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Dedicated to those in the Darkness

To those who are in dark, cold, and fear-filled places, I offer and dedicate this poem: Broken Promise An unopened bud A leaf left unfurled A loss of great beauty To a beckoning world Withered by fear From memories and … Continue reading

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Rite of Passage

  I saw this story at http://www.mikeysFunnies.com: Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of passage? His dad takes him into the forest blindfolded and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump … Continue reading

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    Although it’s been many years since I’ve felt hatred, I’m far from immune to at times being ignorant and feeling fear and envy. May all who suffer from such burdens, as carriers and victims, lose their loads the … Continue reading

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Caring and Courage

I still care greatly what friends and family in particular think of me, but do what I do anyway. I believe it’s a bit like being afraid but not letting fear control my life. I acknowledge it’s there and most … Continue reading

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Fear, Sour Grapes, Shrinking, & Growing

I’ve too often let fear keep me from doing things I’ve wanted to do. Or perhaps I just just didn’t want to do those things badly enough (though that sounds a bit like “sour grapes” rationalizing to me.) In more … Continue reading

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A Quote from a Book I’m Reading

“It is good to say that you are afraid,” Sakim said. “It is not good to be too bold. A little fear makes a man think. It is better to be a little afraid and yet do what has to … Continue reading

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Dream So Big Your Fear Can’t Stop You

The thought that came to mind when I read the article linked below is what I used for the title of my post. Dream So Big Your Fear Can’t Stop You With Love, Russ  

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