Litany Against Fear

Category : Books/Articles Posted by : hoop
Posted on January 2, 2010 | Viewed 117 times

Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

from Frank Herbert’s Dune novel… One of my most favorite novels of all time. I think however that it sounds better in this form:

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Hunger Strike - Temple of The Dog

Category : General Posted by : hoop
Posted on November 15, 2009 | Viewed 82 times

Hunger Strike by Temple of The Dog… a joint project by some of the members of Pearl Jam and Sound Garden during the early nineties produced this great song… yet another fine example of what happens when great artists collaborate.

Hunger Strike - Temple of The Dog

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The Raven

Category : General Posted by : hoop
Posted on November 2, 2009 | Viewed 96 times

Edgar Allan Poe's the Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping,
suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping,
rapping at my chamber door.
‘Tis some visitor,’ I muttered,
‘tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.’

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Charge of the Light Brigade

Category : General Posted by : hoop
Posted on September 30, 2009 | Viewed 87 times

Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns’ he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

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