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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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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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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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What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

  • September 6, 2014
What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

Press 3 For More Options, And Other Random Thoughts

  • September 4, 2014
Press 3 For More Options, And Other Random Thoughts

Ode to the random thoughts notebook; what it taught me about life, writing, and everything in between.

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Old-School Advice That Still Remains Relevant

  • August 16, 2014
Old-School Advice That Still Remains Relevant

Daily, men and women do a score of things that they know to be hurtful and insane, because they fear to be accounted "peculiar," and "not quite respectable;" and so it comes about that "the keeping up of appearances," as it is called, the incessant striving to be popular at all costs, engenders endless hypocrisies and falsehoods, and makes knaves and cowards. - The Blight of Respectability [Geoffrey Mortimer, 1897]

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What Writing Has Taught Me About Life

  • July 10, 2014
What Writing Has Taught Me About Life

I have learned a lot in my life, but perhaps the greatest lessons in life, I have learned from writing. This is what writing has taught me about life.

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My Writing Process: A Blog Tour

  • May 16, 2014
My Writing Process: A Blog Tour

I am taking part in The Writing Process Blog Tour which is a fun way to introduce you to writers from far afield. Each author will offer brief insights into their writing processes and, in turn, they will introduce you to three more authors. I was invited by Tracey Lynn Tobin. Be sure to check out her blog for some amazing writing!

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Lost In The Pages

  • April 14, 2014
Lost In The Pages

Sometimes I feel as if I am lost in the pages of a book about my own life, filled with the jaded ramblings of a madman. The world not as it seems as arcane symbolism seeks the truth of higher meaning.

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How I Write

  • April 11, 2014
How I Write

I have already written quotes about why I write, what inspires me to write as well as suggestions and prompts, and I have even given advice to aspiring writers everywhere. This is how I write.

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Values We Are Taught As Children Are Somehow Lost In Life

  • February 27, 2010
Values We Are Taught As Children Are Somehow Lost In Life

I overheard a mother teaching her child the value and importance of sharing. She said, "sharing is caring", which brought a smile to my face as I was taught the value of sharing as a child, and it has become a kind of inside joke between myself and Angie. I realized that as children we are taught values that are paramount to our psychosocial development, but for whatever reason, we shed all of these important values as we progress into adulthood. When we are children, we are taught the value of sharing. We are taught to share our toys, for example. When we become adults, we stop sharing;...

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WritePro

  • May 8, 1989
WritePro

May 8, 1989 their, Hey, they're, Udo!-- there, WE HAVE RETURNED from our whirlwind tour of the West, and we will have a message for The American People as soon as we shake the dust from our Gucci luggage. The first recipients of this vital message will be, of course, the principal residents of Stamford, New York, who can be depended upon to post it on the IGA bulletin board, and forward a copy to Palenville. (Saw several IGA's around the West, all flourishing. If the manager of your local store wants to do the go-west-young-man thing, he should be able to find a challenging position...

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