Tag Archives: Hope

The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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A new dawn

The rope I grip has begun to fray, The knots I tied have slipped and drawn slack, From the truths that control my motions, and count my days It’s time I pushed away from this shore of security Towards the … Continue reading

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Sixty years later…….

This photograph was taken on September 4, 1957 as Elizabeth Eckford was prevented from entering the newly desegregated Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas by the Arkansas National Guard. This photograph was taken on July 8, 2017 as Police Officer Darius Nash protects … Continue reading

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What we bury

“If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!” – Stan Laurel As I pedal my bicycle all over the county I pass little memorials erected on the side of the road. Signs and homemade … Continue reading

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The wisdom of a waitress

Much to the chagrin of my family I love talking to random people or maybe a better way of phrasing it is, I love asking random people questions. Bag boys, tellers, waiters and waitress, if they have a pulse and … Continue reading

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Hope for the next generation

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” –  Barack Obama My oldest child is now out in … Continue reading

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Black days, bright days

“Whatsoever I’ve feared has come to life, Whatsoever I’ve fought off became my life, Just when everyday seemed to greet me with a smile, Sunspots have faded and now I’m doing time, Now I’m doing time, ‘Cause I fell on … Continue reading

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