Tag: life

"Today is a good day to die" redefined

"Today is a good day to die" redefined

There is a well-known misquote of Crazy Horse: “Today is a good day to die.” As such, it seems a grand statement of heroic, selfless, sacrifice in the face of an impossible feat, one from which you will likely not return. Stoic machismo. A fearless slap in the face for Death. I admit it appeals to me. Crazy Horse’s actual words translate into English as…
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Caravaggio, the film

Caravaggio, the film

I ran across this today.  British bio pic (1986) about Caravaggio through his work.  Staring Nigel Terry, classical stage actor of Excalibur fame. A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. […]

release life

release life

Hatred paralyzes life,  love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life,  love illuminates it. ~Martin Luther King, Jr~

basic happiness

basic happiness

I remember such times.  It happens at random, no context or company required, sometimes by implausible triggers – but not reliable triggers – or during conversations.  It is delicious.   People react in a variety of ways.  Dubious, irritated, happy, or  think me high.  I […]

the soul of Sindh

the soul of Sindh

O friend, why are you still inclined to waste paper and ink? Go forth and try to find the source where words were formed. ~Shah Abdul Latif Bhitae Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai  was a devout Muslim Sufi, but his spirituality was broad and welcoming, making […]

the unfamiliar path

the unfamiliar path

I think that this is a well-known piece, it is new to me. This version is a poem. I found it as something to ponder. “My Life in 5 Chapters” There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk I walk down the street. There is a deep […]

"The Most Interesting Man in the World"…editing aug2014

He is “The Most Interesting Man in the World”. Those Dos Equis ads were modeled after his mythos. writing in camp in Kenya Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) Birth anniversary today. He defined both a literary style and machismo for […]

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

by John Trudell An ethereal aural experience, a poem, tempered by a powerful reality.  This is a playlist.  Crazy Horse is first. 6:01 minutes John Trudell Related articles John Trudell – Finding Our Human-ness (higherdensity.wordpress.com)

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]

Due process and equality

Due process and equality

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868. It granted #citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the #United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “#life, liberty or property, without #due process of […]


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