Author Archives: Dave Hood

About Dave Hood

Lover of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Professional photographer and writer. Without the arts, life would be rather mundane, like a walk down the same old path on a dull day.

On Grief

By Dave Hood The loneliness without you is beyond belief I can’t come to terms with this feeling called grief ~Paul Brown Loss evokes grief. And grief expresses itself as mental pain and suffering, sorrow, depression, mental anguish. The most powerful … Continue reading

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Poem: Silence

Dave H Often a deafening scream for those tormented by loneliness. A painful reminder for those who’ve experienced the loss of a loved one who’s departed unexpectedly, where there’s “no goodbye,” no “I will see you later.” Who now must endure … Continue reading

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Jogging through the Woods

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On Kindness

Dave H “No one has ever become poor by giving,” Anne Frank wrote. Yet, when I read the history books or gaze at the outer world, I notice an utter lack of kindness in humanity. There is a lack of generosity … Continue reading

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Personal Essay: On Self

By Dave Hood What is “self?” For most people, self means personal identity. Self answers the question: Who am I? Self is also part of the psyche or mind. It is a collection of experiences and memories, thoughts and emotions, … Continue reading

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On Happiness

What is happiness? It is a feeling of contentment or satisfaction. I am not referring to fleeting enjoyable moments or short experiences of pleasure, but an enduring sense of contentment and satisfaction with one’s life. This desire to feel happy is what motivates most people. To be happy is the meaning and purpose of human existence. Most people, don’t say to themselves, ” I am going to do this or that or some other thing so I can be happy.” Instead, the pursuit of happiness is carried out indirectly in one’s quest for pleasure or satisfying experiences. Continue reading

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Essay: On Compassion

Dave Hood “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi We live in a world lacking in compassion. The sad reality of humanity is that the vast majority … Continue reading

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