Category Archives: Personal Essay

Personal Essay: The Pursuit of Lifelong Learning

By Dave Hood “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”—Dr.Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Unfortunately, many people stop learning once they graduate from … Continue reading

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Breaking the Routine

By Dave Hood Life is filled with routine. I live in Toronto, a cosmopolitan city of a few million people. It is the most multicultural city in the world. People come from all over the world to live here. The … Continue reading

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Personal Essay: The Art of Taking Still Life Photographs

Thursday, January-09-14 Dave Hood Still life is one of the popular genres of photography, and involves taking pictures of “inanimate objects,” including vegetables, toys, knick knacks, vintage things, like a pin-up calendar from the 50s. The photographer can take images … Continue reading

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Making S.M.A.R.T New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, December-31-13 By Dave Hood “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln In the winter of 1977, when I was eighteen years old, I decided to take up … Continue reading

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Theme Essay: To Error is Failure

Tuesday, December-03-13 By Dave Hood “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”—Pablo Picasso “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”—Albert Einstein “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” —Salvador Dali Many … Continue reading

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Segmented Essay: On Love

By Dave Hood What is love? According to Webster’s dictionary, love has several definitions: First, love is a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties, such as maternal love for a child. Love can also be … Continue reading

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Essay: On Sex

By Dave Hood What is sex? Sex means different things to different people. Hunter Thompson said, “Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.” Mae West said, “Sex is an emotion in motion.” Woody Allen said, “Sex is … Continue reading

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