Category: life

About hidden truths ask the swan, who all her life studies reflection. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John…

About hidden truths 

ask the swan, who all her life 

studies reflection. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Ten reasons to love thinkingBy Dawn FieldThinking is one of the…

Ten reasons to love thinking

By Dawn Field

Thinking is one of the great human abilities. Anyone can do it, anytime, anywhere. One of the best places in the world to be is inside one’s head, thinking.If you love to dwell in thought, perhaps you are made for the academic life. Perhaps you are meant to be a ‘creative’: producing art, music, novels, or some other product of original thought. Perhaps you have the DNA of an engineer, designer, or systems analyst – you enjoy problem solving, the ultimate hard think.

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Life’s only as sad as whatever happiness has been expected. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Life’s only as sad 

as whatever happiness 

has been expected. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Never has there been a more misinterpreted friend to life than death. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John…

Never has there been 

a more misinterpreted 

friend to life than death. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

A man sits next to a crude drawing of himself, sometimes all his life. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John…

A man sits next to 

a crude drawing of himself, 

sometimes all his life. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

“What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to…”

“What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art?”

Michel Foucault

The well-lived life is punctuated by many necessary deaths. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The well-lived life is 

punctuated by many 

necessary deaths. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The persistence of vagaries is what makes life hard, yet worth living. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John…

The persistence of 

vagaries is what makes life 

hard, yet worth living. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Pretty much all of life is hit the go button and see what happens. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark…

Pretty much all of 

life is hit the go button 

and see what happens. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

And what would Nathan Hale have done if he’d had more than one life to lose? —Red Leaf Haiku by ©…

And what would Nathan 

Hale have done if he’d had more 

than one life to lose? 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer