Mistress Haiku?

One wishes simple But life has its ideas Aggravating yes?

Another Speech by Martin Luther King jr

What Is Your Life's Blueprint? Given by King to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967.  From the MLK archives. I want to ask you a question, and that is: What is your life's blueprint? ...

Is it starting again? pt 3

Shortly after Krystalnacht, in May 1939,  many Jews tried to escape the coming terrors in Germany.  Some 937 boarded the SS St.Louis bound for Havanna.  Cuba refused permission to them to land.  The ship then sailed for Miami, FL.  Where it came...

2 quotes on War

From Will Rogers - "Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it." A saying well known within military circles - "Diplomats have started more wars than Generals." Yet it is the military that gets blamed for...

Desire for community!

From the dim dark ages Community desired Has found in simple expression a way to express the group's approval without the cacophony of individual voices shouting differing words and at differing cadences We clap We clap...

Scribbles & Bits 57: Gimme a "B"

One wild and stormy night, my best bud and I were in our favorite beer joint debating our favorite Bo Diddley songs and wondering which ones would be over played on the radio playlists.  Wouldn't you know it some fool bandito had made off with our...

Do you label?

When I listen to or read what another has put out, I look for how they speak of others.  When assessments are made in blanket manner, I tend to discount the statements or look at them with great skepticism for I do not believe that all of any group...

Provoking Thought

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.” ~ Billy Sunday Most of the world and even those in the church have little way of distinguishing who is or isn't a true follower of Christ if all...

Once before for cause

237 years ago the citizens listed the causes that they believed were sufficient to warrant a change in direction of government.  The list of causes are as follows: 1)  He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the...

OSW: Thank you

  You believed and you pushed and I have flown To be able to do this for another my highest aspiration

Dyseventus

I think I've identified a common human dysfunction.  It is related to the problem known as dyslexia.  We all have done this no matter how thoroughly examined, well-planned and well intentioned the actions are the results don't match up to our vision...

Forgiving me

For I do not the good thing, which I would, but the evil, which I would not, that do I. Oh Lord have I been there! I have sought your forgiveness, you graciously, have assured me it has been granted. Yet I while resting...

Scibbles & Bits 55: Alphabetically Reversed

Zoo's Yawning Xebecs Wilt, Vixens Under Tuscan Sun Romp, Quails Preen, Owls Nod, Monkeys Leap, Keepers Joke In Hopeful Groups For Each Day's Challenges By Adventuring.