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Deep and Broad

“The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.” – Thomas Kempis I heard the whistle of an interesting train of thought while listening to a podcast the other day about the life of Michael Page, an Olympic-medal … Continue reading

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Infinite Possibility

“Man must realize that he was not placed in the world, as a finality, something fixed, limited, restricted and unchangeable. He was entrusted with himself as infinite possibility, as mere raw material to fashion as he will for better or … Continue reading

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The Days of the Duel

“Self-respect meets attacks squarely, as a man should do; but it wields an honest sword. It fights in the open, and scorns to win victory by a treacherous thrust. It is a hard fighter; but it fights by the code … Continue reading

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By Bread Alone

“Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel Life is a mix of predictable cycles punctuated on occasion by the unexpected. The most obvious rhythms we experience are those caused … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Things

The first two stanzas of Whitman’s Song at Sunset came to mind while I walked my dogs under the trees lit by the setting sun last evening: Splendor of ended day, floating and filling me! Hour prophetic—hour resuming the past! … Continue reading

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The Library of Wisdom and Your Excalibur

“In the conquest of any weakness in our mental or moral make-up; in the attainment of any strength; in our highest and truest relation to ourselves and to the world, let us ever make “love” our watchword, not mere “duty.” … Continue reading

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