1. There is dignity in work, both in writing a novel and swinging a hammer.
2. All I need is silence and coffee.
3. Good-grief politics can be ugly.
5. “There’s a difference between being careful and living in fear. The former will keep you alive, the latter will make you a bystander in people’s lives.” —Anna Fitzpatrick, writer
–Caroline Paul, The Gutsy Girl (Amazon)