Epistle # 3 Book – The Cup of Our Life – A Guide for Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp – Abraham Joshua Herschel  Quotes 

The Cup of Life – A Guide for Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp

From the Parish Library of St Alban-Roe Catholic Church  Wildwood, MO

 A View of the Cup of Compassion –

Poem by Joyce Rupp

My cup of compassion holds tears of this world –

It overflows with sorrow, struggles and sadness

My cup of compassion holds the cries of children

Unfed, unloved, unsheltered, uneducated and unwanted 

My cup of compassion holds the screams of war

the tortured, the slain imprisoned ,  theraped the disabled

My cup of compassion holds the bruised and battered

Victims of incest and abuse. gang wars & violent crimes

Marriage vows violated by infidelity 

My cup of compassion holds the voice of the silent ones, 

the mentally ill, the illegal immigrants, 

the Unborn and the Homeless

My cup of compassion holds the emptiness of the poor,

the searing pain of racism,

the impotency of injustice

My cup of compassion holds the heartache of loss, 

the sigh of the dying and the sting of the divorced

My cup of compassion holds agony of the earth,

species terminated, air polluted,  land destroyed 

rivers running with waste

My cup of compassion I hold in my Heart

Where the Divine dwells – where love is stronger than

death an disaster 

  1. Learning Compassion –  What can we do? We can become a sign. Whatever happens becomes a joy and a fountain of Divine Love.  Bede  Griffiths, OSB
  2. Offering the Cup – …Then there flows a constant stream of tenderness – which all petty desires seem to be extinguished – All that matter now is be kind to each other with all that is in us – Etty Hellisum
  3. Giving up the Cup Freely – Too many of us concern or gives focus to things that we have no ‘heart-felt’ reason. If we were asked ‘why are you doing this? we would not know how to answer…Palrker Palmer
  4. The Cup of Sacrifice – Compassion is the strength tat raises out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world.  Compassion allows us to see – witness to that suffering – wether it is tp ourselves or others. It allows us – without fear – it allows us to name without hesitation – and to act strongly – with all the skills out our disposal. – Sharon Salzberg-
  5. Pouring the Cup – Anyone that gives (offers) to the Divine – will find that it comes back turned to gold. – Rumi
  6. The Gift of the Be-ing – Just to be is a blessing – Just to life is holy – Abraham Joshua Herschel 

Abraham Joshua Herschel  Quotes —  https://www.azquotes.com/author/6636-

Abraham_Joshua_HeschelOur goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
Abraham Joshua Heschel 

Sir Winston Churchill   Best Remembered for his Powerful Speeches -Particularly  During Second World War- 

Famous quotes from these speeches and other memorable moments in his life are still used today.EnglishStatesman, born November 30, 1874; died January 24, 1965https://www.churchillcentral.com/quotes

Sir Winston Churchill is perhaps best remembered for his powerful speeches, particularly those he gave during the Second World War. Famous quotes from these speeches and other memorable moments in his life are still used today.

Discover more about the history behind Churchill’s speeches, his role as a screenwriter and his Nobel Prize for mastery of the written and spoken word in The Man of Words.

QUOTES –

Do not let us speak of darker days; let us rather speak of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days—the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race.Churchill, 29 October 1941, Harrow Sch

War Hope History Second World War

 The more that is given the more there will be needed.Churchill, June 1926 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Philosophy

I could not live without Champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it. Churchill to Odette Pol-Roger, 1946, reported by Christian Pol-Roger to Richard M. cited in Langworth: Churchill: In His Own Words)

Drink

For defeat there is only one answer … victory.

Churchill, 10 June 1941 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words) Failure Victory Second World War

First things first. Get the champagne. Churchill, 1931, New York (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

I do not think we are likely to learn much from the liquor legislation of the United States.Churchill, 11 April 1927 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

There is nothing wrong in change, if it is in the right direction. To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. Churchill, 23 June 1925 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

More Quotes –

I never ‘worry’ about action, but only about inaction.Churchill, 1940s (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you. 

Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal. Churchill, c 1952, as relayed by Sir Anthony Montague Browne to Richard (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

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In Defense of Churchill’s Use of alcohol as Prime Minister –

Research is saying –  ‘Excess drinking is toxic – but moderate use of alcohol is beneficial to mind & Body.  Consuming in moderation alcohol  ALLEVIATES STRESS, enhances Mood, and makes us more social – It provides a much needed ‘vacation’ from the burdens of consciousness . Covid pandemic liquor sales have been classified services almost everywhere-

But in moderation -but in moderation it brings other kinds of positive benefits. Google’s Whiskey room – provide  ‘whisky rooms’ where frustrated coders can re.ass & expand their minds-when presented with a difficulty Challenging problem-Excess alcohol is terrible for the human body & Mind’ 

Winston Churchill – ‘Moderation in all things’  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

The Myth of Churchill-BIPOLAR DISORDER-Alcohol-He Did Not USE NOT to ‘Achieve Intoxication’ Moderation Only and Isaiah 11:6-9-6 The Lion Shall Live with the Lamb-Big Government-Big Business Corruption-Farmers made into Serfs or Slaves by Greed of Politicians!

A CASE FOR MODERATION and INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY ~ HEALTHY USES-NOT ABUSE OF ALCOHOL! Less Anxiety-More Health Benefits and Less Pharma Organ Damage!

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A Case for Low Alcohol and High Hops Beer-USE of Alcohol-NOT ABUSE-Winston Churchill!

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Western Medicine – the vehicle of Destruction-NOT UNLIKE-Nazi Germany-

THE NEW NORMAL-MEDICARE-Are we – Lambs to the Slaughter? 

Foods-THE GREATEST PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT OF OUR AFood-Poor Thought Transmission?

an GMO – FACTORY FARMS COLLAPSE! 

Ezekiel 38:21; Zechariah 12:4-‘Confusion in Last Battle’

You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop to shy a stone at every dog that barks.

Churchill, 3 December 1923, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Bolshevism is not a policy; it is a disease. It is not a creed; it is a pestilence.

Churchill, 29 May 1919

Politics

[Photographer: “I hope, sir, that I will shoot your picture on your hundredth birthday.”] 

I don’t see why not, young man. You look reasonably fit and healthy.

Churchill, 30 November 1949, Hyde Park Gate, London (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Aging

Keep cool, men! This will be interesting for my paper!

Churchill, 15 November 1899 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

War Writing  

Books, in all their variety, offer the human intellect the means whereby civilization may be carried triumphantly forward.

Churchill, 8 November 1937, Statement for the National Book Fair (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Literature Writing Education

Those who serve supreme causes must not consider what they can get but what they can give.

Churchill, 11 August 1950, Council of Europe, Strasbourg (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Philosophy Duty

I expect you will find that change is the best kind of rest.

Churchill, 17 December 1939 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Change

How much easier it is to join bad companions than to shake them off!

Churchill, 31 August 1943 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Friendship

Hess or no Hess, I’m going to watch the Marx Brothers.

Churchill, during an air raid, 11 May 1941, Ditchley Park

Leisure Film Second World War

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Churchill, 20 August 1940

History Second World War Speeches Responsibility

In politics when you are in doubt what to do, do nothing … when you are in doubt what to say, say what you really think.

Churchill, 26 July 1905, North-West Manchester (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Politics

When I was younger I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast.

Churchill, 31 January 1952: Ismay (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Leisure Aging Drink

[Bessie Braddock MP: “Winston, you are drunk, and what’s more you are disgustingly drunk.”] Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.

Churchill, 1946 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Wit Drink

The facilities for advanced education must be evened out and multiplied. No one who can take advantage of a higher education should be denied this chance. You cannot conduct a modern community except with an adequate supply of persons upon whose education, whether humane, technical, or scientific, much time and money have been spent.

Churchill, 21 March 1943

Legacy Education

In the twinkling of an eye, I found myself without an office, without a seat, without a party, and without an appendix.

Churchill, 1931, ‘Election Memories’, Strand Magazine

Politics Elections

If the British Empire is fated to pass from life into history, we must hope it will not be by the slow process of dispersion and decay, but in some supreme exertion for freedom, for right and for truth.

Churchill, 20 April 1939, Canada Club, London

Empire History Second World War

Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.

Churchill, 2 October 1951, Liverpool (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Corruption

You must look at facts, because they look at you.

Churchill, 7 May 1925 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Philosophy Truth

[A politician needs…] the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year—

and to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.

Churchill, 1902 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Politics Politicians

One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather.

Churchill, 10 July 1948, Woodford, Essex (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Friendship

The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope.

Churchill, 1958 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Hope Legacy

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Churchill, speaking at Harvard University, 6 September 1943

Hope Legacy

I trust and believe that this College, this seed that we have sown, will grow to shelter and nurture generations who may add most notably to the strength and happiness of our people, and to the knowledge and peaceful progress of the world. ‘The mighty oak from an acorn towers; A tiny seed can fill a field with flowers.’

Churchill, 17 October 1959

Hope Legacy Education

It is a fine game to play – the game of politics – and it is well worth a good hand – before really plunging.

Churchill, in a letter to his mother, 16 August 1895

Politics

One of the most remarkable features of the British army for a great number of years had been its number of generals.

Churchill, 24 February 1903 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Soldiers Leadership/statesmanship

… the best generals are those who arrive at the results of planning without being tied to plans.

Churchill, 1930 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Politics Leadership/statesmanship

It will be better to engage Germany on new frontiers … Naval command of the Baltic must be secured.

Memo by Churchill, 31 December 1914

War First World War

[My ideal of a good dinner] is to discuss good food, and, after this good food has been discussed, to discuss a good topic – with myself the chief conversationalist.

Churchill, 1925, “Ephesian” [Roberts C. Bechhofer] in Winston Churchill (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Leisure Wit Food

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

Churchill, 29 September 1959, Woodford, Essex (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Philosophy

To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real.

Churchill, ‘Hobbies’, Pall Mall Gazette, Dec 1925 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Leisure

Happy are the painters for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end, or almost to the end, of the day.

Churchill, Hobbies, written in 1925 and perhaps reflecting the solace painting had provided him since the death of his daughter Marigold.

Leisure Painting

Nourish your hopes, but do not overlook realities.

Churchill, 31 May 1935 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Hope

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong; and a boy deprived of a father’s care often develops, if he escape the perils of youth, an independence and vigour of thought which may restore in after life the heavy loss of early days.

Churchill, 1902 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Family Childhood

It is a very fine thing to refuse an invitation, but it is a good thing to wait till you get it first.

Churchill, 22 February 1911 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Wit

Justice moves slowly and remorselessly upon its path, but it reaches its goal eventually.

Churchill, 23 July 1929 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Justice

…I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.…

Churchill, 4 November, 1952 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Education

Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library.

Churchill, December 1921 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Leisure Literature Writing

A lie will gallop halfway round the world before the truth has time to pull its breeches on.

Churchill, 1940s (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Wit Truth

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.

Churchill, 22 February 1906 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Corruption Truth

Here life itself, life at its best and healthiest, awaits the caprice of the bullet. Let us see the development of the day. All else may stand over, perhaps for ever. Existence is never so sweet as when it is at hazard.

Churchill, 4 February 1900 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Adversity

It always looks so easy to solve problems by taking the line of least resistance.

Churchill, 24 May 1946 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Adversity

You never can tell whether bad luck may not after all turn out to be good luck.

Churchill, 1930 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Hope Adversity

Unteachable from infancy to tomb — There is the first and main characteristic of mankind.

Churchill, 21 May 1928 (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Philosophy Education

[Nancy Astor: “If I were married to you, I’d put poison in your coffee.”] If I were married to you, I’d drink it.

Churchill to Nancy Astor c.1912, Blenheim Palace (cited in Langworth, Churchill: In His Own Words)

Wit Marriage

There is no doubt the charge was an awful gamble and that no normal precautions were possible. The issue as far as I was concerned had to be left to Fortune or to God – or to whatever may decide these things. I am content and shall not complain.

Churchill, in a letter to his mother, 17 September 1898

War Courage

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Quotations from Churchill’s writings and speeches appear here by kind permission of Curtis Brown on behalf of the Estate of Winston S. Churchill. For more information or for permission to use any of these quotations, please contact http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/winston-churchill or send an email to churchillpermissions@curtisbrown.co.uk.
(With thanks to Richard M. Langworth, editor of
Churchill: In His Own Words, the most accurate and complete collection of Churchill’s quotes, upon which some of the content below draws.)

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January 22, 2022

Absent Place — an April Day — Emily Dickinson
Daffodils a-blow
Homesick curiosity
To the Souls that snow —

Drift may block within it
Deeper than without —
Daffodil delight but
Him it duplicate —

January 22, 2022

Homesick Curiosity -(E. Dickinson) HT Wagner

Curiosity killed the cat-

Curiosity got the better of –

Lightweight

Shallow superficial are the barbs

Random – but for all time

Massive Disruption

Trauma

Life altering

Begs

Borrows & Steals…

the Deep Well of Love

Goes dry

But Just for a while

to Regenerate

Repair 

Make amends 

for the Lack

January 22, 2022

Souls that Snow (E. Dickinson) HT Wagner

Winter walks in the woodlands

Poems rise and fall

With the atmo-Spirit pressure

“Son-shine” shimmers love

 Clouds make the sadness fall

Soul Storms blow in fear and hopelessness

Frigid coldness froths

Seattle is looking petty good right now

January 22, 2022

Absence disembodies — so does Death – Emily Dickinson
Hiding individuals from the Earth
Superposition helps, as well as love —
Tenderness decreases as we prove —

Fame has no Arms (E. Dickinson- HT Wagner

Eminence a chore – celebrity

Notes of nobility ascend

Fate has arms that swim

Destiny gains conscensus

Powers are hidden

Controlling fate

May be doom or headwinds

It is no ours to choose

but to ride the waves of an ordered universe

Harmony

Accord

January 22,, 2002

Flash – HT Wagner (Prayerbook and Other Notions)

A picture taken

With the eye of belonging

Sharing 

Becoming One.. 

Helpless

To behold

What was ordained 

From the very foundation of time..

On-watchers gloat

& glare their presumption..

They sense the undercurrents of love …

That they Never may know

or feel….

The Presence of One

Charged..

Heavy was the air

Eyes caught  

A notion…

In motion…

With eagle-eye vision

Straight into the Heart…

The Sacred Heart of the Cosmos

Conscious 

Controlled

Created intentionally

But not intended… 

Recruited..

To never leave Your side

or Be alone…

Wound that will Not ever to be healed..

Regardless of space-

Time or Being

Being is Boded

A tether … 

Beyond all Prayer

Hope & Fear…

The body can be broken

The Bond is formed 

Bonded to the End of time..

If there was any other way…

I would have found it by now…. 

Stealing the poetry of…Colin Blundstone..The Ghost of You & Me

Above Oblivion’s Tide there is a Pier – Emily Dickinson
And an efface-less “Few” are lifted there —
Nay — lift themselves — Fame has no Arms —
And but one smile — that meagres Balms —

January 17, 2022

Conquering Anxiety with Trust – HT Wagner

When anxious thought surround

abound

Knowing that this si not the final destintination

Brings hope

Brings trust and anxious thought dissipate

Rusty chains hold what is left

For one more time-

Sanctuary – the Diary of Ann Frank – HT Wagner

The horrors of war and abuse become

Sanctuary

Solace is fun in hidden places

Hold me now

Hold my Heart in Your Sacred Hands forever

Stay with me

This too shall pass

It always does

Inside the bungelow of self knowing

Standing beside Mary I see – A prayer – HT Wagner

A prayer of the Passion-

The Way of the Cross

I know it was meant to be – The Will of God

But the strands of attachment – eternal

broken with the pathos of mankind

Rip and tear the heart

Tears flow uncontrollably

Feeling numb and raw

The happiness of you – forever lost

Awaiting resurrection – it will surely come

Not as I planned

but as it was to bet

It is comforting to know that the best laid plans of man – are subject always to the Will of Creation – man is an afterthought

Fixing Family – HT Wagner

The infidels of modern time

The twisted twist of betrayal

a lie-

You know who you are

A secret kiss

glance that no one sees

but everyone knows

Lost in all that matters not

January 17, 2022

Ah, Teneriffe! – Emily Dickinson
Retreating Mountain!
Purples of Ages — pause for you —
Sunset — reviews her Sapphire Regiment —
Day — drops you her Red Adieu!

Still — Clad in your Mail of ices —
Thigh of Granite — and thew — of Steel —
Heedless — alike — of pomp — or parting

Ah, Teneriffe!
I’m kneeling — still —

January 15, 2022

Again — his voice is at the door — Emily Dickinson
I feel the old Degree —
I hear him ask the servant
For such an one — as me —

I take a flower — as I go —
My face to justify —
He never saw me — in this life —
I might surprise his eye!

I cross the Hall with mingled steps —
I — silent — pass the door —
I look on all this world contains —
Just his face — nothing more!

We talk in careless — and it toss —
A kind of plummet strain —
Each — sounding — shyly —
Just — how — deep —
The other’s one — had been —

We walk — I leave my Dog — at home —
A tender — thoughtful Moon —
Goes with us — just a little way —
And — then — we are alone —

Alone — if Angels are “alone” —
First time they try the sky!
Alone — if those “veiled faces” — be —
We cannot count — on High!

I’d give — to live that hour — again —
The purple — in my Vein —
But He must count the drops — himself —
My price for every stain!

Saturday, October 1, 2011 

First Friday & First Saturday

11:00 PM Prayers

Holy Space – HT Wagner

Prayer… layer upon layer

Waiting for the Gate to open

The air is thin

Ordinary and plain spoken

Heart broken

The touch comes from nowhere

The Living Presence shapes in the form of a gift

The air changes to amber

listening

The sounds peal

Hearing the tumult 

The upheaval move near

Knowing the soft loud rustle

The diminutive, almost imperceptible force 

Settles in my soul

Nestles next to my being

Present in every way

My place in this prayer is suspended

Divinity inundates

Like a butterfly

Hold only for a heartbeat

But once held

Can never be the same

Would walk a thousand miles

to hold the butterfly again

January 15, 2022

After the Sun Comes Out – (E.Dickinson) HT Wagner

The mind is readied –

Lamination

Lamination of the psyche

When the sun comes out

Yesterday closure amend

Soldiers and sailors – barrage

– a fleet of vessels to wage war

Flotila – Cargo laden

the chain gang

Road through on the easy street – goes through the sewer

January 15, 2022

After the Sun comes out – Emily Dickinson
How it alters the World —
Waggons like messengers hurry about
Yesterday is old —

All men meet as if
Each foreclosed a news —
Fresh as a Cargo from Batize
Nature’s qualities —

January 15, 2022

The Pain He Bore – HT Wagner

The disputing Neves cried out in Agony

Majestic – Magnificent but out stretched arms

Heart strings strummed a dirge

a funeral song

Blood ran cold and wet

Warming and warning the afternoon

Helpless She bore the scene

Helpless and Holy a Mother’s love

After great pain, a formal feeling comes — Emily Dickinson
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs —
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?

The Feet, mechanical, go round —
A Wooden Way
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought —
Regardless grown,
A Quartz contentment, like a stone —

This is the Hour of Lead —
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow —
First — Chill — then Stupor — then the letting go —

January 15, 2022

January 15, 2022

Lament of Integrity.- HT Wagner

Dirge

Funeral Song

Unflagging voice of the underdog

Scapegoat – carries the burden of all humanity

The diligent Voice will soar unmoved –

righteousness and honestly survive

to morn the debt of integrity

January 15, 2022

After all Birds have been investigated and laid aside — Emily Dickinson
Nature imparts the little Blue-Bird — assured
Her conscientious Voice will soar unmoved
Above ostensible Vicissitude.

First at the March — competing with the Wind —
Her panting note exalts us — like a friend —
Last to adhere when Summer cleaves away —
Elegy of Integrity.

January 15, 2022

Impossible to Please – HT Wagner

Life – Death – Resurrection

The picky perfectionist be-

Fearing failure the morn rides the horse of Death

Each minute swallows time spent again and again

Free will decides what the ending will be

The liar embarrassed by lack of true air

Unholy Ungodly the doubting Deity

January 15, 2022

Afraid! Of whom am I afraid?- Emily Dickinson
Not Death — for who is He?
The Porter of my Father’s Lodge
As much abash eth me!

Of Life? ‘Twere odd I fear [a] thing
That comprehendeth me
In one or two existences —
As Deity decree —

Of Resurrection? Is the East
Afraid to trust the Morn
With her fastidious forehead?
As soon impeach my Crown!

January 15, 2022

‘It is Better to Consider-Than not exist at all’-

(E. Dickinson) HT Wagner

Existence

Consider life’s condition

Albeit not for everyone

Existence on many planes

Finds strength through all adversity

or idles motionless without a wind to propel

All life moves forward with a gale or a hint

Days when dazed by none-the-less

Backseat to living life forward

feeling not worked out

Become carrion – decaying flesh to be hold

January 15, 2022 (E. Dickinson)

Advance is Life’s condition – Emily Dickinson
The Grave but a Relay
Supposed to be a terminus
That makes it hated so —

The Tunnel is not lighted
Existence with a wall
Is better we consider
Than not exist at all —

January 15, 2022

A Little Boat Adrift (E. Dickinson) HT Wagner

Ebb and flow of the Season

He who sees all

Says ‘no’

Little boat floats alone

Lonely and alone it stands to hold on

Adrift it stands to reason

The Why and wherefore never known

Thoughts adrift on a sacred mission

Stand alone to make a home

Sails about the windy way

A prayer laughed launched never alone at last

January 15, 2022

Adrift! A little boat adrift!- Emily Dickinson
And night is coming down!
Will no one guide a little boat
Unto the nearest town?

