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Education and Learning, Just about Anything, Mental Health

Why is Suicide Stigmatized In Society and How we can view death differently

I often think about death and some of you may read my posts and some may seem kind of dark and I understand that, because I do think dark thoughts at time. For some reason a thought as been nagging at my mind, which why is it that society finds suicide wrong and in Christian… Continue reading Why is Suicide Stigmatized In Society and How we can view death differently

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Happy 10th Birthday Mikaylah – Love from Dad!

Happy 10th birthday Mikaylah. Ten years ago, you changed my life forever. You were thought of before you were born. I remember many years before being a father, even a husband. I always wanted a daughter and now that I have one, she is almost my copy, but of course she is her own person… Continue reading Happy 10th Birthday Mikaylah – Love from Dad!

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Happy New Year ! Here’s to a Prosperous 2023

2023 is upon us, for some it already has happened. Thinking for 2022, I am reminded of how this year started for me. January 4th, 2022 I contracted COVID after spending time as a family at an amusement park Knotts Berry Farm. Going against my better judgement, tired of living in fear , stuck inside… Continue reading Happy New Year ! Here’s to a Prosperous 2023

Just about Anything, Mental Health

Tis the season for Suicides, Let’s be kinder to those who are suffering this time of year.

During this time of year, the holidays. I often think about the amount of grief and sadness people are going through. I believe that this is time when suicides are at the highest levels as many go through this time of year feeling lonely as they look around who appear to be happy, have happy… Continue reading Tis the season for Suicides, Let’s be kinder to those who are suffering this time of year.

Education and Learning, Just about Anything, Writing

Merry Christmas! How Scrooge Teaches us Valuable Lessons on Kindness and Love

Merry Christmas to all! Thank you so much for all of those who take the time to read my blog and are part of my life I truly do Love you all. I know this year has been particularly difficult with COVID, politics and the incredible times we are facing. This year I have tried… Continue reading Merry Christmas! How Scrooge Teaches us Valuable Lessons on Kindness and Love

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Krampus and St. Nick: How both Figures can Teach us to be Kind and Generous

Happy Krampusnacht or if you celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas. Christmas time is here! Oh Christmas time, Oh Christmas time. For many and much of the world I know it can be hard to celebrate and why should we with Covid-19, Lock downs, high unemployment, people on the verge of losing everything. One could… Continue reading Krampus and St. Nick: How both Figures can Teach us to be Kind and Generous

Education and Learning, Just about Anything, Series Feature, Weekly Features, Writing

Series Feature #22 Life in the Circus from Yesterday to Today! – Thomas Wedders (World’s Largest Nose)

Step right up, Step right up! The show is about to begin as we explore the world of the circus and those who made and make a magical place to visit.  The tradition of the circus has a long incredible history as we learned from last week, but that history lesson is not over today… Continue reading Series Feature #22 Life in the Circus from Yesterday to Today! – Thomas Wedders (World’s Largest Nose)

Just about Anything, Spiritual

Thankful for a Man of God Pastor Jeff Johnson of Calvary Chapel Downey

Being thankful is so important today. Often people get so wrapped up in what they do not have in this life like a huge paycheck, a fancy home, expensive clothes. All sounds pretty superficial but is what people tend to put stock into.  I was never one of those individuals, growing up although I had… Continue reading Thankful for a Man of God Pastor Jeff Johnson of Calvary Chapel Downey

Education and Learning, Just about Anything, myneedtolive, myneedtolive, Political, Writing

Is Free Speech Really Free? NO and Its not a license to Say What you want without consequence.

Is free speech truly free? Before you turn the page, this is not someone spread right wing Rhetoric about your freedoms being stripped from us. No this is about how in America we have a right to speak , but there are consequences and being held accountable for spreading hate and this goes for other… Continue reading Is Free Speech Really Free? NO and Its not a license to Say What you want without consequence.

Education and Learning, Just about Anything, Mental Health, Spiritual, Writing

I’m Only Happy When it Rains

I often think about what the world would look like without me it.  It’s a hard question to ask ourselves at times because we are here sometimes fighting life, trying to survive. Some go through life with a silver spoon in their mouth, some are raised by parents that frankly shouldn’t even have kids and… Continue reading I’m Only Happy When it Rains

Just about Anything, Weekly Features, Writing

Weekly Feature #20, Stories From a Childs Past: My Childhood Writing Through the Years (Conclusion) – Reintroduced

It's so sad that this is the stories I have left from my childhood when I am sure I had more , but probably got tossed as I felt I was constantly writing at this point in my life. I do have a couple of stories I have not apart of this series but there… Continue reading Weekly Feature #20, Stories From a Childs Past: My Childhood Writing Through the Years (Conclusion) – Reintroduced

