Food for thought…

Sometimes we deviate on our path. Today is such a day. With thoughts of our fellow blogger and friend, Mary Smith utmost in our minds. When I read the following quote, Mary comes to mind. She was a light that shone in the windows of so many hearts. Yet she has gifted us with her light and we can simply read her wonderful words and know her spirit is with us. Thank you, Mary.

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“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” – John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

Thank you, Léa

Scattering breadcrumbs: food for thought

there are so many wonderful quotes from great philosophers, and from ordinary people. How do I decide what to post? The quote that speaks to me at the time, is the one that is posted. If one of these quotes speaks to you and you choose to write about it, I would be happy to reblog it here. Thank you, Léa

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“The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.”  –  Bertrand Russell

Food for thought…

My endeavor is merely to scatter the crumbs and hopefully ignite someone to take up the following quote, suck out the marrow and find where it might lead their thought processes. If they chose to share it here, it would be a pleasure to reblog the effort. Thank you, Léa

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“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the lives of others.”  –  Simone de Beauvoir

The journey continues…

There is much more to education than sitting in classrooms for years and absorbing the facts or stories presented. Despite earning a Master’s Degree in Psychology, I must state that most of what I’ve learned in this life has come from observation, personal experience, and books. I am grateful to all that contributed along that path. There are some excellent teachers, alas, there are also a number of them that may do more harm than good. Perhaps it is their materials, methods, but a good teacher has their heart invested in the outcome. If you find yourself inspired by this or any of the other quotes in this series, and decide to create a post, please let me know. I should enjoy reblogging it. Thank you, Léa

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“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on — because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.”
― Noam Chomsky

The journey continues…

There is much to be found in the vast sea of quotes available to us. They can serve as a cure for writer’s block, an answer to a question, best of all, a good quote can help us to open up our minds and examine a different perspective. If I don’t examine my beliefs from time to time and see if they remain what I stand for, am I sure I can still defend them? Please feel free to take these quotes for a walk around your keyboard and see what happens. If you create a post that is relevant, it would be my pleasure to reblog it. Thank you, Léa


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“Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”  

– Arthur Schopenhauer

A few more breadcrumbs…

As this journey continues, I do hope that some of the quotes offered will resonate and perhaps one or two, inspire you to look at things differently or to explore the thoughts behind them. As before, if anyone chooses to respond to the featured quote, it would be my privilege to reblog it.

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  –  Leo Tolstoy

Grief Songs by Elizabeth Gauffreau–A Review

Well done Liz and thank you Charles for posting this review. I shall have to order a copy for myself.

charles french words reading and writing

grief songsGrief Songs by Elizabeth Gauffreau is a beautiful and compelling collection of poetry and photographs.

Gauffreau is a skilled story-teller, and her poetry and pictures create moving portraits of her family that draw the reader into her lovingly created images and remembrances.

Gauffreau uses the traditional Tanka form for her poetry, and she shows great skill in weaving her stories and memories together. For those who love poetry and family, this book will engage them and make them want to find their own family photos.

Grief Songs is an excellent book of poetry, it is lyrical and lovely, and I give it my complete recommendation. It will capture you and move you.

Beautifully done!

Grief Songs is available at Amazon

Please visit her wonderful website: lizgauffreau.com

5 stars

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The journey continues…

With lies falling about us like torrential raindrops, it is necessary to interject truth and sanity. My love of philosophy leads me to consult greater minds than my own. It is their words that we need to hear. As before, if anyone cares to take on the challenge of expanding on any of the quotes offered here, it would be my privilege to reblog them. Léa

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“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” – Isaac Asimov

This trail of breadcrumbs… is food for thought, action.

After a few posts, it has become apparent that this blog is back in action. Yet its focus has changed. As before, I invite you to create a post based on the quote offered here. Respond to it as it speaks to you. It would be my pleasure to reblog such work. Thank you, Léa

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“Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people’s brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. When independent-thinking people (and here I do not include the corporate media) begin to rally under flags, when writers, painters, musicians, filmmakers suspend their judgment and blindly yoke their art to the service of the “Nation,” it’s time for all of us to sit up and worry.”  – Arundhati Roy

The exile file continues…

There is never a bad time to make positive changes. However, I thought the beginning of the month was an excellent time to approach the subject of personal responsibility. I may not be the one out there spewing lies, nor assaulting others to “defend” my lies or those of another. However, silence is to conspire against the truth. I hold myself accountable for any failings to speak out, and any failure to enlighten those who may not know but are willing to listen. Contributions of your efforts to help educate those who are open-minded will be reblogged. Thank you, Léa

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“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” – Voltaire

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