So Sailors say — on yesterday —
Just as the dusk was brown
One little boat gave up its strife
And gurgled down and down.

So angels say — on yesterday —
Just as the dawn was red
One little boat — o’erspent with gales —
Retrimmed its masts — redecked its sails —
And shot — exultant on!

January 14, 2022

Absent Place — an April Day — Emily Dickinson
Daffodils a-blow
Homesick curiosity
To the Souls that snow —

Drift may block within it
Deeper than without —
Daffodil delight but
Him it duplicate —

Daffodil a-blow – E. Dickinson – HT Wagner

Peeking through the snow scenery

Brave

Button down bodice

Button down to forget the frozen fare

But for the airy warmth below

It speaks to the lonely landscape below

Absence disembodies — so does Death – Emily Dickinson
Hiding individuals from the Earth
Superposition helps, as well as love —
Tenderness decreases as we prove —

January 14, 2022

The Fog Has lifted – HT Wagner

Dusty fog surrounds

Kitten’s feet not

More like Clydesdale hoofs

Trampling the good – bad and all left over

Waiting for inspiration to fall

Grounded

Stop –

drop and roll

The fire rages and roams

Broadcasting hate not hope

The fabric of fog

Fuzzy smoke

Laid waste to incoming

Dissapates and joy remains!

January 13, 2022

Oblivion’s Tide has a Pier- (E. Dickinson) HT Wagner

Cursed are we – Creation’s engine

Insensibility – Enmity

The Fall – Sin entered the world – Enmity was born

and Bred hatred to bring all creation into perfect balance

Painful it is when our fallen nature chisels out what does not serve mankind – Enmity –
Mutual Hostility – Lack of Trust

Producing thorns and thistles between man that only secure attachment or imprinting can negate –

Sculpts a new tomorrow for man

No longer Animal

Surgery

Fall of Man

Sins born until a Scapegoat was born

The Cross carried all sins of mankind

Desert bound

Enmity – mutual hostility between persecutor and persecuted, for which the Christian, following Christ’s new morality, must substitute a new attitude by which he loves and prays for his enemy (Mt 5.43–48; Lk 6.27–36).

Genesis Chapter 3 – To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, `You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.

Stupor or Coma

Non existence

Brought into existence by Imprinting beacons broadcast abroad to a welcoming ear-

Limited space and time –

There is a window

Time sensitive to walk through & attach

Obscurity

Above Oblivion’s Tide there is a Pier – Emily Dickinson
And an effaceless “Few” are lifted there —
Nay — lift themselves — Fame has no Arms —
And but one smile — that meagres Balms —

January 12, 2022

Mirth is the Mail of Anguish (E. Dickinson) HT Wagner

Anguish a state ungraced

Mail order bride

Happy to be over

Sorrow grief

Blood runs colder than the cold night air

Death knows no feeling

Life lingers and langours lifeless

Rebirth renaissance

January 12, 2022

A wounded deer leaps highest,- Emily Dickinson
I’ve heard the hunter tell ;
‘T is but the ecstasy of death,
And then the brake is still.

The smitten rock that gushes,
The trampled steel that springs :
A cheek is always redder
Just where the hectic stings !

Mirth is the mail of anguish,
In which it cautions arm,
Lest anybody spy the blood
And “You’re hurt” exclaim !

A World made penniless by that departure – Emily Dickinson
Of minor fabrics begs
But sustenance is of the spirit
The Gods but Dregs

A Prayer We Shall Have if We Keep Saying – HT Wagner

“Made Flesh and dwelt among us”

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord

Mind maps new growth

Thought dregs

Sediment of sentiment

Positive affirms

Conquers

Negative – Defeats Growing backwards

Respect called for

a prayer

A Word made Flesh is seldom – Emily Dickinson
And tremblingly partook
Nor then perhaps reported
But have I not mistook
Each one of us has tasted
With ecstasies of stealth
The very food debated
To our specific strength —

A Word that breathes distinctly
Has not the power to die
Cohesive as the Spirit
It may expire if He —
“Made Flesh and dwelt among us”
Could condescension be
Like this consent of Language
This loved Philology.

A word is dead – Emily Dickinson
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

A Word dropped careless on a Page – Emily Dickinson
May stimulate an eye
When folded in perpetual seam
The Wrinkled Maker lie

Infection in the sentence breeds
We may inhale Despair
At distances of Centuries
From the Malaria —

January 4, 2022

A Word dropped careless on a Page – E. Dickinson – HT Wagner

Rolls over to the inconsequential edge

Unbeknownst the rustle

The quietude of the night

Stares with fright

On its Way to be a Book

January 4, 2022

A winged spark doth soar about — Emily Dickinson
I never met it near
For Lightning it is oft mistook
When nights are hot and sere — scald

Its twinkling Travels it pursues
Above the Haunts of men —
A speck of Rapture — first perceived
By feeling it is gone —
Rekindled by some action quaint

January 4, 2022

Rekindled – HT Wagner

When Darkness Descends – From Prayer Book & other Notions

Retreat and Wait

For the Breath of God 

To reveal Itself 

His Will be done

When Darkness Descends

Know it is time to Fall back

Open wide your heart

and Know that He is God

When Darkness Descends

Without the Darkness 

Cocooning 

There is no light

Darkness is the passage to Light

Without darkness

There could be no Day

No Way of the Cross

Only void of the Spirit Soul

January 11, 2022

Loss and grief – Trauma – HT Wagner

Shattered fife 

When the ‘rug of life’ is pulled from beneath your feet

A part of you died 

Divorce is life altering

 All that defined you was absent

Void became the new normal

Fine food

Fine wine

Fine friends could not fill the empty broken heart

Faith is mighty but without love it is nothing 

without loss to profits nothing 

Hope amplifies  for all eternity 

Faith must be nourished

The power of Your love sets us free

A Wind that rose – Emily Dickinson
Though not a Leaf
In any Forest stirred
But with itself did cold engage
Beyond the Realm of Bird —
A Wind that woke a lone Delight
Like Separation’s Swell
Restored in Arctic Confidence
To the Invisible —

January 4, 2022

A Wind that Woke a Lone Delight – (E. Dickinson) HT Wagner

The Wind borrowed a Wayfaring delight

To make the matters worse

What matters not included

Wind matters

and quakes the Holy Grail

Chalice – vessel of the Spirit Holy

A wild Blue sky abreast of Winds
That threatened it — did run
And crouched behind his Yellow Door
Was the defiant sun
Some conflict with those upper friends
So genial in the main
That we deplore peculiarly
Their arrogant campaign —

January 5, 2022

The Desert of the Defiant Son – HT Wagner

The sun remembers not

The harshness of it beams

It ripples light of the illuminating kind

It grows the plants so the materials disappear

& resurrect from the soil

a leaf – a bloom

Its fruit becomes a plenteous fare

when out of the shade it grows

Noon day sun – shouts fauna galore

Creation in the context of business strategy

Under the promising blue sky

A Wife — at daybreak I shall be — Emily Dickinson
Sunrise — Hast thou a Flag for me?
At Midnight, I am but a Maid,
How short it takes to make a Bride —
Then — Midnight, I have passed from thee
Unto the East, and Victory —

Midnight — Good Night! I hear them call,
The Angels bustle in the Hall —
Softly my Future climbs the Stair,
I fumble at my Childhood’s prayer
So soon to be a Child no more —
Eternity, I’m coming — Sire,
Savior — I’ve seen the face — before!

January 4, 2022


Softly my Future climbs the Stair, – (E. Dickinson) HT Wagner

Stairways go both Ways

To the Stars or

Dead-in-the Water calm

No Future or low future

Happiness heaves and yawns

Only sparks a life when in love

Let go

Bring on the Clowns

January 4, 2022

A Weight with Needles on the pounds —
To push, and pierce, besides —
That if the Flesh resist the Heft — (lift)
The puncture — coolly tries —

That not a pore be overlooked
Of all this Compound Frame —
As manifold for Anguish — (many)
As Species — be — for name —

January 4, 2022

Manifold Anguish – HT Wagner

Anguish comes in many shames

The closer to the Heart

The more pondress it is

It scalds the mind

It scolds the mind

In a thinking Way

Becomes a Way of Life to lighten or to consume

Either Way – become a highway

A continuum sequentially

January 4, 2022

A Visitor in Marl — Emily Dickinson -clay & lime Fertilizer
Who influences Flowers —
Till they are orderly as Busts —
And Elegant — as Glass —

Who visits in the Night —
And just before the Sun —
Concludes his glistening interview —
Caresses — and is gone —

But whom his fingers touched —
And where his feet have run —
And whatsoever Mouth be kissed —
Is as it had not been —

January 4, 2022

A transport one cannot contain – Emily Dickinson
May yet a transport be —
Though God forbid it lift the lid —
Unto its Ecstasy!

A Diagram — of Rapture! (Ecstasy)
A sixpence at a Show —
With Holy Ghosts in Cages!
The Universe would go!

January 3, 2022

January 4, 2020

Holy Ghost in Cages (E. Dickinson) – HT Wagner

How to grasp the straws of the Universe

Father – Son –

Root cause – the Father –

Son in the Middle

Mary – the Maid Marian

Spirit that tracks the Way

Not in Cages – but thought tracks

Pathways progression

Mentally engaging energy

that evolves the DNA

A train went through a burial gate,– Emily Dickinson
A bird broke forth and sang,
And trilled, and quivered, and shook his throat
Till all the churchyard rang ;

And then adjusted his little notes,
And bowed and sang again.
Doubtless, he thought it meet of him
To say good-by to men.

January 2, 2022

January 3, 2022

A Tooth upon Our Peace – (E. Dickinson) – HT Wagner

Piece mill

Peacemeal

Mill work – Grinding & crushing

Cogs go silent & was away

Wind Mill

Our peace tastes of truth

or it is not at all

Vandlaized

Grinding and gnashing of Teeth

I cannot win-

A Tooth upon Our Peace – Emily Dickinson
The Peace cannot deface —
Then Wherefore be the Tooth?
To vitalize the Grace —

The Heaven hath a Hell —
Itself to signalize —
And every sign before the Place
Is Gilt with Sacrifice —

January 2, 2022

Bite Sized Truth – HT Wagner

It is a long strike

a long stretch

but truth bites in the rear

When gusty woods blow winds of unbeknownst

Frozen

Frigid

Forever never

Why do the pricks rule the world

With their hatful hurtful selfish horror?

January 4. 2022

A Sparrow took a Slice of Twig – Emily Dickenson
And thought it very nice
I think, because his empty Plate
Was handed Nature twice —

Invigorated, waded
In all the deepest Sky
Until his little Figure
Was forfeited away — (Surrender, Relinquish handover)

January 1, 2022

A Tongue — to tell Him I am true! – Emily Dickinson
Its fee — to be of Gold —
Had Nature — in Her monstrous House
A single Ragged Child —

To earn a Mine — would run
That Interdicted Way, (forbidden)
And tell Him — Charge thee speak it plain —
That so far — Truth is True?

And answer What I do —
Beginning with the Day
That Night — begun —
Nay — Midnight — ’twas —
Since Midnight — happened — say —

If once more — Pardon — Boy —
The Magnitude thou may
Enlarge my Message — If too vast
Another Lad — help thee —

Thy Pay — in Diamonds — be —
And His — in solid Gold —
Say Rubies — if He hesitate —
My Message — must be told —

Say — last I said — was This —
That when the Hills — come down —
And hold no higher than the Plain —
My Bond — have just begun —

And when the Heavens — disband —
And Deity conclude —
Then — look for me. Be sure you say —
Least Figure — on the Road —

January 1, 2022

A Toad, can die of Light — Emily Dickinson
Death is the Common Right
Of Toads and Men —
Of Earl and Midge (2 winged fly)
The privilege —
Why swagger, then? (strut parade)
The Gnat’s supremacy is large as Thine —

Life — is a different Thing —
So measure Wine —
Naked of Flask — Naked of Cask —
Bare Rhine —
Which Ruby’s mine?

January 1, 2022

A throe upon the features (agony) — Emily Dickinson
A hurry in the breath —
An ecstasy of parting
Denominated “Death” —

An anguish at the mention
Which when to patience grown,
I’ve known permission given
To rejoin its own.

To Trow a Throe – HT Wagner

In a heart beat

Agony descends

Not chosen but a rapture

An ecstasy

Joyful misery –

Folding to the arms of tomorrow

Crucifixion ascends to defend

January 1, 2022

Permission Given – HT Wagner

It is all about acceptance

Knowing when to sit or when or stand

Feeling the right thing to say

Holding back so as not to offend

Taking a dare

Knowing the pause

Writing the next faux pas

or Just holding on

Praying for the Long night to fall into dawn

January 1, 2022

Deepest Sky – HT Wagner

The sky dome of the Mind

No light shall abide

Only darkness

Streets without names

Tied to love – Fear has no bounds

Only wakes of waves of emotives

Bound by want – desire

Binding honest feelings of hope harms

No where to go

To fly out

But to make the sinews follow

Volcano – Blow your Mind

Love turns to dust – U2

January 1, 2022

Streets have no names – U2 Adam Clayton

I want to run, I want to hide
I wanna tear down the walls that hold me inside
I wanna reach out and touch the flame
Where the streets have no name, ha, ha, haI wanna feel sunlight on my face
I see that dust cloud disappear without a trace
I wanna take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name, oh, ohWhere the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We’re still building then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there, I go there with you
It’s all I can doThe city’s a flood
And our love turns to rust
We’re beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dustI’ll show you a place
High on the desert plain, yeah
Where the streets have no name, oh, ohWhere the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We’re still building then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there, I go there with you
It’s all I can doOur love turns to rust
We’re beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh, and I see love
See our love turn to rust
Oh, we’re beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh, when I go there
I go there with you
It’s all I can do

January 1,2022

A Spider sewed at Night – Emily Dickinson
Without a Light
Upon an Arc of White.

If Ruff it was of Dame (equivalent to knight ) (Elizabethan projected shrill worn around neck)
Or Shroud of Gnome (burial clothes)
Himself himself inform.

Of Immortality
His Strategy
Was Physiognomy. (features)

January 1, 2022 –

Strategic Immortality – HT Wagner

A plan well made

Eternal life or damnation

Depends on prospective

a Thorn well hidden

Embedded in the soul

Will be the crowing achievement

that defines the Soul Space in the Now

A crown of Thorns or

a Royal Diadem ?

The Wounded Lion of Lucerne

Wounded fatally by the pettiness of a pang

January 1, 2022 – Emily Dickinson

A stagnant pleasure like a Pool – Emily Dickinson
That lets its Rushes grow (hurry
Until they heedless tumble in
And make the Water slow

Impeding navigation bright
Of Shadows going down
Yet even this shall rouse itself
When freshets come along.

January 2, 2022

Go Like a Bat out of Hell – HT Wagner

Hell’s Angels

Heaven’s prison guards

A Prison gets to be a Friend – E. Dickinson

A prison keeps the World outside

Inside trapped in ecstasy

Outside blizzards of harsh mentality

Prison cages once and for all

Damned is the want of what matter’s not

Wisdom valued

Wisdom leads into everlasting peace

January 1, 2022

A still — Volcano — Life — Emily Dickinson
That flickered in the night —
When it was dark enough to do
Without erasing sight —

A quiet — Earthquake Style —
Too subtle to suspect
By natures this side Naples —
The North cannot detect

The Solemn — Torrid — Symbol —
The lips that never lie —
Whose hissing Corals part — and shut —
And Cities — ooze away —

January 1, 2022

A Thought went up my mind today — Emily Dickinson
That I have had before —
But did not finish — some way back —
I could not fix the Year —

Nor where it went — nor why it came
The second time to me —
Nor definitely, what it was —
Have I the Art to say —

But somewhere — in my Soul — I know —
I’ve met the Thing before —
It just reminded me — ’twas all —
And came my way no more —

January 1, 2022

I Could not Fix the Year – HT Wagner

Days came no more to haunt happiness

Remembering what might have been

Sorrow

Sadness

Sadmess of it all

What was mended and mown

Tiled in a mosaic of exploits & vengeance & surfeit

Animation abounds

Amplified the transports of joy

Despondency Despair Deported

Buried in a undercroft

A crypt

For the Love of The Christ – the Apostle Paul Quotes and Sayings

Paul the Apostle Quotes and Sayings

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  • “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds” 

Renewing Minds by Prayer

“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”  St Paul

January 20, 2022

January 15, 2022 –

After a hundred years – Emily Dickinson
Nobody knows the Place
Agony that enacted there
Motionless as Peace

Weeds triumphant ranged
Strangers strolled and spelled
At the lone Orthography
Of the Elder Dead

Winds of Summer Fields
Recollect the way —
Instinct picking up the Key
Dropped by memory —

January 15,, 2022

Motionless as Peace – (E. Dickinson) – HT Wagner

Remembering the Way

Raw winds of Winter Way

Bleak is the changes of the Will to be

He died to set us free

Motionless He lay

Until the Stone was rolled away

January 13, 2022

Abraham to kill him — Emily Dickinson
Was distinctly told —
Isaac was an Urchin — mischievous child
Abraham was old —

Not a hesitation —
Abraham complied —
Flattered by Obeisance
Tyranny demurred — misgivings

Isaac — to his children
Lived to tell the tale —
Moral — with a Mastiff
Manners may prevail.

January 14, 2022

Living a Tale to Tell – HT Wagner

When life seems not for living

There is still a tale to tell

Always giving

Not receiving

Taxes the psyche

Not renewing

When bitten by enmity of the harrowing kind

It clouds the growth

Drowns the living

It is a mission to turn foes to friend

Befriending the lost and lonely

Beaten down by levy of the living

A tombstone can become

January 14, 2022

When Anxiety Smothers – HT Wagner

When turned around on low road lost

the air to breathes static

Road paved with thistles and thorns

Heart pounds panic and fear

The river of blood is clogged with barbs of hate

In the bushes are the misers and

Rock throwers hide to wait

January 14, 2022

World War Three – HT Wagner

World Wars I and II were apocalyptic

But WW III eclipses all wars of history

Man-Made to end all wars

Profiteers vs the common good-

Processing – Altering foods

Extends shelf life and profits explode

Over-milling sweet whole grain robs life for the prefrontal fare

Over-heating sweet oils for frying

and dairy create Modern Inflammation – rebounds – astounds

Genetic Modification magnifies the no longer needed mechanism of the seed –

Taxing the body to accomodate the removal of no longer needed seed locks and lectins – the life guards that keep the predators away

Best kept secret – Medicare the footprint

The doctors office and not the beach

Inflammation – from food substrates no longer viable for life

Sustaining the Money Changers of modern days

Who is to throw them out of the Temple of the Holy Spirit –

When taste rules unabashed – nobody cares

Processed food thinking – The Office – a farce to showcase the method of thermal mindless mind.

Making modern man a slave to white lies, political correctness

Anxiety Depression the only way out –

Instead of the Way to Truth – Holy replaced with worldly wanton malicious modern mindlessness

Living the Life of the Mindless

Being in the Lost land of the binary fare

the language –

Booze the fluid of the blood

Where pathos is the path to hide

Other – never there

Self is the only Way

Truth is a lie

Covered with covertness – not openly acknowledged or displayed

Truth – treads not on the feelings of others

more important than what is real

Reality exists only in – what is hidden

Everyone knows the deception but no one talks about it

The lowly is the highest form of being

The hints mean- denotes – is non existent

No one know or even cares

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds”  St Paul

Renewing the binary mind is ‘doing the same stupid thing and expecting different results’-

Never to tread on the parcel of life not known

– the heavenly fare

Nothing more lonely than viewing the back of a head reading nothingness

The Autumn Mist – HT Wagner – ‘Living in God’s Space’ (Amazon books l)

Like Puff  in the Morning Mist

Mist in the Autumn

This Descends on the sleepy world 

To remind us the He is everywhere

Here to cover

Here to be 

Here to heal

My octane 

Why not

He has nothing  to do 

But to exist min the Cosmos 

He  Loves

Breathes love

How He loves is the story of the Live

Living, Loving & being in the Being 

No ‘set way to be’

Only grace

Love

& Others

The Great AM – the Autumn MistInsensibility – Enmity

St Paul _

  • “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places . . . He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.”
    “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, Jesus himeself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil.” 
  • “For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” 
  • “We were by nature children of wrath, even as others.” 

  • Children of Wrath – HT Wagner

Children of Wrath

The sons and daughters of Eve

we presume

We judge

We hate all that is not like us

  • “Brethren, do not become children in sense: but in malice be children, and in sense be perfect.”

On Children – Kahlil Gibran – 1883-1931

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.

     And he said:

     Your children are not your children.

     They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

     They come through you but not from you,

     And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

     You may give them your love but not your thoughts,

     For they have their own thoughts.

     You may house their bodies but not their souls,

     For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

     You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

     For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

     You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

     The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

     Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;

     For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

From The Prophet (Knopf, 1923). This poem is in the public domain.

