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H.R.984 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
H.R.984 Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Robert J. Wittman, became law on January 29th, 2018
law  Rep.  Robert  J.  Wittman 
february 2018 by sunlightfoundation
H.R.954 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
H.R.954 To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes., sponsored by Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, became law on January 12th, 2018
law  Rep.  Robert  W.  Goodlatte 
january 2018 by sunlightfoundation
H.R.1242 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
H.R.1242 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act, sponsored by Rep. Robert C. Scott, became law on January 8th, 2018
law  Rep.  Robert  C.  Scott 
january 2018 by sunlightfoundation
The Three Secrets That Help Me Write and Think
- My research process has been essential to my work as a writer. Its one of the secret weapons I have that separates me from other writers. For each book I write I read about 250 books and for the first year or so after I begin a book project there is no writing, only research. If you are looking to take your writing to another level, I suggest using my system and then making it your own.

- We too often think that those who achieve great things possess a larger brain or some
innate talent, giving them the raw materials that we weren’t blessed with to transform
themselves into geniuses and Masters. But through my research I’ve come to know that many of the greatest figures in history were mediocre students; they often came from poverty or broken homes; their parents or siblings did not display any kind of exceptional ability. Their powers did not appear in their early years, but were instead the fruits of intense labor and consistent routine

-WHY TO MEDITATE: When we focus deeply on whatever is before us, we slowly gain greater powers of mental perception and we are able to see deeper and deeper into things. We see the connections between phenomena. We awaken higher levels of intelligence. We are hardly aware of the powers we actually possess when we focus this lens. This routine helps me concentrate better on my work and relieves me of the obsessive thought patterns that often wear me out during the long haul of producing a book. It helps keep my mind more fluid and open, capable of greater flow. When I first started this routine I didn’t know if it would yield any results, but I had faith that something would come of it. The key to my success was that I have adhered to these two routines with the utmost discipline, no matter if I am physically ill, or on the road.
Meditation has significantly improved my ability to concentrate when reading or taking
notes. The nuisances that years ago used to get under my skin are now largely ignored or forgotten. My sleep has also never been better. I have developed patience in dealing with the drudgery of practice and am better able to handle petty criticisms. From early on I could see how this routine was helping me in several ways and I have since meditated every day in the morning.
robert  greene  writing 
november 2017 by snapsocialguru

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