To Thine Own Self, Be True

"To thine own self, be true." Polonious, in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Be true to yourself Never tell everything you know.   My "heroes" have often been those who had the wherewithal to stay true to themselves regardless. They've also been people who got up and went on even if things were tough, or after... Continue Reading →

The Keeper

The Keeper A slow and steady flame, Does burn inside this heart, Though with it knowledge came, To rip my soul apart.   Of the garden fruit, I ate, And it hath digested me, I wondered out the gate, Eager to be free.   But the world I found out there, I could not understand,... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Vanity

The next book, the new book, Covenants of Lingering Bones, will be available soon. After much rigmarole, going so far as to set up the book on another publishing platform, to really check it out, I've decided to stick with Amazon/KDP publishing. It got down to some things in the fine print, publishing costs, and... Continue Reading →

Optimism

I'll tell you what optimism is, in a world where a fake issue of a real newspaper was distributed by activists, and went viral, and where the media got it wrong again, because they didn't check the facts, or get the complete story, before they ran with it, I realized I'd renewed subscriptions to a... Continue Reading →

The People in The Towns…

Because, throughout the world, the needs, and wants, of the people in the towns and the suburbs, are not the same as those of the people in the cities.... "One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, the media and the intellectuals.... Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye to 2018

I'm going to begin this post with an excerpt from a writing of Joan Didion. I'm telling you this only so that you'll know that isn't to be the entirety of this post. "Some years passed, but I still did not lose the sense of wonder about New York. I began to cherish the loneliness... Continue Reading →

Pull Together America

So, it has only been a week since I posted anything, it's felt like longer. Today President Trump signed an executive order the gist of which is that the Dakota Access Pipeline is going through. My opinion, I continue to think that it would be smarter to re-route the pipeline. However, here is where it's... Continue Reading →

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