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All of us grow up in particular realities - a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we're brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The anvil is hard so that it can help shape the blade. If life were easy, w

The anvil is hard so that it can help shape the blade. If life were easy, we would all be soft and misshapen shards of metal, tossed into a bin.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

In every ancient religious and sacred text, faith is a verb; a thing to be

In every ancient religious and sacred text, faith is a verb; a thing to be demonstrated. It is in modern days that we have diluted faith from an act to a philosophy.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

When I went to the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2002, I deci

When I went to the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2002, I decided I wanted to leave my car at home and create an experiment with my own life. I'd only be able to find creative solutions to transportation if I felt the pain of trying to get to
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I remember the will said, 'May God thy gold refine.' That must be from the

I remember the will said, 'May God thy gold refine.' That must be from the Bible.""Shakespeare," Turtle said. All quotations were either from the Bible or Shakespeare.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Information, long of reach, devastating, and as a side benefit, a substance

Information, long of reach, devastating, and as a side benefit, a substance with no serious legal repercussions, was superior to any other form of power.
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For an optimist, life is full of opportunity. For a pessimist, life is full

For an optimist, life is full of opportunity. For a pessimist, life is full of adversity. Life is what you think of it.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

My shoes I got to pick. I chose worn-out red flats. I figured I should make

My shoes I got to pick. I chose worn-out red flats. I figured I should make it clear from the start that I wasn’t princess material.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Death is a force, not a man in a horse

Death is a force, not a man in a horse
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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid one are full of confidence".
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'What comes next?' is the constant question I'm asked by outsiders eager to

'What comes next?' is the constant question I'm asked by outsiders eager to travel to the island. During the eleven years I traveled to Havana, very few Cubans I met on the island ever bothered to verbalize this question.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend tha

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Like a needle jabbed into your arm, reality stings you, hurting you more th

Like a needle jabbed into your arm, reality stings you, hurting you more than your skin and flesh. You realize that you're nobody. The electricity's gone out, the darkness is your sudden enemy...you have to protect yourself from the dark. Otherwise the wo
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