Tag Archives: wisdom

The Inspirational Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Humility vs. Self-Absorption

Photo by Mariel Reiser Thought for the Week According to a recent study, only about 50% of men over age seventy are still sexually active. But when surveyed, nearly 100% of them say they are. Apparently, it’s not diamonds, or … Continue reading

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“Wisdom Begins in Wonder” ~Socrates

Thought for the Week A child’s sense of wonder is a priceless commodity. Perhaps the only thing of equal value is the retention of that commodity into adulthood. ⇓ “Kids think with their brains cracked wide open. Becoming an adult, … Continue reading

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Unarmed Hungers 

Originally posted on Hidden Treasure:
This is the place?where unnamed hungers?are fed, the place?of clear water,?refreshment.? A fellow blogger, Deep calls to deep, recently posted a poem, a redux of, or leading back to, the 23rd Psalm (full poem below).…

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Yesterday I Was Foolish

Thought for the Week No one can remain young–although some manage to approximate it by remaining foolish. Sadly, our world encourages the behavior. And always has. The phrase “live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse” derives from a … Continue reading

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Commitment Takes Courage

Photo by Andre Gaulin “Have you ever committed yourself to something without realizing it would permanently alter the course of your life?” ~The Wishing Map Thought for the Week Planning is making a list of ‘Things to do at the … Continue reading

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My Own Private Easter

‘A Boy in the Forest’ by Pikila When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Having … Continue reading

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The Therapeutic Value of a Smile

Originally posted on A Story Worth Telling:
“You don’t realize how much you miss human interaction until it is removed from your life.”? —Alessandra Torre, American novelist. – – – – – – – – – – – – –…

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Comparisons: Reverse Your Perception

Photo courtesy of pixaby.com Thought for the Week “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~Steven Furtick Comparing ourselves to others is hardly a novel topic. There are plenty of articles … Continue reading

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Remembering Hortense

Originally posted on white hair grace:
“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5 I was 17…

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