The Heart of Temperance

“With Truth, Reason, and Morality off the board, we then capture their last Rook —that prissy little virtue, Temperance— for she depends on those other three for her beauty and was thus left wholly undefended.” ― Geoffrey Wood All of us indulge at times. We eat, we drink, and we be merry. Sometimes we do […]

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A Creative Life

“In a time of destruction, create something.” ― Maxine Hong Kingston Creation… The word itself is more much than just a combination of random letters. It evokes a spark of the human spirit. It is the hot ember of the fire that we all carry with us. From creation we are all born, and it […]

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A Reason for the Season

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” [Meditations Divine and Moral]” ― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet Everything is in constant flux, always changing. As we move through the cosmos oblivious to the speed […]

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The Joy of Change

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” —John F. Kennedy Sometimes we all have a little hope shine down on us, and this usually comes in such a simple form. It can be delivered upon a breeze, or in taking […]

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The Payment

“If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful?”― Auliq Ice A lot can be said about a promise. It’s more than just a phrase or statement that you recount or offer. It’s a vow, a pledge of words. Even more, a pact. This is often entered into by a […]

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Your Rock

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau Retrograde, solar flares, blue moons and the vernal equinox. Perhaps we’re all just a little out of sorts, or are we? Regardless of the cosmos’ perfectly erratic behavior, life can slap the shit out of us sometimes. And… We all […]

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This is Love

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” ~ Lao Tzu In life, love is the most unexplained. Causing madness and beauty. Chaos and empires. It lives in the sphere of heart and life. We are bound by it, born from it and to it we all may […]

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