Day: November 20, 2021

I’ve Been Thinking

I’ve Been Thinking

IN YOUR DREAMS POETRY

Lately, I’ve been thinking
about pirate ships sinking.
I’ve been thinking of ways
to be spending my days.

Lately, I’ve been thinking
about those not blinking.
I’ve been thinking of you
and the stuff we used to do.

Lately, I’ve been thinking
about my future and what
it holds. I’ve been thinking
of what I have done right
or wrong. I’ve been thinking
of ways to become better.

Lately, I’ve been thinking
of how things used to be.
I’ve been thinking about life
and how days became nights.

Now, I’m thinking that it will
be fine. I’ve been thinking
that I must take the time
to feel alright and to be kind.

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Makes Sense

Makes Sense

IN YOUR DREAMS POETRY

The consensus is I must mention
the five senses. Our eyes help us see
different human beings. It can be
a sight to behold when people fold.
Smells expose our noses; we know
what is rotten based on the smell.
We can tell when people go bad, too.
We can have a taste of the good life
if we work day and night. We must
touch the hearts of those who are
feeling down. We must feel for all
things under the sun and those
under the gun. Most importantly,
we have to look out and see life
for what it is and is not. Think
about the energy you put out
into the world and ask yourself
if you are truly being yourself.
We must wake up and smell
the roses on a constant basis.
Feel the love – ask for help.
Take the time to s

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Don’t Know

Don’t Know

IN YOUR DREAMS POETRY

I don’t know what you know.
I do know that I don’t know
what you have gone through.
You don’t know what I know.
Many don’t know how roses
grow out of concrete. I don’t
know how some people stay
on their feet. Some do know
how broken hearts can glow.
Most don’t know that it gets
much better. Life can change
much like the weather. We
don’t know that we can be
free. I don’t know exactly
when all will be well, but I
can tell that it will be soon.
Just like the suns and moons:
the forks and spoons; we live
knowing we need each other.
I know life is hard – unfair,
but to know that you care
helps me learn to be aware.

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Circle of Life

Circle of Life

IN YOUR DREAMS POETRY

Like sharks in the water,
life circles the souls
floating helplessly in a sea
of pain and fear. Like a deer
frozen in the headlights, I stay
in place. I see another face,
in a hurry: one that’s blurry.
Before I could tell, days turned
into nights as lefts became
rights. Like kites in the air,
the wind pushes and pulls me
similar to a gust throwing up
some dust. To gain trust means
to believe in others and to take
a look underneath the covers.
Within this circle of life, I can
lose sight of the things I know
to be true or right. Life begins
just as quick as it can end. Life
is lived with death in mind;
yet, time seems to last longer
when I appreciate its free ride.

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Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning (The unheard cry for Meaning)

Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning (The unheard cry for Meaning)

Gaden85

Man’s search for meaning is an autobiography of Dr Viktor E. Frankl where he narrates on how his brutal experiences in a concentration camp have given birth to his famous theory called logotherapy.

Summary

Part 1

Dr Viktor E. Frankl and his family were first arrested by Nazi German Authority for the reason he was Jewish and in coming days of his narration, his entire family got perished except him. After that, he was subjected to live a life where not only his wealth and family were completely eliminated but even the basic right of human was denied. To share some of the vicious treatments by Nazi’s,  they stripped him off all his clothes except his shoes and belt and even shaved all his hair in the body, to which he compellingly wrote with humour in it that, “we knew that we had nothing to lose except our ridiculously…

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An Encounter with Karma

An Encounter with Karma

Gaden85

There are days in our life when we have to work hard to learn new things that collide with our interest and sometimes keep on working because we are scheduled. Whatever the reason be, sometimes you get tired enough to barely notice that your energy is getting drained and there is a strong hunch within you to take a perfect rest. Similarly, for this days I felt like I have been doing much in deserving one good day break. However, I knew that if I am to take a break or a complete day off then staying home literally doing nothing or a brief walk on a mountain wouldn’t help but rather spike up my anxiety with many things that I find on my desk to do. So to feed my starving brain and to get myself charged with positive energy from what weighs me down, I decided to travel…

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Book Review: Atomic Habits; An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

Book Review: Atomic Habits; An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

Gaden85

Oftentimes in life, we keep doing certain things that we even don’t cherish doing it. Relating it to myself, I don’t like that habit in me that constantly checks social media in a day as if like, I have a payment to collect by logging in into it. To extrapolate on this matter, some of the similar bad habits like smoking, drinking, wasting time in trifling conversations are self-sabotaging and it makes you feel sucked up, antsy and unfulfilled at the end even though you are fully embracing the process.

