Archive for the ‘ Personal ’ Category

The Half-Year Run: CHRONICLE

I tried to fall in it again
My friends took bets and disappeared
They mime their sighing violins
I think I’ll wait another year

I want my chest pressed to your chest
My nervous systems interfere
Ten or eleven months have passed
I think I’ll wait another year

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A New Start: RE-SET

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.
Christina Baldwin

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A Helping Hand: ADVICE

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To Hold Oneself: THE HEIR OF ATLAS

RESPONSIBILITY, n. A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.

Alas, things ain’t what we should see
If Eve had let that apple be;
And many a feller which had ought
To set with monarchses of thought,
Or play some rosy little game
With battle-chaps on fields of fame,
Is downed by his unlucky star
And hollers: “Peanuts! — here you are!”
“The Sturdy Beggar”

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
US author & satirist (1842 – 1914)

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The Tale of the Wounded Healer: HOME STRETCHES AND LOST CAUSES

People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
Brendan Francis

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Like All Things: BESIDE YOU IN TIME

These couple of months after that of May, I started to realize how much these months revolved around the “death of something”, whether it was something like a relationship, someone well known that I never knew in person or even my cat, T_____, who passed recently today (he had to be put to sleep during the afternoon at the vet’s and cremated, poor thing). When I think about the word “death” or “dying”, I think of if as the most cruelest of words within the English dictionary, even the words themselves feel like stabs everytime I hear someone say it. When it comes to things like this, the reality of it doesn’t hit me until darkness falls or a few weeks later, at most. As they say, time unlocks itself and life goes on.

To March is to Lead: GAUNTLET RUN

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th president of US 1953-1961 (1890 – 1969)

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