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“I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write.” -Augustine

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    Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! It is still a work in progress as you may have noticed, but I hope you enjoy some of the works that I have written so far. This blog is dedicated to my writing craft and the pursuit of knowledge from the world around us.


Poetry

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” -Rumi

History

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”Marcus Garvey

Knowledge

“Humility is the beginning of true intelligence.” -John Calvin


A Book Review: The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Possessed was published in 1872. A near 700 page fiction novel (depending on which edition) regarding the time when Russia was drawing closer to an Age of Revolution; narrating on a sect of atheists, socialists, terrorists, intellectuals, and nihilists in a Russian town known as, Skvoreshniki, as it leads to a collective and individual chaos.

A Nation Without Religion

A dialogue from a grand novel “The Possessed”, regarding two characters religious and political stance on the late 19th century Russian society.

The Pit of Desolation: Thoughts on Bitterness

This is my first essay that I thought would be worth writing about. This is purely written out of thought with no real academic credibility on the topic, just ruminations of my perspective on the essence of bitterness.

Before I Was: A Hebrew Poem

This poem was written by Solomon ibn Gabirol, who was born into a Jewish family in the Al-Andalus region (Iberian Peninsula; Southern Spain) during the First Taifa period, early 1000 A.D. He studied extensively in philosophy, ethics, and biblical studies. He wrote well over a hundred poems, and one of his greatest works titled “FountainsContinue reading “Before I Was: A Hebrew Poem”

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” 

— Anne Frankne

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