  • “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” 

God’s Gifts-How God Works! – HT Wagner from ‘Living in God’s Space’

I asked for patience-

And He gave me a computer that runs like molasses

I asked for a new computer

Sent one that did not like me

I asked to learn to pray

And He gave me depression

I asked for wealth and grace

And he gave me aging parents to care for

I asked to be closer to my brother

And his business folded

I prayed for removal of obstacles that stood in the way of my son’s destiny

He moved them away-

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St Paul –

  • “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” 
  • “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grapsed, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearnace as a man, he humbled himself and becamse obedient to death-even death on a cross!” 

Rocks in my pocket – HT Wagner on attitude from Living in Gods Space – Amazon Books

Rattling around

Wanted to throw

Thought better 

Free Will

Dwelling on thoughts that judge
Thought it okay 

As long as the consequences are known

Not so

Thoughts that hate, revenge

Cause regrets

Will steal time from creation

Thought again 

Free will

Tool for making choices

God has set them before us

Chose live or choose death

Review your blueprint

Study what serves

All of God’s capital  

Like coins

Let fly

Or Bury in the Sand

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  • “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” 
  • “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” 
  • “And thus I aspire to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named so that I would not build on another man’s foundation.” 
  • “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 
  • “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Can’t you see for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you – unless you actually fail the test?”

Lord Make My Prayer – HT Wagner on attitude from Living in Gods Space – Amazon Books

Fold it into Your arms

Make them gentle-loud

Make it from my heart

To Your Sacred Heart

From our Connected

Collected Subconscious

When I am tired

And if my eyelids close on You

Read my mind

Find those petitions that

My ‘File Clerk’ misplaced

Pray with me on my morning walk

When I am anxious

Wrap me in layers and layers of

Your grace for safe keeping

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All PAUL THE APOSTLE Quotes about “Earth”

  • “God has overlooked the times of such ignorance, yet now he is telling mankind that they should all everywhere repent. Because he has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead.”
  • “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” 
  • “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Ami Christi – Lord Make My Prayer – HT Wagner from Living in Gods Space – Amazon Books

Sanctify me

Save me

Within Thy wounds hide me

State of Grace

By Invitation only

Grace to hear

Grace to see

Grace to feel

Hidden from those Who choose fear

Instead of faith

Wounds—Hiding place for the Saints

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  • “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” 
  • “Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

The Will to Give – HT Wagner – Legacy Poems

In my early morning haze, 

I find myself hugging my coffee cup, 

Waiting for that moment of energy.

As I wait, I watch my mother and my dog.

Sadie lies silently at the old woman’s feet, 

Moving only when she moves or

To catch a fat laden morsel dropped sneakily to the floor—

Like food smuggled to a prisoner.

Caught!

The old woman is caught in the act.

Confronted!

“That’s why the ants come in!”  I say.

They lower their eyes knowing that they have been scolded!

Somehow we know that

The dog can always count on her treats,

The ants will come in  

And the Forgetful Old Giving Tree will remember the only thing that’s important…

The will to give.

  • Grace
  • https://www.inspiringquotes.us/author/3431-paul-the-apostle/about-grace
  • “For he who has died has been freed from sin…14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” 
  • “By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us – set us right with him, make us fit for him – we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand – out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.” 

 The Fabric of GodAmi Christi – Lord Make My Prayer – HT Wagner from Living in Gods Space – Amazon Books

Listen with Your Eyes

But do not judge

Presume Positive

The jerk who cut you off

May have lost a loved one

The short tempered 

May be distracted by an unintended chaos

Our hearts open

Insults frustrated

Foiled and Vanished 

When never expressed

More space for kind

Profitable bricks of creation

Mortar 

The Fabric of God

  • “Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 
  • “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

For Insight – – HT Wagner from Living in Gods Space – Amazon Books

Mindsight

For Friends that share

For Friends that wear

and tug at heart strings

and make tears

Tarry Unfairly

Put in Path

For a reason to be found

The lessons learned through hardship

Patient awareness of Your mysteries

Creation Wheels

Waxing and Waning

Wanting to be born

Anew

Refreshed and Restored

To Love another day

♱♱♱

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For the Love of Mark Twain, Soren Kierkegaard and William Shakespeare – A Study of Poetry and Philosophy

Best Mark Twain, Soren Kierkegaard, Shakespeare Quotes

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Do You Also Believe Mark Twain’s Pieces of Advice Are Timeless?

Many years may have passed since Mark Twain’s death. However, his works still live on. In fact, they’re even discussed in many classrooms all over the world. The wisdom he wrapped up in his humorous and wonderful stories don’t go unnoticed, and is still a must-read for many people all over the globe.

However, more than this, his many famous lines also still ring in our ears—clear as day. He taught us many things about life, love, adventure, death, society, and many more. His wisdom encompasses everything we face in life. And if there’s one thing we should remember, it’s to live a full life no matter what. Be kind. Be adventurous. Be involved. And love yourself and the whole of humanity.

Kierkegaard’s theology focuses on the single individual in relation to a known God based on a subjective truth. … Christendom, in Kierkegaard’s view, made individuals lazy in their religion. Many of the citizens were officially “Christians”, without having any idea of what it meant to be a Christian. -Wikipedia

Mark Twain Quotes on Life “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.” Mark Twain

Tomorrow May Never Come- HT Wagner

Yesterday awash

Walked by too fast

Today is now – 

Singing the song of now

Tomorrow 

Not known – 

Hope is the ticket to all we create

Create thoughts that grow hope

Expansion – physiology of the mind

 Negative thought that enhances the horror of life not 

lived

** “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”   M. Twain

Where is the Light? HT Wagner

Reading a gift given

Reading 

a light

Blaring Bold

Living in Light 

Mind-Heart 

Not known to those who read but do not heed

I was thirsty & you gave me water to drink

What you did to the least

You did on to Me

** “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” M. Twain

Remembering – HT Wagner

Finding all

Only truth we seek

to Swim in

Truth is in the given like a Present polished

Untruth

A lie masks denial

Denial paves the road to Hell

A life not worth living 

Lost in the sad fog of a whisper

‘The Migration of new immigrants 

The Citizens of Neural layers of the Mind

Worth knitting for the next life worth living 

A thick blanket of Mindfulness 

Hope

Happiness

& life made easier 

by the positive thought we knit!

4. “Classic—a book which people praise and don’t read.-M Twain

Classic-HT Wagner

Definitive wholeness

Diminutive existance

The Whole brain growing in a positive way

Displacing the low brain 

of the animal fare

Eve – knowledge she craved 

Dissatisfied  with what was given

She forged a path to knowledge

The senses denied

And the Modern Mind was initialized 

Her sin

Our gain

Grace to Eve for striving to be more!!

5. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” M. Twain

Majority-HT Wagner

Following the Crowd or Democracy?

Mindlessness

Not owning your being or

Thinking for yourself

Stop drop & reflect!!

Loosing Soul – HT Wagner

Soul or Psyche

Reason for Being

Consciousness

Mental abilities

Perception & Memory

What negates?

Take away

Make away

Changing nature of Soul 

Feeling soft

Care & Feeding

Growing soul 

Prayer 

Positive thought

Mindfulness – Thickening of the Cortex of the Soul

Layer upon Layer

  • “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” … Kierkegaard

Broken Rosary – HT Wagner from ‘As the Fog Lifts”

A petal from my Rosary fell

At least it knew my hand would save it

Sacred food

Precious stop to hold a prayer

Now—not there

Savor

Savior

Hold on to the Empty Space

Reserved Parking

For a place “up there”

Holy Space-HT Wagner from ‘Prayerbook & Other Notions’

Prayer

Layer upon layer

Waiting for the Narrow Gate to open

The air is thin

Ordinary and plain spoken

Heart broken

The touch comes from nowhere

The Living Presence shapes in the form of a gift

The air changes to amber

Listening-

The sounds peal

Hearing the tumult 

The upheaval moves near

Knowing the soft loud rustle

The diminutive, almost imperceptible Force 

Settles in my soul

Nestles next to my being

Present in every way

My place in this prayer is suspended

Divinity inundates

Like a butterfly

Hold only for a heartbeat

But once held

Can never be the Same

Would walk a thousand miles

to hold the Butterfly again

Deus Always Love Eternal

 “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” … Kierkegaard

Living Life Forward – HT Wagner

Standing on the launch pad

Ready for the bell to toll

Ready to go on

Leaving the past behind

Hope cannot be grasped

Somewhere there is a light

To make things all bright & beautiful

to make whole world come alive

Sadness wells and walks by

Desiring to be the living

Desiring to be Thee

Label linger

Stratify

Regress & repress

“What labels me, negates me.” ― Soren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard > Quotes – https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6172.S_ren_Kierkegaard

  • “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” Kierkegaard

Freedom of Speech – HT Wagner

Freedom Begins in the Mind & Heart

Mind – A shield for the Heart

A platform –

like Shakespeare’s Stage with players who spoke 

the payment of thoughts well knit 

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” Shakespeare

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” Shakespeare

“Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” Shakespeare

 “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”            M. Twain

** “I was educated once—it took me years to get over it.”  M. Twain

Learning & Life-HT Wagner

One can Learn 

Or one can choose to ignore learning

& just drift through life 

Picking & choosing what is seen

but what matters not

Education & Schooling differ –

The Ideal Life – HT Wagner

Without stress-

Without wear –

But with care-

Mindfully-Mind blowing, Mind growing –

** “Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.” M. Twain

** “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” M. Twain

Rote Learning – HT Wagner

By the Book Learning

Canned and mind-numbing

Prosaic and stuffy

Displaces the Creative Mind

** “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience—this is the ideal life.” M. Twain

** “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” M. Twain

Living Fully – HT Wagner-From When the Fog Lifts

Massive Disruption

Trauma

Life altering

Begs

Borrows & Steals…

the Deep Well of Love

Goes dry

But Just for a while

to Regenerate

Repair 

Make amends 

for the Lack

The Ebb of the Tide

of Tomorrow

All things are transient

All things are new.

Become stale quickly

When denied the oxygen

The breath of life

Without which there is no tomorrow

No reason to Live another day

Those who yearn

Lust of the stage of this earth

are only pawns

in the Great Chess Game

Where the Kings & Queens

Make noble 

Fake not

Break not

Bring the liar 

to their knees

To say Yes to the Great Amen…

** “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” M. Twain

Lost Memory – HT Wagner from ‘As the Fog Lifts”

Soul complaining loudly

Someone Heard it

Helplessness saw my state

But lost the will to rescue

I crave a community of soul mates

That would see me though my fears

And help me over this wall. 

** “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” M. Twain

Wrinkles & Washed Out Ways – HT Wagner

Wrinkles talk & tell tales of Time

What was & what what never to be

Corrugation

Character Creased

Folds friendliness

Fondness forever

Age accumulated

Speak harshly of trials

Call out Tales of tragedy

Reverberate resolutely

Speaks softly of wisdom smiling

Good sense

Common sense

Sixth sense

Perception to know it all

Wrinkles an epic tale of existence

Being well lived

** “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” M. Twain

Righteousness – HT Wagner

Doing the right thing

Is doing the hard thing-

Sometime takes the breath away

or Crushes the Life out of Haters

another place another time

Good men

Grow on Christmas trees

Ornaments that dangle & dance

Broadcast hope

** “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” M. Twain

Perception – HT Wagner

Impression

Awareness

Real or Imagined

Still command the tides of the mind

Scary thing grow in the place of truth

Lie, cheat

Displaces

Fight the Good Fight

Roads not taken

Never better than

a Mind awash with truth

a conscious clear

A Compass of Conscious awareness

Well thoughtout centeredness

** “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” M. Twain

Trying to Remember- HT Wagner – From As the Fog Lifts

How I made the words flow

All I see is bright eyes

Clutching tightly to their covers

Beckoning does not rouse them

I hope they are searching through

Their little lost dreams

So I can make them come true

** “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” M. Twain

The Banyan Tree – HT Wagner
Friday, March 16, 2012
Meditation on the beach…

The Banyan Tree

From the branches grow the roots…
Try to reach the ground to grow another Banyan Tree…​
Ageless
Tirelessly knit
Just another chamber of life
Links of creation…
Other trees make seed to bear fruit…​

The Olive tree…
Grows new wood from the old wood…​
The Banyan lives by sending another root or shoot
Without ever pausing…
Its bid for eternity based on steady,
Almost in-perceptibly
Persistent drive to recreate …

** “Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that makes you smile.” M. Twain

** “Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” M. Twain

Living the Life of the Mindless

Sucking up and

Being in the Lost land of the binary fare

the language – ‘fuck’ and ‘shit’

Booze the fluid of the blood

Where pathos is the path to hide

Other – never there

Self is the only Way

Truth is a lie

Covered with covertness – not openly acknowledged or displayed

Truth – treads not on the feelings of others

more important than what is real

Reality exists only in – what is hidden

Everyone knows the deception but no one talks about it

The lowly is the highest form of being

The hints mean- denotes – is non existent

No one know or even cares

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds”  St Paul

Renewing the binary mind is ‘doing the same stupid thing and expecting different results’- HT Wagner

Never to tread on the parcel of life not known – the heavenly fare

Many Cares – HT Wagner -From ‘As the Fog Lifts”

Warm coffee

Warm fireplace

Warm cat…purring

Urge to write 

Mind, once so strong

Now confused

It sees too much 

Loves too little

Hurts 

** “The heart is the real fountain of youth.” M. Twain“

What the World Need now is Love – HT Wagner – My Version-

Love finds itself under a basket

Hidden from the Light

Darkness surrounds – Covets

Covers

Many cares steals the Light

Many fears ruin

Dishonesty not its Friend

Friends Forever

Find favor

Not only a Flavor

But the wholeness of Being

Often easier to pretend

& not able to Carve out the real Heart

The Sacred Heart

** I was born modest, but it didn’t last.” M. Twain

** “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” M. Twain

** “Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom.” M. Twain

** “Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.” M. Twain

39. “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” M. Twain

Irreplaceable – HT Wagner

Irreplaceable

Priceless

The Lair of the Soul

Where wild species live

The Fighting Spirit

Undeniable flight of the unknown

not spoken

Unbroken

Harness the Wind & Beyond

Myth making

Bigger Grander

The Greatest Gift

Mark Twain Quotes on Politics and Society M. Twain

** “Loyalty to country—always. Loyalty to the government—when it deserves it.” M. Twain

** “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” M. Twain

Comfort Zone – HT Wagner

Abigail Brenner, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice. She is the author of Transitions: How Women Embrace Change and Celebrate Life and other books.

Alive and well

Outside the Comfort Zone

A life lived only Inside the Comfort Zone

Is Safe – ‘where dreams go to die’

Like a safe with tumblers spinning – never to open-

Taking risk grows the mental RR tracks to new territory –

New Horizons to be

Dealing with Change becomes the new normal

Inside the comfort zone

Is the price to pay-

Outside the comfort zone – Mediocrity –

** “Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.” M. Twain

Convictions – HT Wagner

Declaration of Guilt

Wrong doing

Blameworthiness

Found guilty

To be tried

A trial

Speaking

Convicted in Love

Doomed & Fated

** “We have the best government that money can buy.” M. Twain

** “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” M. Twain

Winds Of Change – HT Wagner

‘Blows straight into the face of time
Like a storm wind that will ring the freedom bell
For peace of mind’ – Klaus Meine – Scorpions

The Storm Winds stalk creation

to make things new

High pressure

Low pressure

Tornados creep nonchalontly throughout

Laying waste to what once was whole

Renewal depends

on a Violent Bent

That lead the Way of Progression

Forward Movement from demolition

Peace of Mind

Power of Thoughtfulness

Procrastination – HT Wagner

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” M. Twain

Procrastination

Brings Clarity

or stalls Progress

or Prioritization

Postones Poverty

“It is wiser to find out than suppose.” M. Twain

Supposing – Presumption – HT Wagner

Manufacturing the supposed truth

Man lays waste to the Truth

Imagination & Presumption

Not the same

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” M. Twain

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” M. Twain

Imagination – HT Wagner

Fanciful Created Power

Quiet Calm

Novelty Newness

Neural bonds form

Runs in the Family of Man

No for Imagination

Would Man be beyond the animal fare

Tariff

Coinage of future waves

Ripples of Rapture

Romance

“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” M. Twain

Joy to the World – HT Wagner

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” M. Twain

Prosperity – HT Wagner

Wealth or Welfare

Same thing when money is the object

Poverty is in the beholding

Wealth may be right before the mind

Cowering

Stopped gap

Waiting for the soulful storm to pass

Ferverant

Heartfelt

57. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” M. Twain

Courage – HT Wagner

The Red Badge of –

Mastery of what is released in the blood –

Toxins of hate

The hormones that destroy life

Knit a life without compassion

Block Chain of Professional Progress

Storing nuggets of the After Life

That is only kbit by Love

58. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” M. Twain

Getting Started – HT Wagner

59. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” M. Twain

Looking at the Stars & Seeing the Light

60. “No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.” M. Twain

61. “Honor is a harder master than law.” M. Twain

“A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Travel, Adventures, and Happiness

65. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness; and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” M. Twain

66. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” M. Twain

67. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.” M. Twain

68. “To eat is human; to digest, divine.” M. Twain

Modern Faux Food – HT Wagner

GMO Factory Food – Empty

Over Processed – now undigestible

Once tasted

Appears authentic

Only to wake to find

That all was not there

Sweet Dairy – Dirty with dead bacteria

Unholy Oil – unreliable

Altered by the Fire of man-maded-ness

Sheer Madness –

Shelf Life assured

Profit Promised

Starvation for the bones

Blood barren

No food for the Sad Soul

Big Business

Big Government

Become obese & unhealthy

When will they ever learn

Dead bacteria can only be stored in Fat Cells – so bare

Medicare Makers all

69. “There is no sadder thing than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.” M. Twain

70. “All good things arrive unto them that wait and don’t die in the meantime.” M. Twain

71. “There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land and work again after a cheerful, careless voyage.” M. Twain

72. “The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad.” M. Twain

73. “The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” M. Twain

74. “They spell it ‘da Vinci’ and pronounce it ‘da Vinchy.’ Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.” M. Twain

75. “One must travel to learn.” M. Twain

76. “Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven and hell, and I have only a vague curiosity about one of those.” M. Twain

77. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” M. Twain

78. “It liberates the vandal to travel––you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.” M. Twain

79. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” M. Twain

Inspirational Mark Twain Quotes

80. “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’Tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” M. Twain

81. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” M. Twain

82. “Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.” M. Twain

83. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” M. Twain

84. “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.” M. Twain

85. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” M. Twain

86. “We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.” M. Twain

87. “There are basically two types of people—people who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” M. Twain

88. “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” M. Twain

89. “Prosperity is the best protector of principle.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Writing

90. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very.’ Your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” M. Twain

91. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.” M. Twain

92. “Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” M. Twain

93. “You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?” M. Twain

94. “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” M. Twain

95. “Books are the liberated spirits of men.” M. Twain

96. “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” M. Twain

97. “If books are not good company, where will I find it?” M. Twain

98. “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” M. Twain

99. “His head was an hour-glass; it could stow an idea, but it had to do it a grain at a time, not the whole idea at once.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes That Will Make You Think

Involuntary Emotions – HT Wagner

“Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.” M. Twain

Sincerity come in only one shade

Sincerity is binary – Truth unvarnished

Insecurity – many shades when sincerity is abased

Disgraced – Discredited

A spectrum of morose mentality

Insecurity – a lie to hide dishonesty & white lies

Sincerity feels true and soft inside

Insecurity – barbs and nettles-

Timid and terrible

. “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” M. Twain

102. “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” M. Twain

“There’s one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he’s crooked.” M. Twain

Honesty Thrives in the Open Land of Self Sincerity HT Wagner

Honesty is a hard burden to carry –

A Cross – at best

It smothers the Beast within

But too few are brave enough to tackle the task

Self is selfish and barely bold

Self is all puffed up pride

Prejudice

Self esteem and honor – the core of the being-

The Foundation of Being

Volatilize the state of a dishonest fare

Volubility the octane of the white lie of hate

104. “The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.” M. Twain

105. “I don’t like to commit myself to heaven and hell—you see, I have friends in both places.” M. Twain

106. “I have never taken any exercise—except sleeping and resting—and I never intend to take any.” M. Twain

107. “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered—either by themselves or by others.” M. Twain

108. “The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.” M. Twain

“The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” M. Twain

Capitulation

Surrender – Defeat

Submission to the Will of God

The fatal flesh gets in the Way of the Universe

The Way of the Cross

Skin – finest clothing or tattered torn tenant

Depending on the Nature gift and the Nurture —

Caring demands denial –

Sacrifice obliteration of offering

The Flesh – muscle meat of mankind

best not indulge

Protects or destroys the Soul…

“Man was made at the end of the week’s work, when God was tired.” M. Twain

111. “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” M. Twain

112. “I make it a rule never to smoke while I’m sleeping.” M. Twain

113. “Only one thing is impossible for God—to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.” M. Twain

114. “The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Education and Knowledge

115. “In a good bookroom, you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” M. Twain

116. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” M. Twain

117. “Education—the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” M. Twain

118. “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” M. Twain

119. “It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others—and less trouble.” M. Twain

120. “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” M. Twain

121. “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” M. Twain

122. “A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” M. Twain

123. “The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” M. Twain

124. Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Death and Pain

125. “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” M. Twain

126. “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” M. Twain

127. “The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.” M. Twain

128. “Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.” M. Twain

129. “The source of all humor is not laughter, but sorrow.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Love, Relationships, and Friendship

130. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

131. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

132. “Necessity is the mother of taking chances.”

