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"I’m not certain if it was W. B. Yeats who said: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Some experts argue Yeats was actually quoting Plutarch in a conversation and it was later mistakenly attributed to the Irishman. ..." Read more of this blog post »
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The Book Thief
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Caleb's Window by John J. Siefring
"Highly recommended

This is a well written story. I love how the story was about the life of Caleb and at the end he wrote his memoir Caleb's window. Definitely a great a quick read. Once I started reading it captured me from the very beginning and..." Read more of this review »
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An Important Day by John J. Siefring
"Thank you GoodReads Giveaways and the Author John J. Siefring for this fantastic read.

When I saw the first sentence in the description of this book I entered this giveaway right away because in May of 2014 I was told I have a progressive neurologi..." Read more of this review »
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An Important Day by John J. Siefring
"Great amazing book making each one of us realize how important one day can make to not only ourselves but also for those we love. While I understand the decisions, I can’t say I agree but would want to travel this hard journey with them.

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Caleb's Window by John J. Siefring
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A lovely circle of life story revolving around a very strong woman. The glimpses into Irish families make it a must read!
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Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost by Iain Reading
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The Flawed Ones - A Story of Mental Illness, Addiction and Love by Jay Chirino
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John J. Siefring
“Charles, we should never stop pretending. Pretending can lead to wishing. Wishing then leads to hoping. Hoping then moves to dreaming. Dreaming can then lead to planning. If we are lucky, some plans come true.”
John J. Siefring, An Important Day

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“It was as if some manual was handed out one day, a manual of instructions about complicated social situations. But I wasn't there the day they handed it out. The worst part was, nobody even told me it was distributed. It was like, they kept it secret from me.”
John J. Siefring, An Important Day

John J. Siefring
“Never give anyone permission to hurt your feelings. Always face them by standing up for what is right and you will feel strong. If you do not stand strong, people will pity you, and then you lose something adults call dignity. Never accept pity. No one on earth is better than anyone else.”
John J. Siefring, An Important Day

John J. Siefring
“We are all the same. The sun shines its light on big and small, rich or poor, most especially, the kind.”
John J. Siefring, Caleb's Window

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“It’s perhaps best we don’t always know that we have approached a space and time when what we say or do is so crucial as to possibly determine the direction another life will take.”
John J. Siefring, Caleb's Window

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