James Baldwin; A ‘Truce with this Reality’

“Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent–which attitude certainly has a great deal to support it. On the other hand, it is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the […]

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A Revolution of Values, Martin Luther King Jr.

“A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. … A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of […]

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This Time

May 21st, 2015 My, my, in which it has been a while. My lack of putting any pressure of pen to paper, or pressing the daunting Post button for that matter, I am not afraid to say, is completely due to fear. Often I lie in bed feeling guilty for not committing more time to […]

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Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman BY MAYA ANGELOU Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The […]

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The Buried Life

The Buried Life BY MATTHEW ARNOLD Light flows our war of mocking words, and yet, Behold, with tears mine eyes are wet! I feel a nameless sadness o’er me roll. Yes, yes, we know that we can jest, We know, we know that we can smile! But there’s a something in this breast, To which […]

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Facing the Truth: In Honor of ‘International Women’s Health Week’

MARCH 9-13th, 2015 ‘Exploring Mood and Eating Disorders’ International Women’s Health Week Faces I am firmiliar with and also others I have never seen before, all surrounded a room of massage chairs pushed diagonally against a Rehab Center’s cold blue painted walls. All eighteen guests, brave with personalities ranging as wide as their ages. Some […]

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What Does It Mean To Be Healthy?

“The word health gets thrown around a lot these days, so let’s take a moment to clarify what I mean when I talk about being healthy. When I refer to health, I’m talking about having a body that is working at its optimum, a body that has the energy to go all day without crashing, […]

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