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Prose Poem: The Urban Cyclist

Dave Hood It’s a sweltering summer day in the city. You’ve decided to embrace cycling, make it part of your exercise regimen. So you’re attired in a blue helmet, dark sunglasses, yellow jersey, black shorts, light-weight cycling shoes, ready to … Continue reading

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Collage 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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Article: 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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Short Essay: The Pain of Waiting

Dave Hood “We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.” ―Voltaire Waiting is about expecting something to happen. Waiting can be like someone we dislike who challenges our patience and threatens our peace of mind. Sometimes one … 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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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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Poem: Compassion

“Compassion is the basis of morality.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer By Dave Hood Witnessing the suffering of another. Perhaps a homeless man standing, on the street, shaking in the cold, requesting pocket change for a warm cup of coffee. Or a … Continue reading

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