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 →

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