Tag Archives: Creative Nonfiction

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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On Tattoos: Getting Inked

By Dave Hood Web MD, a popular medical website, estimates that 25% of Americans wear tattoos, but the fascinating statistic is that 50% of these people will have their tattoos removed in the future. Traditionally, the tattoo is associated with … Continue reading

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The Importance of Work

March 5, 2014 By Dave Hood “Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a … 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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Photo Essay: The Winter Hat

By Dave Hood “I have a hat. It’s graceful and feminine and gives me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying … Continue reading

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Memoir Essay: On Savoring the Moment

By Dave Hood “Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.”—George Herbert Several years ago, I went through one hell of a time. During that time, I learned a great deal about how to … Continue reading

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