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3 months ago

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE ANTI VAX MOVEMENT

Jim Murray · The anti mask/vaxx movement in the United States seems to be picking up in intensity. · In marketing we call this defensive spending, which means that when your brand is waning in popularity, you throw more shit at the wall to get people believing in it again. So we’re now seeing ...

7 months ago

Moments — My life is fine...

Graham🐝 Edwards ·   · “My life is fine… although I could use something interesting.” ·   ·   · I didn’t say this but heard it uttered as I was running stairs. Two people were walking up the stairs of the Wallace Street Bridge as I was resting at the bottom — it wasn’t my intension but I heard it j ...

1 year ago

Words have meanings

Royce Shook · It is interesting to me that we are shaped by the words we read and hear, the things we observe. Our mind takes all of these and stores them away and then builds our personalities and attitude toward life, love, and the world. · That’s why it’s so important to carefully select y ...

1 year ago

Where I am...

Graham🐝 Edwards · This is not meant to be a philosophical reflection or a confession of any sort but simply an observation on something relevant to anything you may want to accomplish. · “Where I was, where I am, and where I will be”Words that wandered into my head a couple of days ago almost as ...

1 year ago

Can life suddenly turn around?

Royce Shook · It's not as if one could be bored enough, feel frustrated enough, or complain enough that their life would suddenly turn around. It doesn't work that way. · Whatever anyone is they become more of, and anyone can change what they become by thinking new thoughts. · Happily, it is e ...

2 years ago

Hello darkness my old friend

Royce Shook · Travel enlightens you and awakens you to the differences there are among us. When you travel your · friends will call you "lucky". But as you are becoming aware of the bigger world around you and as you share your vision, you may hope that your friends will · move forward with th ...

3 years ago

Élan

CityVP Manjit · Élan is a word that Debasish introduced to me, which I kept seeing crop up in his brilliant series of poems, which I have often linked to the Poetics Hive.  It is a word that I think most people would be unfamiliar with despite its very rich meaning and sense definition and it is ...

3 years ago

Thoughts become things

Royce Shook · Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour. Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep ...

3 years ago

Political Correctness vs Free Speech

Royce Shook · I was thinking about the idea of free speech and the censorship, and political correctness after I heard a commentator and his guest on the radio complaining about how political correctness is limiting their right to free speech. The main point he and his guest were making is tha ...

3 years ago

Dog training – the basic commands

Royce Shook · One of my closest friends just got himself a new dog, and he is in the process of training the dog. I always wondered if the dog is being trained or the owner is being trained. However, · there are of course many reasons for owners to want a calm, obedient and faithful dog. For o ...

4 years ago

Creativity and Inventiveness

Royce Shook · As you strive to put thoughts to words and raise your pen to write · Remember it's not from the known, but the unknown, that creativity and inventiveness ignite · Turn away from the predictable, cliché, and reliable. · Brave the void where · the darkness is undeniable. · Trust th ...

4 years ago

Thoughts become you

Royce Shook · Changing what you have, · comes from changing who you are. · Change who you by · Changing what you think. · Watch your thoughts; they become words. · Watch your words; they become actions. · Watch your actions; they become habits. · Watch your habits they become character; · Watc ...

4 years ago

Your Word

Royce Shook · I am old fashioned, I · believe that you are only as good as your word. · Your word is one of the most powerful forces in the entire world. · Listen and speak your truth to others, by doing so you will find out what you really think… and use your truth to help others pave their w ...

4 years ago

Chasing Words

Royce Shook · I hear them in my head; words that whisper yet I cannot catch the details of the whisper over the background noises. The words are out of reach. Very frustrating. · Songwriters may hear the melody but not clear enough to write the chords. I listen late at night to the words buzzi ...

4 years ago

Lost in Amazon 5: How to NOT Look Like Crap

Paul "Pablo" Croubalian · I may owe some people an apology. It seems I scared a few of them with a comment I wrote on a Stephan Metral  buzz. · I wrote about the problems I was having getting an eBook to actually look like a book. I concluded the best way to go was to: · Create an ePub format of the eBook ...

4 years ago

What makes you feel alive?

Royce Shook · The above question was posted on one of the email lists I subscribe to and I thought one of the authors had a wonderful answer that struck a chord with me.  What struck me in reading her response is that it is the simple things in life that help her and me and perhaps you. We som ...

4 years ago

How to get a GREP. Not a typo. This is Real and Powerful

Paul "Pablo" Croubalian · Now that myTweetPack.com is pretty much done, (Or as done as any major software ever is) I'm turning my attention back to self-publishing.  · Specifically, I'm looking at Amazon publishing.  · After all, Amazon is responsible for 70% of all books sold. Not just online books . . . ...

4 years ago

We hold faith--revisted

Royce Shook · Changing a few words changes the meaning and direction and message we as writers want our readers to hear. Words have power and force that go beyond the writer. A few days ago, I wrote that we hold faith and I looked at death. Yet by changing and deleting a few words in the post ...

5 years ago

What makes you feel alive?

Royce Shook · Since death visited my house two weeks ago, I have been thinking about this question. I think it is the simple things in life that make you feel alive. I believe that we sometimes get caught up in the struggles of life, and the politics of despair, rather than the joys of life an ...

5 years ago

The wiser you get, the younger you appear

Royce Shook · Here are some words to the wise, thanks to Colleen for this · It is all in the interpretation: · I have had enough!!!! So sick of it, I'll never help anyone again…EVER!! Either I'm too kind-hearted, or I'm too stupid ... Whatever!  · Yesterday it was so cold, and my heart ran awa ...

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