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Napodano

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Sunday Post: Mens sana in corpore sano
« on: October 21, 2012, 07:54:55 GMT »
What do you do to keep 'mens sana in corpore sano'?

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Napodano

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Re: Sunday Post: Mens sana in corpore sano
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 07:44:17 GMT »
ODE TO AUTUMN by John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'erbrimmed their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings, hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, -
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing, and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

Source: http://www.online-literature.com/keats/480/

Movie recommendation: The Bright Star  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_Star_(film)

John Short

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Re: Sunday Post: Mens sana in corpore sano
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 19:03:53 GMT »
Wow!   All we need now are "The Broons" and "Oor Wullie"!

Napodano

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Re: Sunday Post: Mens sana in corpore sano
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 07:41:17 GMT »
Which book are you reading in these days?

I am digging the Brothers Karamazov, particularly enjoying the English translation of the Barnes&Noble edition
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brothers-karamazov-fyodor-dostoevsky/1100060204

Napodano

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Re: Sunday Post: Mens sana in corpore sano
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 15:19:45 GMT »
Professionals need strong committment and mental toughness to implement PFM reform consistently over time.

This book has helped me achieve that:
10-Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins by Jason Selk

http://books.google.it/books/about/10_Minute_Toughness.html?id=OEinMdS2MgMC&redir_esc=y

 

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