Tag Archives: hope

The Inspirational Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Are You a Failure?

Originally posted on Rinum's blog:
Maybe I am stubbornthat’s why I keep risingevery time I fall. You become a failure when you give up, not when you’re defeated. You fail when you don’t put in the effort to change…

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Time for a Feel-Good Friday the 13th!

Most of us aren’t terribly superstitious, but some people are, and Friday the 13ths are particularly terrifying for them. As for the rest of us, well, while today may be the only Friday the 13th this year, the never-ending pandemic … Continue reading

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My Own Good Friday

Photo by Tim Umphreys When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I was back home … Continue reading

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Eternal Dreams

Featured Blogger: Golnaran My featured blogger this week is Golnaran, a wonderfully distinctive artist and sometime poet who I’ve had the pleasure of following since early on (her blog site launched two weeks before mine did in 2014). I’m not … Continue reading

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Loss Teaches Us How to Live

Photo by Tetyana Kovrina (pexels.com) Thought for the Week “Nothing can truly be taken from us. There is nothing to lose. Inner peace begins when we stop saying, ‘I have lost it,’ and instead say, ‘It has been returned to … Continue reading

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Unity, Not Conformity

Unity is far superior to conformity. Conformity suppresses individual traits and strengths. Unity embraces them, and in so doing helps all of us to go higher, run faster, and be stronger — together. In the spirit of the Olympics… “Though … Continue reading

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Why?

Photo: Daily Mail When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Why? Why do we need … Continue reading

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The Reason for Your Hope

Photo by Lina Trochez “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ≅

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Learn…and Move On

I’m on location shooting a film this week, so my posts will be short but (hopefully) sweet. Thought for the Week If we are wise (and if we are not, no advice will help us) we will learn not to … Continue reading

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