The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given…… Read more “Helen Keller, Test of a Democracy”
We haven’t room to simply let down our hair and full-Being flow anymore (. . . did we ever? We try at clubs, through music laughter and…… Read more “Flow, Earth”
Connection and Peace.
We come with no knowledge to this place and share nothing with each other of the essential key that grows inside us like a living being, limned…… Read more “Connection and Peace.”
Roethke, from ‘The Middle of a Roaring World’
To Possess or to be possessed by one’s identity?*The self, the anti-self in dire embrace.*Instead of embracing God, he hugs himself.~ Theodore Roethke, The Middle of a…… Read more “Roethke, from ‘The Middle of a Roaring World’”
Thoreau on the (Hu)man
"See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all day he fears, not being immortal or divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of… Read more "Thoreau on the (Hu)man"
On Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Nature and Aim of Fiction’
This is a plain, free-write response to reading Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Nature and Aim of Fiction’. It was written in my journal on the 4th of January…… Read more “On Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Nature and Aim of Fiction’”
“. . . I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to…… Read more “Everything Unresolved”
(Or Tolerance, in the common tongue) No one can be commended any longer for instilling values in others – least of all the young and impressionable. We…… Read more “theMechanics.Of:ceratlone —”