" Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference [...]

Memoirs: Relentless

   Relentless “A Dedication to Phyllis" Why was there so much water behind her eyes? Her tone was like an over-exaggerated jubilee, a plethora of conflicted emotions that could only be disguised and seemingly tamed with a smile. She must have thought the wider her smile, the quieter her inner turmoil would become. I could relate [...]

Prophetic: He Wrote His Own Eulogy

--by Martin Luther King Jr. (Sep 03, 2001) Every now and then I guess we all think realistically about that day when we will be victimized with what is life's final common denominator--that something we call death. We all think about it and every now and then I think about my own death and I think about [...]

Poetry: Love Conquers All

When the grass starts to whitherFlowers afar from bloom  Open up your hearts and let there be room When the sky seemingly starts to fall And the sun no longer sets Open your hearts Without burdens without debts The mountains rip, they roar A soldier fallen defeat at his own sword Hold on, stay strong [...]

Quotes by Booker T. Washington

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust [...]

Quotes by Nelson Mandela

It always seems impossible until it's done. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. I learned that courage was not the absence [...]

Poetic Memoirs; Enough!

I am sorry that’s what he said I didn’t mean to and as simple as that Those subtle words and she goes right back From her bible verses “Love endures all things” And she married those words, defined them to the extreme Standing there, 365 days of every year Even with a heart filled with [...]