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Love Lockdown

  • December 29, 2017
Love Lockdown

December 2017

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Maybe

  • September 19, 2016
Maybe

When I was a child, I thought that when I grew up, that all my picture-perfect maps and plans of the future would come true. As of yet, very few of those plans I was certain and convinced would come true actually did. But what if things turned out differently? Maybe I would have been famous. Maybe I would have been successful. Maybe I would have chased dreams similar to those around me.

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Burk Uzzle Quote

  • June 29, 2016
Burk Uzzle Quote

"Photography is a love affair with life." —Burk Uzzle

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Dear Dad

  • June 19, 2016
Dear Dad

In Loving Memory Of Robert Conklin April 26, 1951 - January 28, 2016 Dear Dad, You taught me so much about life that I find myself thinking more and more each day about my future! You were my role model, I always thought if I wanted to be anyone I would love to be just like my dad. I can't think of one thing you really didn't do, as I'm sure there were some, but I didn't notice because you were the greatest in my eyes. We all say that, I'm sure, but you truly were. As I grow older, I try to put your words of advice into great use. I try to hold on to that part of you so that I can stay...

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Enigmatic

  • June 13, 2016
Enigmatic

In my life I am often misunderstood, and my writing, especially during the days of my youth was often difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious, fleeting, and wild. In a word, enigmatic.

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When Is It Time to Let Go

  • April 11, 2016
When Is It Time to Let Go

When I was young, I was certain that I was in love. It felt like love, and it is often the tender beginnings of what we assume will lead to a lifelong love and the feelings of which we wish would last forever. Those feelings of elation and hope and promise which one seeks to capture and hold in hopes that things will never change. I would have wrapped up those days of my youth in plastic if only to preserve the snapshots and memories in my mind, and perhaps to gaze upon that particular time whenever a certain unidentifiable smell brought be back to those memories.

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Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique For Modern Prose

  • July 20, 2015
Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique For Modern Prose

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy 2. Submissive to everything, open, listening 3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house 4. Be in love with yr life 5. Something that you feel will find its own form 6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind 7. Blow as deep as you want to blow 8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind 9. The unspeakable visions of the individual 10. No time for poetry but exactly what is 11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest 12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you 13. Remove literary, grammatical...

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Highly Influential Quotes From The Best Books

  • April 21, 2015
Highly Influential Quotes From The Best Books

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme...

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Joe Martino on Education

  • March 27, 2015
Joe Martino on Education

  Do we really need college and university degrees? Think about it. If we educated people more effectively and taught them more about themselves, wellness, basic life skills, their passions and how to think, could they not just learn what they love much faster? Have you ever noticed that when people get excited about something they learn it super fast? It's not much about the learning here as it is about the time wasted and the repetition of infective learning styles that are, deep down, more about business and creating debt than anything else. For the most part it seems to more so build...

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Somethings Wrong With Me

  • February 24, 2015
Somethings Wrong With Me

For years I was convinced that somethings wrong with me, simply because I have always been caring and nurturing, a quality often associated with femininity or male homosexuality.

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Poisoned By Fairy Tales

  • January 19, 2015
Poisoned By Fairy Tales

My father died in February of 2013. I was 33 years old. There are so many things still left unsaid. So many things I wanted to ask my father. And yet, with each passing year, it seems that there are more and more questions left unanswered. I decided a long time ago that I would not be having children of my own, for various reasons, despite the fact that I know I would be a fantastic parent. Perhaps it all goes back to my childhood and all the things that went wrong. I don't know for sure. One thing remains certain. As children, we are poisoned by fairy tales, and the concept...

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Blogger Spotlight: Tracey Lynn Tobin

  • January 12, 2015
Blogger Spotlight: Tracey Lynn Tobin

For several months, I've been asking my friend, Tracey Lynn Tobin to let me interview her. For those of you who aren't aware, Tracey is a gifted writer and blogger who claims to have an unhealthy obsession with zombies. Her book, Nowhere To Hide, went on sale on Amazon.com in October of 2014. She also has a fantastic blog, No Page Left Blank.

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Nelson Mandella Quote

  • December 23, 2014
Nelson Mandella Quote

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. ― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

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Keyframe

  • October 30, 2014
Keyframe

keyframe - noun. A moment that seemed innocuous at the time but ended up marking a diversion into a strange new era of your life—set in motion not by a series of jolting epiphanies but by tiny imperceptible differences between one ordinary day and the next, until entire years of your memory can be compressed into a handful of indelible images—which prevents you from rewinding the past, but allows you to move forward without endless buffering. There are moments in my life that I refer to as being magical. Little snapshots of memories forever embedded in my mind that I will never forget. ...

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26 Questions

  • August 26, 2014
26 Questions

These questions were first brought to my attention on Tracey Lynn Tobin's Blog, No Page Left Blank, in this post titled 26 Questions No One Should Answer. The original questions can be found here on Write Accountable. Here is another list of answered questions.

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