133. “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir. Mighty scarce.”

134. “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

135. “When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”

136. “Always respect your superiors; if you have any.”

137. “What do we call love, hate, charity, revenge, humanity, forgiveness? Different results of the master impulse—the necessity of securing one’s self-approval.”

138. “Love is not a product of reasonings and statistics. It just comes—no one knows whence, and cannot explain itself.”

139. “If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.”

Mark Twain Quotes on Religion

140. “But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”

141. “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.”

142. “Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

143. “Ours is a terrible religion. The fleets of the world could swim in spacious comfort in the innocent blood it has spilt.”

144. “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”

145. “The higher animals have no religion, and we are told that they are going to be left out in the Hereafter.”

146. “If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.”

147. “Man is a religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the true religion—several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight.”

148. “Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.”

149. “In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are, in almost every case, second-hand and without examination.”

150. “No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.”

151. “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things—freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.”

152. “Man is kind enough when he is not excited by religion.”

153. “Zeal and sincerity can carry a new religion further than any other missionary except fire and sword.”

154. “God puts something good and lovable in every man His hands create.”

Mark Twain Quotes on Values and Morals

155. “Honesty—the best of all the lost arts.”

156. “Each must decide for himself or herself alone what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t.”

157. “It doesn’t make no difference whether you do right or wrong. A person’s conscience ain’t got no sense, and just goes for him anyway.”

158. “Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.”

159. “With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”

160. “Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.”

161. “Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”

162. “Each of you—for himself or herself, by himself or herself, and on his or her own responsibility—must speak.”

163. “It is better to deserve honors and not have them, than to have them and not deserve them.”

164. “A little more kindness, a little less speed, a little more giving, a little less greed, a little more smile, a little less frown, a little less kicking, a man while he’s down, a little more ‘We’, a little less ‘I’, a little more laugh, a little less cry, a little more flowers, on the pathway of life, and fewer on graves, at the end of the strife.”

165. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.”

166. “Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”

167. “You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes, you meet those people you can’t forget—those are your friends.”

168. “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.”

169. “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.”

Meaningful Mark Twain Quotes

170. “Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.”

171. “You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination. You may not see your ears, but they will be there.”

172. “No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.”

173. “The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.”

174. “How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and how hard it is to undo that work again!”

175. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”

176. “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”

177. “If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it.”

178. “If you want to change the future, you must change what you’re doing in the present.”

179. “When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.”

180. “To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the only essential thing.”

181. “Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.”

182. “Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them, the rest of us could not succeed.”

183. “A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.”

184. “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

Wise Mark Twain Quotes

185. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

186. “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

187. “You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.”

188. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

189. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”

190. “Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.”

191. “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”

192. “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”

193. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

194. “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”

195. “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

196. “The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

197. “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

198. “Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.”

199. “If we would learn what the human race really is at the bottom, we need only observe it in election times.”

Short but Interesting Mark Twain Quotes

200. “All generalizations are false, including this one.”

201. “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.”

202. “Apparently, there is nothing that cannot happen today.”

203. “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.”

204. “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.”

205. “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

206. “Hunger is the handmaid of genius.”

207. “It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.”

208. “Golf is a good walk spoiled.”

209. “If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way.”

Mark Twain Quotes From ‘The Mysterious Stranger’

210. “You are not you—you have no body, no blood, no bones. You are but a thought.”

211. “Nothing exists; all is a dream. God, man, the world, the sun, the moon, the wilderness of stars—a dream, all a dream. They have no existence. Nothing exists save empty space—and you!”

212. “I myself have no existence; I am but a dream—your dream, a creature of your imagination.”

213. “I know your race. It is made up of sheep. It is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise.”

214. “Someday, a handful will rise up on the other side and make the most noise—perhaps even a single daring man with a big voice and a determined front will do it, and in a week, all the sheep will wheel and follow him, and witch-hunting will come to a sudden end.”

215. “Only the mad can be happy, and not many of those.”

216. “I have replaced his tin life with a silver-gilt fiction.”

217. “For he did not seem to know any way to do a person a kindness but by killing him.”

218. “I do not like an injurious lie, except when it injures somebody else.”

219. “Every man is a suffering-machine and a happiness-machine combined.”

More Mark Twain Quotes You’ll Love

220. “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”

221. “Architects cannot teach nature anything.”

222. “There is nothing in the world like persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.”

223. “We wish to learn all the curious, outlandish ways of all the different countries, so that we can ‘show off’ and astonish people when we get home. We wish to excite the envy of our untraveled friends with our strange foreign fashions which we can’t shake off.”

224. “Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.”

225. “Be good and you will be lonesome.”

226. “I can live for two months on a good compliment.”

227. “Familiarity breeds contempt—and children.”

228. “Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.”

229. “Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.”

230. “Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it.”

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Do You Also Believe Mark Twain’s Pieces of Advice Are Timeless?

Many years may have passed since Mark Twain’s death. However, his works still live on. In fact, they’re even discussed in many classrooms all over the world. The wisdom he wrapped up in his humorous and wonderful stories don’t go unnoticed, and is still a must-read for many people all over the globe.

However, more than this, his many famous lines also still ring in our ears—clear as day. He taught us many things about life, love, adventure, death, society, and many more. His wisdom encompasses everything we face in life. And if there’s one thing we should remember, it’s to live a full life no matter what. Be kind. Be adventurous. Be involved. And love yourself and the whole of humanity.

Kierkegaard’s theology focuses on the single individual in relation to a known God based on a subjective truth. … Christendom, in Kierkegaard’s view, made individuals lazy in their religion. Many of the citizens were officially “Christians”, without having any idea of what it meant to be a Christian. -Wikipedia

Mark Twain Quotes on Life

  1. “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.” Mark Twain

Tomorrow May Never Come- HT Wagner

Yesterday a wash

Walked by too fast

Today is now – 

Singing the song of now

Tomorrow 

Not known – 

Hope is the ticket to all we create

Create thoughts that grow hope

Expansion – physiology of the mind

 Negative thought that enhances the horror of life not 

lived

2. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”   M. Twain

Where is the Light? HT Wagner

Reading a gift given

Reading 

a light blaring bold

Living in Light 

Mind-Heart 

not known to those who read but do not heed

I was thirsty & you gave me water to drink

What you did to the least

You did on to Me

3. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”M. Twain

Remembering – HT Wagner

Finding all

Only truth we seek

to Swim in

Truth is in the given 

like a present polished

Truth masks denial

Denial paves the road to Hell

A life not worth living 

Lost in the sad fog of a whisper

‘The Migration of new immigrants 

The Citizens of neural layers of the Mind

Worth knitting for the next life worth living 

A thick blanket of mindfulness 

Hope

Happiness

& life made easier 

by the positive thought we knit!

4. “Classic—a book which people praise and don’t read.-M Twain

Classic-HT Wagner

Definitive wholeness

Diminutive existance

The Whole brain growing in a positive way

Displacing the low brain 

of animal fare

Eve – knowledge she craved 

Dissatisfied  with what was given

She forged a path to knowledge

The senses denied

And the Modern Mind was initialized 

Her sin

Our gain

Thank you Eve for striving to be more!!

5. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” M. Twain

Majority-HT Wagner

Following the Crowd or Democracy?

Mindlessness

Not owning your being or

Thinking for yourself

Stop drop & reflect!!

Loosing Soul – HT Wagner

Soul or Psyche

Reason for Being

Consciousness

Mental abilities

Perception & Memory

What negates?

Take away

Make away

Changing nature of Soul 

Feeling soft

Care & Feeding

Growing soul 

Prayer 

Positive thought

Mindfulness – Thickening of the Cortex 

Layer upon Layer

  • “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” … Kierkegaard

Holy Space-HT Wagner

Prayer

Layer upon layer

Waiting for the Gate to open

The air is thin

Ordinary and plain spoken

Heart broken

The touch comes from nowhere

The Living Presence shapes in the form of a gift

The air changes to amber

listening

The sounds peal

Hearing the tumult 

The upheaval move near

Knowing the soft loud rustle

The diminutive, almost imperceptible Force 

Settles in my soul

Nestles next to my being

Present in every way

My place in this prayer is suspended

Divinity inundates

Like a butterfly

Hold only for a heartbeat

But once held

Can never be the same

Would walk a thousand miles

to hold the butterfly again

Deus Always Love Eternal

 “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” … Kierkegaard

“What labels me, negates me.” 

― Soren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard > Quotes

  • “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” Kierkegaard

Freedom of Speech – HT Wagner

Freedom Begins in the Mind & Heart

Mind – A shield for the Heart

A platform like

Shakespeare’s Stage with players who spoke 

the payment of thoughts well knit 

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”Shakespeare

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” Shakespeare

“Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” Shakespeare

Learning & Life-HT Wagner

One can Learn 

Or one can choose to ignore learning & just drift through life 

picking & choosing what sees

but matters not

Education & Schooling differ 

 “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”            M. Twain

7. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience—this is the ideal life.” M. Twain

8. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” M. Twain

9. “The trouble ain’t that there are too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.” M. Twain

10. “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.” M. Twain

11. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” M. Twain

12. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” M. Twain

13. “Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” M. Twain

14. “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” M. Twain

15. “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” M. Twain

16. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” M. Twain

17. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” M. Twain

18. “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” M. Twain

19. “Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that makes you smile.” M. Twain

20. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” M. Twain

21. “Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” M. Twain

22. “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” M. Twain

23. “The heart is the real fountain of youth.” M. Twain

24. “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” M. Twain

Funny Mark Twain Quotes

25. “Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom.” M. Twain

26. “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” M. Twain

27. “I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” M. Twain

28. “Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.” M. Twain

29. “I was born modest, but it didn’t last.” M. Twain

30. “I was educated once—it took me years to get over it.”  M. Twain

31. “Never refuse to do a kindness unless the act would work great injury to yourself, and never refuse to take a drink under any circumstances.” M. Twain

32. “There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.” M. Twain

33. “The funniest things are forbidden.” M. Twain

34. “The only very marked difference between the average civilized man and the average savage is that the one is gilded and the other is painted.” M. Twain

35. “When your watch gets out of order, you have a choice of two things to do—throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest.” M. Twain

36. “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” M. Twain

37. “Don’t wake up a woman in love. Let her dream, so that she does not weep when she returns to her bitter reality.” M. Twain

38. “English humor is hard to appreciate though, unless you are trained to it. The English papers, in reporting my speeches, always put ‘laughter’ in the wrong place.” M. Twain

39. “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Politics and Society M. Twain

40. “Loyalty to country—always. Loyalty to the government—when it deserves it.” M. Twain

41. “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.” M. Twain

42. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” M. Twain

43. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” M. Twain

44. “Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.” M. Twain

45. “We have the best government that money can buy.” M. Twain

46. “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” M. Twain

47. “The signs of excessive indulgence in this destructive pastime are easily detectable. They are these: a disposition to eat, to drink, to smoke, to meet together convivially, to laugh, to joke, and tell indelicate stories—and mainly, a yearning to paint pictures.” M. Twain

48. “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” M. Twain

49. “Some people scorn a cat and think it not an essential; but the Clemens tribe are not of these.” M. Twain

More Famous Mark Twain Quotes

50. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” M. Twain

51. “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” M. Twain

52. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” M. Twain

53. “To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” M. Twain

54. “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” M. Twain

55. “It is wiser to find out than suppose.” M. Twain

56. “All of us contain music and truth, but most of us can’t get it out.” M. Twain

57. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” M. Twain

58. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” M. Twain

59. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” M. Twain

60. “No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.” M. Twain

61. “Honor is a harder master than law.” M. Twain

62. “Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.” M. Twain

63. “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” M. Twain

64. “A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Travel, Adventures, and Happiness

65. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness; and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” M. Twain

66. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” M. Twain

67. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.” M. Twain

68. “To eat is human; to digest, divine.” M. Twain

69. “There is no sadder thing than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.” M. Twain

70. “All good things arrive unto them that wait and don’t die in the meantime.” M. Twain

71. “There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land and work again after a cheerful, careless voyage.” M. Twain

72. “The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad.” M. Twain

73. “The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” M. Twain

74. “They spell it ‘da Vinci’ and pronounce it ‘da Vinchy.’ Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.” M. Twain

75. “One must travel to learn.” M. Twain

76. “Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven and hell, and I have only a vague curiosity about one of those.” M. Twain

77. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” M. Twain

78. “It liberates the vandal to travel––you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.” M. Twain

79. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” M. Twain

Inspirational Mark Twain Quotes

80. “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’Tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” M. Twain

81. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” M. Twain

82. “Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.” M. Twain

83. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” M. Twain

84. “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.” M. Twain

85. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” M. Twain

86. “We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.” M. Twain

87. “There are basically two types of people—people who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” M. Twain

88. “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” M. Twain

89. “Prosperity is the best protector of principle.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Writing

90. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very.’ Your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” M. Twain

91. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.” M. Twain

92. “Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” M. Twain

93. “You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?” M. Twain

94. “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” M. Twain

95. “Books are the liberated spirits of men.” M. Twain

96. “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” M. Twain

97. “If books are not good company, where will I find it?” M. Twain

98. “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” M. Twain

99. “His head was an hour-glass; it could stow an idea, but it had to do it a grain at a time, not the whole idea at once.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes That Will Make You Think

100. “Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.” M. Twain

101. “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” M. Twain

102. “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” M. Twain

103. “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he’s crooked.” M. Twain

104. “The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.” M. Twain

105. “I don’t like to commit myself to heaven and hell—you see, I have friends in both places.” M. Twain

106. “I have never taken any exercise—except sleeping and resting—and I never intend to take any.” M. Twain

107. “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered—either by themselves or by others.” M. Twain

108. “The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.” M. Twain

109. “The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” M. Twain

110. “Man was made at the end of the week’s work, when God was tired.” M. Twain

111. “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” M. Twain

112. “I make it a rule never to smoke while I’m sleeping.” M. Twain

113. “Only one thing is impossible for God—to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.” M. Twain

114. “The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Education and Knowledge

115. “In a good bookroom, you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” M. Twain

116. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” M. Twain

117. “Education—the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” M. Twain

118. “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” M. Twain

119. “It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others—and less trouble.” M. Twain

120. “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” M. Twain

121. “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” M. Twain

122. “A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” M. Twain

123. “The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” M. Twain

124. Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Death and Pain

125. “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” M. Twain

126. “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” M. Twain

127. “The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.” M. Twain

128. “Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.” M. Twain

129. “The source of all humor is not laughter, but sorrow.” M. Twain

Mark Twain Quotes on Love, Relationships, and Friendship

130. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

131. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

132. “Necessity is the mother of taking chances.”

133. “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir. Mighty scarce.”

134. “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

135. “When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”

136. “Always respect your superiors; if you have any.”

137. “What do we call love, hate, charity, revenge, humanity, forgiveness? Different results of the master impulse—the necessity of securing one’s self-approval.”

138. “Love is not a product of reasonings and statistics. It just comes—no one knows whence, and cannot explain itself.”

139. “If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.”

Mark Twain Quotes on Religion

140. “But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”

141. “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.”

142. “Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

143. “Ours is a terrible religion. The fleets of the world could swim in spacious comfort in the innocent blood it has spilt.”

144. “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”

145. “The higher animals have no religion, and we are told that they are going to be left out in the Hereafter.”

146. “If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.”

147. “Man is a religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the true religion—several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight.”

148. “Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.”

149. “In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are, in almost every case, second-hand and without examination.”

150. “No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.”

151. “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things—freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.”

152. “Man is kind enough when he is not excited by religion.”

153. “Zeal and sincerity can carry a new religion further than any other missionary except fire and sword.”

154. “God puts something good and lovable in every man His hands create.”

Mark Twain Quotes on Values and Morals

155. “Honesty—the best of all the lost arts.”

156. “Each must decide for himself or herself alone what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t.”

157. “It doesn’t make no difference whether you do right or wrong. A person’s conscience ain’t got no sense, and just goes for him anyway.”

158. “Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.”

159. “With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”

160. “Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.”

161. “Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”

162. “Each of you—for himself or herself, by himself or herself, and on his or her own responsibility—must speak.”

163. “It is better to deserve honors and not have them, than to have them and not deserve them.”

164. “A little more kindness, a little less speed, a little more giving, a little less greed, a little more smile, a little less frown, a little less kicking, a man while he’s down, a little more ‘We’, a little less ‘I’, a little more laugh, a little less cry, a little more flowers, on the pathway of life, and fewer on graves, at the end of the strife.”

165. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.”

166. “Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”

167. “You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes, you meet those people you can’t forget—those are your friends.”

168. “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.”

169. “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.”

Meaningful Mark Twain Quotes

170. “Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.”

171. “You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination. You may not see your ears, but they will be there.”

172. “No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.”

173. “The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.”

174. “How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and how hard it is to undo that work again!”

175. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”

176. “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”

177. “If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it.”

178. “If you want to change the future, you must change what you’re doing in the present.”

179. “When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.”

180. “To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the only essential thing.”

181. “Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.”

182. “Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them, the rest of us could not succeed.”

183. “A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.”

184. “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

Wise Mark Twain Quotes

185. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

186. “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

187. “You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.”

188. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

189. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”

190. “Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.”

191. “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”

192. “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”

193. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

194. “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”

195. “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

196. “The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

197. “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

198. “Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.”

199. “If we would learn what the human race really is at the bottom, we need only observe it in election times.”

Short but Interesting Mark Twain Quotes

200. “All generalizations are false, including this one.”

201. “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.”

202. “Apparently, there is nothing that cannot happen today.”

203. “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.”

204. “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.”

205. “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

206. “Hunger is the handmaid of genius.”

207. “It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.”

208. “Golf is a good walk spoiled.”

209. “If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way.”

Mark Twain Quotes From ‘The Mysterious Stranger’

210. “You are not you—you have no body, no blood, no bones. You are but a thought.”

211. “Nothing exists; all is a dream. God, man, the world, the sun, the moon, the wilderness of stars—a dream, all a dream. They have no existence. Nothing exists save empty space—and you!”

212. “I myself have no existence; I am but a dream—your dream, a creature of your imagination.”

213. “I know your race. It is made up of sheep. It is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise.”

214. “Someday, a handful will rise up on the other side and make the most noise—perhaps even a single daring man with a big voice and a determined front will do it, and in a week, all the sheep will wheel and follow him, and witch-hunting will come to a sudden end.”

215. “Only the mad can be happy, and not many of those.”

216. “I have replaced his tin life with a silver-gilt fiction.”

217. “For he did not seem to know any way to do a person a kindness but by killing him.”

218. “I do not like an injurious lie, except when it injures somebody else.”

219. “Every man is a suffering-machine and a happiness-machine combined.”

More Mark Twain Quotes You’ll Love

220. “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”

221. “Architects cannot teach nature anything.”

222. “There is nothing in the world like persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.”

223. “We wish to learn all the curious, outlandish ways of all the different countries, so that we can ‘show off’ and astonish people when we get home. We wish to excite the envy of our untraveled friends with our strange foreign fashions which we can’t shake off.”

224. “Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.”

225. “Be good and you will be lonesome.”

226. “I can live for two months on a good compliment.”

227. “Familiarity breeds contempt—and children.”

228. “Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.”

229. “Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.”

230. “Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it.”

For the Love of Emily- A Study of Verse

January 2, 2022

A South Wind — has a pathos – Emily Dickinson
Of individual Voice —
As One detect on Landings
An Emigrant’s address.

A Hint of Ports and Peoples —
And much not understood —
The fairer — for the farness —
And for the foreignhood.

January 2, 2022

Foreignhood – HT Wagner

We are all from somewhere

Brotherhood

Some of us

we are foreigners in our own land

Enmity becomes

Enmity ravages

Friends false

Friends afraid & hateful

Amenity – awaits

Nations waring

People pretend to cover their Darknessness

Pathos descends

January 2, 2022

A something in a summer’s Day – Emily Dickinson
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me.

A something in a summer’s noon —
A depth — an Azure — a perfume —
Transcending ecstasy.

And still within a summer’s night
A something so transporting bright
I clap my hands to see —

Then veil my too inspecting face
Lets such a subtle — shimmering grace
Flutter too far for me —

The wizard fingers never rest —
The purple brook within the breast
Still chafes its narrow bed — abrasive

Still rears the East her amber Flag —
Guides still the sun along the Crag
His Caravan of Red —

So looking on — the night — the morn
Conclude the wonder gay —
And I meet, coming thro’ the dews
Another summer’s Day!

January 2, 2022

Tsunami of the Crush of Day – HT Wagner

Hope dawns happy

Abrasion soon sets in

To greet the finest norm

Wither away the breath and dance of the day

Hawks & Buzzards

Blizzard Blocks out

Creative imagnied Hope

Poverty

Jsnusty 2, 2022

A Solemn thing within the Soul – Emily Dickinson
To feel itself get ripe —
And golden hang — while farther up —
The Maker’s Ladders stop —
And in the Orchard far below —
You hear a Being — drop —

A Wonderful — to feel the Sun
Still toiling at the Cheek
You thought was finished —
Cool of eye, and critical of Work —
He shifts the stem — a little —
To give your Core — a look —

But solemnest — to know
Your chance in Harvest moves
A little nearer — Every Sun
The Single — to some lives.

