Writer Sylva Ifedigbo shares a personal challenge he has with public speaking and hints on how he is working to overcome it.
Life is generally thought of in terms of gain, not loss. Gaining a diploma, a job, a spouse, children, a house, a car or two, and toys is fun and fulfilling. Loss is a negative conception; unhappiness blooms and grows from loss of a job, money, spouse, etc. Without loss however, there is no gain. […]
Coffee isn’t good for everyone. If you have heart problems, high blood pressure, a sleep disorder, or suffer from anxiety, your doctor may ask you to quit coffee cold turkey. Dealing with coffee withdrawals can be a challenge. Here are five tips to help alleviate the suffering as you overcome your coffee dependency.
Me, the living dead, a zombie of a man, a tortured and empty soul made void by the very thing that I sought to deliver me from the pain of existence. I sought Them. The caretakers of darkness, who, pawning their wares to this little child, made sure their victory. Taking their empty promise, I […]
MAGDA Marionettes carved from wood. Chimney sweeper. A girl, Magda— Nut trees and pines. Carpathian Mountains. Blueberry picking in August. In the days of tallow candles, walls hung with hand-loomed tapestries. Flat weave kilim rugs. My mother’s childhood house: one low window, attic rooms. Red mud of the Maros River, Grandmother Mariska picks wild sorrel. […]
Relationships are a struggle. I date one who has money, a career, and a future, and that is important to a relationship. However, another excites me physically, sex is amazing and yet with another, I find that I am in “love”, the feelings are hot and deep. All three things are necessary in a relationship: […]
By engaging in organic gardening yourself, you’ll save money, and by the time your crops are ripe, you’ll feel the well deserved rewards of a fruitful season at your own hands and on your plate.
In the Beginning. To truly understand this new dad’s perspective on parenthood, it’s necessary to go back almost a year. You need to understand how my wife and I went from planning for a child to being the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. The first time I was awakened at 3 a.m. by […]
When they first started, hardly a trail was seen Many then passed, a road now gleaned. Deeper still, water they bore Making them dangerous lore Now I find my wheels caught still By the ruts of habit, against my will Pulling out is the hardest task Harder still not falling back. Photo […]
“In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle. ” – proverb