Monthly Archives: April 2011

Thoughts on how the ‘Blind Fear of Thought’ causes a lot of political problems

I have always felt blind fear causes a lot of unnecessary political problems.  It seems to me that this blind fear is often more dangerous than the political situation that it revolves around.  History shows that it can cause serious problems by … Continue reading

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The distant land beckons me

The distant land beckons me calling me to greet the new day looking off, I see far beyond my outstretched hand a dream I do perceive, a great wisp of thought hovering, it hangs above the flowing ridges swinging and drifting, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the myth that the past is miserable

As a historian I was always stunned how people always assumed the past was miserable.  All I had to do is mention the past and people automatically talked how miserable it was. People wouldn’t even know a thing about the past but, yet, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on hope, hopelessness, and how ‘hope is discovery’

I was always brought up that a person shouldn’t lose hope.  Some people seem to almost consider it a crime to lose hope.  But my experience seems to show otherwise.  There are times when its good to lose hope or even to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘beard tax’

  This is a beard tax token from Russia. Beginning in 1698 Tsar Peter I began to prohibit the wearing of beards. The only way you could wear a beard is if you pay a tax, the ‘beard tax’, every … Continue reading

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The great sound bellows at my breast

The great sound bellows at my breast calling forth a newborn breath ever recipricating the endless truth calling my name . . . I lend an ear there in the marches of life bringing together the immortal soldiers a new battle … Continue reading

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Great tree, sing me a song

Great tree, sing me a song lullaby me with your rustled leaves so mysterious, so pure a shimering delight I behold bright leaves dancing in the bright truth of day I sit entranced to your every move a slave to … Continue reading

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