17 Letters for Stoneman Douglas

After the horrific events at Stoneman Douglas I began a letter writing campaign. Each day for seventeen days I would write my congressmen about a victim from the school demanding preventative action. I tried to write each day, imagining the pain of losing students or family members. Instead, I learned something personal about Miguel, Joaquin, Cara, Carmen, Aaron, Alaina, Nicholas, Alyssa, Alex, Gina, Jaime, Scott, Peter, Chris, Luke, Meadow and Helena. Whether it was Meadow’s ambition to attend Lynn University in the fall or Helena saving her friend’s life by telling her to get a book and protect herself, these fourteen students and three teachers will always be remembered. We owe it to them and their sacrifice to not forget.

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Famous Quotes Re-imagined with Love: Part 2

A few years ago I wrote a post about famous quotes re imagined with one or two letters changed. The purpose was to convey a meaning of love where there was not necessarily one before.  I decided to continue this in in what I’m calling Part 2. Enjoy.


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I came, I saw, I loved.”
– Gaius Julius Caesar


Love is what happens when language fails.”

–  Margaret Atwood


Only love has seen the end of war.”

― Plato


The supreme art of love is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War


Never think that love, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

― Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Reference


In times of war, the love falls silent.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero


and when all love has ended, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”

― Ruskin Bond, Scenes from a Writer’s Life


To me, love is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thin, incessantly: ‘Get it done, get it done.’ So you work harder. You get the job done. The boss, however, does not thank you. He asks for more.”

― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


Every man should lose love in his youth, so he does not lose love when he is old.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows


Was there ever a love where only one side bled?

― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings