Just Because

  Know yourself, find yourself, love yourself. Learn to really listen finding inspiration within each exchange, it’s worth it, you’ll be amazed at how much knowledge you gain,and how much clearer your understanding becomes. Learn to trust you instincts, letting them guide your path through life. Learn how important your place is within the unity of existence. Embrace life to the fullest, holding tight to the precious gifts found in each and every moment. And finally, allow yourself the time to truly live.


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Learning From What Was

I strive to learn, to listen, to feel, to see,
Hear the whispered magic in the winds,
Feel the love enraptured my very core,

To embrace the gentle murmur of the tree filled the forest,
Ever holding in your heart their cool shade they provide,
Behold the colors of rainbow in the beacon of flowers,

Hear the chattering of the butterflies flitting about them in peace.
Contrasted by the boisterous scolding squirrels in their ever running work.
Hear the magical whispers of the earth mother drifting across this world,

The heavenly sigh of the dusty dry ground as the first rain drops fall,
Feel the joy in the clouds as they drift across creation,
Laugh with the noisy cries of baby bird as its mother comes home,

Take pleasure in the chance meeting of a new friend,
Share the pain of the losing the wisest of old ones now gone,
Let this world excite you, stir your soul with new-found awareness,

The startling cascading rumble of windblown stones rattling on the roof,
Heart stopping strike of lighting and thunder in an otherwise clear sky,
The unintentional slip down a muddy bank into the cold clear waters below,

Cuddle in the rapture at the howling of the wolves on the mountaintop,
Cry out in the passion invoked by the sunset’s last gleams,
With your abundance of patience, for all things living or not,

This is the only true secret, and with this I find success cannot fail,
Forever embracing the simple offers of life, embracing each instant of time,
Holding sacred all now surrounding me, while letting not one moment be lost,
For this journey is made only from my single steps combined,

-Steve ‘Easy’ Whitacre September 13th, 2007

The List

The United States

American Indian nations (1776 onward, only pausing for a limited time, after the Great American Indian Genocide of 1803,
Louisiana ‘Purchase’; 1844,
Indians banned from east of the Mississippi, or more accurately “the resumption of the Indian Wars’ 1861 onward,
California genocide of 1890,
Mexico (1836-1846; 1913; 1914-1918; 1923)
Nicaragua (1856-1857; 1894; 1896; 1898; 1899; 1907; 1910; 1912-1933; 1981-1990),
Years American forces used against Americans have been (1861-1865, Civil War; 1892; 1894; 1898; 1899-1901; 1901; 1914; 1915; 1920-1921; 1932; 1943; 1967; 1968; 1970; 1973; 1992; 2001),
Argentina (1890),
Chile (1891; 1973), (7) Haiti (1891; 1914-1934; 1994; 2004-2005),
Hawaii (1893-),
China (1895-1895; 1898-1900; 1911-1941; 1922-1927; 1927-1934; 1948-1949; 1951-1953; 1958),
Korea (1894-1896; 1904-1905; 1951-1953),
Panama (1895; 1901-1914; 1908; 1912; 1918-1920; 1925; 1958; 1964; 1989-), Philippines (1898-1910; 1948-1954; 1989; 2002-),
Cuba (1898-1902; 1906-1909; 1912; 1917-1933; 1961; 1962),
Puerto Rico (1898-; 1950; );Guam (1898-),
Samoa (1899-),
Honduras (1903; 1907; 1911; 1912; 1919; 1924-1925; 1983-1989),
Dominican Republic (1903-1904; 1914; 1916-1924; 1965-1966),
Germany (1917-1918; 1941-1945; 1948; 1961),
Russia (1918-1922),
Yugoslavia (1919; 1946; 1992-1994; 1999),
Guatemala (1920; 1954; 1966-1967),
Turkey (1922),
El Salvador (1932; 1981-1992),
Italy (1941-1945);
Morocco (1941-1945),
France (1941-1945),
Algeria (1941-1945),
Tunisia (1941-1945),
Libya (1941-1945; 1981; 1986; 1989; 2011),
Egypt (1941-1945; 1956; 1967; 1973; 2013),
India (1941-1945),
Burma (1941-1945),
Micronesia (1941-1945),
Papua New Guinea (1941-1945),
Vanuatu (1941-1945),
Austria (1941-1945),
Hungary (1941-1945),
Japan (1941-1945),
Iran (1946; 1953; 1980; 1984; 1987-1988; ),
Uruguay (1947),
Greece (1947-1949),
Vietnam (1954; 1960-1975),
Lebanon (1958; 1982-1984),
Iraq (1958; 1963; 1990-1991; 1990-2003; 1998; 2003-2011),
Laos (1962-1975; 1976-1980
Indonesia (1965),
Cambodia (1969-1975; 1976-980
Oman (1970),
Laos (1971-1973),
Angola (1976-1992),
Grenada (1983-1984),
Bolivia (1986; ),
Virgin Islands (1989),
Liberia (1990; 1997; 2003),
Saudi Arabia (1990-1991),
Kuwait (1991),
Somalia (1992-1994; 2006),
Bosnia (1993-),
Zaire (Congo) (1996-1997),
Albania (1997),
Sudan (1998),
Afghanistan (1998; 2001-),
Yemen (2000; 2002-),
Macedonia (2001),
Colombia (2002-to present(2015)),
Pakistan (2005-),
Syria (2008; 2011-),
Uganda (2011),
Mali (2013),
Niger (2013).
Sudan (2014-present(2015)

If it happens that you have read all the way down through this list, then you should be thinking right now… Now of course I could go on listing the rest of humanity’s bloody history, but alas the resources of this site are limited and I’ve preferred to dedicate it to Art, Poetry, Inspiration, and Writing.



Old he was, even throughout his beginnings,
Never ever giving himself the time to be a child,
His meaning and drive to fill whats need he found,
Only to fill the needs, Only to service, giving his all,
A depth of wisdom startling in its expansiveness scope,
And this he was, born to be, made to be, meant to always be,
And we can know, this he was…

Grandfather, on these recent few days I felt your gentle arm upon my shoulder once more, heard your words whispered quietly in my ear. You filled me with joys once again as you guided my pen and brush. Happiness within my as I felt yours. I can see you yet, sitting on the knee of the One, his arm resting gently across your own shoulders. It is His loving words whispering his thanks for your work well done.
I thank you grandfather, for you guidance, your sharing, your service to the people, and above all, I thank you grandfather for your unending love,


Wise elder nearing the end


Here’s a challenge as such,

A progression of images, the beginning named as conceived. having reached, maturity, the inevitable decline, nearing the end, and finally having ended. I’m really interested in reading what meaningful writings these may bring out from all of you Set yourselves free, allow your feeling to flow though your pens, and share the core of yourselves that special part our you to help bring enlightenment and inspiration to the rest of us. Come on now, put a little effort in it, took my 2 and 1/2 days to do the images.




easy     WiseElder Decline

Wise Elde Ended

Wisdom Complete

Images shared of wisdom’s glowing,
How can we not see, not know for truths,
Age old knowledge filling this life grown soul,
Calming breezes floating across landscape a mores,
Reach out, take a hand, continue this path together one,
This age long journey of primordial majestic joys,
We can and will, complete at long last time.
Contemplation of spirit’s contentment,
No finer can there to us be found,
Complete at last in silence ere,
Finest of knowledge reached,
I now know…