Category Archives: Segmented Essay

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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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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Segmented Essay: What Is Normal?

Friday, December-13-13 By Dave Hood “To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful.” ― Carl Jung “When your ideas shatter established though, expect blowback.”—Tim Fargo What is normal? Webster’s dictionary suggests that normal means to conform to a … 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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The Segmented Essay: The Photograph

By Dave Hood What is a photograph? It is a representation of reality, and expression of the creative impulse, an abstraction of an object or thing, an illusion of sensory details, a manipulation of pixels into art. *** The photograph … Continue reading

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Collage Essay: On History

By Dave Hood What is history? History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, misfortunes of mankind.—Edward Gibbons. *** History is who we are and why we are the way we are.—David McCullough *** History is the analysis … Continue reading

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