The Inevitable Answers: Release the Memories

Wide Awake But Dreaming

There wasn’t any intention on my part to write over a thousand words last night, but when it comes to writing I usually find myself just going where I need to go with a story.  Instead I wrote just over one thousand, one hundred, and fifty words to knock off the penultimate scene of Chapter Twenty-eight.

As you can see right here once again. As you can see right here once again.

And since this is the penultimate scene of Chapter Twenty-eight, that means some sort of conclusion is about to get reached while ending the scene on a bit of a cliffhanger that seems to drive a few people a little nuts.  And this one is no different.  But before we get to the edge of the cliff, we gotta deal with the other business–

Like, who’s this person about to answer some mysterious, all-important question?

All excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Two: B For Bewitching

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A MAN’S CONFESSION

By the Mighty Mumford

A MAN’S CONFESSION:

I’ll say this once again,

Speaking to the honor of men…

For some it sounds hollow

But WOMEN I’ll follow

As friends, right to the end!

Okay if I look and smile,

I like that clothing style…

For what’s hidden

And artfully given,

A small dose of feminine wile!

We love you for both beauty and brains,

For creative women my neck cranes…

If you’re willing to be

Accepting of me–

I’ll try not to be one of your banes!

Don’t have to see to enjoy,

Talents that you employ…

A happier mission

If given vision,

I’m not into patriarchal ploy.

–Jonathan Caswell

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Stanford Researcher: This Small Psychological Change Will Make You Much More Successful

PenneyVanderbilt

Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We’ve read about Bill Gates’s insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk’s divorces (and plenty of other founders’ rocky personal lives), and discussed the psychological cost of entrepreneurship. Listen to enough of these tales of exhaustion and trouble and it’s easy to assume that getting to the top professionally is bruising and stressful.

But that’s the very belief that could be holding you back from achieving great things, according to Stanford researcher Emma Sepala, a Stanford researcher and author of the new book The Happiness Track.

“After working in many high-achieving environments … I noticed too many people pursuing ‘success’ at a cost to themselves,” Sepala has written. “They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success … with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning themselves…

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Michigan, Ohio, Illinois – Finally Some Blue States

PenneyVanderbilt

Let’s face it, the reason the Republicans have had better turnout than the Democrats is that the race so far has been fought on their turf. Things will change over the next week as the campaigns head north. Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio are also critical states for Bernie Sanders. He must change the narrative and show that there is still a chance for him to catch Hillary Clinton in pledged delegates. If Clinton expands her map to the rust belt she will be tough to beat.

If Sanders can win in the Midwest, it will be a while before Hillary Clinton finds a map favorable to her. Sanders should dominate the West and if he does, the critical thing called momentum will turn in his favor. The other side of the coin, though, is Bernie’s path narrows if he doesn’t do well over the next week.

I thought both campaigns…

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Darth Vader was Misunderstood

raulconde001

A huge number of fans still love the legacy of Star Wars. I think one fiction character we do pay much attention is Darth Vader. He is the greatest villain of our time. Otherwise, he is misunderstood. Least to say he misunderstood his siblings and the world around him. In fact who did make him this way? My best answer is Chancellor Palpatine who later becomes the Emperor. Darth Vader was once Anakin Skywalker who was an innocent little boy, which became the figure we hated him before in his adulthood. However, Darth jumped to too many conclusions of his family, friends, and the universe. He thought he had everything figured out. The rebellion had to convince him that he is making the galaxy into an evil place. The whole landscape of the galaxy looked complex because of the Emperor’s ruling. Darth Vader did know about love and compassion, but…

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