Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 12)

Saturday Stories
October 31 Edition

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo

Episode 12

The stranger was looking at the cross with a bemused air.

Christ's eyes were now shut.

Telesfora turned to him. "Pardon me..."

"My name is Alfonzo, madame," he bowed politely. "I have come for the confession," he added with a meaningful look at the priest.

Padre Amidala said to the woman, "Go home now, my child."

Telesfora felt something dreadful was about to happen. For the first time in her life, she defied a man of a cloth.


To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries
November 29, 2014, Saturday

The boy learned that he was in The Black, the realm where people go when they die.

He found out he was murdered by the spirit of a powerful Macedonian warrior named Damon who had telepathically commanded a speedboat driver to collide with him.

Foley is now a spirit who can come and go anywhere in a blink of an eye.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My Favorite Song From Roger Daltry

Wednesday Songs

October 28 Edition

Without Your Love 

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 11)

Saturday Stories
October 24 Edition

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo

Episode 11

An old woman came running towards them.

The priest was overjoyed to see Telesfora, the widow who had dedicated her life as a volunteer church worker.

"Padre!" she said as she helped him get up. "What happened?"

The priest and his mysterious visitor looked at each other.

"Ah, nothing," replied Padre Amidala. "I'm sorry, I just saw ... a mouse ..." He can't understand why he said that.

"A mouse?!" Telesfora was shocked. "Oh my Lord!" she crossed herself.

"It's alright," assured the priest. "You can go home now." It's as if somebody else was dictating his words. He looked at the intruder.

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries
November 29, 2014, Saturday

My mind is still on Cooper Foley, the young hero of D.J. MacHale's Morpheus Road: The Black which I just finished reading last night.

Cooper had been lying on his back on his boat, looking up at the stars, like I always do when I'm on the sea floating on the water.

The next thing he knew, he was in his hometown, in daylight. He was overjoyed when he saw his grandfather. Then, with horror, he remembered that his grandfather had died years ago.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

My Favorite Songs From New Edition

Wednesday Songs

October 21 Edition

With You All The Way 

Cool It Now 

Mr. Telephone Man

Earth Angel 

Blue Moon

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 10)

Saturday Stories
October 17 Edition

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo

Episode 10

At that same instant, he was immediately surrounded by what sounded like the cries of countless souls; from the walls can be heard the lamentations of those drowning in the fires of Hell for all eternity.

He covered his ears, feeling he was about to die of sheer fright. Untold millions of dead people are calling out to him for their salvation. Or for his own condemnation.

Then, complete silence.

Padre Amidala was ashen, shaken to the core. He struggled to get up. When he looked behind him, he screamed and fell again.

A man was standing over him., his cape the color of a deep grave.

"Who the hell are you?" demanded the priest, his voice pitched higher than normal. "W-What are you?"

The stranger just smiled.

Padre Amidala crawled backwards. There was something strange in the intruder's teeth.

They were sharp.

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries

November 29, 2014, Saturday

It drizzled a bit as I was cooling down from my open air workout earlier.

At dawn and did yoga and calisthenics on the park behind where I presently live, as is my weekend ritual. 

I then went to the market for my usual breakfast fare of bananas and chopsuey. Then it seriously rained and I took shelter in an Internet shop, listening to the audio recordings of Esther Hicks as she channel the entity Abraham while watching parkour videos.

When I got out, it was still raining. As I stood under a sidewalk roof, I amused myself by wondering what would happen if I teleported to my house: those who would see me vanish will probably freak out. I can do it when I'm in my astral form, but then again, nobody will see so it's safe.

Abraham Hicks
The Biggest Missing Piece

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My Favorite Songs From America

Wednesday Songs 

October 14 Edition

Right Before Your Eyes

A Horse With No Name

Ventura Highway

I Need You

All My Life 

You Can Do Magic 

Inspector Mills

Sister Golden Hair

Tin Man


Muskrat Love

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Monte Cristo (9) and Fortress of Solitude (3)

Saturday Stories
October 10 Edition

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo

Episode 9

He expected to be free from the temptations of the flesh because he was now under the protection of God. But he was wrong.

Suddenly he was freezing.

Padre Amidala felt his entire being gripped by the tentacles of unfathomable terror. The priest began to be afraid, not only for his life, but for his immortal soul.

He ran to the cross, his mind screaming a desperate plea - when the statue of Christ opened its eyes and nailed him with a penetrating stare.

The priest screamed in pure horror, and fell on the marble floor. 

To Be Continued Next Saturday

My Own Fortress of Solitude

Episode 3

I also knew intuitively that the answers I was seeking are within me all along, like a diamond under a mountain.

My place of meditation is in my mind, like the teacher said in Eat, Pray, Love, one of the movies I was watching earlier this week while unwinding from work.

I'm like the spiritual traveler in that story: I'm also going through some things I needed to sort out for myself. We are on a different itenerary but on the same spiritual quest: trying to once again find that sense of being a part of something more than the world. If I can only brush away the unwanted elements from my heart, then the infinite intelligence of the universe would rush to fill the empty space with the joy and peace that is my birthright as an eternal being.

Eat, Pray, Love

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Monte Cristo (8) and Fortress of Solitude (2)

Saturday Stories
October 3 Edition

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo

Episode 8

The priest was standing alone in the altar. It was midnight, the time when spirits from the netherworld are said to roam.

Padre Amidala was gazing at the writhing man spiked on a sixteenth century narra cross. 

Rushing back in his memory were the words of his father from his deathbed: "Johnny, be good."

His parents' most cherished dream was for him to enter the priesthood. Now, he's a full-pledged Man of God.

"If you can see me now," he whispered in nostalgia.

It wasn't as easy as he had thought, especially on ... certain times.

To Be Continued Next Saturday

My Own Fortress of Solitude

Episode 2

"And touch infinity?" I joked.

"You will if you let it come," he said seriously.

"I want to," I said in earnest.

"Are you allowing it?" he asked. 

I felt the jolt from a spark of insight. I wish I could say it was a blinding light of mystical illumination. My mind raced through the heaven and hell I've been through, and how far I had come. I suddenly realized that "heaven" and "hell" are only what I choose to believe them to be.

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Fortress of Solitude
Scene from Superman The Movie

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