Words can be powerful. Anyone with a passion for the pen understands that weaving words together into thoughts that might, just might, stand a chance of making a positive inroad somewhere is no light work.

But the words themselves? Just words.

By the nature of the medium, blogging routinely entrusts words to serve as our burros; each charged with the task of delivering some measure of good…this little light of mine… If you know the childrens song at all, you know what comes next. The call to do good, meeting with the literal event of making it so. And sometimes, if we’re very lucky, the meeting leaves us without any more words. In those moments I think we’re closest to everything that really matters.

So enough with the words. I close out this year of the blogging experiment by sharing images worth so much more than a thousand words each.

Without being hokey, I am blessed to be able to honestly wish you and Yours all the very best for what is about to unfold around all of us in 2014.

Shine on, fellow hiker, shine on.



This Little Light Of Mine by Kate Jasmine

This Little Light Of Mine by Kate Jasmine




Malala Yousafzai




Miles Scott

Photo credit: photogism via flickr (CC BY 2.0)




Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Connecticut




Marriage Equality



section 5 keep it alive




nelson mandela

nelson mandela




Banner Coastal Redwood Forest by Eric E Photography is used with permission.

Visit Eric and see his other work at: http://www.ericephoto.com or http://ericephoto.wordpress.com/

PowerOfWords: http://thinkbigproject.blogspot.com/2011/07/power-of-words.html; ap_newtown_sandy_hook_school_Sign_balloons_thg_121215_wg} http://abcnews.go.com/meta/search/imageDetail?format=plain&source=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2Fimages%2FUS%2Fap_newtown_sandy_hook_school_Sign_balloons_thg_121215; newborn_photographer_2 captured by carrie: http://capturedbycarrie.com/blog/2009/02/02/little-ron-san-diego-newborn-photographer/

newborn_photographer_2 captured by carrie

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About dan4kent

Born and raised in the Midwest, Dan lives in the Chicagoland area. With a grown son from a previous marriage, he has since built a committed relationship of 33 years with his partner Rick, the Love of his Life. Having written his whole life, he blogged for years because he has to write…he can’t help it. Know the feeling? There’s ‘good‘ to be found in all of it. “If all I do is leave someone (or something) better than I found them, then I’ve done my part. Thanks for letting me grace your screen, if only for a little while.”
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16 Responses to WORDS 1

  1. Dan,
    I just stopped by to check in and say, “Hi!”

    I’ve missed hanging out with you.

    (((Hugs))) & ❤ ❤ ❤

    Your words have helped to light my path so much over the past couple of years. Thank you.

    May 2014 see all our words shine the lights of hope for all our fellow travelers.


  2. yearstricken says:

    I have enjoyed this year of reading your blog. Happy 2014!

    • dan4kent says:

      Thank you and likewise you. Why do I resonate with goofy and irreverent? Oh that’s right – ‘cus I am too. Be well. Catch you later. Dan fom Snowy Chicago.

  3. wisejourney says:

    I wish you and yours the very best Dan as you journey through 2014…here’s to it !


  4. purplemary54 says:

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, that was a lot of words. 🙂 Thanks for all you’ve shared and given to us. I hope we can all keep adding to the blogosphere in the new year.

  5. ntexas99 says:

    best wishes in the New Year!

    • dan4kent says:

      I’ve said the same thing about you on several occasions when I’ve read what you’ve put of your heart out there on the page. Thank you. Dan

      • jmgoyder says:

        I haven’t been keeping up with other people’s blogs for some time so it is great to get back to it and I thank you belatedly for your comments Dan. Happy New Year – Jxxx

      • dan4kent says:

        JM! I know the feeling. No worries. Thank you and Happy New Year to you and Yours from here in snowdrifts (ha!). Be well. Dan

  6. Happy 2014 to you as well!

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