January 2, 2022

The Maker’s Ladder Stops – HT Wagner

Jacob knew well

the Rungs to tread

The more caustic the norm

The lower transcends

Combat to the top

Ladder holds firm

or gives way to waste

Unholy press

January 2, 2022

A solemn thing — it was — I said — Emily Dickinson
A woman — white — to be —
And wear — if God should count me fit —
Her blameless mystery —

A hallowed thing — to drop a life
Into the purple well —
Too plummetless — that it return —
Eternity — until —

I pondered how the bliss would look —
And would it feel as big —
When I could take it in my hand —
As hovering — seen — through fog —

And then — the size of this “small” life —
The Sages — call it small —
Swelled — like Horizons — in my vest —
And I sneered — softly — “small”!

January 2, 2022

January 2, 2022

A soft Sea washed around the House – Emily Dickinson
A Sea of Summer Air
And rose and fell the magic Planks
That sailed without a care —
For Captain was the Butterfly
For Helmsman was the Bee
And an entire universe
For the delighted crew.

January 2, 2022

A Sloop of Amber slips away – Emily Dickinson
Upon an Ether Sea,
And wrecks in Peace a Purple Tar,
The Son of Ecstasy —

January 2, 2022

A slash of Blue — Emily Dickinson
A sweep of Gray —
Some scarlet patches on the way,
Compose an Evening Sky —
A little purple — slipped between —
Some Ruby Trousers hurried on —
A Wave of Gold —
A Bank of Day —
This just makes out the Morning Sky.

January 2, 2022

A single Screw of Flesh – Emily Dicinson
Is all that pins the Soul
That stands for Deity, to Mine,
Upon my side the Veil —

Once witnessed of the Gauze —
Its name is put away
As far from mine, as if no plight
Had printed yesterday,

In tender — solemn Alphabet,
My eyes just turned to see,
When it was smuggled by my sight
Into Eternity —

More Hands — to hold — These are but Two —
One more new-mailed Nerve
Just granted, for the Peril’s sake —
Some striding — Giant — Love —

So greater than the Gods can show,
They slink before the Clay,
That not for all their Heaven can boast
Will let its Keepsake — go

January 2, 2022

January 3, 2022

What Pins the Soul – HT Wagner

A single screw of flesh – Emily Dickinson

Nailed to the earthen Cross roads

Plastered with clay and May flies

Buzzing in orbit of the heavenly sphere

The Soul chariot – the Body

Temporary at best

Built on a chassis of molten materials

Plucked from the local fare

Blue eyes the mirror of the Soul

Reflecting back to the dawn of man

Improved or

Impoverished by humanness

All the while creating with the thinking brain

Thought knits – wax positive

Negative steam roll & placate paths to hell

Mortality on the decline

January 3, 2022

A single Clover Plank – Emily Dickinson
Was all that saved a Bee
A Bee I personally knew
From sinking in the sky —

‘Twixt Firmament above
And Firmament below
The Billows of Circumference
Were sweeping him away —

The idly swaying Plank
Responsible to nought
A sudden Freight of Wind assumed
And Bumble Bee was not —

This harrowing event
Transpiring in the Grass
Did not so much as wring from him
A wandering “Alas” —

January 3, 2022

Incoming – HT Wagner

Nature recoils and witness to the harbinger

Forewarning of the cycle to be

Bee seises the day

on the paddle petal of possibility

Bee pollen – carriage of supplies – provisions & proteins

Peptides & Enzymes landscape

Medicine to heal & disinflame = Bee Venom the syringe

To enflame the machinery of the whole human race

January 2, 2022

A Sickness of this World it most occasions – Emily Dickinson
When Best Men die.
A Wishfulness their far Condition
To occupy.

A Chief indifference, as Foreign
A World must be
Themselves forsake — contented,
For Deity.

January 3, 2022

When Best Men Die – HT Wagner

The planet goes on spining

Whirling wheel of consciousness

Collectively the loss is subtracted

The loss dents the facade of the wanton wall

The Well – unprovoked seeps a little

Foriaging begins

Casting about to fill the void of greatness lost

January 2, 2022

A shady friend — for Torrid days — Emily Dickinson
Is easier to find —
Than one of higher temperature
For Frigid — hour of Mind —

The Vane a little to the East —
Scares Muslin souls — away —
If Broadcloth Hearts are firmer —
Than those of Organdy —

Who is to blame? The Weaver?
Ah, the bewildering thread!
The Tapestries of Paradise
So notelessly — are made!

January 2, 2022

A Shade upon the mind there passes – Emily Dickinson
As when on Noon
A Cloud the mighty Sun encloses
Remembering

That some there be too numb to notice
Oh God
Why give if Thou must take away
The Loved?

January 2, 2022

Mind Shadows – HT Wagner

Shady thoughts

Heighten

the Tenor of thought

Patterns of regret

Regret

Grow

Retard and Rust

The past becomes tomorrows burial chamber

January 2, 2022

A sepal, petal, and a thorn – Emily Dickinson
Upon a common summer’s morn —
A flask of Dew — A Bee or two —
A Breeze — a caper in the trees —
And I’m a Rose!

January 2, 2022

A Secret told — Emily Dickinson
Ceases to be a Secret — then —
A Secret — kept —
That — can appal (shock) but One —

Better of it — continual be afraid —
Than it —
And Whom you told it to — beside —

January 2, 2022

A science — so the Savants say, – Emily Dickinson
“Comparative Anatomy” —
By which a single bone —
Is made a secret to unfold
Of some rare tenant of the mold,
Else perished in the stone —

So to the eye prospective led,
This meekest flower of the mead
Upon a winter’s day,
Stands representative in gold
Of Rose and Lily, manifold,
And countless Butterfly!

January 3, 2022

Soon to be Prospective – HT Wagner

a Winter’s Day

Frozen Folly Forbids Motility

Motionless air heaves haute

Elegant – High Class

The Ics castle royal

Life is held at bay

Governs harm’s Way

Beneath it all

Slovenly slides

The messiness of the Spring to come

January 2, 2022

A Saucer holds a Cup – Emily Dickison
In sordid human Life
But in a Squirrel’s estimate
A Saucer hold a Loaf.

A Table of a Tree
Demands the little King
And every Breeze that run along
His Dining Room do swing.

His Cutlery — he keeps
Within his Russet Lips —
To see it flashing when he dines
Do Birmingham eclipse —

Convicted — could we be
Of our Minutiae
The smallest Citizen that flies
Is heartier than we —

January 3, 3022

Convicted – HT Wagner

Birth of a Soul

Convicted from the start

Laden with Minutiae

Outfitted for the harsh to be

Unlikely

Unknown

We become a uawarrented part of eternity

Unforgiving but non-the-less an entity

January 2, 2022

A Route of Evanescence – Emily Dickinson
With a revolving Wheel —
A Resonance of Emerald —
A Rush of Cochineal —
And every Blossom on the Bush
Adjusts its tumbled Head —
The mail from Tunis, probably,
An easy Morning’s Ride —

January 3, 2022

January 2, 2022

A Rat surrendered here – Emily Dickinson
A brief career of Cheer
And Fraud and Fear.

Of Ignominy’s due
Let all addicted to
Beware.

The most obliging Trap
Its tendency to snap
Cannot resist —

Temptation is the Friend
Repugnantly resigned
At last.

January 2, 2022

A prompt — executive Bird is the Jay — Emily Dickinson
Bold as a Bailiff’s Hymn —
Brittle and Brief in quality —
Warrant (License) in every line —

Sitting a Bough like a Brigadier
Confident and straight —
Much is the mien of him in March (appearance)
As a Magistrate —

January 2, 2022

A Prison gets to be a friend — Emily Dickinson
Between its Ponderous face
And Ours — a Kinsmanship express —
And in its narrow Eyes —

We come to look with gratitude
For the appointed Beam
It deal us — stated as our food —
And hungered for — the same —

We learn to know the Planks —
That answer to Our feet —
So miserable a sound — at first —
Nor ever now — so sweet —

As plashing in the Pools —
When Memory was a Boy —
But a Demurer Circuit —
A Geometric Joy —

The Posture of the Key
That interrupt the Day
To Our Endeavor — Not so real
The Check of Liberty —

As this Phantasm Steel —
Whose features — Day and Night —
Are present to us — as Our Own —
And as escapeless — quite —

The narrow Round — the Stint —
The slow exchange of Hope —
For something passiver — Content
Too steep for looking up —

The Liberty we knew
Avoided — like a Dream —
Too wide for any Night but Heaven —
If That — indeed — redeem —

January 3, 2022

January 3, 2020

A Prison Gets to be a FRiend –

A Light exists in Spring – Emily Dickinson
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament

January 3, 2022

A Sacrament – HT Wagner

Ceremonial Grace

O Sacrament most holy

O sacrement Divine

Making the Way a Sacrament

Meaningful holy positivity on parade

Posthumous whispered vow

Prometheus bound

A pledge

A promise

Opening services renewed

Remain soft with the Sacred Soul Space

A lane of Yellow led the eye – Emily Dickinson
Unto a Purple Wood
Whose soft inhabitants to be
Surpasses solitude
If Bird the silence contradict (deny – refute)
Or flower presume to show
In that low summer of the West
Impossible to know —

January 3, 2022

Surpassing Solitude – HT Wagner

Not possible in the woods of modernity

Noise claws the blackboard of the night sky

Noise inundates the breath of the living Soul

The Mind screams for justice

The Heart beats for loudly for loneliness

Thread bare psyche bleeds

Happiness unknown

December 8, 2021

A Lady red — amid the Hill – Emily Dickinson
Her annual secret keeps!
A Lady white, within the Field
In placid Lily sleeps!

The tidy Breezes, with their Brooms —
Sweep vale — and hill — and tree!
Prithee, My pretty Housewives!
Who may expected be?

The Neighbors do not yet suspect!
The Woods exchange a smile!
Orchard, and Buttercup, and Bird —
In such a little while!

And yet, how still the Landscape stands!
How nonchalant the Hedge!
As if the “Resurrection”
Were nothing very strange!

December 7, 2021

Resurrection – HT Wagner

Plans – Bold Blueprint for the morrow

Harness the wanten wind & prepare

For the worst

The Best invert

Without the Passion – so Calous & Cruel

There could be no Resurrection

Pathos exchanged for joy

A House upon the Height — Emily Dickinson
That Wagon never reached —
No Dead, were ever carried down —
No Peddler’s Cart — approached —

Whose Chimney never smoked —
Whose Windows — Night and Morn —
Caught Sunrise first — and Sunset — last —
Then — held an Empty Pane —

Whose fate — Conjecture knew —
No other neighbor — did —
And what it was — we never lisped —
Because He — never told —

The Soul Requited – Makes Restitution – HT Wagner

Take a Toll or Break apart

A hurting wounded should need

Permission to be or not

Soul speaks for itself

Holds on to what is & what may never be

Brokenness requires a gnome to restore

The Soul – breaths life

Repents or dies a tragic death.

December 7, 2021

A Happy Lip — Breaks Sudden — Emily Dickinson
It doesn’t state you how
It contemplated — smiling —
Just consummated — now —
But this one, wears its merriment
So patient — like a pain —
Fresh gilded — to elude the eyes
Unqualified, to scan —

Toll – Permission to Pass – HT Wagner

Take a toll

To pass to the other side

Regard the moment

For it may never be again

Contemplate the journey

Decide or replay

For it is what it is

Uncle Abe always said!

December 7, 2021

The Tender Carpenter – HT Wagner

He drove home no bargains

Driven to accept His lot

His Mother was a witness

Bystanding with the Crowd

Always aware of the pain

Always cared to be there

While she witnessed the unspeakable

His Wounds became our entry point

to the Great Amen

December 7, 2021

A great Hope fell – Emily Dickinson
You heard no noise
The Ruin was within
Oh cunning wreck that told no tale
And let no Witness in

The mind was built for mighty Freight
For dread occasion planned
How often foundering at Sea
Ostensibly, on Land

A not admitting of the wound
Until it grew so wide
That all my Life had entered it
And there were troughs beside

A closing of the simple lid
That opened to the sun
Until the tender Carpenter
Perpetual nail it down —

December 7, 2021

A fuzzy fellow, without feet – Emily Dickinson
Yet doth exceeding run!
Of velvet, is his Countenance,
And his Complexion, dun!

Sometime, he dwelleth in the grass!
Sometime, upon a bough,
From which he doth descend in plush
Upon the Passer-by!

All this in summer.
But when winds alarm the Forest Folk,
He taketh Damask Residence —
And struts in sewing silk!

Then, finer than a Lady,
Emerges in the spring!
A Feather on each shoulder!
You’d scarce recognize him!

By Men, yclept Caterpillar!
By me! But who am I,
To tell the pretty secret
Of the Butterfly!

The Worm of Man Spinning a Soul of Silk

Earthly home a dun

Dimly lit

Blind & Beholding

The Mind & Heart of man

But an incrementally large piece

Free Will behaves to grow or shrink the earth bound detail

Happy are those who give rise to thoughts that praise!

December 7, 2021

A full fed Rose on meals of Tint – Emily Dickinson
A Dinner for a Bee
In process of the Noon became –
Each bright Mortality
The Forfeit is of Creature fair
Itself, adored before
Submitting for our unknown sake
To be esteemed no more —

Noonday Son – HT Wagner

Submit to the burdenson fare

The heat & breath of the Noonday sun

We feel

We hear

We burn

The touch is heavy & barking warning

Wearing a loss Bearing the weight of the Promise of Tomorrow

Tomorrow depends on the investment in the Son of Man

The Christ

Saturday, December 7, 2021

A first Mute Coming — Emily Dickinson
In the Stranger’s House —
A first fair Going —
When the Bells rejoice —

A first Exchange — of
What hath mingled — been —
For Lot — exhibited to
Faith — alone —

Faith Alone – HT Wagner From ‘As the Fog Lifts’

Ami Christi

Sanctify me

Save me

Within Thy wounds hide me

State of Grace

By Invitation only

Grace to hear

Grace to see

Grace to feel

Hidden from those Who choose fear 

Instead of faith

Wounds—Hiding place for the Saints

A feather from the Whippoorwill-Emily Dickinson
That everlasting — sings!
Whose galleries — are Sunrise —
Whose Opera — the Springs —
Whose Emerald Nest the Ages spin
Of mellow — murmuring thread —
Whose Beryl Egg, what Schoolboys hunt
In “Recess” — Overhead!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Feather Game-HT Wagner

Our Core

Private & Personal

Open to the World 

Not to all who is only of the World

We own our thoughts 

Positive & well Marinated with Mediation

Others judge

It is all they know

They are doing the best they can with what they have been given

Hide & seek shelter

Trust

The Truth will always emerge 

Bright 

Shining in the Noon day Son

the Mind of Christ

the Thinking Brain of the Cosmos

We are truly Dust in the Wind

& that is all we can be

Unless we choose to free from what tethers was to the the planet 

We call Home

Our Home is in the bosom of the unseen Go

We are the Matter

the Clay

the unseen God

The Space in between

Where we often  claim home

Mediation 

Only a feather 

Left in a place whee God Will find it 

Meditation of desire

Blessed in the Space where only Large minds roam

Take them 

Break them down to compartments of matter

That matters not

Release them to the Cosmos

Live 

Breath

Bring on more God…

Lose pthe meaningless thought

that tether  & hold us down 

Prometheus bound

On the terra firma 

We call home

Until Hercules sets free

A faded Boy — in sallow Clothes-Emily Dickinson
Who drove a lonesome Cow
To pastures of Oblivion —
A statesman’s Embryo —

The Boys that whistled are extinct —
The Cows that fed and thanked
Remanded to a Ballad’s Barn
Or Clover’s Retrospect —

The Trial Adjourned – HT Wagner

Still no verdict

Force of Nature 

The Statesman 

Elder 

Accursed of killing 

Killing life by slander

A lie

Self defense 

Self inflicted bore

Lone wolf at Heart

Others 

Arms length

Out of Harms Way

Jury still out

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A face devoid of love or grace,- Emily Dickinson
A hateful, hard, successful face,
A face with which a stone
Would feel as thoroughly at ease
As were they old acquaintances —
First time together thrown.

At Ease – HT Wagner

Unseen grace 

Poker game

Poker face

In really deep

Jubilee

Jamboree 

Harbinger of joy

Free fall to Grace

Finding sense of self 

Cosmic Choreography 

The dance 

The romance

of devotion 

Hearts at Ease

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A Drunkard cannot meet a Cork-Emily Dickinson
Without a Revery —
And so encountering a Fly
This January Day
Jamaicas of Remembrance stir
That send me reeling in —
The moderate drinker of Delight
Does not deserve the spring —
Of juleps, part are in the Jug
And more are in the joy —
Your connoisseur in Liquours
Consults the Bumble Bee —

Hail Mary – HT Wagner

The Currency of Cosmos

A flurry

A Rosary 

Prayer commonality

Venn Diagram

Overlapping circles 

Relationships intercept 

Share peace

Prayer said to tack 

To thicken the layers of mental wellness 

Small investment – grows formidable 

Like Pyramids  

Tombs for Egyptian Royalty

Hail Mary

Special Snowflake 

That is eternal & warm

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A Drop Fell on the Apple Tree — Emily Dickinson
Another — on the Roof —
A Half a Dozen kissed the Eaves —
And made the Gables laugh —

A few went out to help the Brook
That went to help the Sea —
Myself Conjectured were they Pearls —
What Necklace could be —

The Dust replaced, in Hoisted Roads —
The Birds jocoser sung —
The Sunshine threw his Hat away —
The Bushes — spangles flung —

The Breezes brought dejected Lutes —
And bathed them in the Glee —
Then Orient showed a single Flag,
And signed the Fete away —

Rain Drops and Spikes-HT Wagner

Fundraiser for the Soul

Mind

Body agree

Good for the Psyche

Showers come and go

Drifter of the Cosmos 

Hitch hikers

Street car bums 

Hide in the shadows 

and pretend to be whole

Spikes employ 

not strike

‘Sonshine’ donated pathos

to make the Harvest Golden

and the Resurrection 

Euphoric 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A doubt if it be Us-Emily Dickinson
Assists the staggering Mind
In an extremer Anguish
Until it footing find.

An Unreality is lent,
A merciful Mirage
That makes the living possible
While it suspends the lives.

A Meaningful Mirage- HT Wagner

Hallucination 

Present in every way

There to be there

Here at odds with all

Real or Imagined

Shackleford

Ford the waters navigated in time

Forging new pathways to the neo-neural ways to an end

The human mind

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A Dew sufficed itself — Emily Dickinson
And satisfied a Leaf
And felt “how vast a destiny” —
“How trivial is Life!”

The Sun went out to work —
The Day went out to play
And not again that Dew be seen
By Physiognomy

Whether by Day Abducted
Or emptied by the Sun
Into the Sea in passing
Eternally unknown

Attested to this Day
That awful Tragedy
By Transport’s instability
And Doom’s celerity.

A Thought A Notion – HT Wagner

A thought purposefully itself

Pleased the soul

Make waves to float the ego

The Mind ready 

The Heart in sync

The Breath of God 

Awaiting satiety 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A darting fear — a pomp — a tear — Emily Dickinson
A waking on a morn
To find that what one waked for,
Inhales the different dawn.

Small Arrow – HT Wagner

Small arrow – 

Dashing 

Darting in the noon day sun

Sense of being denied 

Purposefully muddled & racked with fright

A quick poison word

Meant to cut & tear up

Torn 

Ravaged

Tears wash away the fears

Leave a wake of horror undenied 

Gossip laden intent 

Glancing point anew 

Life’s new trajectory set

A Counterfeit — a Plated Person — Emily Dickinson
I would not be —
Whatever strata of Iniquity
My Nature underlie —
Truth is good Health — and Safety, and the Sky.
How meagre, what an Exile — is a Lie,
And Vocal — when we die —

Exile to Wickedness-HT Wagner

Counterfeit

Slender lean

Layer upon layer of sparseness 

All adding up to sum zero 

Coinage for the ticket to eternity – a lie

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A Coffin — is a small Domain,-Emily Dickinson
Yet able to contain
A Citizen of Paradise
In it diminished Plane.

A Grave — is a restricted Breadth —
Yet ampler than the Sun —
And all the Seas He populates
And Lands He looks upon

To Him who on its small Repose
Bestows a single Friend —
Circumference without Relief —
Or Estimate — or End —

To Nail a Coffin-HT Wagner

A Place to be in the End Time

A Space freely reserved

Before the Foundation of Time

Rhyme 

Nails of Rusty Lived lives

Bee hives

Hexagon coffers 

Pollen & more

Coffins of lively buzzing

Reverse Engineering of Death’s dying  

A Cloud withdrew from the Sky-Emily Dickinson
Superior Glory be
But that Cloud and its Auxiliaries
Are forever lost to me

Had I but further scanned
Had I secured the Glow
In an Hermetic Memory
It had availed me now.

Never to pass the Angel
With a glance and a Bow
Till I am firm in Heaven
Is my intention now.

Hermetic- HT Wagner

Sealed Shut

My mind of yore

Fall back

Emergency 

Tomorrow – Dazzling dance

The Dance of Eye of an Angel

Steady Shine 

Illuminate my path of tomorrow

The day after today!  

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A Clock stopped — Emily Dickinson
Not the Mantel’s —
Geneva’s farthest skill
Can’t put the puppet bowing —
That just now dangled still —

An awe came on the Trinket!
The Figures hunched, with pain —
Then quivered out of Decimals —
Into Degreeless Noon —

It will not stir for Doctors —
This Pendulum of snow —
The Shopman importunes it —
While cool — concernless No —

Nods from the Gilded pointers —
Nods from the Seconds slim —
Decades of Arrogance between
The Dial life —
And Him —

The Clock Maker – HT Wagner

Clock Maker

Clock Maker

Make me a Clock

One that Runs Backward

to erase what was not grace

a trifle of tomorrow

to reset today 

Make amends for sense of superiority

Hate & ruin

Pendulum of kryptonite

Weakenless 

Harmlessness 

Determinedly soft 

Faithful Faithless to the core

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A chilly Peace infests the Grass-Emily Dickinson
The Sun respectful lies —
Not any Trance of industry
These shadows scrutinize —

Whose Allies go no more astray
For service or for Glee —
But all mankind deliver here
From whatsoever sea —

Trance-HT Wagner

Transitory peace well bequested 

Sea of sorrow belies

Lowly below

Wasteful folly the norm

Peace by any other name 

Not known

Friday, December 3, 2021

The Image Satisfies-HT Wagner

Allure

Peers beyond the realm 

Hollowed out & filled with badness

Boldness-Baldness

Dead air

Dear air

Invests 

For fear to Sanctify

Ordering a Way to forgive

but I can’t 

Unforgiveness to behold

A Charm invests a face-Emily Dickinson
Imperfectly beheld —
The Lady dare not lift her Veil
For fear it be dispelled —

But peers beyond her mesh —
And wishes — and denies —
Lest Interview — annul a want (contradict repudiate)
That Image — satisfies —

A Cap of Lead across the sky-Emily Dickinson
Was tight and surly drawn
We could not find the mighty Face
The Figure was withdrawn —

A Chill came up as from a shaft
Our noon became a well
A Thunder storm combines the charms
Of Winter and of Hell.

A Shaft – HT Wagner 

Polar 

Antarctic 

Cold and draftily drawn 

Blizzard smothers the appeal

of the dazzling Way

A shaft of light

Brings closure to a space

of Winter and Wanton Wildness 

White

A Burdock — clawed my Gown — Emily Dickinson
Not Burdock’s — blame —
But mine —
Who went too near
The Burdock’s Den —

A Bog — affronts my shoe —
What else have Bogs — to do —
The only Trade they know —
The splashing Men!
Ah, pity — then!

‘Tis Minnows can despise!
The Elephant’s — calm eyes
Look further on!

Burr – HTWagner

A burr under a saddle

Yields a rub

That distracts & 

Destroys peace

Raids tranquility 

Divert

Giving attention to the pain

Heart beat

the Heart break

Calm quiet

That was never meant to be

December Friday, December 3, 2021

A Bird came down the Walk — Emily Dickinson
He did not know I saw —
He bit an Angleworm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,

And then he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass —
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass —

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all around —
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought —
He stirred his Velvet Head

Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home —

Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam —
Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon
Leap, splashless as they swim.

Friday, November 26, 2021

The Bird that Flies Away-HT Wagner

Once in the hand

loving 

peace of mind

defending

Running out of time

Caged

Trapped

in an existence that is not

Where is the love?

Slavery

Take my body

Take my blood-

Soul alive & well

Eternal

Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Bee his burnished Carriage-Emily Dickinson

A Bee his burnished Carriage
Drove boldly to a Rose —
Combinedly alighting —
Himself — his Carriage was —
The Rose received his visit
With frank tranquillity
Withholding not a Crescent
To his Cupidity —
Their Moment consummated —
Remained for him — to flee —
Remained for her — of rapture
But the humility.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Thanksgiving Loss-HT Wagner

The Way we were 

Lost and lonely 

Looking around & seeing fog

Looking for a sense of belonging

A sense of being

Love expired

Love alone

Never ending emptiness 

Leaving 

Going down the long road home

Stuck in a spiral 

Vortex of vomit 

Same old stuff 

Where is the love novel

Love renewed?

Life Death Rebirth

How the Neanderthals Became the Basques – What Happened to the Neanderthals?’ If the Current Reasoning is Correct, Their Descendants are Still With Us – We Call Them the Basques

How the Neanderthals became the Basques

David Noel

<davidn@aoi.com.au>

Ben Franklin Centre for Theoretical Research

PO Box 27, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia.

What happened to the Neanderthals?

From a combination of old and new evidence, it appears that at last we have a satisfactory answer to the age-old question of ‘What Happened to the Neanderthals?’. If the current reasoning is correct, their descendants are still with us, and we call them the Basques.

This theory therefore simultaneously answers a second age-old question, ‘What is the Origin of the Basques’? 

Robert J Sawyer has recently published his book “Hominids” [2], a fictional account of an interaction between Sapiens humans and Neanderthals, but drawing on the latest scientific research about Neanderthals. 

This research included studies of DNA extracted from bones of Neanderthal remains. The account mentions five months of painstaking work to extract a 379-nucleotide fragment from the control region of the Neanderthal’s mitochondrial DNA, followed by use of a polymerase chain reaction to reproduce millions of copies of the recovered DNA. 

This was carefully sequenced and then a check made of the corresponding mitochondrial DNA from 1,600 modern humans: Native Canadians, Polynesians. Australians, Africans, Asians, and Europeans. Every one of those 1,600 people had at least 371 nucleotides out of those 379 the same; the maximum deviation was just 8 nucleotides. 

But the Neanderthal DNA had an average of only 352 nucleotides in common with the modern specimens; it deviated by 27 nucleotides. It was concluded that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals must have diverged from each other between 550,000 and 690,000 years ago for their DNA to be so different. 

In contrast, all modern humans probably shared a common ancestor 150,000 or 200,000 years in the past. It was concluded that Neanderthals were probably a fully separate species from modern humans, not just a subspecies: Homo neanderthalensis, not Homo sapiens neanderthalensis. 

Looking now at the evidence for the theory that the Basques are descended principally from Neanderthals, everything suddenly falls into place, and the supposition becomes almost self-evident. 

Location: The ‘home country’ of the Neanderthals is well known to have been western Europe. One source says that they “dominated this area for at least a quarter of a million years”. Many of the best Neanderthal specimens have originated from the Iberian Peninsular. The Basque Country, lying on the western side of the Pyrenees and on the border between Spain and France, fits in neatly with this location. 

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Some Neanderthal sites. Note concentration in the Basque area. From [12]

The Basques are well-known to have distinctive body characteristics. Kurlansky says “Ample evidence exists that the Basques are a physically distinct group. There is a Basque type with a long straight nose, thick eyebrows, strong chin, and long earlobes” [1]. 

Basque skulls tend to be built on a different pattern. In the early 1880s, a researcher reported “Someone gave me a Basque body and I dissected it, and I assert that the head was not built like that of other men” [1]. 

These qualitative differences are indicative, but quantitative evidece, with presence or absence of features, or items being present in different numbers, has greater weight nin deciding whether specimens belong to the same or different species. Powerful quantitative evidence comes from a consideration of blood factors. 

Human blood is classified according to various parameters, the most important of which are ABO and Rhesus characteristics. In ABO, blood may contain the ‘A’ factor (giving A-group blood), 

the ‘B’ factor (B-group), both ‘A’ and ‘B’ (AB blood), or neither (O blood). 

The A and B factors act as antigens, and if blood containing one or both of them is transferred to a person whose blood does not already contain them, and therefore has the corresponding antibody, adverse reactions occur. 

Group O blood contains neither antigen but has both antibodies, 

and can typically be transferred without reaction to any recipient.

Some 55% of Basques have Group O blood, one of the highest percentages in the world [3]. 

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Blood Groups. From [11]

Even stronger evidence comes from the Rhesus factor, discovered only in 1940. The blood of most humans (and, apparently, all other primates [6]) contains this factor, and is called Rhesus-positive or Rh+ blood. Blood lacking this factor is called Rhesus-negative. 

The Basques are well-known to have the highest percentage (around 33%) of Rhesus-negative blood of any human population [2], and so are regarded as the original source of this factor. In the United States, some 15% of the ‘European’ population are Rh-negative, while the percentage in the ‘Asian’ and ‘Black’ population is much less than this. 

Possession of Rh-negative blood can be a major disadvantage for a human population. 

A Rh-negative woman who conceives a Rh-positive child with a Rh-positive man will typically bear her first child without special problems. 

However, because of intermingling of fluids between mother and foetus, 

the first pregnancy builds up antibodies to Rh+ blood in the woman which typically attack the blood of her subsequent Rh+ children, causing them to miscarry, be stillborn, or die shortly after birth (infant haemolytic disease [6]). 

This phenomenon is unknown elsewhere in nature, although it can occur with artificial crosses between species, as in mule production [6]. 

The scenario so far then is this. Around 600,000 years ago, in southern Europe, 

a species of man separated off from the ancestral line, and we call this species Homo neanderthalensis, the ‘N-people’. 

The blood of this species contained none of the factors A, B, or Rh. 

Much later, possibly around 200,000 years ago in Africa, the main human line had picked up the A, B, and Rh factors (possibly from other primates, the Rhesus factor is named after the Rhesus monkey or macaque), and by then could be classed as Homo sapiens, the ‘S-people’. 

In competition between related species or races, antibodies in their blood are a powerful genetic advantage for those who possess them when competing against those who don’t. 

History has many examples of European settlers who quite unintentionally won out against native populations because the latter had no antibodies against diseases such as measles which the Europeans brought with them. 

In the present scenario, a woman of the N-people (Basque, Rh-) who partnered with a man of the S-people (non-Basque, Rh+) would be likely to bear no more than a single child of the partnership. ‘Mixed marriages’ in humans are not usually genetically disadvantageous, but in this case they would be. The effect would be a continuing reduction in the N-people population as ‘mixed’ couples produced only a single child, half the nominal population-maintenance rate. 

There are other physical characteristics of humans which are typically associated with Rh-negative blood, but which in the present scenario would be regarded as belonging to the N-people. These include early maturity, large head and eyes, high IQ [6], or an extra vertebra (a ‘tail bone’ — called a ‘cauda’), lower than normal body temperature, lower than normal blood pressure, and higher mental analytical abilities [5]. 

Another highly distinguishing feature of the Basques is their language, which is related to no other on earth. 

According to [3], its ancestor was “spoken in western Europe before (possibly long before) the ancestors of all other modern western European languages”. 

This source states that the most strenuous efforts at finding other relatives for Basque have been complete failures. 

People have unsuccessfully tried to connect Basque with Berber, Egyptian and other African languages, with Iberian, Pictish, Etruscan, Minoan, Sumerian, the Finno-Ugric languages, the Caucasian languages, the Semitic languages, with almost all the languages of Africa and Asia, living and dead, and even with languages of the Pacific and of North America. Basque absolutely cannot be shown to be related to any other language at all [3]. 

The structure of the Basque language is also very distinctive, it is said to contain only nouns, verbs, and suffixes. The language strongly defines the Basque people [8]. In the Basque Language, called Euskera, there is no word for Basque. The only word defining a member of the group is Euskaldun, or Euskera speaker. The land is called Euskal Herria — the land of Euskera speakers. 

In the present scenario, Basque is the descendant of a spoken language originated by the N-people, independently of (and possibly at a much earlier time than) the languages of the S-people. 

In an interesting study, Philip Lieberman [7] has looked at the mouth cavities and other presumed speech production features of Neanderthal fossils. According to his evaluation, Neanderthal people would have had difficulty in pronouncing the vowel ‘ee’. This vowel is missing from normal Basque pronunciation [9]. 

If the present scenario is valid, then the Basques, mostly stemming from the N-people, would of course be somewhat distinct genetically. In [3] the question is asked, “Are the Basques genetically different from other Europeans?” , with the answer, “Apparently, yes. Recently the geneticist Luiga Luca Cavalli-Sforza has completed a gene map of the peoples of Europe, and he finds the Basques to be strikingly different from their neighbours. The genetic boundary between Basques and non-Basques is very sharp on the Spanish side. On the French side, the boundary is more diffuse: it shades off gradually toward the Garonne in the north. These findings are entirely in agreement with what we know of the history of the Basque language”. 

The social relationships of the Basques with the rest of the world have been quite unusual for a distinctive human group. 

While always protecting their unique and separate identity, they have also always striven to interact, cooperate with, and sometimes lead the rest of the world. 

Kurlansky points out the remarkable contributions the Basques have made to world history [1]. They were the explorers who connected Europe to the other continents in the Age of Exploration, in trade they were among the first capitalists, experimenting with tariff-free international trade and monopoly breaking, 

and in the industrial revolution they became leading shipbuilders, steelmakers, and manufacturers. 

At the same time, the Basques have always been regarded as ‘different’, 

and so inevitably subjected to discriminatory treatment and (sometimes savage) persecution, as in the Franco years [3]. 

In my book ‘Matrix Thinking’ [4] I have examined the underlying forces driving interactions between human groups, using the term SIOS, and the way groups recognize and act on differences between those inside and outside their own group. 

Genetic differences are one of the most powerful recognition signals in this process, and so it cannot be unexpected that the Basques have suffered in this way. Nowadays such events are regarded in a very negative light, as pointlessly discriminatory. 

In the Basque case there is some rare justification for this — a non-Basque man pairing with a Basque women might have expected to have only one child of the marriage, before recent medical procedures got round the Rhesus-negative problem. 

Language differences are also very powerful SIOS recognition signals, and it is interesting to look at the Basque case. 

The Basque language, while retaining its own distinct structure, has heavily borrowed words from other languages. Other languages have borrowed very few words from Basque, regarded as an ‘inferior’ language, and those that have come over often have had an uncomplimentary sense. 

As an example, Spanish has borrowed ‘izquierdo’ (meaning left, as in left-handed) from Basque, and words meaning ‘left’ often have a negative connotation (in English, ‘gauche’ and ‘sinister’ are from the French and Latin for ‘left’). 

It has been suggested [5] that the Basques were the original inhabitants of Europe, 

and the architects of Stonehenge and similar megalithic structures. 

These constructions apparently used a unique system of measurement based on the number 7 (instead of 10, 12, or 60), representing a separate origin of a mathematical system.

To round out the present scenario, it is suggested that the present world population is a complex hybrid mixture of at least two human species, 

one classed as Homo neanderthalensis, the other (or others –

– if the A and B blood factors originated from separate species) as Homo sapiens. The genes from these species are now so intermixed (as in cultivated roses) as to make the species name indeterminate. 

Further genetic analysis, concentrating on the Basques, may reveal more on this. Research should cover both nuclear DNA, controlling sexually-inherited traits such as blood groups, and mitochondrial DNA, passed on unchanged from mother to child. For reasons given above, the N-people mitochondrial DNA may have now been bred out completely from modern world populations. 

Perhaps the Human Genome project needs extension to cover the possible mix of origins. It would also be of interest to check whether any known Neanderthal skeletons had an extra vertebra. 

There is an extensive website covering recorded Neanderthal fossils [10], and the information there generally supports the suggestion that the species have merged, with later N-people more similar to the S-people than older specimens. 

Supplement 1

When the article above was first made available on the Web in 2002, nine years, it contained some perhaps controversial suggestions. 

Among these suggestions were that the Neanderthals had not become extinct as a result of competition with ‘superior’ modern humans; that instead, Neanderthals had merged with other humans to form a mixed, single modern species (Homo sapiens); and that the Basque people of the western Pyrenees had the largest genetic inheritance from the Neanderthals in their DNA. 

The influence of blood groups on human inheritance was looked at, and it was explained that while the nuclear DNA (the main DNA considered in inheritance) of Basques might well have more Neanderthal inheritance than average, their mitichondrial DNA (passed on directly from mother to child) might have had all Neanderthal components bred out. 

This was because infant haemolytic disease, where a Rhesus-negative mother mating with a Rhesus-positive man was likely to have only a single child survive, would mitigate against outbreeding Basque women having many descendants. 

Nine years on, these suggestions are no longer controversial, and are becoming widely accepted. For example, a recent article [13] says: 

People of European descent may be 5% Neanderthal, according to a DNA study that questions whether modern humans left Africa and replaced all other existing hominids.

It also mentions: 

The researchers agree with recent studies that conclude Neanderthals did not contribute any mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, genetic material that is passed from mothers to children.

An extensive National Geographic article on Neanderthals [14] had some interesting reconstructions of what Neanderthal women are thought have looked like. 

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The Basque Myth – The Basque Myth & the Danubian Corridor

The Basques share with the Celts the privilege of indulging in unrivaled extravagance on the subject of themselves. —Miguel de Unamuno quoting Ampère, HISTORY OF FRENCH LITERATURE BEFORE THE TWELFTH CENTURY, 1884

The Basques seem to be a mythical people, almost an imagined people. Their ancient culture is filled with undated legends and customs. Their land itself, a world of red-roofed, whitewashed towns, tough green mountains, rocky crests, a cobalt sea that turns charcoal in stormy weather, a strange language, and big berets, exists on no maps except their own.

Basqueland begins at the Adour River with its mouth at Bayonne-the river that separates the Basques from the French pine forest swampland of Landes-and ends at the Ebro River, whose rich valley separates the dry red Spanish earth of Rioja from Basqueland. Basqueland looks too green to be Spain and too rugged to be France. The entire area is only 8,218 square miles, which is slightly smaller than New Hampshire.

Within this small space are seven Basque provinces. Four provinces are in Spain and have Basque and Spanish names: Nafaroa or Navarra, Gipuzkoa or Guipúzcoa, Bizkaia or Vizcaya, and Araba or Alava. 

Three are in France and have Basque and French names: Lapurdi or Labourd, Benafaroa or Basse Navarre, and Zuberoa or Soule. An old form of Basque nationalist graffiti is “4 + 3 = 1.”


As with most everything pertaining to Basques, the provinces are defined by language. There are seven dialects of the Basque language, though there are sub-dialects within some of the provinces.

In the Basque language, which is called Euskera, there is no word for Basque. The only word to identify a member of their group is Eushaldun-Euskera speaker. Their land is called Euskal Herria-the land of Euskera speakers. It is language that defines a Basque.

The Central Mystery Is: Who are the Basques? The early Basques left no written records, and the first accounts of them, two centuries after the Romans arrived in 218 B.C., give the impression that they were already an ancient-or at least not a new-people. Artifacts predating this time that have been found in the area-a few tools, drawings in caves, and the rudiments of ruins-cannot be proved to have been made by Basques, though it is supposed that at least some of them were.

Ample evidence exists that the Basques are a physically distinct group. There is a Basque type with a long straight nose, thick eyebrows, strong chin, and long earlobes. Even today, sitting in a bar in a mountainous river valley town like Tolosa, watching men play mus, the popular card game, one can see a similarity in the faces, despite considerable intermarriage. 

Personalities, of course, carve very different visages, but over and over again, from behind a hand of cards, the same eyebrows, chin, and nose can be seen. The identical dark navy wool berets so many men wear-each in a slightly different manner-seem to showcase the long Basque ears sticking out on the sides. In past eras, when Spaniards and French were typically fairly small people, Basque men were characteristically larger, thick chested, broad shouldered, and burly. Because these were also characteristics of Cro-Magnons, 
Basques are often thought to be direct descendants of this man who lived 40,000 years ago.

Less subjective physical evidence of an ancient and distinct group has also surfaced. In the beginning of the twentieth century, it was discovered that all blood was one of three types: A, B, or O. Basques have the highest concentration of type O in the world-more than 50 percent of the population-with an even higher percentage in remote areas where the language is best preserved, such as Soule. Most of the rest are type A.    Type B is extremely rare among Basques. 

With the finding that Irish, Scots, Corsicans, and Cretans also have an unusually high incidence of type O, speculation ran wild that these peoples were somehow related to Basques. 
But then, in 1937, came the discovery of the rhesus factor, more commonly known as Rh positive or Rh negative. Basques were found to have the highest incidence of Rh negative blood of any people in the world, significantly higher than the rest of Europe, even significantly higher than neighboring regions of France and Spain. Cro-Magnon theorists point out that other places known to have been occupied by Cro-Magnon man, such as the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and the Canary Islands, also have been found to have a high incidence of Rh negative.

Twenty-seven percent of Basques have O Rh negative blood. Rh negative blood in a pregnant woman can fatally poison a fetus that has positive blood. Since World War II, intervention techniques to save the fetus have been developed, but it is probable that throughout history, the rate of miscarriage and stillborn births among the Basques was extremely high, which may be one of the reasons they remained a small population on a limited amount of land while other populations, especially in Iberia, grew rapidly.

Before Basque blood was studied as a key to their origins, several attempts were made to analyze the structure of Basque skulls. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, a researcher reported, “Someone gave me a Basque body and I dissected it and I assert that the head was not built like that of other men.”
Studies of Basque skulls in the nineteenth century concluded, depending on whose study is believed, that Basques were either Turks, Tartars, Magyars, Germans, Laplanders, or the descendants of Cro-Magnon man either originating in Basqueland or coming from the Berbers of North Africa.  



Danubian corridor


Or do clothes hold the secret to Basque origins? A twelfth-century writer, Aimeric de Picaud, considered not skulls but skirts, concluding after seeing Basque men in short ones that they were clearly descendants of Scots.
The most useful artifact left behind by the ancient Basques is their language. Linguists find that while the language has adopted foreign words, the grammar has proved resistant to change, so that modern Euskera is thought to be far closer to its ancient form than modern Greek is to ancient Greek. Euskera has extremely complex verbs and twelve cases, few forms of politeness, a limited number of abstractions, a rich vocabulary for natural phenomena, and no prepositions or articles.

