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August 10, 2009 by judah528 on judah528
I'm at home visiting and as I sit on the couch in our living room, I find myself surrounded by pictures. The life of my family from our mickey mouse clubhouse days to the engagement photos can be seen in almost perfect clarity. Honestly, I was one of those kids who was embarassed to have a mom who brought her camera bag everywhere. You never knew when she was going to get her next shot.

While mom was taking pictures of the girls in their ballerina or gymnastics outfits and me in my davy crock...
August 6, 2009 by judah528 on judah528
I am writing this blog in a book cafe. What is a book cafe you may be wondering? It is a place exploding from floor to ceiling with bookshelves. Every award-winning book you have ever or never heard of spans the walls of this quaint little cafe. While I was sitting here surrounded by books, I realized that no one is actually reading any of them. Everyone is always on their computer. Don't get me wrong despite the recent decline of reading, I enjoy reading and do read quite a bit, but I have a fe...
August 3, 2009 by judah528 on judah528
So I realized something the other day while I was at home watching an episode of Burn Notice. I realized that it is easy for me to get too caught up into the fantasy world of television and movies. It can almost become debilitating, especially for anyone who has real responsibilities. I realized that I was wanting my life to be a drama like in the movies or on broadway.

I find myself disappointed that I am not a spy like Michael in Burn Notice or a super hero like Ben 10. In the process of ma...
July 31, 2009 by judah528 on judah528
So, I'm new to joeuser but figured I'd dive in with some thoughts and ramblings. I titled this article quarter life crisis because I am watching my roommate go through one as I type. He is 25, about to turn 26 in a few days and he is being overwhelmed with this transition that he has created in his mind from his "adventurous days" as he calls them, into a more formal type of manhood. 

Over the past few days he has been reminiscing over the past 7 years of life and his late night antics t...
June 24, 2009 by Silver_and_Jade_Tears on RandomSilver
I now understand why American's are so apathetic.  Sadly, it is beginning to happen to me as well.  You see, at first you are hopeful, hopeful that your opinions matter, that you, as an American citizen matter, that you have a voice through your vote.  But then you begin to realize that it doesn't matter what party you vote for, you are going to be bent over, and screwed by both parties. 

So to escape the problems caused by our government, we delude ourselves with thi...
June 10, 2009 by Peace4Future on A MESSAGE OF HOPE
 

Man’s emerging divinity

by the Master –, through Benjamin Creme

In all history there has never been a time like the present. Never, in all the cycles which have left their mark on man’s evolution, has there been the same potential for change. This time, therefore, is unique. It portends a change in consciousness so dramatic and far-reaching that new definitions and vocabulary must evolve to describe man as he will become. The main factor in this profound eve...
May 21, 2009 by whatshesaid on we all have issues ☂
After having gotten off a very long phone call with my mom, I've realised something.

I have intimacy issues. And there isn't even a hint of smile on my face as I'm typing this.
I really think I do. Like, I get very uncomfortable when I get into physical contact with people.
Even the ones I'm close to, even my family, especially my family. I withdraw.
I just feel extremely uncomfortable that there is contact, and I would try to keep away to maintain my own space.
At first, I thought that I...
May 18, 2009 by Peace4Future on A MESSAGE OF HOPE
 

The curse of commercialization
by the Master –, through Benjamin Creme

If men are to save this planet from the results of global warming they must do infinitely more than is planned to limit carbon emissions, and in a shorter period of time than is generally accepted as necessary. Men have been slow to recognize the dangers, and even now many refuse to take the problems seriously. Such attitudes, there is no doubt, put in jeopardy the future of planet Earth. At most, men ...
May 17, 2009 by whatshesaid on we all have issues ☂
You know...

After having gone through so much, I suddenly feel this dawning realization creep up upon me.
I guess after every personal crisis I go through, I would think that that is the worst already, but it really isn't.
There are so many more obstacles and delusions that fate and life are more than happy to hand me.
Everytime something happens to me, I'd raise my hands in defeat and claim that there isn't anything else I can handle. Yet when life flings another curveball along my way, I...
May 16, 2009 by whatshesaid on we all have issues ☂
I have various outlets for writing.

One is a public outlet, where only the surface details of my happenings are revealed.
2nd, a locked journal, where only my closest friends are updated on what is really going on.
And then there's here, where I'm allowed to express myself freely and without being judged.

I try not to type like this in my other outlets.
When I do type like this, I get judged. People say I'm trying too hard to sound impressive with great vocab.
Truth is, I'm not trying ...
April 20, 2009 by whatshesaid on we all have issues ☂
Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us ...

Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits ...

No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves ... Your love makes me at once t...
April 20, 2009 by whatshesaid on we all have issues ☂
The rain pours relentlessly outside, beating the windows furiously.
It is almost 4am now, and sleep eludes me yet again.
It is exceedingly frustrating how I am unable to resume my healthy sleeping habits.
I yearn to sleep and wake up at normal hours, I yearn to have healthy and constant meals.
I yearn to attend classes like everyone else does and revel in the short-lived laughter everyone indulges in daily.

Add another 6 pills to my current 10.

I now have 16 pills to take daily so that...
I don't know what the fuck I am doing.

I feel as though I am stumbling down this path in complete darkness, and while I know generally where I am headed, everything is clouded in a haze, and the air tastes of fear, and self-doubt.

Heard somewhere that belief creates some sort of bridge between the "reality of now", and the "to be".   My bridge must be burned, and re-erected at least half a dozen times daily.  It's exhausting, and I wish it would just stay in n...
April 8, 2009 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
This is a special story for me as Passover is a wonderful day: A people leaving bondage into the light of Freedom.

Two of my three beautiful children now live in Israel. My youngest is in San Francisco.  The boys' mother passed away nine (very long years) ago. On Passover, as on many days...who am I kidding...everyday, I think of her and talk to her about things...the children, life, work, the beauty she graced my life with...especially on Passover...the Seders and the glow she imparted ...
April 7, 2009 by whatshesaid on we all have issues ☂
I am nineteen this year.

I have only been in love once.

I came close to falling in love the 2nd time, but lucky for me, I was hurt before it happened.

I am nineteen.

And I have already forgotten how it feels like to like someone and to be liked back.
I have forgotten how does it feel to have a crush, to giggle and blush everytime he comes near.
I have forgotten how it feels like to have your friends nudge you everytime he's in the area.
I have forgotten how it feels like to obsess...