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God's Man | I Do No Choose To Be

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It is my right to be uncommon—if I can. I seek opportunity—not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, “This I have done.” Dean Alfange

God's Man | National Novel Writers Month...

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Once again I am taking part in the most exciting and nerve racking competition ever devised NaNoWriMo.  This stands for the National Novel Writing Month Challenge that is organized by the Offices of Letters and Light.  Over the next 30 days I will, once again, attempt to write a 50,000 word novel.  I will also be consuming lots of coffee, Go Kureig, and miss lots of sleep.  This will be the 6th year that I participate and I am looking forward to it.  Last year was the first year that I have ever made it over the finish line, novel in hand.  The title of my novel was The FaithWalker and it was one of the most unpublisheable (sic) pieces I have ever read but I loved ever bit of it. 
This year, like the others, I am asking for donations towards the Offices of Letter's and Light and their Young Writers Program.  This program does creative writing projects encouraging kids and adults in classrooms, communities, and libraries around the world.  I would be grateful if you would join me in…