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Sunday, November 18, 2018

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It is difficult to mark the passing from summer into fall, even in my land of threes, without noting the glorious return of our real national pastime: football. What has for the past six months been my passing, ancillary and utterly marginal interest in sports has now turned into a ravenous information, betting and televised game-play hungry beast that no one dares leave unsatiated. The American obsession with this weekly symphony of violence is well-documented and ever-growing, but not truly understood. I, for one, believe that as our society has become more and more gentrified (i.e. wussified)... Read More

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”~Joseph Fort Newton

It’s a gray morning. Another relationship has just ended and she sits alone, wondering why. Why is she always the one to leave?

She runs away from love the way a child runs from a bee’s sting. She hates being alone but is stuck in a destructive pattern where she creates her own loneliness. She builds walls to protect her but the walls prevent love from getting in.

When will she learn to build a bridge?

Bridges do more than to connect. They help us surmount obstacles and reach places... Read More

If anybody had to get a hindsight of who Hitler was as a leader and as a person, then learning about him through his sayings would be a flashback of terror. Most of his quotes on waging a war, leadership and governance, revolutions, and struggle are passionate, but also pugnacious. Hitler seemed to be a man defined by extremism and belligerence, which may have been a boon to the Nazi rule. As a leader, Hitler would be always remembered as a great warrior and an authoritarian for whom victory was a battle of conquest. However, most of us may know little about him as a person. Walter S. Zapotoczny’s... Read More

Historically, men have been known to act as muzzles that have prevented women’s liberation and empowerment from happening in full swing. Men have also been adduced as self-proclaimed czars who have taken away women’s privilege as their appanage. In doing so, men have often been read and remarked as mischievous, perverse, and wicked in their willful means. But not all men are same just as all women are different. Reading a man’s motives may sometimes appear tough while at other times his feelings may be as playful as a tot who sprouts in love. For many of us women, the men in our life have been... Read More

i ask for kindness.

i ask for mercy.

i ask you to help my heart stop aching.

how easily you deny me.

so i close my heart.

place the walls to protect.

for it is not safe to love.

pretending i feel no pain.

placing a smile upon my face.

a mask to hide the pain.

i deserve no trust.

no softness, no caress.

nothing to believe that i'm valued.

wanted.

or desired.

does it matter?

do i care?

not anymore.

for my heart has closed.

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I'm crushed.

Should have seen it coming.

Your hunger too strong.

Appetite too large.

Should have known you couldn't be satisfied.

I offer a home cooked meal.

You prefer the buffet.

From the depths of my soul,

I know what needs to be done.

But from the bottom of my heart,

I can not.

I am I really not enough?

Is this pattern in my life ever going to end?

Should I accept this is the best life has for me?

That there is no escaping?

Escaping this constant ache.

Feeling of inadequacy? Foolishness?

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After God had created everything, he found that there was Adam only who had no partner, so he moulded Eve and he gave her to him. Today, the world is turning opposite to this God’s prescription of marriage by saying people have the right to marry people of their sex. This is called homosexuality. Homosexual marriage is the marriage that is concluded between individuals of the same biological sex. It is also called same-sex marriage and other people consider it as gay marriage. This kind of marriage that is officially and legally recognized between two persons of the same biological sex or social... Read More

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