, who died on this day in 1939
*** Books by William Butler Yeats

 

“The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.”
Jackson Pollock, who was born on this day in 1912
*** Books about Jackson Pollock and his paintings.

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
24 January 2013

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Today is the feast of St. Francis De Sales…

Read more about St. Francis De Sales’ life

Poem of the Day: St. Francis De Sales  by William Edward Heygate

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.”  – Henri Nouwen, born on this day in 1932
*** Books by Henri Nouwen

“Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.”
Novelist, Edith Wharton, born on this day in 1862
*** Books by Edith Wharton

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
17 January 2013

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Today is the feast of St. Anthony, perhaps the best-known of the Desert Fathers.
Read more about Anthony’s life…   Get the Kindle ebook of St. Athanasius’s Life of St. Anthony for only $1.99!!!

 

Poem of the day:  Rembrandt — Self Portrait: A Poem by Gregory Corso
Corso died on this day in 2001…
*** Books by Gregory Corso

 

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” – Benjamin Franklin, Born on this day in 1706.

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
7 January 2013

 

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Excellent New Book Releases to Watch for this Week!

Poem of the Day: “I have a Rendezvous with Life” – Countee Cullen
Remembering Cullen, who died on this day in 1946.
*** Books by Countee Cullen

 

“I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.  – Simone de Beauvoir, born on this day in 1908.
*** Books by Simone de Beauvoir

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
7 January 2013

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“Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.”  – Theologian François Fénelon, who died on this day in 1715
[ Our recent review of Francois Fenelon: A Biography ]

 

“A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.”  Author Zora Neale Hurston, born on this day 1891|
*** Books by Zora Neale Hurston

 

“The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he’s in business.” – Poet, John Berryman, who died on this day in 1972.
*** Books by John Berryman

 

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