I Believe!


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I Believe!
I believe out of conviction!
I believe out of Inflexible Weighing and Examining,
I do not believe out of blind faith and herd mentality!

I Believe!
I believe in the Oneness of man’s Spiritual Homeland!
I believe in the God who Created man,
I do not believe in the God created by man!

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ISIS: Making The Case Step By Step


In Saner Thought

Inkwell Institute

Middle East Desk

By now all America is aware that we are returning to a war footing, a air war (for now)……..I have been watching all aspects of the run up to the war……..I am old enough that I recall the days and weeks to the 1991 Gulf war…….the steps that were taken to garner all the public support for the war possible.  The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq….the rockets aimed at Israel……the WMDs and the possibility of nukes hiding in the sand……with all the steps in place the public was gung-ho and off we went.

The after the dastardly attacks of 9-11…..the admin started lining up the steps…….the rhetoric of “axis of evil”…..then the case for WMDs…….and then the search for uranium and finally the vision of a mushroom cloud……then the steps were in line and off we went in 2003 to invade the country of Iraq….again.

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Happy Autumn


 

” Listen to the salutation to the dawn,

Look to the day for it is life, the very life of life,

In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of our existence.

 

The bliss of growth, the splendour of beauty,

For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision,

But today well spent makes every yesterday a dream of happiness

and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well therefore to this day.

Such is the salutation to the dawn.”   —Sanskrit Salutation to the Dawn

 

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“The moon is full, the autumn nights grow longer,

In the north forests startled crows cry out.

Still high overhead, the star river stretches,

The Dipper’s handle set to southwest.

The cold cricket grieves deep in the chambers,

Of the notes of sweet birds, none remain

Then one evening gusts of autumn come,

One who sleeps alone thinks fondly on thick quilts.

Past loves are a thousand miles farther each day.

Blocked from my drifting and my sinking.

Man’s life is not as the grass and trees,

Still the season’s changes can stir the heart.”   —Wei Ying Wu

 

 

 

 

 

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Put in Bay Island, Lake Erie. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2010

Put in Bay Island, Lake Erie. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2010

 

 

autumn color at the beach. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2011

Autumn color at the beach. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2011

 

 

Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

 

 

Richness of the season. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

Richness of the season. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

 

 

 

At my development.Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

At my development. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

 

 

The beautiful drive. Photographed and copyrighted by 2012

The beautiful drive. Photographed and copyrighted by 2012

Smokey Mountains. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2010

Smokey Mountains. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2010

 

Church in Blue Ridge Parkway. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2012

Church in Blue Ridge Parkway. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2012