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Frederic S. Durbin

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Dear Friends: Many of you will recall that in thefirst entry onthis blog, I spoke of Tolkien's idea about roads:that the same path whichleads through Mirkwood and to the Lonely Mountain itself is theone that passes just outside the front doorstep of our hobbit holes; it's all connected. The journey to far-off lands begins by stepping out through our own front doors.


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J.R.R. Tolkien
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“[Marianne Moore's definition of genuine poetry] -- Imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”
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Samuel Johnson
“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.”
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Albert Einstein
“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”
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Marcus Aurelius
“The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it.”
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