On the other hand, certain habits in your life make you more disciplined and at the same time, it makes you happier as a person. When there is consistency in such habits, towards the end, it makes you the better version of who you are, and radically it takes you to the height of your truest potential. These types of…

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Book Review: The Four Agreements

Book Review: The Four Agreements

Gaden85

Picture courtesy: (Yoga Home, 2015)


The Four Agreements was published in 1997 and written by Don Miguel Ruiz, a mexican author. The book is basically about how the voice in our head or our domesticated belief can steal joy and happiness from us. The book convinces us that just like an animal being domesticated by humans, we are being domesticated by belief and thoughts that we picked up from an environment that we surround ourselves with. These beliefs are referred to as a Book of Law and these laws are written in such a way that even if it is a wrong belief the inner judge perceives it as a right one. Without a doubt, these beliefs lead us in seeking attention from externalities and also abusing ourselves subsequently. Furthermore, it also makes us search for happiness, love, beauty in the external world, when it actually exists within us. These…

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A Trip to Phajoding

A Trip to Phajoding

Gaden85

Oh. Well. 2021 was a year like a roller coaster. Everything happened so fast to me. It all began with being a final year student to graduation, our national preliminary examination, main examination, and then to viva voice.

“Phew.”


Thinking of all of it, the year was very stressful but I must say it was significant. It seems to me that the year 2021 was more dramatic than all years of my life, in the way it has demanded too much out of scare me. You got it right? I couldn’t read many good books of my choice other than just subject-specific books and I couldn’t blog either. I missed blogging.

Visiting Dechenphu during examination time


So it has been almost a week after all my examinations have been done but rather than being relaxed, my stress level and anxiety keep on spiking. I am worried about how my result…

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THE CASE OF MOOMAH’S MOOLAH

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JIM STEVENS

A book review.

I congratulate Mr. Jim Stevens for this wonderful series. Richard Sherlock whodunit is an amazing combination of plenty of humor with equal number of twists and surprises. Sherlock’s antics are funny and involve crazy but effective methods of detection. He successfully manages to catch the culprit. His assistant, Tiffany, and his daughters, Kelly and Care, are adorable characters, adding fun to the story.

Richard Sherlock is spying on a client of his Employer, Richmond Insurance, for fraudulent claim when Tiffany, his assistant, ruins his surveillance by asking him to come with her. She briefs him about a kidnapping case involving
her half-uncle Kennard Horsley’s girlfriend, Schnook. The kidnapper has demanded a million dollar ransom. Her grandma, Moomah’s wealth is at stake. Sherlock is suspicious about the kidnap drama after listening to Kennard’s version of what happened. He gets his detective friend Oland involved. He meets…

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TOUGH LUCK

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A POEM By ME

What an interesting day I had!
I lost my precious iPad.
I spilled some ketchup on my dress.
My wardrobe was a complete mess.
Then toothache got the better of me.
I shed tears thinking of the dentist’s fee.
I went to my office with a swollen cheek.
I used hand gestures and wrote the messages as I was unable to speak.
My boss called me to admonish my sloppy work.
I hung my head in shame as I watched my colleague smirk.
I was drenched in the rain after office hours.
I cursed the dark clouds for the unexpected showers.
I felt like throttling the bloke who predicted sunny weather.
Or hit him with my footwear made of leather.
Suddenly, I heard a bloodcurdling scream.
My mother woke me up from a terrible dream.
It was already half-past seven. I…

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TONGUE IN CHEEK

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THE FUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

KHYRUNNISA. A

A book review

I had stomachache from nonstop laughter. Wow. Simple incidents in our daily life can trigger laughter. Laughter is the best medicine. This book is full of humor. Every single page contains funny situation that we might encounter at some point of time. Right from mispronouncing an item in the menu card of a restaurant to autocorrect errors while sending messages had me in splits.

My husband thought that I had gone insane. This book is certainly worth it. I miss my father who passed away in 1998. He used to make us laugh with his funny translation of words from English to other Indian languages and framing sentences that were absolutely hilarious.

