Out of Ages Past

Out of the dim dark Of ages past That fearful time Of olden When summer's abundance Faded in death Advent the cusp of winter's Long frozen slumber Came the meeting of the living With the dead As the portals cracked open...

Scribbles & Bits 115: The Wall

         In long forgotten ages past a wall was built around a people.  As was told to generations down the line it was done by a wise and gentle ruler to set proper boundaries on their actions and dealings.  None could quite remember all, nor was it...

ST: with a bit of OSW

When the thought of you stirs the soul with warmth and joy desire springs in flame!  

When two paths crossed

         One was a refugee from Hungary, the other a US Naval officer from South Carolina.   Their meeting was almost an international incident in 1853.           The gentleman from Hungary had fled his homeland because of his participation in...

A Halloween alphabet

All around                                 Bones and bloody screams Clamor and call.                     Death deals                              Eerie elysons.                        Fright flies in                        Gleefully...

ST: from the zoo?

A haiku inspired by the animals found at the zoo! Camel Man's like a camel so extra proud of his hump Girls say "He Came Hell"!   Lynx Women are like Lynx Aloof and purring softly and ready to pounce

Are you making any deposits?

        Each and every day we transact business with the Bank of Life.  Some days we make deposits to sustain us when times go bad.  Each day we can decide to deposit or withdraw.  But just as in the world if we do not build up our savings...

Sunday Soothing: Dreams

Visions Elysian Soothing singing sounds Contemplate what may be Sauntering strolls Beauty surrounding Strength to the challenges a modicum of suspense Yet calmly met and surmounted Come what the vision carries Hurried or...

Wholly?

          If one espouses a belief, or plan of action it has the best chance of success or coming to fruition if it is entered into completely.  It will involve ones total heart, mind and effort.  This does not mean that perfection will be required....

Due diligence

As we are well into that political silly season and the partisan ads are becoming hard to stomach, how is one to look into things that are not hyperbole and hack jobs?  Well I think I have found a non-partisan website that purports to be a repository...

Scibbles & Bits 113: Cross purposes

Out on a scavanger hunt:  Read: Did you retrieve the cache? Reed: There was no cash to be seen. Read: The clue said to look in the quoin. Reed: I saw not one coin and besides how would one get             something inside it? Read:...

I am the Somebody

Somebody should . . We hear this daily! So I ask you Who? Somebody should do something Somebody should call Then the excuses begin; I can not because, I don't know enough or I'm only one or I don't have the...

Someone please explain

With the epic battle beginning against the disease ebola which shows capability of being a pandemic like the Bubonic plague and the Spanish flu, the CDC will not let the words past their lips to recommend a ban on flights from nations that have a good...

Tuesday Listening?

A starry mystic night warm air caressing two gentle explorations romantic whisperings hearts confiding trust enveloping Romance is cultivated as each treasures the moment.

Sunday Soothing: Attitude (2)

So the old week is done and gone and over with The new starts anon   Set out believing you'll conquer all challenges In triumph proceed  

Hmmmmm, well maybe

          Perhaps just maybe, there is a yearning within all mankind.  This expressed yearning for surety, for a sense of order, for a sense of control (even when personnally it seems to be spiralling) and an over arching justice.  The divide comes in...

So what's in your library?

A library implies an act of faith. ~ Victor Hugo It is an act that implies a faith in value accrued.  It is an act of faith in the usefullness to the future.  It is an act of faith that you will continue in the enjoyment of the collections.  

Is it a matter of interpretation?

I posted this poem a while back and some said that it in the context of Kipling's life was defense of progressive thought and ideas.  Yet the more I read it and think of this poem, I think that this interpretation is more than a little off the mark....

October 7, 1571

If you think that what is happening in today's world is new and different then you have not paid attention to history.  If you think that the struggle between world views has just this year come to a boiling point then you are not a student of...