Travel

8 Hour Itinerary: One Day in Santa Monica & Venice, California

Trip Title:  Food and Sights in Santa Monica and Venice – 6 Stops Travelers:  Two Males in our Mid-30’s. Sights Seen:  Sidecar Donuts, Perry’s Cafe and Rentals, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Venice Boardwalk, Venice Pier, Santa Monica Pier   Start:  Head from Hotel (Huntley Hotel) over to breakfast.  Travel time only 9 minutes, .4 …

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Greatest Movie Montage Ever? (175 words)

This montage is from Rocky IV in 1985.  I work out to this movie’s soundtrack every morning. [SPOILER]  This montage takes place right after the Russian steroid-popping military juggernaut, Captain Ivan Draago, kills Apollo in an exhibition match.  Rocky has just accepted a challenge to fight Captain Draago in Russia.  He is torn emotionally because …

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The Beast Within (700 Words)

[An internal dialogue regarding feelings of injustice in the world, originally written shortly after June 12th, 2016] I’ve always had an internal anger inside me, gnawing away and fueled by my perceptions of the world. The anger, strengthened by people who kill, in the name of hate and extremism, those who are innocent and different …

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Seeking the Fulfillment Equation (400 words)

Fulfillment: the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.  The meeting of a requirement or condition. After searching online for “life fulfillment” I read through the page 1 hits and have learned the following: Possible Definitions and Factors of Fulfillment: Living life true to your values Rack up achievements Peace of mind Emotional state Thoughts …

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Philosophy

Three Pillars of Living Inspired by the After-Life (1813 Words)

Summary: Morality, Contribution to Human Advancement, and Personal Fulfillment represent the three pillars of life based on the After-Life Quadrant  The After-Life Quadrant outlines four post-life scenarios based on two events overlapping: The existence or non-existence of an After-life, and the survival or extinction of humanity.  The resulting focuses of each scenario give way to the …

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Philosophy

Welcome to NewsNumb (in 267 words)

Today’s world drowns us in information.  Sometimes it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction or even to decipher what streams of data are relevant to our lives.  As we intertwine ourselves digitally, we loosen the human threads that bind us together.  And with the news often biased and people often immutable, we’re left feeling divided …

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