Is the World Getting More Violent?

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The Dalai Lama’s book “The Art of Happiness in Troubled World” (the third in a series) has an interesting take on violence in general (and fear). Unfortunately, it more the writing of the psychologist, Howard C. Cutter, backing up the Dalai Lama with scientific studies than it is the Dalai Lama speaking. Therefore, it is a rather tedious book to read, but worth it.  Continue reading “Is the World Getting More Violent?”

The New Proclamation – I AM Free

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The New Proclamation – I will no longer accept appearances. I will no longer accept the world’s manipulations and lies. I will no longer accept sickness or the sickness others. I will proclaim truth, health, and wellness instead.  Continue reading “The New Proclamation – I AM Free”

How and Why This Blog Started

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It was time. The book was ready to be written. Counting the ones never finished, I suppose it would be my fifth. This time, however, was going to be different. I read the writing courses, studied the rules, studied the material of some of the most successful writers, and better yet took a course by one of the best editors who had edited some of the best authors ever. All my typed notes on how to write a commercial success needed a two-inch notebook to hold them.

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Pulling Out Life’s Weeds

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As I pulled weeds listing to an MP3 on Forgiveness this morning, I realized how much working on yourself is like pulling the weeds, They are both something you would rather not do and perhaps only do if and when it is absolutely needed. Yet if you do not work on these things, the weeds will overrun everything and eventfully choke out most of what may be considered good. Continue reading “Pulling Out Life’s Weeds”

The Old Dirt Road Picture



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This picture is from a collection of Dirt roads in Poland By Energumen (Own work) [Public domain].The link is: – I think the photographer did a great job.  – To visit The Old Dirt Road Blog  Click here for Homepage.

The Old Dirt Road – Exploring life, its meaning, struggles, solutions, and purpose…
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