Walks with Beauty

Charlie's thoughts and blog.


> On Nelson Mandela's passing

Posted by Charlie Finn at

Nelson Mandela’s recent passing invites a reflection on his legacy by way of comparison with Lincoln and King.

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> Walks with Beauty

Posted by Charlie Finn at

Hello out there. While my given name is Charlie Finn, I have other names including the title of this blog. Back on October 23, 1997 (dates are important to me) as I was driving up to DC from my home near Fincastle, Virginia, and listening to Dances with Wolves on tape, I got to wondering what new name would fit me? What name, in other words, could I imagine Native Americans or Great Spirit giving me? That’s when Walks with Beauty came to me, and it’s felt a part of my identity since.

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> On Charlie and my family

Posted by James Holland at

I first met Charlie about eight years ago. Reading his works and spending more time with him over the years one certainly comes to appreciate and value his gentle and inviting nature. But when I first met Charlie, I was so nervous. You see, at that point I didn't know who Charlie was, I had not yet heard his poems, I didn't know about five decades of love he sent trickling through humanity. Knowing those things might have put me over the top. But in the beginning it was simple: I liked a girl, and Charlie was her father.

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