Goodbye, Past



“Don’t let your past dictate who you are, but let it be a lesson that strengthens the person you will become” – Unknown

We all have a past. But at one point in our lives, we are all guilty of not being able to leave behind something that was bad in the past. Instead, we let it come with us to haunt us in the future. Whether it be a bad memory, or just something you’re not proud of. Whatever it is, we have all experienced problems leaving something in the past. And what do we do instead of leaving it all behind? We let it destroy us. We let it define who we are. We let it eat us alive. We then start to think of ways that we could have changed or prevented whatever it was from happening. We question ourselves on why it happened. What should we be doing instead? Leaving it behind in the past where it belongs. The…

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Of Religion And Society


The sheep gathered in the feild
Grazing the grass as always
When a goat walked by
The lamb was curious
He had heard about the Goat
But never seen him
Where are you going Mr. Goat?
Asked the lamb
I’m off to the Garden of Eden
The Goat replied
The Garden is only a legend Mr. Goat
Said the Lamb desperately
The Goat cackled with laughter
The animals sing the praises of the place
It is a place of infinite pleasures
I shall find it and make it my home
But Mr. Goat what if you don’t find it?
I will, as I’m determined to
I have faith in my senses
And loads of experience
Unlike the others I have read a lot about Eden
Would you like to join me?
The Goat asked with a smile
Just when the Lamb was about to reply,
His parents came hurriedly

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Friendship realness!


Today I want to discuss a very important part of all of our lives I’m sure; friendship. Friendship is what we rely on to get through the good times, the bad times, the confusing times, the emotional breakdown times and my personal favorite the  ” what the fuck is happening time”.

Sometimes things get so overwhelmingly good or bad you aren’t sure how long either time frame could potentially last for. But you always manage to get through it all with a little help from your friends, right? Sorry I couldn’t resist, it was just too easy to throw that famous little tag line in.

Anyway, back to friendship – I should start off  by saying I have been so blessed by the friendships I have had in my life. I truly have some of the best friends any person could ask for!

Friendships with people that call me on…

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Six tips to bring in more positive energy (:


There is an old saying that the definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over but expecting a different result. The only way to get a new result is to find a different way of doing things. Here are a few suggestions…

• Simplify your life by reducing the emotional challenges you create and face in your relationships. If you really want to change things between the two of you, work at finding a way to reduce your resentments. Bottom line is you want your partner to have your back.

• Whether your day will be a good one or not is a choice we make before getting out of bed. So, first thing in the morning, make the decision to have a good day. If things start to go south, remember that tomorrow is another opportunity.

• If you feel that your family is dysfunctional, first…

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10 reasons why you should DRESS TO IMPRESS everyday!


1.It Makes a Good Impression :

Making a good impression is always important, and it’s one of the best reasons why to dress well too. When you #look good, people notice. If you meet someone in sweatpants, they will just assume you were too lazy to get dressed up. But if you meet someone in an outfit that expresses who you are, they will notice the effort you put into making yourself presentable. will give you confidence :

Nothing feels better than walking down the street in an outfit that makes you feel awesome. A simple/chic outfit might be just the confidence boost you need to take on the day. And when you feel awesome in an outfit, a sidewalk feels more like a catwalk.

3. Getting Compliments on Your Outfit Feels Awesome :

Going along with a confidence boost, nothing gives you that satisfactory feeling like being complimented…

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The Introvert’s Guide To Protesting

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These guys probably wouldn't be needed at an introverts protest. (image via wikimedia) These guys probably wouldn’t be needed at an introverts protest. (image via wikimedia)

There might be some protesting today or tonight or tomorrow.  I don’t know if that’s true, but that’s what I hear.  I’m not a fan of protests. I mean, I don’t like social injustice, but I don’t like loud people either, and protesters are often loud, so I usually stay away from protests, even if I agree with the protesters.

Protesters might say that I’m part of the problem since I’m not taking action, but I’d say that they’re part of the problem because most of the time their protests make things worse.  Maybe both of us are right and wrong at the same time.

Since I’m a quiet guy, the only protest I’d join would be a silent, moving protest.  I could go along with that.  I could battle social injustice if my surroundings were calm and…

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What Makes a Bad Word a Bad Word?

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I'm usually a polite guy, but sometimes certain inappropriate words must be said (image via wikimedia) I’m usually a polite guy, but sometimes an  inappropriate word must be uttered. (image via wikimedia)

I yelled out “Sh*t!” in the grocery store today.  It was a little out of character for me.  I rarely use profanity or bad language when I’m out in public.

In this case, I might have been justified. I was reaching for one of those metal handles in the refrigerated section, and I got zapped so hard I could hear the “ZZzzzpppp!”  I yelped out my profanity and danced around swinging my hand when I noticed a family with a bunch of kids watching me.  I’m not sure if they found my profanity or my dancing (or maybe both) curious, so I moved on, embarrassed.

Maybe I shouldn’t have felt bad.  “Sh*t!” is just a word.  I mean, it’s one of those words that I was taught not to say as a kid, but it’s still…

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Was Edgar Allen Poe Really That Weird?

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Every time I take a selfie, I end up looking like Edgar Allen Poe.  It hurts my feelings.  After close to 50 years of posing in a mirror, I still can’t get my facial expressions right.  Maybe it’s my fault for trying to take a selfie in the first place.  I’m too old for that, I know, but I’d feel better if I didn’t look like Edgar Allen Poe. I mean, yeah, he was a prolific author.  He arguably created the detective story genre.  People still read his stories/poems 150 years after his death.  But people think he’s weird.

If I look like somebody famous when I take a selfie, I don’t think I want it to be somebody who’s that weird.  But maybe I’m wrong.   Was Edgar Allen Poe really that weird, or is his weirdness exaggerated?

First of all, some people think Poe is weird because…

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