Etxea is the word for a house or home. “At home” is etxean. “To the house” is etxera. “From home” is etxetik. Concepts are formed by adding more and more suffixes, which is what is known as an agglutinating language. This agglutinating language only has about 200,000 words, but its vocabulary is greatly extended by almost 200 standard suffixes. In contrast, the Oxford English Dictionary was compiled from a data base of 60 million words, but English is a language with an unusually large vocabulary. It is sometimes said that Euskera includes just nouns, verbs, and suffixes, but relatively simple concepts can become words of formidable size. Iparsortalderatu is a verb meaning “to head in a northeasterly direction.”

Euskera has often been dismissed as an impossible language. Arturo Campión, a nineteenth-century Basque writer from Navarra, complained that the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy defined Euskera as “the Basque language, so confusing and obscure that it can hardly be understood.” It is obscure but not especially confusing. The language seems more difficult than it is because it is so unfamiliar, so different from other languages. Its profusion of ks and xs looks intimidating on the page, but the language is largely phonetic with some minor pitfalls, such as a very soft b and an aspirated h as in English, which is difficult for French and Spanish speakers to pronounce. The x is pronounced “ch.” Etxea is pronounced “et-CHAY-a.” For centuries Spanish speakers made Euskera seem friendlier to them by changing xs to chs as in echea, and ks, which do not exist in Latin languages, to cs, as in Euscera. To English speakers, Basque spellings are often more phonetic than Spanish equivalents. The town the Spanish call Guernica is pronounced the way the Basques write it-Gernika.

The structure of the language-roots and suffixes-offers important clues about Basque origins. The modern words aitzur, meaning “hoe,” aizkora, meaning “axe,” aizto, meaning “knife,” plus various words for digging and cutting, all come from the word haitz or the older aitz, which means “stone.” Such etymology seems to indicate a very old language, indeed from the Stone Age. Even though the language has acquired newer words, notably Latin from the Romans and the Church, and Spanish, such words are used in a manner unique to this ancestral language. Ezpata, like the Spanish word espada, means “sword.” But ezpatakada means “the blow from a sword,” ezpatajoka means “fencing,” and espatadantzari is a “sword dancer.”

Though numerous attempts have been made, no one has ever found a linguistic relative of Euskera. It is an orphan language that does not even belong to the Indo-European family of languages. This is a remarkable fact because once the Indo-Europeans began their Bronze Age sweep from the Asian subcontinent across Europe, virtually no group, no matter how isolated, was left untouched. Even Celtic is Indo-European. Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian are the only other living European languages that are not related to the Indo-European group. Inevitably there have been theories linking Finnish and Euskera or Hungarian and Euskera. Did the Basques immigrate from Lapland? Hungarian, it has been pointed out, is also an agglutinating language. But no other connection has been found between the Basque language and its fellow agglutinators.

A brief attempt to tie the Basques to the Picts, ancient occupants of Britain who spoke a language thought to be pre-Indo-European, fell apart when it was discovered the Picts weren’t non-Indo-European at all, but were Celtic.
If, as appears to be the case, the Basque language predates the Indo-European invasion, if it is an early or even pre-Bronze Age tongue, it is very likely the oldest living European language.

If Euskera is the oldest living European language, are Basques the oldest European culture? For centuries that question has driven both Basques and non-Basques on the quest to find the Basque origin. Miguel de Unamuno, one of the best-known Basque writers, devoted his earliest work, written in 1884 when he was still a student, to the question. “I am Basque,” he began, “and so I arrive with suspicion and caution at this little and poorly garnered subject.”

As Unamuno pointed out, and this is still true today, many researchers have not hesitated to employ a liberal dose of imagination. One theory not only has Adam and Eve speaking Euskera but has the language predating their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The name Eve, according to this theory, comes from ezbai, “no-yes” in Euskera. 

The walls of Jericho crumbled, it was also discovered, when trumpets blasted a Basque hymn.

The vagaries of fact and fiction were encouraged by the fact that the Basques were so late to document their language. The first book entirely in Euskera was not published until 1545. No Basques had attempted to study their own history or origins until the sixteenth-century Guipúzcoan Esteban de Garibay. Spanish historians of the time had already claimed that Iberia was populated by descendants of Tubal, Noah’s grandson, who went to Iberia thirty-five years after the Flood subsided. Garibay observed that Basque place-names bore a resemblance to those in Armenia where the ark landed, and therefore it was specifically the Basques who descended from Tubal. Was not Mount Gorbeya in southern Vizcaya named after Mount Gordeya in Armenia?        Garibay traced Euskera to the Tower of Babel.

In 1729, when Manuel de Larramendi wrote the first book of Basque grammar ever published, he asserted that Euskera was one of seventy-five languages to have developed out of the confusion at the Tower of Babel. According to Juan Bautista de Erro, whose The Primitive World or a Philosophical Examination of Antiquity and Culture of the Basque Nation was published in Madrid in 1815, Euskera is the world’s oldest language, having been devised by God as the language of Adam’s Paradise, preserved in the Tower of Babel, surviving the Flood because Noah spoke the language, and brought to present-day Basque country by Tubal.

In one popular legend, the first Basque was Aïtor, one of a few remarkable men who survived the Flood without Noah’s ark, by leaping from stone to stone. However, Aïtor, still recognized by some as the father of all Basques, was invented in 1848 by the French Basque writer Augustin Chaho. After Chaho’s article on Aïtor was translated into Spanish in 1878, the legend grew and became a mainstay of Basque culture. Some who said Aïtor was mere fiction went on to hypothesize that the real father of all Basques was Tubal.

Since then, links have been conjectured with languages of the Caucasus, Africa, Siberia, and Japan. One nineteenth-century researcher concluded that Basques were a Celtic tribe, another that they were Etruscans. And inevitably it has been discovered that the Basques, like so many other peoples, were actually the lost thirteenth tribe of Israel. Just as inescapably, others have concluded that the Basques are, in reality, the survivors of Atlantis.

A case for the Basques really being Jews was carefully made by a French clergyman, the abbot J. Espagnolle, in a 1900 book titled L’Origine des Basques (The Origin of the Basques). For this theory to work, the reader first had to realize that the people of ancient Sparta were Jewish. To support this claim, Espagnolle quotes a historian of ancient Greece who wrote, “Love of money is a Spartan characteristic.” If this was not proof enough, he also argues that Sparta, like Judea, had a lack of artisans. The wearing of hats and respect for elders were among further evidence offered. From there, it was simply a matter of asserting, as ancient Greek historians had, he said, that the Spartans colonized northern Spain. And of course these Spartan colonists who later became Basques were Jewish.

With issues of nationhood at stake, such seemingly desperate hypotheses may not be devoid of political motives. “Indigenous” is a powerful notion to both the French and Spanish states. Both define their history as the struggle of their people, the rightful indigenous occupants, to defend their land against the Moors, invaders from another place, of another race, and of another religion. In Europe, this heroic struggle has long been an essential underpinning of both nationalism and racism. The idea that Basques were in their European mountains, speaking their own indigenous European language, long before the French and the Spanish, is disturbing to French and Spanish nationalists. Unless the Basques can be shown to be from somewhere else, the Spanish and French are transformed into the Moorish role-outside invaders imposing an alien culture. From the sixteenth century on, historians receiving government salaries in Madrid wrote histories that deliberately minimized the possibility of indigenous Basques.

But the Basques like the idea, which most evidence supports, that they are the original Europeans, predating all others. If true, it must have been an isolating experience, belonging to this ancient people whose culture had little in common with any of its neighbors. It was written over and over in the records of those who observed the Basques that they spoke a strange language that kept them apart from others. But it is also what kept them together as a people, uniting them to withstand Europe’s great invasions



Blood of the Gods
Interesting article by the late Mabel Royce, Copyright 1976
Found at: http://www.labyrinthina.com/sitchen.htm

Are you an Rh Negative blood type? If so you could be a descendant of the ancient astronauts themselves!

About a year and a half ago my sister Bonnie and I were discussing some of the unusual characteristics of our family. Bonnie had a problem with infants haemolytic disease. She has 0 negative blood. She has written a book including this problem called “The Deux” by Venus Thaddeus. One of the questions we asked was why does this haemolytic disease occur? Why, along with the Rh negative blood does our family have such a high IQ (135-140 average). Why so many psychic experiences? Why this urge to ask “why?” Why the early maturity or the large head and eyes? Why have, we always felt we were “different” from other people. And so many other things to set us apart.

We were raised in the church, but we never received answers to the questions we asked. Why doesn’t anyone else ask these same questions? We are not satisfied with the answer “just because”. Are there others out there who ask the same questions? Then we heard about the possibility of the ancient astronauts and the pieces started to fall into place.

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There is extensive biological evidence to the fact that the Basques are strikingly different from their neighboring peoples. Studies have shown a sharp genetic gradient to the rest of the Iberian Peninsula and a diffuse gradient in France, with a strong Basque component in south-west France. These claims are supported by classical studies based on typing of blood groups. A 1947 paper in Nature by Mourant showed the world’s highest occurrence of the Rh- blood type in the Basque population. More recently these data have been backed by DNA studies. The biological evidence also harmonizes well with linguistic data.

Due to their anatomical and genetic singularities the Basques have been considered perhaps the most ancient inhabitants of Europe by biologists and anthropologists, and thus they have been a popular focus of study. The following quote is taken from a 1991 publication by the geneticists Cavalli-Sforza and Bertranpetit in the Annals of Human Genetics:

“…… the major difference in the Iberian Peninsula is that between people originally of Basque and non-Basque descent. The recession in time of the boundaries of the Basque-speaking area seems correlated with the progressive genetic dilution of the Basque genotype in modern populations, as we move away from the Basque area. Clearly there must have been a close relationship in the progressive loss of the Basque language and increasing admixture with neighbors. Most probably, Basques represent descendants of Paleolithic and/or Mesolithic populations and non-Basques later arrivals, beginning in the Neolithic.” (p. 51)

In this work Bertranpetit and Cavalli-Sforza carried out Principal Component Analysis of frequency scores on 54 genetic alleles for blood groups, serum proteins and enzymes, along with geographical scores. The results are compelling, clearly demonstrating the genetic separateness of the Basques. The writers conclude that the Paleolithic and Mesolithic inhabitants of the Basque area remained relatively unchanged by people arriving in the peninsula during the Neolithic, while considerable genetic dilution took place in the surrounding areas. They further hypothesize that this genetic uniqueness is likely tied to a prolonged period of genetic drift in a small population, living in a state of isolation brought about by geographical features of the region and by endogamy tied to separateness of language and culture.

A 2005 paper by Pérez-Miranda et al. reports the analysis of 13 microsatelite genetic loci in European, African and Asian populations. This study also detects a clear genetic separation of the Basques from populations of Europe, the Middle East and North-Africa. The study also suggested a subpopulation structuring within the Basque areas of Spain. Such internal genetic heterogeneities have also been reported by other writers. Gipuzkoa and Northern Navarre displayed the most uniquely Basque genotype, Bizkaia had an intermediate type, while Araba diverged the most from the Basque cluster. This can be explained in terms of geography and economic history, and it agrees with the linguistic map of the Basque country. According to a report issued by the Basque Government in 1995, The continuity of the Basque language, the proportions of people using Euskara as their primary form of communication are 44% in Gipuzkoa, 24% in Bizkaia, 15% in Araba and 14% in Navarra where a significant number of Basque speakers can be found only in the northernmost part of the province. To date, small villages in northern Navarra, Gipuzkoa and western Bizkaia maintain a traditional socioculture of the autochtonous Basque society. Such villages have a deeply rooted farming economy, and consanguinity has traditionally been a part of the marital structure. This way of life is thought to represent the historical organization of Basque society. The variety of dialects in different parts of the Basque territory may also be attributed to their traditional lifestyle, which again would enforce the genetic structuring of subpopulations.

A 2005 study by Diéterlen and Lucotte reports the analysis of TaqI restriction patterns of Y-chromosomes in 3700 samples from 46 localities in Europe, North-Africa and the Middle East. The dominant haplotype in Western Europe was XV. This haplotype has the highest frequency in the Basque Country, and the frequency decreases along a gradient from this focal point. These results are compatible with the theory stating that Basques represent an ancient population in Europe. The observed decline in haplotype frequencies may have resulted from a progressive dilution of originally western European haplotypes due to a Neolithic wave of expansion of Indo-Europeans into the region. Judging by genetic and linguistic data it appears that the inhabitants of the Basque Country were affected to a much lesser degree than other ancient European peoples. However, given the prevalence of haplotype XV in Western Europe it is possible that the genetic substrate prior to the Indo-European expansion was of a type related to the present day Basque type.

Results from analysis of mitochondrial DNA have been more dubious. A few studies have focused on the ancient burial ground of Aldaieta in central Araba. The cemetery is usually dated to the 6th and 7th centuries A.D. Ancient mtDNA (~5000 years old) has also been recovered from Pico Ramos in Western Bizkaia, San Juan Ante Portam Latinam and Longar, the latter two sites being located near the border between southern Araba and Navarre in the Ebro valley. The haplotype frequencies of the three most ancient sites were found to be significantly different form those of present day Basques. Also the frequencies observed at Aldaieta differed from those of the three prehistorical sites as well as from those of modern Basques, displaying some haplotypes related to North-African types in addition to Basque types. These results suggest that there have been evolutionary events taking place in the Basque country since prehistoric times. On the other hand all the sites sampled are located on the fringes of historical and present Basque homelands. As such it should not be surprising that contact with non-Basques would take place in these areas.

Finally it is worth mentioning that the Basque-Caucasian link has been investigated by means of genetic analysis. A 2001 study by Sanchez-Velasco and Leyva-Cobian compared HLA class I and II allele frequencies of the Svan population of the Republic of Georgia to those of other Europeans and East Asians. The authors concluded that no typical Basque haplotypes were found in significant frequencies in the Caucasian population. The populations most closely resembling the Svans were Czechs, Rumanians and Armenians, whereas populations of Northern Spain were clearly separated form this cluster.

Concluding remarks

Today the Basque Country is confined to an area of ~10.000 km2, wedged between the mighty European states of Spain and France. Over millennia of wars, attempted invasion and political domination from neighboring peoples, the Basques have managed to maintain their identity as an ethnic unit. Perhaps most striking is the native Basque language of Euskara, the outlandishness of which has baffled linguists for centuries. Being speakers of a non Indo-European language, it seems reasonable to assume that the Euskaldun represent the only surviving indigenous group of significant non-Indo-European origin in Western Europe today. Thus we have the attractive hypothesis that the Basques are descended directly from the Cro-Magnon. Considering the facts; the first excavations of Cro-Magnon skeletons were carried out at Les Eyzies in the département of Dordogne in the French Basque Country. This is historically part of the Aquitaine region, an extinct language of which has been conserved through written fragments. There is little doubt that Aquitanian is a predecessor of modern day Basque. Physical anthropologists have referred to Basque characteristics as being paleomorphic, i.e. as having a skeletal morphology related to that of the upper Paleolithic. This morphological type is represented chiefly by the Cro-Magnon, as opposed to the Mediterranean type which predominates in the rest of Mesolithic Iberia. Studies of genetic markers have also gone far in concluding that Basques are of separate origin from inhabitants other parts of Europe, having high frequencies of genotypes thought to represent very ancient lineages. One way the Basque-Cro-Magnon link might be tested in the future is by comparison of ancient DNA material from archeological Cro-Magnon remnants with DNA form current autochtonous Basque populations. To the knowledge of this writer such a study has not been undertake to date.

References:

Alfonso-Sánchez et al. (2005), Inbreeding levels and consanguinity structure in the Basque Province of Guipúzcoa (1862-1980), American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 127, 240-252

Alzualde A. et al. (2005), Temporal mitochondrial DNA variation in the Basque Country: Influence of post-Neolithic events, Annals of Human Genetics, 69, 665-679

Alzualde A. et al. (2006), Insights into the “Isolation” of the Basques: mtDNA Lineages from the Historical site of Aldaieta (6th – 7th centuries AD), American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Epub ahead of print

Bertranpetit J. and Cavalli-Sforza L.L. (1991), A genetic reconstruction of the history of the population of the Iberian Peninsula, Annals of Human Genetics, 55, 51-67

Collins R. (1986), The Basques, Basil Blackwell Ltd., Oxford

Diéterlen F. and Lucotte G. (2005), Haplotype XV of the Y-chromosome is the main haplotype in West-Europe, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 59, 269-272

Dupanloup I. et al. (2004),Estimating the impact of prehistoric admixture on the genome of Europeans, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21, 1361-1372

García O. et al. (2004), A Basque Country autochtonous population study of 11 Y-chromosome loci, Forensic Science International, 145, 65-68

Iriondo M. et al. (2003), DNA polymorphisms detect ancient barriers to gene flow in Basques, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 122, 73-84

Kurlansky M. (1999), The Basque History of the World, Walker & Company, New York

de Pancorbo M.M. et al. (2001), The Basques according to polymorphic Alu insertions, Human Genetics, 109, 224-233

Pérez-Miranda et al. (2005), Microsatelite data support subpopulation structuring among Basques, Journal of Human Genetics, 50, 403-414

Sanchez-Velasco P. and Levya-Cobian F. (2001), The HLA class I and class II allele frequencies studied at the DNA level in the Svanetian population (Upper Caucasus) and their relationships to Western European populations, Tissue Antigens, 58, 223-233

Trask R.L. (1997), The History of Basque, Routledge, London

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Classic Collusion-Big Business-Big Gov-to Keep US on Medicare-Keeping Farmers on Subsidies-Welfare! How Our Nation STARVES-Same Time with GMO-Over-Milled Grains and POISONS-OverHeated Oils-EXCESS of GMO-Factory Processed Foods-PHARMA-Prevent-LONGEVITY? BLUE ZONES IN WORLD!

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Inspirational Verse in the free-form style of Emily Dickinson


HT Wagner – is a Freelance writer of WordPress in St Louis, Missouri 
She has had a successful career in Project Manager with over 25 years’ experience in research, development and team building, with a strong background in both technical and financial services industry recruiting. She has also built her own successful recruiting company.

She retired and suffered a series of devastating family tragedies that led to a period of deep depression and devastation. Expressing herself in poetry has helped her to rebuild a normal life.

Dee’s ‘turn on’s- are the ocean, swing dancing and comedy.
Her ‘turn-off’s’ are negative people who judge and people who hate.
 She and husband of 53 years now live in St Louis close to her family.
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Fast Food Can be Cheap – Inexpensive- ‘Get What You Pay For’ – Nursing Home!   https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/fast-food-can-cheap-inexpensive-get-what-you-pay-nursing-dee-hinkle   Dee Hinkle on LinkedIn  Publish date June 24, 2019

Antony Gormley on Why His Art Makes Sense in our Society – Illustrated by Blocks of art Depiction Stages of Disease – Illustrated by Blocks – Missing Blocks – Disease!

Antony Gormley on Why His Art Makes Sense in our Society – Illustrated by Blocks of art Depiction Stages of Disease – Illustrated by Blocks – Missing Blocks – Disease!

Epistle # 2 RA-an Autoimmune Disease cause-GMO – Factory Heat Altered Modern Pasteurized Dairy and Heat Altered Vegetable Oils 

Disease-

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition, which means it’s caused by the immune system attacking healthy body tissue. However, it’s not yet known what triggers this. Your immune system normally makes antibodies that attack bacteria and viruses, helping to fight infection- 

The artist’s “Big Beamer” sculptures are on view at Sean Kelly.

Sarah Cascone, June 15, 2016

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Antony Gormley. Courtesy of photographer Stephen White, and Sean Kelly, New York.

READ MORE ON 4 PILLARS OF DISEASE & HOW TO SCULPT BODY TO BE DISEASE-FREE-

“USE THESE 4 Secrets To STAY HEALTHY Until 100+ YEARS OLD!” |

 Peter Attia & Lewis Howes (INSPIRED BY) 

Develop Tools of how we cope with stress – live longer  by more interested in extending ‘health’ span & having emotional resilience (less stress)-

Modern Western medicine practices wait until there is a problem then treat-

Today keep people alive to extend life – Need to prevent & reverse!

by removing GMO Factory processed Synthetic Heat altered vegetable  oils, over-reined Ancient grains & GMO (corn, soy & alfalfa fed to animals)-

4 pillars of disease 

1. Heart, 

2. Cancer, 

3. Neurodegenerative (Alzheimer’s)-Foundation of all disease – 

4. Diabetes – risk multiplier for Modern Disease 

– Reversible – remove refined carbs – Pre Diabetes-

4 Ways to Manage – Balance the level of Cortisol in Blood

1. Refined Carb input – Avoid White flour, white sugar -sports drinks & night shade vegetables (Tom Brady) 

2. Output Lack of exercise (no ‘place to park’ it in the liver or muscles)-Meditation practice daily

3. Sleep disturbanceREM lacking reduce ability to clear sugar – Food before sleep – protein & ‘health’ fat best – fast 4 hours before bed – Protein –‘healthy’ fat snack with Fasting creates stress Cortisol 

– Naps may rob sleep at night- must decline to sleep 3 oz wine Melatonin in skins of grapes- will balance the Cortiol – 

4. Stress – Chronic Stress – drives excess out of liver – (extra kindling on the fire- It is a multiplier) 2018-2021 present PTSD verbal abuse

Find therapy to deal with stress – psychotherapy 

Decide to go on offensive to survive healthy for healthy longitude – learn to have emotions mental heathy! Science of longevity – 

Cultivate inner peace – Mindfulness Meditation prayer joy! Peace about being with other 

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Make the all the world a ‘BLUE ZONE’

Pray for Longevity -living to 100 

& not in a Nursing Home – Someday will be MEMORY REHAB!

