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MLK the dream revisited

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I support peaceful protests. Standing up, speaking up and marching for what you believe is true in your heart. The words of MLK are timelessly true, then and now.  #wooedbywords #thewritingroom #mlk  Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was an Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.  Today, we honor his life, character and ideals. Traditionally we’ve done this by peaceful marching for equality in streets across the country. This year it’s different. However, despite the restrictions on gathering, MLK’s  words remain true and just. Love was and is the driving force.  The following MLK quotes are timeless in the pursuit of love and equality.  "Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase."  "There comes a time when silence is betrayal."  "Our lives begin to end the

Renaissance Revival : Beauty from Ashes

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  As you may know, The Renaissance was a impassioned period of European culture, artistic, political and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages generally described as taking place from the 14th century to the 17th century. The Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature and Art. Some of the greatest thinkers, authors, leaders, scientists and artists in human history thrived during this Beauty from Ashes era.  Right now, we should be expecting greatness to emerge.  As you may know, the time prior to this gloriously creative era was considered the “Dark Ages” which is often referred to as a time as war, ignorance, famine and pandemics.  Sound a little familiar? There’s no doubt 2020 has been relentless in tragedy. But just like the poppies that grew in Flanders Field, beauty can come from ashes. Amongst the rubble, we have witnessed some goodness. For some, there has been some awakening of humanism and a clarity of what or whom is really important, as w