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Reality is Tough, But…

Movies. Television shows. Video games. There is plenty for us to watch. And in watching, we are able to escape from the reality of our lives. Let’s face it. Reality, at times, is rough. There are health concerns, economic challenges and relationship issues to deal with. Sometimes we feel we have had all we can take.

Accordingly, we seek, wittingly or unwittingly, to immerse ourselves in experiences outside of our reality. We call this delving into a fantasy world, “escapism.” When we go to the movies, play a video game, enter into a virtual world or watch television we have the opportunity to take a vacation from our reality.

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To Be and Be Gone; a Poem

All that’s asked of me is to be and be gone. That’s my song. Come in, go out. Why scream. Why shout. Rhetorical not quizzical. I’m not fooled.


Selfish Fear, Wisdom Dear; a Poem

I look high into the Sky. Darkness. I look deep into the sea. Darkness. I think of me instead of we. Darkness. I want something at your expense.


Time’s Not Done, 10 to 1; a Poem

10 to 1 and the time's not done And we reflect on human foolishness Is there any other kind? Can animals be foolish? I wish. We could use the company. The thing is


Take Ownership of Your Health

Some folks give almost all their attention to their business pursuits. Some people spend lots of time looking after their cars. They want to make sure their vehicles


Tome control de su salud

Algunas personas le dan casi toda su atención a sus actividades empresariales. Hay quienes pasan mucho tiempo cuidando de sus coches. Quieren asegurarse de que sus vehículos estén


Sales and Faith

Sales is a faith based activity. That is right. You have to have faith in yourself. If you do not believe in yourself, how will you ever believe


R.I.P. David G. Town: Unheralded Yet Compelling Scribe Passes in Coatepec

David G. Town, born in Michigan, USA in 1945, has died in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. News of his passing arrived via email on Cinco de Mayo. Mr. Town


Sí pero no (Yes but no)

I find the intersection of culture and language fascinating. Some of us learn new languages simply because we have a passion for them. Then there are those of


Impactful Quotes from Gungahababa, a Tale

At various times and at various places, Gungahababa said: “In the celestial forest, among the flowers and the trees, runs a stream called life, populated by the birds and

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