Category Archives: General

The Sun And The Truth

I spend the better part of most every weekday alone – the exception being my sweet beagle, Annabelle. I use most of this time just thinking and writing. (Yeah, it’s nice work if you can get it.) My mind takes … Continue reading

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Mourning In Starbucks

Mourning – 1) the act of a person who mourns; sorrowing or lamentation; 2) the conventional manifestation of sorrow of a person’s death, especially by the wearing of black clothes or a black armband . . . .     … Continue reading

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Happenings!

Good morning, my friends, from Rosemary Beach, Florida! Please allow me to take the time to announce a couple things. First, I’m excited to let you know I’ve written a book which is now out and available (for best prices … Continue reading

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Mando Daze

“Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.” – Samuel Butler “All music is beautiful.” – Billy Strayhorn *  *  *  *  *  * As I have discussed in a couple prior … Continue reading

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Alone

“Loneliness is about the scariest thing there is.” – Author Unknown “Pray that your loneliness may open you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” – Doug Hammarskjold *  *  *  *  *  * I’m embarrassed … Continue reading

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Lean On In

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit lives in you?” – Bible (NIV) 1 Corinthians 3:16 *  *  *  *  *  * Out of my darkest moments, I often experience an awareness of God … Continue reading

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The Dragon’s Light

  The child takes to his bed, but cannot sleep. For into his room the dragon begins to creep. The boy tries to scream, to tell of his plight. But there is no one to rescue him from night. . … Continue reading

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Live The Life You Love

“Live the life you love.  Love the life you live.” – Bob Marley *  *  *  *  *  * You know, for so long I believed I suffered only from anxiety and depression.  As these are both treatable ailments (and … Continue reading

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Channeling Henri Matisse

“An artist must possess Nature.  He must identify himself with her rhythm by efforts what will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.” – Henri Matisse *  *  *  *  *  * … Continue reading

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Feeling Numb – The Most Dangerous Oxymoron

“Self-acceptance comes from meeting life’s challenges vigorously.  Don’t numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life.  You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them … Continue reading

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I’m Back (And With A “Full A”)

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the World, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits Album

“I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is the case with pop songs.  I see these as a body of work.  Life should be breathed into them.” – Sting * … Continue reading

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I Mean, Really?

“Public opinion, I am sorry to say, will bear a great deal of nonsense.  There is scarcely any absurdity so gross, whether in religion, politics, science or manners, which it will not bear.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “At any street … Continue reading

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I’m Going To Smile

“I’m going to smile and make you think I’m happy.  I’m going to laugh, so you don’t see me cry.  I’m going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me – I’m going to smile.” – … Continue reading

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For The Least Of These Brothers Of Mine

The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:40 Bible (New International Version) *   *   *   * … Continue reading

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Lessons From 9/11

“I do not want to foresee the future.  I am concerned with taking care of the present.  God has given me no control over the moment following.” – Mohandas Gandhi “So tonight you better stop and rebuild all your ruins, … Continue reading

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Labor Day

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid “The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for … Continue reading

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One Year Anniversary – Carpe Diem!

“Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace.” – Anonymous “I believe that only … Continue reading

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