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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


The Vessel

A Poem and Reflection on the Nature of Death “But now, O’ Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” -Isaiah 64:8    The Vessel O’ man filled with years  Now lies a vessel of drear     Who once walked and laboredContinue reading “The Vessel”

A Comparison of the Philosopher-Kings in Plato’s Republic and Al-Farabi’s The Attainment of Happiness

An Essay by Daniel Joshuva  Overview:  This essay was written by my friend, Dany (Daniel) Joshuva, who’s been my colleague as we’ve both been studying literature, philosophy, theology, and various other topics for the past few years. Last semester he took a class regarding the Introduction to Classics of Western Thoughts and wrote this amazingContinue reading “A Comparison of the Philosopher-Kings in Plato’s Republic and Al-Farabi’s The Attainment of Happiness”

For the Love for Knowledge

Considering that we all today live on the same world as many generations before us. What words of wisdom, what knowledge does both the past and present have for us to heed by? What wisdom can we pass on from our own experiences?

The Guest House

A Poem by Rumi: A Persian Poet, Theologian, and Scholar (1207-1273 A.D.) This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture, still,treat eachContinue reading “The Guest House”

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Written in 1923 by a Lebanese-American writer, Kahlil GIbran. A fictional, poetic story of a prophet named Al Mustafa who taught people of a city for 12 years on life and the human condition.

Songs of Reflection: My Eternal

To you my Love
For you have journeyed with me
In the love of God toward the swift sunrise
Embracing the mountains and sea of life in our brief seasons

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

— Anne Frankne

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