Tag Archives: Courage

Problems

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them” Charles Louis De Montesquieu French philosopher (1689-1755) Over the years I have had my share of problems.  We all have.  They come in all sizes and … Continue reading

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Run

Run Ignore the smoke of fear Be not afraid Run Midst the debris of hate Do not look back Run A saddened nation cheers you A shaken world observes Run Shed not tears of despair You will not be defeated … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

She sits alone before the massive windows of the terminal, staring absently at the tarmac.  Silently she waits, radiating an air of calm introspection.  It is not until one draws closer that they can see past the ramrod straight back … Continue reading

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The Lie

Such a little thing Strung between two hearts Concealed in silence That which is unknown cannot hurt Not both at least Just one heart stricken It will not stay silent It will be heard Then two hearts broken Scars heal … Continue reading

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In The News

Most of my days start with a cup of coffee and the morning paper.  Here I get a chance to catch up with all the news that I have probably already heard on national TV.  This is not a bad … Continue reading

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Sweat Of The Devil

John sat in his cramped office, staring at the wall of windows, watching the rain carve it’s designs on the tinted glass.  He didn’t like the rain.  There was something sad about it.  The ‘sweat of the devil’ he called … Continue reading

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I Am – You Are

Originally posted on oldmainer:
I recently read a post on Splitspeak.wordpress.com that contained a poem by Shel Silverstein from his book “Every Thing On It”.  It is called “Masks”.  It so typified, to me, how we go through life so…

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Support Our Troops

Every once in a while, I stumble across a post or video that is so powerful, I just have to share it.  Today is one of those days.  This video was made by a 15 year old girl.  Not a … Continue reading

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The Vet

I slammed the car door and ran across the parking lot, stamping the slush off of my boots before entering the McDonald’s.  The thermometer was hovering around eight degrees and a cup of steaming hot coffee sounded really good.  I … Continue reading

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Speaking With Your Heart

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead I saw this quote on the blog “Soul Gatherings” . It was ironic because … Continue reading

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