I used to be a snob. A big one. You know, one of those people who couldn't let another person be wrong because, of course, I was always right. I was particularly snobbish about grammar and all things linguistic because, you see, I was convinced of my own linguistic expertise. I was a logophile, a veritable connoisseur of linguae francae. My pedantic priggishness took root in high school wherein I was the only person to take four years of Latin in the history of my school. I reveled in my scholastic notoriety. Of course, I was shoved into a corner in the back of my classroom during Latin... Read More
1) Hold your head high, you are beautiful, every day, all the time. When a man asks you to change your appearance to be acceptable to him, walk away and be yourself. Develop your character inside. Beauty is deeper than an outward appearance.
2) Respect yourself. In all you do and say, be a woman of class and honor. You will not get respect until you respect yourself.
3) Follow your dreams, never let a relationship, whether it be friendship, or love, rob you of what you dream.
4) Be independent, make sure of your own finances, health, and career. Always have... Read More
“The foolish ask many questions the wise cannot answer” - Oscar Wilde
Questions are a sign of intelligence and creativity. They can, however, lead to an endless, tortuous circle of reasoning. Chasing answers can drive me to insanity. Why did that tragedy happen to me? Is God male or female? Will I know people after I die? These inquiries will only exhaust my mental and emotional energy, leaving me with no strength to push through the day at hand. Questioning my beliefs, my existence, my experience, is necessary, I must however, lay down my pursuits and find a place of peace to exist... Read More
This is a story about rebirth, starting over, a new beginning, and that time old question. “What would you give to start over”?
Bob Amato was a successful businessman, respected within his community, with a loving wife and two grown children. He has everything to live for, until his life slowly begins to change. Approaching mid-life, he begins to take stock of himself. He realizes that he’s not a young man any longer. Still life has been good to him; he’s living the “American Dream”. However, as in all dreams, nightmares may not be far behind. Slowly his business begins to falter. He... Read More
I've never been a great one for climbing trees! I can look back over my life from the 6th decade downwards, and can't remember much in the way of tree-climbing, especially recently! The higher the climb, the harder the thud when your foot slips or your hand fails to fully grasp a branch. I never did trust myself that much.
On the other hand, for a confident and successful climb, I also would have had to have confidence in the tree! To trust that a branch was strong enough to hold my weight was not something I was confident about at any given time. And now I would not even give it... Read More
Why is it that love is so evasive? It hides behind impossibilities. Dancing around dashed hopes and crushed dreams, it laughs, seemingly immune. Attempts to force its hand are met with indifference. It scoffs at the futility of such manipulations. It can appear dead, then, resurrect itself in spite of all resistance and logic. Contrary to reason, it brings to madness the mind of the genius. Delighting in the bafflement of its adversaries, it raises strong arms to show defiance of prediction. Having disarmed reason and logic it takes the journey into sweet insanity, a wandering exploration... Read More
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. -- Isaiah 40:30-31
The man slept. Finally. His body had pleaded; his mind had relented; his spirit was depleted and his heart had retreated, so he slept. It was restless, not restful, and the dreams were not sweet, but instead added to the eventual misery of awakening, leaving him already tired upon rising. The... Read More
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Barbara Mac, you is one very intelligent cookie. Just got your comment my friend. I have been stirring a few people lately, atheists/learned people included...people get upset even when you apologize. Okay girl. "Stupid human 'real hunter' variety, shot...
Could you please explain this to me, cause I just am not getting it? Hmmmm...Nice to see a post though, what ever happened to Rot In Hell? :)
Thank you carlwise, happy you enjoyed my article. :)