Monthly Archives: May 2016

Some Quotes Describing Our Time

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”–Proverbs XXIX, 18 “The time is out of joint.”–Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, scene 5 “Common sense is very uncommon.”–Horace Greeley “Man’s inhumanity to man/Makes countless thousands mourn!”–Robert Burns, “Man Was Made to Mourn” … Continue reading

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“In dreams begin responsibility.” –W.B. Yeats

Definitely. It is up to each of us to learn who we really are and to discover what our missing pieces are. Usually these pieces will pertain to relationships or to things we value and perhaps are not getting enough … Continue reading

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Northern Journey

“A poet is a state of mind.”–Virginia Moore, “Saint Teresa” There were so many remote islands you had passed scarcely knowing them. You may, in fact, have preferred the sunnier beaches with crowds of people to the south, the slushy … Continue reading

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The Big 12

Family Friends Nature Touch Health The Arts (especially Music) Language Beauty Acceptance Gifts of Self Learning Humor The Really Basic 4 Context Process Consciousness Choices

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Richard Davies: Poet, Editor, Writer, Blogger, Literary Historian

  (In Vancouver pondering over 1,000,000 copies of his books sold) (A well-known, influential Canadian senior high English textbook author, 1980-today: authorizations in every province.)  

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The Two Big Misassumptions

1. Things will always remain the same. Nothing will ever change. 2. The Moment or The Opportunity will be there tomorrow. One does not have to act in the here-and-now.

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Of Dumb Luck, Freedom, Consciousness, and Parmenides

The dumb luck of my life–so much of it, continuing… For what am I most grateful beyond love, family, nature, the arts? 14 years retired from teaching now, I’d have to say the incredible freedom, including that when a preschooler, … Continue reading

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Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

(The Father of The Essay/Genre) “No pleasure hath any savour unless I can communicate it.”–Montaigne One key model and influence for this discursive blog has been the famous French writer who changed Western civilization writing with the first essays, appropriately … Continue reading

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My Favorite Popular Music Performers Still Alive

These would be the most significant musicians, singers, and songwriters from my musical past going back to the 1950s, who are still alive and, in many cases, still performing Jimmie Rodgers (singer) 1933- Ian Tyson (singer, songwriter, Ian and Sylvia) … Continue reading

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On Fear

“We fear the thing we want the most.”–Dr. Robert Anthony “Fear is the prison of the heart.”–Anon “Of all the passions, fear weakens judgement most.”–Cardinal De Retz There is no greater self-imposed limitation than fear itself. Fear limits us from … Continue reading

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