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Restful

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What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.   Hal Boyle

Harold Vincent “Hal” Boyle (July 24, 1911 – April 1, 1974) was a prolific, Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist for the Associated Press. During 30 years with the AP Boyle wrote 7,680 columns.[1] He is best known for his work as a war correspondent during World War II. He was consistently closer to the front lines in the European and Pacific theatres of operation than other correspondents.[2] His column became a staple in over 700 newspapers.[1] He is also the namesake of a prize given annually to reporters by the Oversees Press Club of America, for the best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad.

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Music

I don’t make a particular distinction between ‘high art’ and ‘low art.’ Music is there for everybody. It’s a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it.   John Williams

 

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history, including those of the Star Wars seriesJawsClose Encounters of the Third KindSupermanE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, the first two Home Alone filmsHook, the first two Jurassic Park filmsSchindler’s List, and the first three Harry Potter films.[1] Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but three of his feature films.[2] Other works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer OlympicGames, NBC Sunday Night Football, “The Mission” theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan’s Island.[3] Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. From 1980 to 1993 he served as the Boston Pops‘s principal conductor, and is currently the orchestra’s laureate conductor.

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Writing

A book is kind of like a river; I simply jump in and start swimming.   Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson is an accomplished Christian author for children, pre-teens, youth, and adults, with sales totaling more than two million.  Some of her most popular works are the Diary of a Teenage Girl books series (12 books and counting) and the True Colors book series.

 

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Restful

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.   Hal Boyle

Harold Vincent “Hal” Boyle (July 24, 1911 – April 1, 1974) was a prolific, Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist for the Associated Press. During 30 years with the AP Boyle wrote 7,680 columns.  He is best known for his work as a war correspondent during World War II.  He was consistently closer to the front lines in the European and Pacific theaters of operation than other correspondents.  His column became a staple in over 700 newspapers. He is also the namesake of a prize given annually to reporters by the Oversees Press Club of America, for the best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad.

 

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Misbehave – Speech

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The movie Serenity was resurrected from an earlier Joss Whedon television show Firefly. It answered the big question about why the government so badly wants to find River, a young girl. The crew of Serenity finds that a secret government program with the intent to make people better (more compliant, more controllable) resulted in the death of a entire planet of people, Capt. Malcom Reynolds decides to expose them.

Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: This record here’s about twelve years old. Parliament buried it and it stayed buried until River here dug it up. This is what they were afraid she knew. And they were right to fear. There’s a universe of folk who’re gonna know it, too. Someone *has to* speak for these people.

Y’all got on this boat for different reasons, but y’all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this – they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave.

From IMDB: The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic.
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