Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

Louis L’Amour

Best known for his Western novels, author Louis L’Amour (born March 22, 1908) traveled the globe in his youth, sometimes as a merchant seaman, sometimes as a professional boxer (he later coached several Golden Gloves teams), and sometimes just hopping freight trains.

 

How I wish I could follow this!

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Human selfishness knows no ends

Recently read the story “A Family” by Guy de Maupassant and liked it…theme as well as presentation.It is a story about the plight of an old paralytic man who is denied food by his benefactors in the name of his health. The denial seems cruel to the narrator who feels that the entire family is actually enjoying the misery of the old man; and the denial is, actually, not to save the old man but to protect their own source of entertainment. ……A good peep into human psychology which also demonstrates that selfishness and cruelty is not the monopoly of any society and period.

Conjunctive Pronouns

Beautiful!

Poesy plus Polemics

blame-it-on-the-moon-01-2 “Blame It On The Moon” by Nik Helbig

in a world of “because”
you don’t hear much of “me”
very rarely an “I”
but a whole lot of “they”
and a mouthful of “them”
it’s convenient ubiquitous sing-song
that’s patently bullshit
and even though everyone knows it
the words dance their crooked dance
making their here-and-gone footprints
all over the backside of truth
never seen by the squeamish
or like-to-be duped
yet it’s easy
so easy to call out the lie
any anyone
just has to open their mouth
and yell “Stop!”
all it takes is
some somebody somewhere
who cares to assert “I and me”
in a world of “because they and them”

(originally posted December 2013)

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If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself.

Romain Rolland

Romain Rolland (January 29, 1866-30 December, 1944) was a French novelist, dramatist, essayist, and art historian. A lifelong pacifist, he was active in the fight against fascism and the search for world peace. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915 “as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings.”