Tag Archives: Dave Hood

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

Posted in Article, Poetry, The Urban Cyclist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poem: Meditation

Dave Hood The morning sunshine’s streaming into the bedroom. That’s my alarm clock to wake up, rise out of bed, begin my daily mediation. Though still fatigued from a restless sleep of worry, occasional nightmare, I’ll perform what’s become part … Continue reading

Posted in meditation | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Collage Essay, Segmented Essay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Collage 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

Posted in Collage Essay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article, Essay, On Happiness, On Well-Being, Segmented Essay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Essay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Essay: On Heroism

By Dave Hood Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn “The hero’s story is always a journey. A hero leaves … Continue reading

Posted in Essay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment