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Grieving is hard. But, as Stoics, we recognize that we must by indifferent to the loss of our most valued others. Not indifferent in the sense that modern grammar indicates; but, being able to recognize that life, as short as it is, and fate, as uncontrollable as it is, must give way to the existential imperative – to live and to live well. The Stoics call those closest to us “preferred indifferents”. Our loved ones…
HoKaHey has been mistranslated to mean “It is a good day to die”. Actually, Crazy Horse may have said that; but, he said it after he said HoKaHey. HoKaHey is really just a rallying cry. Adding the recognition that we must remember that we will die, every day, (Memento Mori) is a good idea also. So, the Bucs might rally to “HoHaKey” today, and think figuratively of defeat as a form of death. But, we…
I have a plaque on my wall at the office which says: “Save the Drama For your Mama”. I also have survived happily this long by removing toxic persons from my life, and allowing others to deal with their own drama. Call me selfish; but, I only have one life, and I intend to live it.           Related Stories Life Is What Happens After Our Plans Go Awry. HoKaHey! Crazy Horse’s Rallying Cry. For Most
3 Reasons to choose a Legacy Book Publishing Company. This is a great article about the modern trend of self publishing books. As an example, nobody in their right mind ever wrote a book of poetry to make money. In my case, self publishing was the only way to scratch the itch, since legacy publishers generally are looking for poetry by mainstream or currently hip authors riding a social wave. In addition, I am a…
You have an invitation to a Presidential inauguration. You know it will be freezing cold. You are a politician and you know that image is everything. This inauguration might be the beginning of your best opportunity to get progressive legislation through. What do you wear? You choose.           Related Stories Will Someone Please Tell Me When Being Masculine Became Toxic? Life Is What Happens After Our Plans Go Awry. Blanc Masks – Giving New Meaning