I remember a couple of sentences like:

  1. We say he is dying slowly but don’t say she is borning fastly.
  2. We call someone who is genius in mathematics…

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El Futuro Llegó Hace Rato.                                      Reflexiones entorno al Movimiento Virtualista Universitario Argentino

El Futuro Llegó Hace Rato. Reflexiones entorno al Movimiento Virtualista Universitario Argentino

Mila Detti

La tecnología del S.XXI arrasó con la matriz territorial del pensamiento moderno. Cuerpo y territorio se complejizan. El principio rector de la modernidad, la presencia física y táctil de la subjetividad moderna, comienza su metamorfosis. Se posibilitaron nuevos cuerpos, nuevas formas de ser y estar. Formatos híbridos del ser. El año paradigmático fue el 2020 con la Pandemia COVID 19. La tecnología no lo dudó y ganó terreno frente a la disposición de la territorialidad confinada (fragmentada) como medida sanitaria.

La virtualidad pinceló nuevos espacios y labores cotidianos. Trámites bancarios, escolaridad a distancia, teletrabajo, zooms, redes sociales, compras virtuales, telemedicina, educación superior virtual, entre otras. Como respuesta (resistencia) a la fragmentación social derivada de las medidas sanitarias (distanciamiento social físico) migramos masivamente hacia la virtualidad de los vínculos. Nos apropiamos de la tecnología con el objetivo de mantener “vivas” nuestras relaciones a través de internet. El privilegio del tacto fue…

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DEBATES ÉTICOS EN LA INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL

DEBATES ÉTICOS EN LA INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL

Mila Detti

La Revolución de la Inteligencia Artificial (IA) ya es una realidad tangible en todos los continentes, pero los códigos de ética regulados por Estados Nacionales se hacen desear. Una vez más el gigante asiático, toma la delantera en materia tecnológica. Con el objetivo de ser líderes de la IA para el 2030, el Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de China emitió un documento donde se detallan los criterios para regular la IA. La premisa principal es asegurarse que esta tecnología esté siempre bajo el control de los humanos.

Del Análisis Tradicional de la Información a la Inteligencia Artificial

Desde hace años viene precipitándose la Revolución de la Inteligencia Artificial. Gracias al acceso a internet y la digitalización de las comunicaciones, se sumergió en nuestros escenarios cotidianos casi sin que lo notáramos. El reconocimiento facial y de voz, los sistemas predictivos de google, los chats bot, las indicaciones de google maps…

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Tesis sobre un cuento

Tesis sobre un cuento

Mila Detti

Ricardo Piglia.

I

En uno de sus cuadernos de notas, Chejov registró esta anécdota: “Un hombre, en Montecarlo, va al casino, gana un millón, vuelve a casa, se suicida”. La forma clásica del cuento está condensada en el núcleo de ese relato futuro y no escrito.

Contra lo previsible y convencional (jugar-perder-suicidarse), la intriga se plantea como una paradoja. La anécdota tiende a desvincular la historia del juego y la historia del suicidio. Esa escisión es clave para definir el carácter doble de la forma del cuento.

Primera tesis : un cuento siempre cuenta dos historias.

II

El cuento clásico (Poe, Quiroga) narra en primer plano la historia 1 (el relato del juego) y construye en secreto la historia 2 (el relato del suicidio). El arte del cuentista consiste en saber cifrar la historia 2 en los intersticios de la historia 1. Un relato visible esconde un relato secreto, narrado…

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Inspired Carpet

Oh Danny Boy!

Photo Credit === Danny James

RDP” Inspired Carpet

Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul Turkey. It was a rainy day but inside you could not but be inspired by this lush carpet. Take off your shoes, breath deep your gathering thoughts and wander to a world far away.

Today men still kneel in prayer on the mosque’s lush red carpet after the call to prayer.

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Whitefish Bay

Oh Danny Boy!

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less. My story follows the picture prompt below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

The sea was deceptively calm. He knew that would change. Memories of his fathers death at the hands of this unforgiving and relentless mistress haunted him.

November was always a bad month to be sailing. As he looked out from his station a chill went through his body as the waves were increasing in size. The static from the onboard radio warned of a storm of the century. He was watching the ship’s radar when the blimp that was the ship in front of them disappeared.

Below him he heard the cargo of the big ship began to move.

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Today marks the 46th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

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Preparing for Winter

I am taking a little break from the personal stuff and instead I wanted to share a neat little story I just recently came across. We know that bears and other animals prepare for winter and perhaps a time of hibernation. Squirrels gather nuts and apparently Woodpeckers do the same, although they have a very … Continue reading Preparing for Winter

Beautiful and Wonderful (A Poem)

What is it to you,If I look thin or slim?I don’t mind if I do,I am beautiful and prim.What is it to you,If I look stout or fat?I don’t mind if I do,I am beautiful like that.What is it to you,If I miss a limb?When things I can do,I am beautifully trimmed.What is it to … Continue reading Beautiful and Wonderful (A Poem)