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So We Beat On, Boats Against The Current

Life can be crazy; likewise, it can be amazing one moment and devastating the next; or seem so, anyway. Life's experience can give one the illusion that they have everything under control; everything in its place, neatly arranged and secured. I find it odd how we are always surprised when things go haywire- and again [...]

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The ‘Lost Generation’: The Sun Also Rises

Over the past week or so, with all the rain we've gotten, I've been doing a great deal of reading. No, C'mon, you remember... not that thing we used to have to do for school, but the pure and simple feeling of losing yourself in a story, fiction or non-fiction. I re-awoken that feeling in [...]

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Literature: Re-Read ‘Hondo’

In honor of his birthday, later this week on March 22nd, I'm re-reading 'Hondo', by one of my favorite authors, Louis L'Amour.   http://www.louislamour.com/aboutlouis/index.html

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Dude, Not Cool…

Doctors and nurses ran frantically into and out of the small room I found myself in. I had never seen such organized chaos from my place in the hospital bed. Little did I know it then, but I had just traveled the longest, most expensive 50 miles, by ambulance to the nearest hospital. In weeks [...]

One of Those Nights

'One of Those Nights' - performed by Tim McGraw She's getting dressed up, putting on that lipstick Shimmy shaking, ride into them cut-offs baby, oh yeah You're getting off work, cashing up that paycheck Gotta change that shirt and pick that girl up on her front step Here she comes now looking so fine You've [...]

‘Kubla Khan’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'Kubla Khan' Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (1772 - 1834) "Or a Vision in a Dream. A Fragment" (see below) In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers [...]

Henry W. Longfellow’s Compilation

In a book of poems & quotes compiled by the famous Henry W. Longfellow (1807-1882), on the inside of the front cover, is this awesome quote by Thomas Carlyle. OF ALL THE THINGS which man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy are the things we call books. [...]

More from Willie Nelson’s Book…

Texas' beloved native son, poet, and one of a kind iconic badass, Willie Nelson explains how he quit smoking cigarettes, his experience with pills and fame, and how he was introduced to marijuana. Willie Nelson explain how he quit smoking cigarettes, his experience with pills and how he was introduced to marijuana. I tried a [...]

‘Girl from the North Country’ by Bob Dylan [feat. Johnny Cash] ¬∑Amazon Music

Check out Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan [feat. Johnny Cash] on Amazon Music https://music.amazon.com/albums/B00138H1PK?trackAsin=B00137YV9A&ref=dm_sh_mCQpGLQLVa8UQ9P3Eyf6A44Cw

From the How Not to Be A (explitive): Networking for Dumbass’s

3 Tips to Help Keep You from Burning Any Bridges While Learning to Navigate the Sea of 'Networking' Don't ask anything of anyone you wouldn't be able to & /or wouldnt be willing to do for someone else. If someone likes your page, and/or helps to promote your content, if at all possible, do the [...]

Choose Your Struggle

...Everybody enjoys what feels good... everybody wants that. It's easy to want that. A more interesting question, a question that most people don't consider, is, "What pain do you want in your life?""What are you willing to struggle for?" Because that seems to be a greater determinant in how our lives turn out... because happiness requires struggle. It grows [...]

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