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“I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library.”  Ray Bradbury

If you missed the Olympics…

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You may qualify for the Depression Olympics.



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“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

Saint Augustine

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“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.” Woodrow Wilson

Book Lovers Might Live Longer

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Start reading before it’s too late!

The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes

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Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,
Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,
I heard a Negro play.
Down on Lenox Avenue the other night
By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light
He did a lazy sway ….
He did a lazy sway ….
To the tune o’ those Weary Blues.
With his ebony hands on each ivory key
He made that poor piano moan with melody.
O Blues!
Swaying to and fro on his rickety stool
He played that sad raggy tune like a musical fool.
Sweet Blues!
Coming from a black man’s soul.
O Blues!
In a deep song voice with a melancholy tone
I heard that Negro sing, that old piano moan–
“Ain’t got nobody in all this world,
Ain’t got nobody but ma self.
I’s gwine to quit ma frownin’
And put ma troubles on the shelf.”

Thump, thump, thump, went his foot on the floor.
He played a few chords then he sang some more–
“I got the Weary Blues
And I can’t be satisfied.
Got the Weary Blues
And can’t be satisfied–
I ain’t happy no mo’
And I wish that I had died.”
And far into the night he crooned that tune.
The stars went out and so did the moon.
The singer stopped playing and went to bed
While the Weary Blues echoed through his head.
He slept like a rock or a man that’s dead.
Langston Hughes

The bright side of a dark mind By Kate Hill

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 Schizoaffective disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar and to top it off, clinical depression.

“When Kathryn Rogers was delivered this quadruple diagnosis by her psychiatrist six years ago, you’d expect a reaction of anger and devastation.
Instead, the 50-year-old said all she felt was tremendous relief, that she finally had a name to the problems plaguing her for over two decades.”

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