Category Archives: Philosophy of Life

These posts will be about life in general, and my philosophy on different issues. Occasionally there will be a call to action on various subjects.

#OctPoWriMo entry #6 — Tantalizing

Tantalizing Tantalizing temptations show a future that will never materialize A desirable object that will always be just out of reach Promising to quench your thirst, but leaving you forever parched Offering delicious fruits that can never be harvested Don’t … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #4 — Purple

Purple Where are the purple people? The red states and blue states united across party lines to do what is best for the nation as a whole? I know they are out there. Purple prose floods the internet, trading insults … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #3 — Sparkling

Sparkling She is a sprite, a glowing dot, daughter of a spark from the burgeoning fire. She dances just outside reality, watching her mother ignite the flames. She is learning her future job, seeing how to turn up the heat. … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #2 — The Void

The Void When we mess up writing a check, we scrawl “Void” across it, and it becomes uncashable. When we cannot come to agreement on a contract, we stamp it “Void”, and it becomes unenforceable. What about our other bad … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #1 — Time

Time Events float in space, distinct, independent, until we force a connection– an order—based on time. In doing so, we restrict our vision, seeing only events we define as Past. We think them gone, immutable, and deny ourselves views of … Continue reading

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Beyond Forgiveness

In “Finding Forgiveness” we discussed techniques to make it easier to forgive, and how forgiving others can benefit you. If we consider a world view that is different from most Western religions (but central to some Eastern religions), there is … Continue reading

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Finding Forgiveness

We are given many reasons to forgive those who have wronged us. Advocates may cite scripture, Karma, personal health, psychology, or family unity. Forgiveness is not easy — sometimes it can take a lifetime to be able to accomplish that … Continue reading

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A-Z exercise: Eat It!

This piece was the result of a challenge to write a short story of 26 sentences, starting with the letters of the alphabet, in order. It was fun. All the muffin needed to taste perfect was a swipe of butter. … Continue reading

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My First Rifle

for his fifth birthday, Davey got a Cricket rifle, single shot though it was loaded by mistake a single shot is all it takes the present was so gaily wrapped no sign how badly judgement snapped to make and sell … Continue reading

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My Next Big Thing

This exercise was suggested by April Taylor—her blog is at http://treasonsstratagemsspoils.blogspot.co.uk/ She passed the baton to five of us: Robert DeMers • http://www.robertgdemersbooks.com/blogs.html Alan Petersen • http://fictiveuniverse.com/ Harry “Hammer” Wigder • http://www.actionagainstviolence.com Betsy A. Riley • http://brws.com/wordpress James M. Copeland … Continue reading

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