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    just kids, part four

    Feb 15, 2011

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    “say anything,” he said. “you can’t make a mistake when you improvise.” “what if i mess it up? what if i screw up the rhythm?” “you can’t,” he said. “it’s like drumming. if you miss a beat, you create another.” in this simple exchange, sam taught me the secret of improvisation, one that i have (…) Read more »

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    just kids, part three

    Jan 31, 2011

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    i just got through the part of just kids in which patti smith recalls her encounters with janis joplin and jimi hendrix, shortly before both of their deaths. to have lived in that time, and experienced first hand how extraordinary they both were, i can only imagine the profound sense of loss she and others (…) Read more »

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    just kids, part two

    Jan 24, 2011

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    some quotes that stood out to me from the portion of just kids in which patti returns from her trip to paris and she and robert move into the chelsea hotel.  what i would give to be a fly on the wall of the hotel back in those days, when other guests and residents of (…) Read more »

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    just kids – part one

    Jan 17, 2011

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    whenever i read a book i do so with pen in hand so i can underline certain lines or passages that are meaningful to me, and i dog-ear the corners of the pages so i can come back and find them.  with this book i may as well dog-ear every page, it is so full (…) Read more »

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    new year, new book!

    Jan 04, 2011

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    i am very excited to announce our next book club read - just kids by patti smith! a couple of you recommended this book but it was literally yesterday during a conversation with our videographer that we chose it.   here is what she had to say about it… i’d heard friends talking about patti’s book (…) Read more »

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    what should we read next?

    Nov 16, 2010

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    so now that we’re finished with the unbearable lightness of being, it’s time to pick our next book for the fp book club. i would love to hear your suggestions! what’s the last great book you read? what’s the  most inspiring book you’ve read? what’s your all-time favorite? leave suggestions below! (…) Read more »

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    the unbearable lightness of being – final post

    Nov 08, 2010

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    “i used to admire believers”, tomas continued. “i thought they had an odd transcendental way of perceiving things which was closed to me. like clairvoyants, you might say.” “it is completely selfless love: tereza did not want anything of karenin; she did not ever ask him to love her back. nor has she ever asked (…) Read more »

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    the unbearable lightness of being – part four

    Oct 25, 2010

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    “waking up was a sheer delight for him; he always showed a naïve and simple amazement at the discovery that he was back on earth; he was sincerely pleased. she, on the other hand, awoke with great reluctance, with a desire to stave off the day by keeping her eyes closed.” “insofar as it is (…) Read more »

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    the unbearable lightness of being – part three

    Oct 19, 2010

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    “the brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful. from the time he met tereza, no woman had the right to leave the slightest impression on that part of his brain.” “only the most naive of (…) Read more »

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    the ubnearable lightness of being – part two

    Oct 11, 2010

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    “the heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become… conversely, the absolute absence of a burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into the heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as (…) Read more »

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    the unbearable lightness of being – part one

    Oct 04, 2010

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    some quotes i’ve uderlined in the book so far, with some imagery that they brought to mind. “we can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.” “she loved to walk down the street with a (…) Read more »

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    next book club selection!

    Sep 27, 2010

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    we’ve chosen our next book! “the unbearable lightness of being” by milan kundera.  i’ve always wanted to read this book so i’m really excited! stay tuned for some inspirational quotes and passages from the book. (…) Read more »

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