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“i thank You God for most this amazing” by E. E. Cummings

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes… 1,720 more words

Visual Art

QUOTES: Wisdom & wit - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson died 134 years ago today  (b. 25 May 1803 – d. 27 April 1882). Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer. If you’ve become cynical and dejected about life, his little books may help reawaken your sense of wonder. 274 more words


Church Shopping 101

As a student at UGA I began searching for Truth and thought at some point this lay in Church Shopping or Hopping. Truly, the two are the same.

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Be Selfish and Do it in Nature

I just recently taught my students Transcendentalism. We read Emerson, Thoreau, and Walt Whitman for an entire week and I quite frankly hated it. Don’t get me wrong, I love nature and hiking and stuff like that but I find their writing to be very boring. 529 more words

High School

Cycling and Whitman: Remembering what matters

Last Friday, I was sitting at my desk obsessing about the weather and the weekend.  I had a 2.5 hour ride scheduled for Saturday, but the forecast called for cold rain the entire day, starting early in the morning.  1,098 more words


Cabin on the Lake

Surround yourself with beauty, goodness, compassion, light.  The more thoroughly you infuse these qualities into the substance of your everyday life, the more you will come to see the world as a living reflection of the infinite wonder of the universe. 6 more words

Anthony Satori

This Little Light of Mine

The lies I tell myself are all that keep me going. More than that, they are all that I have. Is there anything but self-deception? … 198 more words

Creative Writing