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Music of Joy
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Music of Joy

Jul 9, 2016 by

Joy is music. Music is joy. That’s the beat, man. Thus the fantasy is re-born anew, much like the phoenix that rises from the ashes in a cacophony of sound and...

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Running Shoes on the Beach
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It’s always better to run barefoot in the sand. Well, unless there are a lot of sharp shells lying around. Or poisonous snakes that have washed up during El NiƱo. Then it’s better to keep your shoes...

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Exploration
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Exploration

Jun 30, 2016 by

I’ve always loved the romanticism of exploration. Although I know it would have been a difficult time period, I sometimes wish I had been living in exploration’s golden age of the 1500s-1600s. It would have been something to head off in a ship to sail the ocean and find new, uncharted lands. I think I would have made a great explorer. I’d love to...

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Ride My Green Bicycle
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Ride My Green Bicycle

Jun 22, 2016 by

Seeing a young girl riding a green bicycle through the streets of Boston reminded me of an old and obscure Queen song called, Bicycle Race. The lyrics go like this: Bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it...

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Coffee on the Sidewalk
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I was enjoying a cup of coffee while sitting at a table on the sidewalk outside my local Starbucks and feeling inspired. Mind wandering to a conversation that I had with a friend the other day about the events leading up to the first World War. Very few people remember that it was a complicated set of political issues and alliances that caused the...

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Celebration of Summer
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Celebration of Summer

May 15, 2016 by

Summer is still weeks away, but already one can anticipate its arrival. Hot sun on warm skin. Beads of sweat form. I like what F. Scott Fitzgerald said about Summer: And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with...

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