BLINDED BY GREED OF THE ‘BIGS’-

PRAY TO END –Big Government – Big Business is Fraud-Greed-Fear -Mongering for Profit? – Covid Makers ALL! The Top Human Rights Issue of Our Time – Dr Thomas Cowan and Regenerative Agriculture – Fake Food – Future for America? Immune System Impotent! Paradigm  Shift

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View – Dr Thomas Cowan on Youtube- by accident – 

He has a different take that the current Medical system

READ MORE – only if prepared to poke holes’ in CONVENTION AL WISTOM – Fought with Greed & Collision of Modern Ways to make a PROFIT!

Dr Thomas Cowan-Game Changers!

Autoimmunity RAMPANT -Changing Nature of Illness TRAUMA TREATMENT – Dr Tom Cowan’s Version of the Gaps Diet – NO GMO or Factory-Altered Processed Foods Needed with Diet – Low Dose Naltrexone for Better Sleep-Anxiety Treats Symptoms of Trauma from Life – the Elephant in the Room-Chronic Stress Sources-LDN -Recipes READ MORE –

The Flawed Mentality of the GMO Factory Processed Mentalities – Fat-Free, Low Fat, Low Salt, High Cholesterol,

Dr. Thomas Cowan – on youtube- 40 years of research & medicine practice – not PROFIT DRIVED!

Autoimmunity RAMPANT -Changing Nature of Illness TRAUMA TREATMENT-Dr Tom Cowan’s Version of the Gaps Diet-NO GMO or Factory-Altered Processed Foods Needed with Diet

 – Low Dose Naltrexone for Better Sleep-Anxiety Treats Symptoms of Trauma from Life-the Elephant in the Room-Chronic Stress           

Sources-LDN -Recipes

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READ MORE ON ANTONY GORMLEY’S WORK-

In his current exhibition at New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, Antony Gormley is going big. The show’s main features five mammoth expansions of his “Big Beamer” series, which depicts the human body in almost pixelated form using interlocking steel beams.

Downstairs, a new series, “Stretched Blockworks,” goes even bigger, the two rusted forms with their burnished patina weighing in at over 7,500 and 6,000 pounds—an impressive feat of transatlantic transportation and art installation if nothing else. The monumental works, which made the journey wrapped in wet muslin, to help age the surface, are almost architectural, recalling classic New York skyscrapers.

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Installation view of “Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT” at Sean Kelly, New York. Courtesy of photographer Jason Wyche and Sean Kelly, New York.

When artnet News met with Gormley, he was putting the finishing touches on the exhibition with a much smaller, quieter work. The British artist was creating a new version of a drawing called Compass, because the “original was too big for the gallery space. So I’m having to make it again.”

By Sarah Cascone, Nov 2, 2015“I’m hoping I’m coming up with just two lines, one vertical, one horizontal, scratched into the surface of the wet paper that will just act as an introduction, a kind of statement of the central premise of the show,” said Gormley. That premise, in his own words, is that one can “objectively map the place of human life.”

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Installation view of “Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT” at Sean Kelly, New York, with Bridge and Scaffold. Courtesy of photographer Jason Wyche and Sean Kelly, New York.

To that end, Gormley has paired that drawing with one of his earliest works, 1985’s Bridge, a mold of the artist’s body that is bisected by four lines that the artist likens to longitude and latitude lines on a globe, and Scaffold, a 2015 work that turns the body’s internal volume into a grid-like profusion of thin, stainless steel bar.

Gormley’s longstanding use of his own body in his work has deep intellectual underpinnings, and it seems unlikely that the casual fan truly understands his intention—something the artist readily admits. Gormley explained he began making casts of his body because “it’s the one bit of the material world that I have to live inside.” The resulting works, however, “are not visual objects. They are displacement of space,” and are significant for the empty void inside the case, not the mold itself.

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Installation view of “Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT” at Sean Kelly, New York, with works from the “Big Beamer” series. Courtesy of photographer Jason Wyche and Sean Kelly, New York.

Throughout the history of Western art, artists have been “putting the body to work in a dramatic way that has everything to do with anatomy to the relationship of bone to muscle to skin, making that believable, making it expressive in order to reinforce mythological and historic narratives,” Gormley added. “I’m absolutely not interested in that.”

But he also doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the modernists, who “rejected the body as being irrelevant to the central premises of art.” Gormley’s practice, therefore, is about “bringing the body back as a place rather than an object… not as the ground of idealization or narrative, but as the location of being,” with works that function as “a sounding board for our own condition.”

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Installation view of “Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT” at Sean Kelly, New York, with works from the “Big Beamer” series. Courtesy of photographer Jason Wyche and Sean Kelly, New York.

He understands that this point of view can be challenging. “If I came to my work and I was expecting it to be like a statue or like a Jeff Koons, I think I would rightfully think it was not worthy of my attention,” Gormley admitted. “I’m not interested in twiddling cultural reference knobs… I’m not interested in spectacle. If that means people are not interested in what I do, I accept it.”

With his latest work, in its larger-than-life scale, Gormley has perhaps gotten even less accessible. When it came to one of the first pieces in the show, Big Hide from the “Big Beamer” series, he admitted that “it’s almost impossible to see, as it were, an image of it. You are aware of it as a heap of raw material and it’s only perhaps after you have engaged with the other works… that you maybe see it as a body.”

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Installation view of “Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT” at Sean Kelly, New York, with works from the “Big Beamer” series. Courtesy of photographer Jason Wyche and Sean Kelly, New York.

That doesn’t mean, however, that the sculpture is any less powerful—to him, or to the audience. “As the work has become more abstract, I would like to propose that it has also become more empathic, more capable of provoking and giving rise to feeling in the viewer,” Gormley said of the new pieces, which expand on his theme of orthogonal mapping, using densely-stacked, thick bars of steel.

“I could not think of a better place than Manhattan to show the ‘Beamer’ works,” the artist added. “There’s something very appropriate that the street grids here replicate the kind of grid that I have now used to map the space of the body.”

Antony Gormley: CONSTRUCT” is on view at Sean Kelly, 475 Tenth Ave, New York, May 7–July 29, 2016. 

Epistle # 2 RA-an Autoimmune Disease cause-GMO – Factory Heat Altered Modern Pasteurized Dairy and Heat Altered Vegetable Oils-

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition, which means it’s caused by the immune system attacking healthy body tissue. However, it’s not yet known what triggers this. Your immune system normally makes antibodies that attack bacteria and viruses, helping to fight infection-

Rheumatoid arthritis – Causes – NHS

Detoxing the Body from “ALTERED”Foods-Causing “Free Radicals”

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“Altered” Whole foods…Poverty Makers All…Profits for the vendors…

Factory GMO and Altered’ Whole foods-Poverty Makers All-Profits for the Big Business-Big Gov Subsidies-Welfare for the Farmers!

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RA Defined & Treated by Eliminating GMO, Heat Altered  Non-Facory Foods

The Lion Shall Live with the Lamb- Isaiah 11-6-9

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List of RA-CAUSING – INFLAMMATORY FOODS TO REMOVE FROM MODERN DIET (FACTORY FOODS) =

GMO

Heat-Altered Vegetable oils & Pasteurized Modern Dairy (Unpasteurized Dairy OK!!!

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How Tom Brady Has Succeeded at 43 Years-Longevity-Live to 100-Healthy-Not in Nursing Home! Modern Vegetable Oils-Made RANCID by Heat- Memory-Liver Prevention- Reversal!

Live to 100-Healthy-Not in Nursing Home! Memory Strong-Prevention- Reversal-Memory REHAB!

While  watching the NFL & I have always wondered about how Tom Brady has succeeded his 43 years-Posted byu/fierceflow-throwaway

My understanding-

  1. He wins a lot of games & he’s a great leader.
  2. He is not an offensive genius like Peyton Manning.
  3. He isn’t physically very strong or a runner like Lamar or Vick.
  4. He doesn’t make impossible throws with a magic arm like Patrick Mahomes’s.

But he always wins-

Even in this season at 43 years old, he’s throwing 5TDs in a game!

Read More on Tom Brady –

TB12 Diet Diary: I tried to eat like Tom Brady for a week — here’s what it’s like

What better way to prepare for the experience of watching Brady in Super Bowl LV? By Pete Blackburn

Tom Brady on Instagram: “Once more into the fray…LFG.”

Making ‘Motor-like’ Vegetable Oils – for MORE PROFIT

The best avocado oil

By ANA SANCHEZ

Avocados are both delicious and nutritious, not to mention Instagram -worthy when spread on toast. It isn’t surprising that avocado oil is as equally yummy and good for you. Similar to olive oil, avocado oil is considered a healthy fat that is also heart healthy. Beauty influencers love slathering it on their skin and hair. But before you pick any ol’ avocado oil off the shelf, you’ll want to know the difference between food- and cosmetic-grade as well as other considerations. To learn more, keep reading our guide. Our top pick is from AVOHASS, which makes an organic extra virgin avocado oil that’s one of the tastiest around.

Considerations when choosing avocado oils

Expeller-pressed vs. cold-pressed

Oil is extracted from the avocado fruit in two ways.

Expeller-pressed oil is extracted directly from squeezing the avocado (sans skin and stone) without heat.

However, the friction created in this process may cause a little heat, resulting in an oil that tastes milder and retains less of the avocado’s original color.

Cold-pressed oil is extracted in a temperature-controlled space, so the oil retains more of the fruit’s original taste, flavor, and nutritional value.

Refined vs. unrefined

Refined avocado oil is either deodorized or bleached after the extraction process.

Sometimes color is added. Refined avocado oils have a lot less odor and flavor, which makes them better-suited for cosmetic purposes.

They also have a higher smoke point (as high as 500°F) and are a versatile cooking oil for stir frying, searing, and other high-heat cooking methods. Unrefined avocado oil is filtered after the extraction process for impurities, but otherwise it’s left alone. Its flavorful taste is great for salad dressing or drizzling over food. Its smoke point is lower at 375°F.

Food-grade vs. cosmetic-grade

Food-grade avocado oil has been approved by the FDA for ingestion and is usually cold-pressed. Food-grade oils can also be used for external or cosmetic use. Cosmetic-grade avocado oils have not been inspected by the FDA, and therefore they should not be ingested. However, we still suggest you select a cosmetic-grade oil free of impurities and toxins for skin- and hair-care use.

Features

Organic-

Organic avocado oils are sourced from avocados free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and other agrochemicals. Generally no chemicals or solvents are used in the processing of these oils. Even if you’re using an avocado oil for your skin, toxins can still penetrate your dermis, so consider an organic product even for cosmetic uses.

Unfiltered

In unfiltered avocado oils, major particles have been removed through a “racking” process in a settlement tank that allows gravity to remove the particles instead of a filter. Still some residual fruit particles may remain, giving the oil a more cloudy appearance. While these oils have a shorter shelf life, some consumers prefer their “raw” taste over filtered products.

Packaging

Because light exposure can degrade the nutritional value of avocado oil, food-grade oils are packaged in tinted or UV-protected bottles or tins. Some avocado oils come in spray canisters, which are highly convenient for cooking.

Price

Depending on quality, the price of avocado oils typically ranges between $5 and $25. However, some high-end organic varieties can cost as much as $40.

FAQ

Q. How do I store avocado oil?

A. Opened food-grade avocado oil should be stored in the fridge. If you haven’t opened the bottle yet, it’s okay to store it in a dark, cool place, such as the pantry.

Q. What are the benefits of putting avocado oil on my skin or hair?

A. Because of the fats and vitamins A, D, and E in avocados, its oil is highly nourishing and hydrating to both skin and hair. Avocado oil on the skin can shrink pores, moisturize dry skin, and even reverse the signs of aging.

Avocado oil s we recommend

Best of the best: AVOHASS Organic Extra Virgin Avocado Oil

Our take: One of the best-tasting highest-quality avocado oils on the market.

What we like: Organic, cold-pressed, and unrefined. Rave reviews from consumers for taste. Non-GMO.

What we dislike: Small 8.5 fl. oz bottle comes with a high price tag.

Best bang for your buck: La Tourangelle Avocado Oil

Our take: An affordable avocado oil with an authentic taste and color.

What we like: Artisanal oil at a good price point. Deep green color. Packaged in a tin bottle to protect the oil from light exposure. Can be used for cooking or beautifying.

What we dislike: Not organic.

READ MORE-By Pete Blackburn

For those unaware, TB12 is Brady’s lifestyle brand built around his method of living that has allowed him to find an unparalleled level of sustained success at the NFL level. Exercise, NUTRITION,  expensive pajamas … it’s all part of the Brady method. For this experiment, we’re going to focus on the diet and pliability aspects of the TB12 method, and I’ll be documenting my experiences along the way. 

And for the record: I used to live a somewhat respectable lifestyle of my own before the world shut down last March. I used to work out frequently, attempt to eat well and at least make a casual effort to pretend that I take care of myself. However, over the last year or so, my brand has essentially become cigarettes, cheap beer, frozen pizza, marathon video game sessions and deteriorating hygiene. This project from my bosses may very well have be an intervention masked as a “work assignment.” –

Read more on GAPS, The Cowan Autoimmune Diet & Sally Fallon ‘Nourishing Traditions’ (see below)(like Tom Brady)

Read More on Liver Regeneration – without Modern Factory Processes

Ways to a Healthy Liver – inspired by Liver Council

Tried and true ways to achieve liver wellness! For Prevention & Reversal of Liver Disease – The best way to fight liver disease is to avoid it, if at all possible. 

  1. Maintain a healthy weight. If you’re obese or even somewhat overweight, you’re in danger of having a fatty liver that can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), one of the fastest growing forms of liver disease. Weight loss can play an important part in helping to reduce liver fat.
  2. This Liver regenerates itself if a balanced diet is eaten –  Not GMO, Heat extracted (Factory) oils-but Pasture raised or cold-pressed plant or tropical coconut oils. Avoid high calorie-meals, Factory fat, refined carbohydrates (such as white bread, white rice and regular pasta) and sugars. Soak raw nuts & grains to remove toxic seed locks & lectins in the peels- (Nature’s adaptions to preserve the seed for germination at the proper time) – For a well-adjusted diet, eat fiber, which you can obtain from fresh fruits, vegetables (peeled & seeded), whole nonGMO  whole unrefined grain breads, rice and whole (soaked) cereals. Also eat Pasture raised meat (deck of card sized), Raw (unpasteurized)  dairy (avoid all Factory dairy & cheese from Raw from Europe (until GMO is banned in US) and the ‘GOOD’ fats- Pasture-raised or cold-pressed Plant oils – Not heat extracted (motor-like) monounsaturated and polyunsaturated such as unrefined cold pressed – vegetable oils, raw soaked nuts, seeds – non-farmed fish) FERMENTED FOODS – See Sally Fallon ‘Nourishing Traditions’
  3. Hydration is essential, so drink a lot of fluid in there form of dechlorinated tap water – (ELIMINATE SODA)-limited fermented wine or beer-
  4. Exercise & Deep Breathe regularly  When you exercise consistently, it helps to burn triglycerides for fuel and can also reduce liver fat.
  5. Avoid toxins. Toxins can injure liver cells. Limit direct contact with toxins from cleaning and aerosol products, ‘Over-the-counter’ meds & all Pharma – Tylenol, insecticides, chemicals. d additives. When you do use aerosols, make sure the room is ventilated-wear a mask. Don’t smoke – The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. Liver regeneration has been recognized for many years, dating all the way back to Prometheus in ancient Greek mythology. When the liver is injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself, a liver transplant is the treatment of choice – The liver is constantly in a state of regeneration. The moment it stops processing toxins, pharma, over-the-counter meds – it begins the process of healing itself. This process could take as few as four weeks-
  6. Follow directions on all medications. When medicines are taken incorrectly by taking too much, the wrong type or by mixing medicines, your liver can be harmed. Never mix alcohol with other drugs and medications even if they’re not taken at the same time. Be aware that any over-the-counter medicines, supplements,  natural or herbal remedies that you use.- avoid REGULAR & EXCESS 
  7. Use alcohol responsibly. Alcoholic beverages can create many health problems. They can damage or destroy liver cells and scar your liver. Talk to your doctor about what amount of alcohol is right for you. You may be advised to drink alcohol only in moderation or to quit completely.
  8. Avoid the use of illicit drugs. In 2012, nearly 24 million Americans aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users.
  9. Wash hands. Use soap and warm water immediately after using the bathroom before preparing or eating food.
  10. Don’t share personal hygiene items. For example, razors, toothbrushes and nail clippers can carry microscopic levels of blood or other body fluids that may be contaminated.

Full GAPS Diet-

Food  to AVOID – MADE TOXIC by Modern Processes (Over-heating & Over-milling) – Change the Chemistry (for SHELF LIFE) – Omega 3 (essential for CNS-Brain, Immune System) CHANGES into EXCESS INFLAMMATORY OMEGA 6-‘DISEASE-CAUSING’-

  • Eliminate White processed Flour, White processed Sugar, Heat-altered natural VEGETABLE OILS, PASTEURIZED  Pasture-railed dairy, Unsoaked raw nuts-seeds (to make CLEAN)  & Heat-extracted Vegetable Oils 
  • ELIMINATE GMO grains (Soy, Corn, Alfalfa – also GMO Grains fed to the Animals we eat -They are ruminants-grass fed) !, 
  • Peel & seed vegetables (raw or minimally cooked) 
  • Limit Night shade vegetables especially.- 

Find sources for – Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions – Maplewood, MO or local farmer-

  • PASTURE-RAISED  meat, – hormone-free and grass-fed – Brain & CNS HEALTHY BRAIN FATS – such as LARD, BEEF tallow, lamb fat, duck fat, raw butter &  ghee.-(Fat Soluble Vitamins A -Vision,  D-bones, A-Skin,  K-Blood clotting – Require Animal Fats from nonGMO Pasture-raised Sources above-
  • Fish – not Farmed & Fed GMO &Shellfish
  • Fermented foods, such as kefir, homemade yogurt & sauerkraut.to
  • Fermented foods – FEED GUT MICROBIOME- It is alive – not unlike a pet – ‘Daily maintenance’ required for health! Easy to make at home!
  • Vegetables-(peeled & seeded) to remove Mother Nature’s Lectins & Glutens – protection from predators & weather – Seed survival!
  • Pasture-Raised organic eggs (hens not fed GMO)

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 The Tom Brady guidelines-By Pete Blackburn

There’s a good chance you’ve already heard about Tom Brady’s absurd diet. The checklist of things he can’t/won’t eat is seemingly longer than the things he can/will. Here’s a glimpse at the insanity from Brady’s personal chef:

“No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats. … I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt.

[Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation –

Tomatoes best eaten peeled or seeded-

What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.

The kids eat fruit. Tom, not so much. He will eat bananas in a smoothie. But otherwise, he prefers not to eat fruits.”

Yeah, so it’s safe to say I didn’t follow Brady’s diet exactly as the quarterback does — I’d rather have declined the assignment and be unemployed. However, I did follow the loose outline provided by the TB12 website. Here’s a basic outline of the rules:

  • 80% fruits, vegetables, whole Non-GMO grains, nuts, seeds & legumes-‘CLEANED’ by Ancient practice of Soaking-
  • 20% protein (chicken, red meat, seafood)
  • Eat until you’re 75% full
  • No MODERN dairy (PASTURE-RAISED BENEFICIAL BACTERIA & LIVE ENZYMES FOR DIGESTION!
  • Halve your body weight in pounds and drink that many ounces of FLUID (70 ounces for me daily)
  • Max 2 cups of coffee / No caffeine after noon
  • No food within 3 hours of going to bed

Final entry: Day 7

My goodness, we made it. The diet journey has officially reached its end and I lived to tell the tale (if you need help envisioning me in this moment, I am Andy Dufresne standing in the rain after crawling through a sewer pipe in “The Shawshank Redemption.”) I’m not going to say it was fun or enjoyable, but I will admit it wasn’t quite as difficult or insufferable as I thought it might be. You can still eat pretty well in this lifestyle.

Admittedly, I didn’t really get too creative with the meals, as you may have noticed by now. That’s partially because I am an idiot who is lucky to not burn down my house every time I try to make a meal, but also partially because I knew I was never going to be long for this way of life.

I did finally take a break from chicken on Sunday, deciding instead to bring steak tips into the mix. I seasoned with some rosemary and pink Himalayan salt and then paired with green beans and carrots. Not super flashy, but a consistent, reliable player.

Pete Blackburn

I wish I could provide you with some grand takeaway after all of this, but really all I’ve got is:

  • I got really gassy
  • I almost drowned from drinking so much water

Again, I only did it for a week, and a lot of these diets need a bit more time/commitment than that. That being said, I certainly don’t feel like I could go out there and win six Super Bowls under center, but maybe if I kept going a little longer?