This Week’s Theme is Chocolate

by Caroline on November 19, 2018

From reactions to Friday’s post, it seems that no matter our politics, most agree that chocolate is nice. So I’m supplying chocolate quotes this week in time for Thanksgiving. “There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.” –Anonymous

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Ending this week’s theme of love and unity

by Caroline on November 16, 2018

To end on this week’s theme of love is a quote by cartoonist Charles Schultz, “All you need is love. But a little bit of chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

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This week’s theme: unite in love and kindness

by Caroline on November 14, 2018

Continuing with this week’s theme, here’s a quote from the song “Nature Boy” (anyone remember it?) by Eden Ahbez. “The greatest thing yo will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

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With all that’s going on in our nation, this week’s quotes remind us how to unite us with kindness and love.
“So many gods, so many creeds,so many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox, poet.

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Ending week on humor to unite us all

by Caroline on November 9, 2018

Humor unites us all, so I’ve chosen to end the week on a funny note. (Photo is of me taking tea at Brown’s in London)
“American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It’s never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957.” Tom Holt, novelist.

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The Art of Listening

by Caroline on November 8, 2018

I won’t post a quote every day, but there are a few such appropriate ones I’d like to post now. Here’s a favorite by Spanish writer & philosopher Miguel de Unamuno.

“Men shout to avoid listening to each other.”

In my What’s Your Potion? book, this quote was to accompany my “Keep a Secret Tea.” The publisher, to cut down on number of pages, left it out.

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New Leaf

by Caroline on November 7, 2018

Hello All!

I’ve decided that after these elections, we all need to pull back and pull together for the good of all. To that end, I’m launching a new feature on my posts. I’ll be sharing quotes to cheer, energize, and at the same time help relax the tension many of us have been feeling, including me. As I can’t choose a new quote each day for all of the media I engage in, the daily offerings will repeat on my website www.carolinedowbooks.com, Facebook’s Morwyn Dunraven, Facebook’s Caroline Dow, and on Twitter’s Original Morwyn. I hope you enjoy them.

Today I start with a quotation by Clive Barker from Weave-World that I find appropriate to the midterm elections, no matter which side you are on. “She had that brand of pragmatism that would find her the first brewing tea after Armageddon.”

Valentine’s Day Tea

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Stop the Presses!

by Caroline on October 29, 2018

I’ve got great news! My latest book, A SANCTUARY OF YOUR OWN has been accepted for publication by Llewellyn Worldwide. Stay tuned for more details.

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Quote for Friendship Smoothie

by Caroline on April 4, 2017

If you’ve been following me you’ll know that I’m sharing quotes that got left out of the WHAT’S YOUR POTION? book. This cookbook was very well produced; there just wasn’t room for all of the research I put into it, and you guys who have read my books know I do a lot of research. So  in the friendships and happy home chapter I include a recipe for a “Friendship Smoothie.” The quote that should have gone with it is by Richard Bach, American author. The photos are of my various cats, etc. Bach says: “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” I especially think of you, Ron and also Sara when I read that quote.

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Courage to Clean Up

by Caroline on March 29, 2017

The next chapter in my POTIONS book is called Home Sweet Home and has potions for friendship and a happy home life. One recipe is called “Courage to Clean Up Juice,” which theoretically you whip up and drink before tackling the mess in your home. I don’t have a photo with this, but am including a photo of my hot tub and pony barn on a lazy summer evening. I also have a wonderful quote that again got left out of the book. So while you’re contemplating spring cleaning, contemplate this by Anne Gibbons, American cartoonist and illustrator:

“Nature abhors a vacuum and so do I!”

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