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Listen Carefully, Spend Wisely

Colm Doherty: I just have this tremendous sense of time slipping away from me, Pádraic. And I think I need to spend the time I have left thinking and composing. Just trying not to listen to any more of the dull things that you have to say for yourself.Pádraic Súlleabhain: Are you dying?Colm Doherty: No,…

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Paddling Our Own Canoe

“As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” — Katharine Hepburn “We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted…

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Attention is Vitality

“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.” ― Susan Sontag Please take a moment and re-read the quote above, but in the voice of a…

Uncorking the Day

“Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”— Jean-Paul Sartre “You are — your life, and nothing else.”— Jean-Paul Sartre There are days that feel bigger than others—weddings and epic vacations quickly…