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Maybe

  • September 19, 2016
Maybe

When I was a child, I thought that when I grew up, that all my picture-perfect maps and plans of the future would come true. As of yet, very few of those plans I was certain and convinced would come true actually did. But what if things turned out differently? Maybe I would have been famous. Maybe I would have been successful. Maybe I would have chased dreams similar to those around me.

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Reading Anthricite Company (Edit)

  • April 5, 2015
Reading Anthricite Company (Edit)

March 2011 The old St. Nicholas Coal Breaker was at one time the largest and most productive coal breaker in the world; divided into two separate halves that could be run independently—each producing 12,500 tons of coal per day, the plant producing 25,000 tons of coal per day when running at full capacity. It had a single-hopper dumper building feeding its conveyor with two dumping bays. The left or west side of the building accommodated coal hopper cars with bottom dump doors or dump truck loads; the right and east track was a rotary dumper, capable of holding down and rotating two forty-foot...

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Writing Prompt Number 114

  • January 18, 2015
Writing Prompt Number 114

In your own opinion, what is the greatest downfall of modern society.

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Write Intensely

  • September 9, 2014
Write Intensely

An age-old question that has been asked of writers is, "What made you decide to become a writer?" The answer isn't always easy to explain; every writer wants their writing to be read, and appreciated, but few writers enjoy explaining how or why they write.

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Lost In The Pages

  • April 14, 2014
Lost In The Pages

Sometimes I feel as if I am lost in the pages of a book about my own life, filled with the jaded ramblings of a madman. The world not as it seems as arcane symbolism seeks the truth of higher meaning.

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The Curse Of Brevity

  • March 24, 2014
The Curse Of Brevity

Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief. - William Shakespeare, Hamlet Brevity is defined as concise and exact use of words in writing or speech; in a sense, the way I have started to write in recent years. But why? I do not know.

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Criticism Of Modern Religion

  • October 14, 2013
Criticism Of Modern Religion

Everywhere you look, it seems as if we as a society are seemingly overwhelmed with religion. Presented here in this article is my criticism of modern religion, and an explanation of why, I choose not to claim modern religion.

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Reflections On The Downward Spiral Of Modern Society

  • July 28, 2012
Reflections On The Downward Spiral Of Modern Society

Image Originally Posted Here In 1961, Arnold J. Toynbee (April 14, 1889 - October 22, 1975) wrote A Study Of History, in which he theorized that civilizations pass through a series of stages: genesis, growth, time of troubles, universal state, and disintegration. Carroll Quigley (November 9, 1910 - January 3, 1977) would later expand upon Toynbees' theory with his The Evolution Of Civilizations. Quigley theorized that human culture produces patterns of beliefs, actions, and thought, that are passed on through tradition. The 6 divisions of human potentialities are military, political, economic,...

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The Modern Day Renaissance Man

  • May 30, 2010
The Modern Day Renaissance Man

The terms Renaissance man and, less commonly, homo universalis (Latin for "universal man" or "man of the world") are related and used to describe a person who is well educated or who excels in a wide variety of subjects or fields. A polymath (Greek polymathēs, πολυμαθής, "having learned much") is a person whose expertise fills a significant number of subject areas. In less formal terms, a polymath (or polymathic person) may simply refer to someone who is very knowledgeable. -Wikipedia Recently, someone asked me if I considered myself to be a modern-day renaissance man. It took...

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When I Write

  • May 28, 2009
When I Write

Every day is not only a gift but as far as I'm concerned, another day filled with plenty of opportunities to learn something new. When I wake very morning and figure out what I want to do, or shall I say; accomplish that day, in the back of my mind I'm also thinking about what I want to learn on that day. When I learn gets written in my notebook, things I see that I consider interesting get photographed, and locations geotagged and mapped accordingly. I use my blog/website to keep it all together and share it with the world. Not that long ago, I published a book of poetry and sold a handful...

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