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Ronald Spessard

Total 10 Posts -- Goochland, VA

As for me . . .

As for me . . . What follows is quite possibly the most beautiful single paragraph ever written as it expresses the vision, the pathway, and the promise yet to be fulfilled.
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,

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Best Advice Ever Given

The philosophy in the following quote is the origin of the beliefs I repeat to myself each morning prior to beginning my day. Perhaps others may also find it useful and helpful.

"Build your character each day to become the person you truly want to be" - Napoleon Hill; 1883-1970

Never fail to deliver the best possible quality and quantity

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Johnny Came Marching Home

Sometime; just sometimes, when all the kids are grown, educated and you no longer, from desire or need, relentlessly pursue the means to have what you want, a liberating understanding of purpose illuminates your mind forever as you realize you now truly want what you have.

Purpose is a road weaving in and out of our lives, rarely traveled in

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Especially on this day of Thanksgiving
To all those who came before us
To all those with us now
To all those who will come after
We leave you the song that is our life; our ballad
To this poem, our Thanksgiving Day yet becomes another verse
Enjoy together

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The Last of the Summer Wine

Passed . . .
Another summer still tries to hold onto the light. On this day of the Autumnal Equinox, I am sitting by the fire pit, watching and feeling the exact, brief, mystic moment when night and day share equal time. I toast the moment and raise my glass to taste the last of the summer wine, a sweet Scuppernong with the

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