Today’s Featured Reblog is…Transcribing Memory!

Transcribing Memory!


I’ve spoken before about the ghosts in these pages.  About how the majority of the people, major roles and walk on parts a like, are no longer here.  This is the vertigo of looking into the past and getting to know those there.  It’s difficult to say but the Babu of those pages is a ghost as well.  She is now 99 and sometimes talks to me about feeling useless and tired.  She talks about not being able to do much, being “just a big baby,” about being a “burden.”  She doesn’t talk about being scared.  She doesn’t talk quite as if she isn’t either.

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I haven’t talked about the ghosts in this house either.  I guess, being that I’m skeptical, calling them voices would be more accurate.

Babu often hears her parents speak.  She hears them just talking or talking to each other but never to her.  She can…

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My Top 10 Fall Favorites

My favorite season is autumn.  I remember when I was in college wearing sweatshirts and shorts with flops.  Walking across campus to class and feeling the crispness of the air…ahhh, great memories.  Here are my top 10 faves of autumn.

  1. Fall festivals
  2. The sense of closure
  3. The crispness of the air
  4. The changing colors of the leaves
  5. Visiting Asheville, NC (mountains of NC for those unfamiliar)
  6. Walking on the beach in a sweatshirt
  7. Pumpkin pie
  8. Walks at the park
  9. Cool mornings and evenings
  10. Carving pumpkins for Halloween

These are a few of the things I love about the fall.  What is your favorite season and why?

Megan and the search for happiness.

Read this post on happiness. Everyone says they want to be “happy” but the word is sometimes misused for content or fulfilled. Some argue this is semantics, but I argue that one associates joy with “happy” where “fulfilled” expresses the true intention of living a complete or full life. Just a thought… Great post nonetheless!

7 Rules To Live By For A Better Life

These 7 rules are a great start to finding more fulfillment in life.

James Michael Sama

As I sit here to write this, the first article produced in my new apartment, I look around and reflect on the previous few months of life. Much has changed. Things are crazier, hectic, and in some ways, uprooted. I look around, though, at this beautiful place I’ve become fortunate enough to live in. The music in my headphones is mildly sentimental, and tonight we celebrate a special occasion.

It’s all a bit surreal, actually. For seemingly the first time in months, there is, but for a brief moment – calmness. Nowhere to rush to quite yet, no clients to call, no errands to run. Just some time to sit and wonder.

To sit and wonder how I have handled all of the transitions that have happened in my life recently. Have I been the best son? Brother? Boyfriend? Have I let the stress get to me even when I…

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Be You So You Don’t Have to B.S. 

It is unfortunate that we learn to be something we are not. Kids tease in elementary school and the learning session begins. For some the learning lasts a lifetime. Why do we pretend even as adults? Let’s all promise to live OUR lives, the way we want to live. It seems healthier that way don’t ya think?

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