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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Why you NEED to Kick your own Ass

“It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly, Many lessons transpire over the course of one’s lifetime. Experience increases with each passing second, each passing day. But, it is a cold hard truth that some […]

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The Chain

  “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” ― Albert Schweitzer Emotions evolve over time. As once we may have been untouched by certain things, life has a way of making us feel as we age. Or, it can be the opposite. We […]

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Silent Gardens

“When many voices are speaking at once, listen to the one most quiet and gentle. That’s the one worth listening to. ~ Miranda* ~” ― Miranda* Linda Weisz I like the simple things. Most of us do, yet we are still so complicated. Simple things have a way of making us humans sit peacefully. As […]

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The Pecan Tree

“Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.” ― Charles Bukowski, War All the Time We’re all given a spark in life. Some say this starts with conception. Perhaps this is the beginning. Regardless, this is life, and the spark we are given is the beginning of a journey that […]

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The Middle Finger of Gratitude

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden Often we hear about the attitude of gratitude, this innate power that rests within us all; for us to access at any moment. It has become the idiom for many best-selling books, the […]

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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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