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Weekly Feature #19, Stories From a Childs Past: John Adams and Abe Lincoin – Reintroduced

The piece below appears to be another report of some sort for school similar to last weeks planet origin story but that is ok. It just goes to show that often had to write reports and papers just like many of us in school. I actually have always loved learning using the old encyclopedia Brittanica… Continue reading Weekly Feature #19, Stories From a Childs Past: John Adams and Abe Lincoin – Reintroduced

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Weekly Feature #18, Stories From a Childs Past: The Planets and their Origin – Reintroduced

Today we get a school lesson that this appears to be some sort of term paper about the planets. Like many of us in school we write a lot of papers, this is one of those examples. I am unsure if this is the whole paper but an interesting piece non the less. Welcome to… Continue reading Weekly Feature #18, Stories From a Childs Past: The Planets and their Origin – Reintroduced

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Weekly Feature #17, Stories From a Childs Past: The Evil Queen and the Dragon-Reintroduced

I have always loved fantasy and this is one example of a short story I wrote about an evil queen and a dragon. Not sure what my fascination with fantasy is, but as a child I believe I tried to live in another world not my own. Welcome to this Weeks Weekly Feature number #17,… Continue reading Weekly Feature #17, Stories From a Childs Past: The Evil Queen and the Dragon-Reintroduced

Just about Anything, Paranormal, Spiritual

Thirteen Ghost and Their Back Stories

I have often had an interest in the paranormal especially the spiritual world. Growing up as a child I had experiences with the spiritual world. I truly believe to this day that an evil entity attempted to take my life back in 2007 causing me to attempt to take my life. An earlier experience, I… Continue reading Thirteen Ghost and Their Back Stories

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What I would tell my younger self as a generation X’er.

As a generation X’er born in 1979 and being in the workforce for over twenty years, I have learned a thing or two about what I would have done differently and how my frame of mind may have been different. Do Let people situations get to you Growing up I grew up in a home… Continue reading What I would tell my younger self as a generation X’er.

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Weekly Feature #16, Stories From a Childs Past: One Evil Mother – Reintroduced

Mother's hold a special place in our hearts, even the evil or bad ones as they often portrayed in different ways from the struggling mother to the abusive mother. Recently I have been watching a good deal of reality ghost shows like the Ghost adventures, the dead files. One thing I have noticed is that… Continue reading Weekly Feature #16, Stories From a Childs Past: One Evil Mother – Reintroduced

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Weekly Feature #15, Stories From a Childs Past: My Mothers Life Story – Reintroduced

Mother's hold a special place in our hearts for the most part, thinking of my mothers birthday August 30, she would have been 63 years old , but passed away in 2015. I will always love my mother for her love and sacrifices she made each day for myself and sister, but I feel I… Continue reading Weekly Feature #15, Stories From a Childs Past: My Mothers Life Story – Reintroduced

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Weekly Feature #14, Stories From a Child’s Past: The Devils Life Story – Reintroduced

The devil exists , often times in people. This is my childhood story of that man I considered once considered the living incarnate of the devil. This Story I wrote around age twelve. #writingcommunity

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RIP Lily – Doggie Heaven Awaits (2007 – August 2022)

Goodbye old friend. Yesterday August 19th 2022 at 8:00 PM was a sad day as I lost a piece a piece of myself, her name was Lily and she was our family dog. Lily who was in the family since 2007 having personally picked her out for my mother whom is no longer here herself… Continue reading RIP Lily – Doggie Heaven Awaits (2007 – August 2022)

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Step into a real Asylum – Rancho Los Amigos in Downey, California

I have also found the paranormal intriguing especially the spiritual realm which I believe does exist. Having grew up in Los Angeles, there have been and are many hot spots one can visit that you just know something dwells there, most likely evil. Today there are a ton of shows that dig deep into the… Continue reading Step into a real Asylum – Rancho Los Amigos in Downey, California

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Weekly Feature #13, Stories From a Child’s Past: The Velveteen Rabbit – Reintroduced

The Velveteen Rabbit has stood the test of time and to this day, this is by far one of my favorite stories from childhood. As a child I had my own stuffed Velveteen Rabbit my other purchased from Target. This was my comfort growing up as I would sleep with this rabbit with me until… Continue reading Weekly Feature #13, Stories From a Child’s Past: The Velveteen Rabbit – Reintroduced

Education and Learning, Just about Anything, Mental Health, Writing

Failure is not an option, but I am a failure at mostly everything I’ve done in life  

