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Michael Hickey is a local writer and poet who lives in Pelican Bay and Swampscott, Mass. His book, “Get Wisdom,” is published by Xlibris Div. of Random House Publishing, available at 1-888-795-4274 Ext. 822,, or your local bookstore.

Position History

  • Columnist - ETC
    06/22/2008 - current

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  • Words of Wisdom: The rise of Islam and the Qur’an Published 10/22/2009 at 9:23 p.m. 2 Comments

    Islam means, “total surrender to the will of Allah (God).” The Five Pillars Of Islam are: prayer five times a day; profession of faith; alms; fasting; and pilgrimage to Mecca once in a lifetime.

  • Words of Wisdom: Aesop was a fabled storyteller Published 10/15/2009 at 8:26 p.m.

    Much of the life of the renowned writer, Aesop, is shrouded in mystery. Aesop is said to have lived about 600 B.C., and legend has him being born on the Greek Island of Samos, according to Herodotus.

  • Words of Wisdom: Taoism is a way of life Published 10/01/2009 at 10:09 p.m.

    Taoism is a both a religion and a philosophy of life that stresses the essential unity of the universe, reversion, polarization (yin and yang), eternal cycles, leveling of all differences, relativity of all standards, divine wisdom and return of all ...

  • Words of Wisdom: Moses to Moses, there was none like Moses Published 09/24/2009 at 10:16 p.m.

    During the Dark Ages, under Barbarian rule, much of the Greek philosophical literature of Antiquity was lost to the western world. This included any comprehensive knowledge of the works of Aristotle within scholarly Judaism and Christianity.

  • Words of Wisdom: Dead Sea Scrolls supply important data Published 09/17/2009 at 10:11 p.m.

    The Dead Sea Scrolls, also called The Qumran Scrolls, were discovered by two Bedouin shepherd boys in a cave near the Qumran area in the northwestern region of the Dead Sea, in Palestine, in 1947.

  • Words of Wisdom: Early Jewish writings traced to Greece Published 09/10/2009 at 8:57 p.m.

    The word “Judaism” appears for the first time about 170 B.C., in the second book of Maccabees, written in Greek. We find it, for example, in chapter 2, verse 21. Its intended meaning was to contrast the Jewish religion with ...

  • Words of Wisdom: Discretion please Published 08/03/2008 at midnight

    Discretion is that virtue that allows one to deliberate well by separating, distinguishing, or discerning; then to ultimately make a good and responsible decision. In its etymology, the word came into our language in the Middle Ages and was derived ...

  • Words of Wisdom: Imagery in words Published 07/27/2008 at midnight

    Poetic imagery is a product of the human imagination. Images should be seen as tools that the poet employs to reveal or explain the meaning that is contained in any particular poem. Understanding the use of imagery in poetry will ...

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