Monthly Archives: April 2021

Just Like in the Movies: His Great Escape

Rédoine Faïd (May 10, 1972) I was reading the GQ article about his July 1, 2018 escape from a prison in France this morning and decided that there must have been something in the air that day other than the … Continue reading

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Haiku (Redux)

Originally posted on cdsmiller17:
Haiku poetry is a style that originated in Japan. According to Wikipedia, it is typically characterized by three qualities: The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images…

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Spiritus Sanctus (Redux)

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In my series of sonnets called Spiritus Sanctus, I wrote several poems that would act as reminders of some spiritual truths I had absorbed over the years. For example, the following poem highlights Jesus` sayings on…

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It’s Amazing! But is It a Miracle?

Our Fridge Came Back to Life We think it was last June when a power surge blew out the motherboard of our refrigerator. The front control panel went dark, and the interior light went out, never to work again… We … Continue reading

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It’s Been Almost Nine Months Since He Died Suddenly

Raymond Pierre Hebert (December 31, 1940 – August 3, 2020) We were best frenemies, in the nicest possible way. Our Faith & Science group exchanges were legendary. He would always start out his discussions with me by saying, “I agree … Continue reading

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To OCD or Not OCD, That is the Question

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I’m willing to bet that a lot of people think they suffer from this condition. The signs are obvious to others, but usually undetected by the person caught in the ‘circle from hell’. The whole world has … Continue reading

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Piercing the Veil: Seeing the “Man” Behind the Curtain

Full Moon in Scorpio (April 27, 2021) Interesting thought: every year around this time, we get to see a full Scorpio moon in the night sky. Last night, at about 11:31 pm locally, the Moon was exactly opposite the Sun. … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Karmic Astrology:

The Elephant in the Room Most of the astrologers that I know have either no interest in, nor understanding of, past life research, especially when it involves comparing birth and death charts of different individuals. Why is that? It’s not … Continue reading

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Was He a Lover or a Fighter, or Both?

William IX – Duke of Aquitaine (1271 – 1127) I came across an article about the troubadours, yesterday. Today, I looked at the man who may have ‘invented’ the precursor to the sonnet, as the first Troubadour. While reading his … Continue reading

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It’s All Starting to Make Sense, Finally

Troubadour As you may recall, I like writing poetry; and the sonnet is my format of choice, for many reasons. But I’d never understood why, before yesterday. That’s when I learned that sonnets may have evolved from the musical poetry … Continue reading

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