I had to close down everything
I had to close down my mind
Too many things could cut me
Too much could make me blind
I’ve seen so much in so many places
So many heartaches, so many faces
So many dirty things
You couldn’t even believe
Call it jazz, experimental blues, or some other hybrid musical category. Or call it a subterranean sound that echoes through the hollows of a vacant soul. John Martyn’s arrangement masterfully captures familiar, yet distant elements imprinted on some forgotten region of the human genetic blueprint.
IF YOU WANT TO BE A HERO…WELL JUST FOLLOW ME…
You can’t fight fire with fire. You can’t fight violence with violence and expect peace.
By Ralph Waldo Emerson Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still. –Epilogue to [...]
By Henry David Thoreau I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe–”That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for [...]
By Thomas Paine Of the Origin and Design of Government in General, with Concise Remarks on the English Constitution SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by [...]
Some of these Admendments should be repealed. Study the orginal Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and other significant writings by the Founding Fathers. Hint: The intent was to create a Republic, not a Democracy.
Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary [...]
Preamble We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of libertyto ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article I Section [...]
By Thoms Jefferson IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal [...]
Dilbert is the corporate rite
A comet sparkled blue
And red across the starlit sky
By the satin chill of night
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
I place you in heart
And on pedestal high
I say the Earth shall surely know
This vasting ocean swell I owe
I was doing the garden
Then rested a spell
As I leaned on my shovel
Watching cobble stone trails
Day after day,
Alone on a hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he’s just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,
In ages long now past, in days of alchemy, talismans, ancient wisdom, and philosophies, a castle arose with certain stature, above the knolls and fertile fields.
Within the halls of the castle keep, a sacred chamber where art was formed from enlightened thoughts of an artist born as clever as one can ever be.
I sat in a room watching the wall
As if I were waiting for something to fall
On top of the wall by the fly that I shooed
A pastoral painting of a green forest grew