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Gone Too Soon

Premature postponement Of a productive existence Wistful souls Waiting, wanting, wishing *** Old vitality and vigor, vanished Vexed by vintage memories Undoing unfairly unraveling at Unprecedented pace *** Darkness, doom and despair Dangling around in the air Night is closing in Life’s new phase begins *** ©yourdailyescape.blog

Inconspicuous CPA

Balancing accounts at the end of each day the applied dual concept haunted my nights *** Consistency principles ignored exacerbated the need for diversification at times, diverging assets to overseas entities that were kept under wraps *** Unapplied matching concepts, to account for the gaps of missed calls and mysterious outings, led to full argument… Continue Reading →

Start With Why (S. Sinek)

“Asking the wrong questions leads to gathering the wrong answers.” The author opens the book with a strong contrast between Samuel Piedepoint Langley vs. the Wright brothers. How did the Wright brothers succeed in creating an airplane without as much money or a talented team of experts? The answer is simpler than you would expect…. Continue Reading →

The Pale Man

A poisoned feast Awaited in every bite Devouring my insides Unable to satisfy My hunger for love *** Golden fruits turned Into venomous snakes The taste of your sweet words Opaqued by the shadow Of your intent *** ©yourdailyescape.blog

Dreaming Again

Quiet defiance appeared in place Of woven Elaborate tales *** Your bravest endeavor Being boldly authentic Consistently transparent Innocently curious *** You shone a light On my blind spots I felt human again After an eternity of solitude *** A new adventure ignited By uncharted experiences And renewed hope Of wonder and joy ©yourdailyescape.blog

Highway to Hell

Unseen, unloved, drown out Walking a fine line Life and death reduced To meaningless tags *** Darkness inviting With a warm embrace Dimming the light Muffling the pain *** The suddenly stale Taste of reality A pit in the stomach Starved of connection *** Serial meaningless exchanges Through roads paved with hate From vehicles crossing… Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

This is a very heartwarming movie that shook me to the core. The story was inspired by the real life friendship between Mr. Rogers and Tom Junod. I like the way in which Mr. Rogers story (played by Tom Hanks) is told through the experiences of his friend Lloyd Vogel (played by Matthew Rhys inspired… Continue Reading →

Pandemic

Humble beginnings Imperceptible tremors Slowly shaping Shifting *** First it captured their sight Then it took over their hands They sat for longer Unable to stand *** Mutated strains adapted Found in small pockets Over time Taking over the mind *** Disconnection from reality Inability to recognize loved ones Overflowing anxiety, panic attacks Low self-esteem,… Continue Reading →

Nudge- The Final Edition (Sunstein and Thaler)

This book is a must have for Product Owners and anyone involved in the business of designing the user experience. Nudge places a big emphasis in what the authors have dubbed ‘Choice Architecture’. The book describes in great detail how the human brain works, making irrational choice the norm and mistakes predictable. Although sheepherding people… Continue Reading →

Gallant Knight

You showed up at my door step Singing sweet songs about love Making charming appearances, Intentionally departing after dawn *** Confidently distant Consistently inconsistent Mostly unavailable Almost unattainable Displaying your merits Through honorable labors *** Coming and going in cycles Like the moon rising at night Your temper seemed secure Like that of a gallant… Continue Reading →

How Would You Know?

Love prepares homemade meals Without you having to ask Love works around your quirks Even making bad days feel alright *** Love feels easy and safe Because someone is stretching Beyond their known universe To accept you the way you are *** Love asks, have you eaten? What’s going on in your life? And listens… Continue Reading →

Going Out of Business

I am proud to announce That despite trying really hard To keep on competing This business is falling apart *** It comes a point in everyone’s journey To stop playing pretend Start valuing your time And decisively put an end *** When all the hard work only yields Lots of broken pieces to repair One… Continue Reading →

Not Much Longer

Each minute that we spend apart Feels like an eternity For my smitten heart *** I long for looking Deep into your eyes For feeling your skin Pressed against mine *** Why does time deceit Lovers Making our time together Feel delightful but so brief

House of Gucci (2021)

