Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something — anything – down on paper. A friend of mine says that the first draft is the down draft — you just get it down. The second draft is the up draft — you fix it up. You try to say what you have to say more accurately. And the third draft is the dental draft, where you check every tooth, to see if it’s loose or cramped or decayed, or even, God help us, healthy.
Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy.
Miracle start happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.
When people are two-faced the only thing you’ll know for sure is that you can’t trust either of them.