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“I am so tired of waiting, Aren’t you, For the world to become good And beautiful and kind?”

Posted in writing-blogging on 02/17/2019 by Fastjames007

-Langston Hughes

Greed is an effort to stuff yourself with something —it may be sex, it may be food, it may be money, it may be power.  Greed is the fear of inner emptiness.  One is afraid of being empty, and one wants somehow to possess more and more things.  One wants to go on stuffing things inside so one can forget one’s emptiness.  But to forget one’s emptiness is to forget one’s real self.  To forget one’s emptiness is to forget the way to god.  To forget one’s emptiness is the most stupid act in the world that a man is capable of.

Posted in writing-blogging on 01/14/2019 by Fastjames007


Time is tricky. You have whole months, even years, when nothing changes a speck, when you don’t go anywhere or do anything or think one new thought. And then you can get hit with a day, or an hour, or a half a second when so much happens it’s almost like you got born all over again into some brand-new person you for damn sure never expected to meet.

Posted in writing-blogging on 12/29/2018 by Fastjames007

E.R. Frank

Posted in writing-blogging on 10/08/2018 by Fastjames007

If it gets awkward, let it be awkward. That awkwardness is something they created. You don’t owe anyone a performance of being okay when you are not feeling okay so that they can feel better about themselves.

Posted in writing-blogging on 09/17/2018 by Fastjames007


Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse for some.

Posted in writing-blogging on 09/17/2018 by Fastjames007

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

“Watch how your mind judges. Judgment comes, in part, out of your own fear. You judge other people because you’re not comfortable in your own being. By judging, you find out where you stand in relation to other people. The judging mind is very divisive. It separates. Separation closes your heart. If you close your heart to someone, you are perpetuating your suffering and theirs. Shifting out of judgment means learning to appreciate your predicament and their predicament with an open heart instead of judging. Then you can allow yourself and others to just be, without separation.”

Posted in writing-blogging on 09/16/2018 by Fastjames007

-Rum Dass