I thought that all characters were very well casted. The chemistry between the actors makes them seem as if they are truly related, although I am still a little confused as to why Ridley Scott (the director) wanted all of the them to fake an Italian accent. Al Pacino does an excellent job portraying Aldo… Continue Reading →

Old (2021)

Beware! Online bargains are not always what they seem. The movie takes place in a far away tropical paradise that has everything you need to relax and create a wonderful family memory. The place is so high end that even drinks are personalized to the dietary and health specifications of each guest. Guy and Prisca… Continue Reading →

Full Contact Sport

Would you like to come? Play the game with us? The admission price Is discomfort *** Do you promise it will be fun? Who else will be there? We better win or else I plan to be gone *** The goal is to keep playing There is risk of concussions, Pushing, punching And a lot… Continue Reading →

Last Night in Soho (2021)

A mind bending mystery with an underlying ghostly theme. The story centers around Ellie, an innocent girl from the country side that travels to London to pursue her life long dream of becoming a big time fashion designer. Ellie carries with her two special gifts, one is a keen eye for clothing style and the… Continue Reading →

Surreal Painting

Bodies floating in the ethosphere Wrists cramped from swiping Entire universes crammed into a single paragraph Relationships sold at a wholesale price *** Filtered imperfections get Lost in perfectly manicured lives Vanity on steroids, invites Saddened powdered noses *** Disjointed connections spreading Like a disease rewiring our senses Replacing gestures for a screen Diluting bonds… Continue Reading →

New World

Being with you feels like Stepping on firm ground For the first time My heart is filled with joy Even when we are apart Your kind soul has ignited A fire within my heart No one before nourished my thoughts With sweet talks of summertime Each minute I long for that moment When once again,… Continue Reading →

Sculpture Garden

A flood of emotions Barricaded by what ifs Countless words Lodged in a gaping maw Drenched in spirits Go about resembling A garden of hardened hearts And lives postponed Counting the steps left To the gravestone ®yourdailyescape.blog

Red Notice (2021)

I have to thank Dan, my boyfriend, for turning me on to Ryan Reynolds’ movies. I had not seen his work since the Green Lantern and I have to admit that it has gotten a lot funnier than I remembered. This is an entertaining mystery sprinkled with several twists. The plot revolves around a few… Continue Reading →

Re Loca (2018)

What if you could suddenly let go of filters and say what you really think? In the midst of a routine, boring life full of demands and pressures, a casual and magical encounter will make Pilar (Natalia Oreiro) turn “Re Loca” (super crazy). Work, friends, her boyfriend and family will witness the liberating consequences of… Continue Reading →

Zombie Land

I finally put her to rest After many failed attempts To fight back the virus that Spoiled our love *** Yet, she still wonders around Dancing between these lines Seizing any given chance To remind me it was not enough *** I buried her a long time ago But she keeps on coming back Feeding… Continue Reading →

Arrested Development (2006-2018)

Have you ever watched a show that gets funnier with time? This is one of those shows. The personal stories and the narratives are so well written that I can notice new subtleties with every re-watch. This show is witty, however, I think that season 4 was a bit of a stretch that recovers some… Continue Reading →

Nautical Lifestyle

A sea of desire washing up on the shore Coming and going like waves Dreams polluted by discarded feelings Form toxic debris and plastic promises **** Scarcity, cravings, fear, demands Suspended without a heading Temporarily picked up with intent Attach to the living to find some sense **** Forever drifting farther away From the source… Continue Reading →

Rings of Power

The myth spoke Of a realm hidden Between two worlds Invisible to the naked eye *** Where humanity was Granted the ability To change their fate Through rings of power *** The brave souls who Protected the secrets Perished For a while Certainty became Only a legend Life carried on *** Remnants of the sacred… Continue Reading →

Insatiable Void

I wanted to know that you care I wanted the sun to shine everyday I wanted life to come easy I wanted pain to never come visit *** All that I thought I wanted Crushed suddenly into a void Impossible to fill in As I can’t feel any joy *** All I want now is… Continue Reading →

Cat Man

Looking for signs to hang on to life I see a post on a street lamp I know it’s God letting me know That my friend is only hiding from this tramp *** In between random kindness from strangers I visit a place Where uncertainty became my guest Waiting for my friend to come home… Continue Reading →

