Who Am I?
I stand before this earthly realm
and ask the citizens who control the helm...
Who am I? Am I one who plays it safe?
Who takes advantage and forsakes?
Am I a salesman for profit?
Am I a free man seeking equality?
Am I an aspiring statesman seeking election?
I ask you...my brothers and sisters American.
When I write, do you think I’m indifferent?
Do you feel my cause is irreverent?
I do not mean to be angry and intolerant,
though, I do grow tired
of complacent inhabitants.
At times I find life to be magnificent,
other times it all seems irrelevant.
Often I dwell in my home
as if it were some form of imprisonment.
I can relate my spoken intent
to an attitude with a limited vocabulary,
though, I write to enhance the imaginary.
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A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
- Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.
- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
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