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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 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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Living the Creative Life: Cultivating Creativity

By Dave Hood Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. … 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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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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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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