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A home for your writing — Hello Poetry 6 Logical Fallacies That Cost You Money Every Day Throws Good Money After Bad The competitive instinct is not just a phrase football commentators invented to give words to the tingly feeling they get watching Brett Favre play football. Our brain's natural tendency towards competition is arguably the reason your family survived the hunter gatherer knife fight of 2000 BC. And as countless uninspired armies and poorly coached teams have demonstrated throughout the years, your ability to compete tends to be directly proportional to your ability to convince yourself that you're doing the right thing. This leaves us with a brain that loves to compete, and is awesome at convincing itself that it's right. In the financial realms, when these two instincts collide, your brain will play a retarded game of chicken with reality that economists have termed "irrational escalation of commitment". This applies to more than finances Throw in a little competitive instinct and pride, and it's not hard to see how this can go horribly, horribly wrong.

Poems and Sonnets Sonnet What love isn't Edna St Vincent Millay A Summer Sonnet A seasonal twist on the Bard. by Romana Machado, an interesting net celebrity as it happens Time compressed caught by a friend of mind, Kyle Parrish. Summons Robert Francis thinks it's not such a bad thing to be woken up to look at the sky. Valentine A rhyming little charm. by Donald Hall. To His Coy Mistress The Rolling Stones have it wrong: time ain't on our side. A Short poem about the heart of The City by Elise Paschen One Art The Art of Losing by Elizabeth Bishop- found taped to a door at Tuft's english department An Exercise in Sadness A study in the other side of romance. Love Poem (for T) A longing tribute Jenny Mueller Psalm 183 A religion of eros Joseph Zitt, found on the Net One Can on human feeling and foliage, David Ignatow, from 'The Prose Poem: An International Journal Volume 3' Memory's a Traitor A brief poem M.A. Theory A well know poem by Dorothy Parker, who can say more in 4 lines than anyone. Baby, It's You I Won't Send Roses

30 Of The Hardest (But Most Necessary) Things That Must Be Done To Achieve Su... Success is defined differently for everyone; however, facing difficulties on the road to success is a common denominator for anyone pursuing his or her passions. What separates those who see their dreams through and those who don’t is the ability to do what others will not. Everyone can dream of eventual success, but accomplishing one’s goals requires taking on the difficult tasks and functions for which many people do not have the courage or stamina. Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Taking on the hard tasks time and time again is what defines a person’s character and generates the most rewarding results. Here are the 30 hardest things you need to do to be successful: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.Turn the complex into simple, so people can best share your vision. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Do not stand at my grave and weep — Poet Seers Mary Frye (November 13, 1905 – September 15, 2004) was a Baltimore housewife and florist, best known as the author of the poem ‘Do not stand at my grave and weep’, written in 1932. She was orphaned at the age of three and moved to Baltimore when she was twelve. She was an avid reader with a remarkable memory. The identity of the author of the poem was unknown until the late 1990s, when Frye revealed that she had written it. Poem by Mary Frye – Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep Related some history of Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep 40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain “If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah Eckhart Tolle believes we create and maintain problems because they give us a sense of identity. Perhaps this explains why we often hold onto our pain far beyond its ability to serve us. We replay past mistakes over and over again in our head, allowing feelings of shame and regret to shape our actions in the present. Though it may sound simple, Ajahn Chah’s advice speaks volumes. There will never be a time when life is simple. Let Go Of Frustration with Yourself/Your Life 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Let go of Anger and Bitterness 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Let Go Of Past Relationships 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Let Go Of Stress 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. It’s a long list, but there’s much left to be said! Photo by Katie Romanova

So.There 37 Regrets That You Should Always Avoid Everyone goes through life experiencing enough mistakes and resulting damage that, by the time they are old enough, they have regrets. They say hindsight is 20/20 and when you look back at your life you will know what moments you should have changed. However, we want to help you out. Forget hindsight. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) Flickr / rocketboom 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) 20.) 21.) 22.) 23.) 24.) 25.) 26.) 27.) 28.) 29.) 30.) 31.) 32.) 33.) 34.) 35.) 36.) 37.) It’s never too late to change your life, so start by avoiding these things. You won’t regret it.

Poetry Hi. You have entered Toad's Poetry site. It contains adult content,so if you are a little whore who gets offended by strong opinions,I suggest you leave. If you like this,even if you dont,let me know by signing the book. It is located at the bottom of each page (excluding the poetry pages). All of these are my original works,and if they are not, I will give the artist full credit. "The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos."

There's no speed limit. (The lessons that changed my life.) Whether you're a student, teacher, or parent, I think you'll appreciate this story of how one teacher can completely and permanently change someone's life in only a few lessons. I met Kimo Williams when I was 17 - the summer after I graduated high school in Chicago, a few months before I was starting Berklee College of Music. I called an ad in the paper by a recording studio, with a random question about music typesetting. When the studio owner heard I was going to Berklee, he said, “I graduated from Berklee, and taught there for a few years, too. Graduate college in two years? Excited as hell, I showed up to his studio at 8:40 the next morning, though I waited outside until 8:59 before ringing his bell. (Recently I heard him tell this same story from his perspective and said, “My doorbell rang at 8:59 one morning and I had no idea why. He opened the door. After a one-minute welcome, we were sitting at the piano, analyzing the sheet music for a jazz standard. “Uh... the flat-2 chord?” P.S.

Poems on Death That Time of Year That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou seest the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west, Which by and by black night doth take away, Death's second self, that seals up all in rest. In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, As the death-bed whereon it must expire Consumed with that which it was nourish'd by. This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long. - William Shakespeare Death is a Dialogue Death is a dialogue between The spirit and the dust. Death doubts it, argues from the ground. - Emily Dickinson Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. Do not stand at my grave and weep. - Mary Frye Short poems on death

26 Rules To Live By That’ll Help Ease Your Overthinking Problem Here’s my advice to you… 1. Smile to strangers. First of all, it makes you appear more confident. And as if this wasn’t reason enough, it also makes you appear more approachable (this is especially true at parties). 2. And I don’t mean the people that are your superiors. 3. We all interpret things in different ways and this can create a lot of confusion. 4. This also applies to situations in which you’re having a disagreement with someone. 5. You can talk to me about social inequality, racism, sexism, etc. all you want but I’ll still be 100% confident about this. 6. We all know how frustrating it is to make an effort and not see any results. 7. This one is incredibly cliché but, at the same time, incredibly true. 8. Life is actually hilarious. 9. You’re an amazing person and you have many talens and I’m sure you’ll be praised for them on more than one occasion. 10. 11. Being overwhelmed can seriously affect your ability to go through your day. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

POEMS AND PROSE - July 2007 Click to enlarge Waiting for when the sun an hour or less Conveniently oblique makes visible The painting on one wall of this recess By Caravaggio, of the Roman School, I see how shadow in the painting brims With a real shadow, drowning all shapes out But a dim horse’s haunch and various limbs, Until the very subject is in doubt. But evening gives the act, beneath the horse And one indifferent groom, I see him sprawl, Foreshortened from the head, with hidden face, Where he has fallen, Saul becoming Paul. O wily painter, limiting the scene From a cacophony of dusty forms To the one convulsion, what is it you mean In that wide gesture of the lifting arms? I turn, hardly enlightened, from the chapel To the dim interior of the church instead, In which there kneel already several people, Mostly old women: each head closeted In tiny fists holds comfort as it can. Thom Gunn Santa Maria del Popolo (i.e. Gunn suggests that the famous painting seems to show St.

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