Poem: Milky Saucers

If You Have Ever Loved A Dog You Must Read Mark’s Post – Milky Saucers!!!

Crow On The Wire

The hour before he died,

his eyes floated in milky saucers.

In his silent and melancholic agony,

he spoke in whispers that only I could hear.

He dragged his paralyzed hind legs,

inching closer to me with a sigh and struggle.

He wanted my warm hands to stop his shiver,

to pet his bristly fur, to sit on my lap one last time.

He wanted to savor the few remaining moments

of his favorite human before his body

moved to another realm.

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“When people in power… attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society.”

Art of Quotation

“When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society.

That is not hyperbole; it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done… They attempt to control reality.”

— Hillary Clinton, 2017 Commencement Speech at Wellesley College, political figure, statesman, former senator, former Secretary of State

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But Why?

Confab With Me

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Live Your Dream

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I concluded my first official travel of the year yesterday. It was a weeklong trip to the west coast. I landed after midnight and I was looking forward to getting some much-needed sleep. I called for a Lyft (ride share), and soon I was on my way to home sweet home.

I almost planned to doze off in the car but then I got engrossed in a conversation with Brad, my Lyft driver, and couldn’t get enough of what he told.

Brad is in his late twenties and is a free soul, living his life by his terms. He is a nature photographer and an avid lover of national parks. About two years back when he was out of his full-time job, an idea struck him to visit all the national parks in the mainland US. While he had the time and the grit, there was one issue, he didn’t…

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“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted… that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”

Art of Quotation

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”

Haile Selassie, Ethiopian, political figure

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