Time Travelers

Time travelers passing through Decisively rushing nowhere Grasping hopelessly for meaning Suspended in existence by belief *** Another face fills that empty space  Hiding from the truth Behind new endeavors The mind is a scary place to be When the heart is not ready to see *** Assumed deficiencies Pouring from within Spill into exasperation… Continue Reading →

How To Prepare For The Inevitable Future With Artificial Intelligence w/ Mo Gawdat EP 1168 92-min

Today’s guest is Mo Gawdat. He is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X; and author of the international bestselling book Solve for Happy. After a long career in tech, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world. Click on the title to listen to the podcast.

Junkie

Hooked on the thrills of this and that Hooked on the promise of Better, bigger, sweeter I succumbed to the riddles *** The never-ending questions Why, when, where, who, what? Addicted to giving my power away It was time to take it back *** A soft but familiar voice whispered You are the answer Now… Continue Reading →

Sacred Fire

An unstoppable drive That is old as time Runs through my veins It can’t be explained It’s alive and quickly spreading *** Through the darkness Of demons and failure Life itself whispers, there is more Get up and open a new door *** Reality unfolding before my eyes I’m open to welcome the possibilities As… Continue Reading →

The Audacity of Hope (Barak Obama)

The book starts with an account of his experiences during the campaign as a senator. What stands out the most about his style is the way in which he can turn any narrative around while putting a positive spin by answering a “Why” question with an inspirational “What”. One example is when a constituent asked… Continue Reading →

Inside The Castle

As she entered the great hall A grumpy creature was waiting What’s wrong? She inquired The world is unfair it shrieked Shocked and saddened She sang a lulling song *** As she readied to leave the crab behind And begin to wander around An army of flying monkeys Approached the palace A loud roar came… Continue Reading →

The Invention of Lying (2009)

Imagine a world where everyone tells the truth all the time. It sounds fantastic doesn’t it? Well… not quite… Keep in mind that this means that there are no filters, no flattery, no fiction and no soft landings. Are you Ok with your date letting you know what she will be doing while getting ready… Continue Reading →

From the Bottom of my Heart

After the hurricane is over And the whirlwind slows down Light shines a new focus Peace begins to reign And only the good times remain *** Thank you for many I love yous For sharing this journey of life Leaning towards each other And building step by step All the rules that weren’t set ***… Continue Reading →

Big Fish (2003)

This is another one of Tim Burton’s masterpieces. I really appreciate his eye for detail and the way he invites viewers to immerse themselves into his vision. The cinematography in this movie has magical qualities. I found myself thinking about metaphorical imagery used by Tim Burton to depict how our recollection of personal experiences seem… Continue Reading →

Just Because

I love you because you rolled the red carpet And welcomed me with open arms Knowing you weren’t perfect You let me see you inside and out *** I love you because we share An open invitation to stay Strengthening our bond With thoughtful care *** Your company reminds me Of all that is beautiful… Continue Reading →

1001 Ways to Mess Up a Sandwich

This one was inspired by listening to a coworker comment on how shocked she was to learn that someone could mess up a sandwich 😂 I thought, oh! It sounds like an American version of Arabian Nights where adventures take place at fast food restaurants instead of deserts 😄 I must warn that it has… Continue Reading →

Walking Among Titans

Excitement, anticipationWorry and fascinationPermeated the moon cyclesLeading to our first encounter My strength would be testedA new uncharted path revealedNo compass allowedNo tools or shields I gazed at the stars for cluesNo map to be foundAn amateur companionIs all that I had You entered this realmWith lightning and thunderSo much power restingIn such tiny wonder… Continue Reading →

Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2005)

This is another one of those shows that gets funnier with time. I first came across the series when I was single, but I must say that I was able to better appreciate the subtleties after having kids. Every character in the show is cast so well that you would have no doubt that they… Continue Reading →

Out of Control

Think about your weight Think about what you did Think about what you lack Think of what’s important to me *** I thought about it And frankly I find that to be quite small I choose to be free *** You are out of control I know I’m right Because I love you Don’t you… Continue Reading →

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