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Toy soldiers

We often forget that soldiers are sons and daughters of a mother and a father. We forget that they are someone’s child. War to me is simply and excuse to shed blood. Let’s just not forget whose blood it is.

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so many time we forget about those that care for us the most. The ones that push us or show us the right way without ever lifting a finger; the ones that inspire us by just being themselves. So many time we ( I) forget what they mean to us (me). This poem is dedicated to them ————>

55 fiction entry

this is my 55 fiction entry for a contest that The colors Magazine organized. It was fun participating!

you may be excused!

Excuses, I have so many excuses. So many reasons why I procrastinate, or why I don’t do what I’m supposed to. For me it’s almost an illness. The weird thing is that I know that finding an excuse not to do something will only hurt me in the future, but I still do it. For instance, I am supposed to be finishing a story for a contest that I’m entering, but my excuse is that I’m not inspired yet.
I have too many excuses, and I have taken so little risks. 40 years from now, I don’t want to look back with regret because I had too many excuses.

Sex sells, gore sells…Stupid stuff sells?

I stumbled upon an article on Newsweek.com written by Daniel Lyons about the popularity of twitter. Let me start of by saying that I don’t completely agree with him on everything. For instance, he said that “The genius of Twitter is that it manages to be even stupider than TV. It’s so stupid that it’s brilliant.” I don’t know what channel this guy watches at home, probably cartoon because TV is as “stupid” as the content the viewer “decides” to watch. One of my favorite channels is the travel channel and let me say that it is anything but stupid. The same goes for Twitter as he himself acknowledges.
The reason why this article caught my attention, however, is that “shift happens”. Shift happens in technology, it happens in trends and interests. I never understood myself the popularity of twitter, but one word alone changed that, “micro blogging.” Here are a couple of reasons why it is the reason twitter is so popular, in my opinion.
I believe that some of the reasons why people don’t blog are because: a. they don’t have the time. B. they can’t or won’t put in the effort to attract traffic. C. They claim that they don’t have a talent for writing. With twitter you don’t need that much time or effort, and you don’t have to be a ‘writer’. You can share whatever information you want in just a couple of lines. That is simply the tip of the iceberg as there are so many other reasons why people are attracted to it.
What I do agree with the author is that stupid does sell. My generation is attracted to the easy and the provocative. Our TV shows are being replaced by reality shows with pointless objectives; just let the ratings tell the story. The same goes with some talk shows, or “gossip shows”. We are redefining entertainment; it is now an activity that requires little use of the brain. Look at YouTube, the videos that get the most views are not always the most instructive.
Companies are realizing that change, and so there is now more and more products out there to help make things increasingly easy; the question is where does it stop? For those who are looking for the next best thing, it probably won’t be your first idea that makes it; it could as well be the one you imagine would have less success. It’s very hard to tell which new product will be an instant trend, but to investors out there who are undecided, one thing is certain, stupid sells.

sad story….our own!

Every time I watch the news, it’s yet another tragic story, another fatal accident. It begs the question, when will we realize just how fragile we are? Instead, it seems that we live by a daring rule that says ‘the riskier the better’. Most disturbing is that people kill each other over the stupidest thing. It’s almost as if we are plagued by a wicked illness, almost as if we don’t have any choice or control, as if we were part of a big sick twisted scheme!

excuse me! have you seen my…

My friends, the ones that I grew up with are all in different parts of the world. I feel as though I have lost them all, because it is so hard to communicate with them not only because we are in different countries, but also because we start to lose common interest and…It’s just hard. I just wonder, should I keep trying to “make it work” or do I start over and make new friends. I haven’t been able to make other “friends” because it’s simply not the same. I don’t know if I make it harder on myself or if it is normal not to be able to open up to new people. I know that I do have to make friends rather than just acquaintances, and improve on dealing with people in order to advance in my life, so I’ll keep on trying…

The next story is somewhat a literal translation of that feeling…

I live in the past!

I live in the constant memory of how things used to be. I always compare where I am now to where I used to be. To be honest I am scared of the future even tough so many people claim that I am going to be this great person. How can they believe in me so much if I don’t believe in myself? I want to tell them “let me borrow you’re eyes so I can see what you see!” But I want to stop living in the past, I want to look forward and be the person that they see in me. All I need is a little bit of motivation; I might have lost it on my way 🙂


The following story deals with how I am married to the past

choose your attitude

When it rains outside and you forget your umbrella, choose your attitude. When you find out that your girlfriend is cheating on you, choose your attitude. When you realize that you won’t be able to pay for you classes anymore, choose your high (lol), but all the joking aside there are many authors like covey who believe that you can “choose” to react in a positive way in whatever situation. According to them, that is how you can control your life. But I am a skeptic or maybe, I don’t want to believer that it’s true because I don’t want to face the fact that I create my own obstacle.

But really, can I choose to be anything but sad if I find out that I can’t pay for my classes? Covey would probably say that in such situation I need to be proactive and not focus on the bad, but how to get over this “obstacle”.  Is it just an excuse if I say “well, it isn’t that easy; it isn’t that simple at all”?

My teacher told me that money is never an issue, that if you want it so bad, you will find a way to get it. Why can’t I see it the way he does. Money “is” an issue. Money is the goal that has been forced in my brain ever since I was little. Money is probably one of my main issues. But I want to be wrong! I want to be proactive, to find a way around my obstacles. All the obstacles in my life, I have created them. Every incomplete task in my life has an excuse. So to all the millions of people out there, like me, that are not “happy”, or “effective”, or “successful”, what is your excuse?

The next story is about making that choice

where the story begins…

I am an artist, at least in my own mind, I like to express myself in writing…. The problem is that I find too many excuses not to. I have watched myself drown and did nothing about it. The reason why?…well that’s another excuse. I am a dreamer, I live in a world of ideals, of what ifs, But in life there are no ifs; it only is. I have always been playing it safe my whole life, but now that I am on my way to start my career…start my life; I feel that, now more than ever, I need to step out of my shell…meet new people…experience new things.

In this blog, I will share my feelings, my thoughts, my “work’… And hopefully this story will outlast the rain !