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R.J. Heller

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in Allentown, The United States
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Nature, Time and Other's Words

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September 2011

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RJ HELLER lives life forward while keeping the
past close. By letting words find him to tell their
story, he captures moments experienced by us all
and presents them in a unique and tender way.

This first book is influenced by the author’s travels
and love of nature, especially the sea. Rick and his
family live their lives in Starboard Cove, Maine.

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R.J. Heller I really don't worry about it. I let the words tell me when they are ready to be set down on paper. I simply set aside some time, to allow that to…moreI really don't worry about it. I let the words tell me when they are ready to be set down on paper. I simply set aside some time, to allow that to happen. If it does, Great!, if not, then there is always tomorrow.(less)
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Great moments in history are plentiful, and many of them speak to the human need to persevere and keep things going at all cost. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream,” speech or John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech to the nation in 1961 are memorable. ...more
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“In a tired time, with the light outside drifting away for another day and the lights inside flickering as they come to life, I cup my hands together and prepare to give thanks ... to the life of a day given to me. A day shared with past and present, living and dying, of body and not, and a realization that in everything that is, there is something that was.”
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“...which causes me to wonder, my own purpose on so many days as humble as the spider's, what is beautiful that I make? What is elegant? What feeds the world?”
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“Oh Tigger, where are your manners?"

"I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.”
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“Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.”
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“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
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