Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Favorite Songs From Rockwell

Wednesday Songs 
June 29, 2016 Edition

Somebody's Watching Me


Obscene Phone Caller

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

My Orange Days

Saturday Stories
June 25, 2016 Edition
My Orange Days

For the past few days I've been watching my favorite TV series, the Japanese drama Orange Days, while learning sign language and Japanese through YouTube.

I've also been reading so many book excerpts from Amazon with today as my Mitch Albom day. And I'm doing all these while at the office, yet doing my work as flawlessly as I'm capable of.

Mitch Albom is an inspiration, not only his books that inspires me to be a better person, but also he's my role model for being a writer that is touching the lives of millions.

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” ~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

“There are five people you meet in heaven. Each of us was in your life for a reason. You may not have known the reason at the time, and that is what heaven is for. For understanding your life on earth. This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.” ~ Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“As mankind grew obsessed with its hours, the sorrow of lost time became a permanent hole in the human heart. People fretted over missed chances, over inefficient days; they worried constantly about how long they would live, because counting life’s moments had led, inevitably, to counting them down. Soon, in every nation and in every language, time became the most precious commodity.” ~ Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

~ Huggybear Diaries, February 22, 2016, Monday 

Orange Days

Mitch Albom
Making Each Moment Matter

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My Favorite Songs From The Style Council

Wednesday Songs 
June 22, 2016 Edition
Mick's Blessings

My Ever Changing Moods

You're The Best Thing

Shout To The Top

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Everyday Is A Miracle

Saturday Stories
June 18, 2016 Edition
I learned to appreciate the many blessings, big and small, in my life. I feel myself getting more open. My private life is still strictly off-limits, but I have long ago stopped being defensive with intruders.

"How it's going, bro?" asked a friend.

"Still the same," I smiled. "Everyday is a miracle."

He said he liked that.

"That," I said, "is called the Attitude of Gratitude!"
~ Huggybear Diaries, Friday, December 4, 2015

Make Gratitude Your Attitude
Zig Ziglar

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Thing of Beauty

Saturday Stories
June 11, 2016 Edition
The Italians speak with their hands in the same way I read with a marker. I highlight passages that gives me new perspectives, or where I learn something, or if I really like the way an idea or a character's dialogue was written.

I am learning a lot from the three books I'm reading at the same time.

I see the glory of true leadership in Franklin Roosevelt's uncanny charisma and dynamic presidency from FDR: The First Hundred Days by historian Anthony J. Badger.

I feel drawn to the minimalist style by Pulitzer Prizewinner David Mamet in his acclaimed plays and screenplays as Ira Nadel reveals in David Mamet: A Life In The Theater.

I'm writing another novel now, and the elegant and nuanced prose of Bernard Malamud, also a winner of the Pulitzer, in his classic novel The Natural, inspires me to create a thing of beauty and a timeless work of art.

~ Huggybear Diaries, Saturday November 28, 2015

The Natural

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

My Favorite Songs From The Vapors

Wednesday Songs 
June 8, 2016 Edition
Turning Japanese

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Everything Is Connected (2)

Saturday Stories
June 4, 2016 Edition

Everything Is Connected (2)

Ego thinks Spirit is insane for believing that the movements and sense of contractions are a prelude to a new existence beyond their wildest conceptions, pardon the pun. There is no such thing as a Mother, says Ego, and most certainly there is no life after birth.

Wayne talks about a moment of serendipity when a close friend gave him a copy of Being-In-Dreaming by the shaman Florinda Donner which I saw it on Amazon today. I found myself back in the world of the Yacqui sorcerer Don Juan Matus.

It was even Carlos Castaneda himself who wrote the foreword to Florinda's story of her initiation into the world of the nagual. Carlos Castaneda had changed my life through his classic books about sorcery.

~ Huggybear Diaries, January 31, 2016, Sunday

Wayne Dyer
Last Speech Before Death

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

My Favorite Songs From David Lee Roth

Wednesday Songs 
June 1, 2016 Edition
Just a Gigolo (I Ain't Got Nobody)

California Girls 

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