I often reflect on my life from childhood until today recounting those of life’s accomplishments and where I am today in my life. I can honestly say I have not accomplished as much as I had hoped but I believe its most due to my upbringing and my own self-destructive attitude at times. Growing up… Continue reading Failure is not an option, but I am a failure at mostly everything I’ve done in life  

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Weekly Feature #12, Stories From a Child’s Past: My Childhood Story – Reintroduced

I often like to write about my past experiences in my life as a way to reflect trueness to who I am and how I lived as a child. This was one of those examples of my life story. Although my life story is pretty typical of some growing up, its my own. I was… Continue reading Weekly Feature #12, Stories From a Child’s Past: My Childhood Story – Reintroduced

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What the great resignation has taught us about how employers don’t a Sh*t about you and I

The great resignation has taught us what is truly important in our lives and careers, and we should listen. Employers want us to believe we need them, but in actuality they need us to produce record profits for them. Here is what we can do for our careers and ourselves to overcome these changing times.

Just about Anything, Weekly Features, Writing

Weekly Feature #11, Stories From a Child’s Past: Marty the Rat and his Adventure – Reintroduced

I loved short stories as a child , even today but often dont write many short stories but probably should. I remember at times when I was feeling down, sad , happy I would just sit down and write my short story as it was stuck in my head at that point, always having paper… Continue reading Weekly Feature #11, Stories From a Child’s Past: Marty the Rat and his Adventure – Reintroduced

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My Morbid Curiosity with Victorian Post-Mortem Photography and Death masks

Living in the 21st century there are many things that we have today , that those in past centuries would never think we have today like cell-phones, technology and computers. I often think about past centuries that lived basically in the dark ages with no electricity, no running water and the basic necessities we take… Continue reading My Morbid Curiosity with Victorian Post-Mortem Photography and Death masks

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Weekly Feature #10, Stories From a Child’s Past: Cowboy Sam and His Tricks – Reintroduced

Cowboys and Indians are for the most part a love of boys growing up and even today they continue to be popular themes and a reality of our history here in the US. Today its probably poltically incorrect to refer to indians as indians but more indigitonous people. Either way I have love the old… Continue reading Weekly Feature #10, Stories From a Child’s Past: Cowboy Sam and His Tricks – Reintroduced

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Stranger Things was eh, But a step in time for me and the generation X.

Stranger Things, a television phenomenon that has attracted the likes of new generations. My daughter who is 9 years asked to watch this show because many of her friends have seen it. In all honestly I have heard about this show but never really had any interest in seeing it for some reason. I think… Continue reading Stranger Things was eh, But a step in time for me and the generation X.

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Weekly Feature #9, Stories From a Child’s Past: The Halloween House – Reintroduced

Here comes Halloween, here comes Halloween! I know Halloween is technically not for a few months, but I have seen some stores gradually begin to introduce decorations. I have always been a fan of Halloween the halloween and the movies, being a horror fan. This was no different when I was a young boy. My… Continue reading Weekly Feature #9, Stories From a Child’s Past: The Halloween House – Reintroduced

Education and Learning, Just about Anything, Political, Writing

Rage Against the Machine!

The machine, when you think of this term what does it mean to you. When I think of the machine I think of a repressive system, society filled with greed, hate and angry. We as world are supposed to be intelligent. But as I go through life at still the young age of 42 ,… Continue reading Rage Against the Machine!

Just about Anything, Weekly Features, Writing

Weekly Feature #8, Stories From a Child’s Past: The Adventure of Cookie the Dog – Reintroduced

Just looking at the title of this story with Adventures of Cookie the Dog and it brings back incredible memories of my dog Cookie. Cookie was the family dog , a dog given to us by mother and who was given to her by an aunt. This dog was given to my grandparents Isabel and… Continue reading Weekly Feature #8, Stories From a Child’s Past: The Adventure of Cookie the Dog – Reintroduced

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Weekly Feature #7: Stories From a Child’s Past: Oliver Twist with a Twist – Reintroduced

Can you believe we are already at story number seven in this reintroduction of my childhood stories. Certainty time flies as I go into a story that I feel was a forgotten animation from my past. As a child like most children I loved movies, especially disney animations and others non-disney which were just as… Continue reading Weekly Feature #7: Stories From a Child’s Past: Oliver Twist with a Twist – Reintroduced

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Krampus and St. Nick: How both Figures can Teach us to be Kind and Generous

Happy Krampusnacht or if you celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas. Christmas time is here! Oh Christmas time, Oh Christmas time. For many and much of the world I know it can be hard to celebrate and why should we with Covid-19, Lock downs, high unemployment, people on the verge of losing everything. One could… Continue reading Krampus and St. Nick: How both Figures can Teach us to be Kind and Generous