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"Paths are many, truth is one."

Food for Thought:

“I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.”

― Ender Wiggin, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

“No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one's life is nothing. Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins.”

― Ender Wiggin, Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

"Don't it always seem to go

That you don't know what you've got

'Till it's gone?"

― Joni Mitchell, "Big Yellow Taxi"

"I've looked at life from both sides now,

From win and lose, and still somehow

It's life's illusions I recall:

I really don't know life at all."

― Joni Mitchell, "Both Sides Now"

"I would rather have one person know me well than a billion know me poorly."

― Victoria Hart (Vi Hart) in They Became What They Beheld: Medium, Message, Youtubery

The white man said, "Colored people are not allowed here." The black man turned around and stood up. He then said: "Listen sir...when I was born I was BLACK, When I grew up I was BLACK, When I'm sick I'm BLACK, When I go in the sun I'm BLACK, When I'm cold I'm BLACK, When I die I'll be BLACK. But you sir, When you're born you're PINK, When you grow up you're WHITE, When you're sick, you're GREEN, When you go in the sun you turn RED, When you're cold you turn BLUE, And when you die you turn PURPLE. And you have the nerve to call me colored?" The black man then sat back down and the white man walked away...

Post this on your profile if you hate racism :-)

I've written here in the past. I have a rather large project that I sort of abandoned three years ago when my life went a little south (or, more accurately, a bit northeast). I might take another look at it sometime in the future, but I make no promises.

I'm not terribly proud of my other two stories, to the extent that I even briefly removed one of them a few years ago, but I've decided to leave them up. The style, content, and story is very different from anything I'd write now, but it seems to me that trying to disown my past is rather quixotic. Read them if you like, but think of them as a snapshot in the past, rather than my writing present.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, I do know that Orson Scott Card is a homophobe. As a gay man myself, I think that the art is more important than the artist, and his books speak to me on a level that few else do. Also, considering that the Ender Series is all about trying to understand people different from you and about how everyone is valuable, I really think that his personal opinions are pretty irrelevant. But that's just my opinion.

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