Author Archives: Michael Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.

Happiness & Beauty, does being pretty make you happier?

Happiness & Beauty, does being pretty make you happier? Beauty is power, a smile it’s sword ~ John Ray Well my friends according to a study done by the University of Texas and printed in USA Today apparently it does.  … Continue reading

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Are you living or existing?

Are you living or existing? At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~ Lao Tzu We focus here at the Ministry of Happiness on how to … Continue reading

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Friday Smiles & Happiness

Friday Smiles & Happiness The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. ~ Ashley Montagu   A light post for a Friday with some images to … Continue reading

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Secrets to Happiness

Secrets to Happiness Found this on a quick web search, a quick bit of wisdom to help you have a happier day leading to a happier life ~ Rev Kane Secrets to Happiness Live beneath your means and within your … Continue reading

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Happiness Moments: Havasu Falls

Happiness Moments: Havasu Falls So a new little writing experiment for the blog. I’ve been wanting to find a way to do some free writing as practice. And I’ve been wanting to capture the moments in my life that have … Continue reading

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My COVID Times Diary: The triple-triple

My COVID Times Diary: The triple-triple No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec This will be a short post tonight, it’s a horribly sad post.  Almost ten months into the pandemic, even with vaccines being … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Obligation

Responsibility and Obligation To be a human being is to be in a state of tension between your appetites and your dreams, and the social realities around you and your obligations to your fellow man.       ~ John Updike I … Continue reading

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The Need and Beauty of Quiet and Silence

But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.
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Happiness is Poetry: Doug Draime

Happiness is Poetry: Doug Draime               I love Doug Draime’s work, the writing is good but the attitude is better, and even more than that is the honesty that comes through. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Happiness Resources: Being Happy with Yourself

Happiness Resources: Being Happy with Yourself Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful. ~ Zoe Kravitz The first and most important thing in being happy is to be happy and accepting … Continue reading

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