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Claiming Magnificence

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure . . . It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
— Marianne Williamson

A quote by Soren Kierkegaard on Purpose and Potential —
“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating as possibility!”
― Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

As I start 2018, with no job, plodding through group therapy, and a troubled outlook with life, from the bottom looking up, I catch a glimmer of potential and possibilities. Who knows what this year can bring, but I hopefully shall meet it with an ardent spirit.

Only in God’s grace.


Obama wouldn’t like what he’d find in N.D.

Kevin Tengesdal, Bismarck, letter: Obama wouldn’t like what he’d find in N.D.

By Kevin Tengesdal on Nov 10, 2013 at 1:48 a.m.

BISMARCK — Recently, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., issued a press release inviting President Barack Obama to make his first presidential visit to North Dakota.

As a North Dakota resident, I’d like to write a similar letter to our president.

Dear Mr. President,

There is a place in America where your vision of equality, diversity and fairness is not a fully realized reality. It’s a place where ultra-conservatives within a supermajority rule nearly every day, and where their intransigent opinions proclaim “not welcome” instead of “you matter.” Continue reading Obama wouldn’t like what he’d find in N.D.