America: Revised

I wrote this piece almost (gasp) seven years ago, but it feels like it was written yesterday. Time flies when you write something dear to you and try to act out the message. This piece in particular discusses the messages laid out in prose by Jack Kerouac, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman — or, […]

Quoted Quotables

“You’ve got to know your limitations. I don’t know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.” — Johnny Cash “Some people are stuck with very hostile entities. Many people are stuck with life-denying, […]

Consistency: The Difference Between Being Foolish And Realistic

My favorite quote is arguably one said by one of my personal heroes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and it involves realization versus expectations: A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. Think about this carefully. Emerson is a proponent of the mercurial, urging others to live a life of spontaneity and not one of rehashed […]

This Is Me And How I Like To Be

I march to the beat of my own drum. I’m neither optimistic nor pessimistic; I’m realistic. The universe tends to unfold as it should and as long as people understand that, then life comes to be a lot more enjoyable. I don’t judge others either; I respect individuality more than conformity. Intelligence is a highly […]

Nature: A Human’s Sanctuary — The Works of Emerson and Thoreau

  To describe the significance of nature is as difficult as attempting to figure out the source of our creation.  So extreme in its abundance, the effects of nature confront us every minute of every day.  The sky, animals, the trees that overlook our paths…these are all a part of nature and have a profound […]

Mystery of the Quot-ient

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing — Socrates Socrates’ words mirror a certain thought pattern of famous philosophers and intellectuals who have helped the common man seek knowledge and tranquility over many centuries. For instance, this Socrates gem distinguishes knowledge as a form of learning, and as more knowledge is […]