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The Stillness

Nobody strolls along the hiking/bicycle path near my house at four o’clock in the morning in the dead of winter. At least this was true after the latest light overnight snowfall. On a whim, I decided to walk on the … Continue reading

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Human Light

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”–author of the novel Dracula, Bram Stoker The quote is from the novel’s character, Dr. Van Helsing who is investigating … Continue reading

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Pondering Peace

“Peace is liberty in tranquility.”–Marcus Tullius Cicero I stumbled across the Cicero statement by accident yesterday and it stopped me dead in my tracks.¬†His definition of peace felt like a cup of refreshing cool water that is offered to quench … Continue reading

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Foolish

Who has not, at one time in life, thought herself or himself as the wisest person on Earth? Were you an adolescent then? I was. I believed that I was blessed with sublime wisdom about nearly every topic. I must … Continue reading

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Day Of Lament

My friend Jorge sent an email earlier this week with a topic idea for this blog. Because we think alike regarding such subject matter as civil liberties and the significance of historical events, he thought I should look into the … Continue reading

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Suffer Fools Gladly

The coffee mug at the thrift store caught my eye because of its short message, “I do not suffer fools gladly”. I did not purchase the mug because of a noticeable chip on the rim at the location my lips … Continue reading

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Such Folly

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.”–the¬†ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton If we judge the modern world … Continue reading

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