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We carry around items. Phone. Wallet. Keys. Pens. These items serve a purpose and allow us to be as functional as possible. What we must learn to carry, more often than we do now, are the less-tangible items. Sunlight. Perspective. Confidence. These can help as much as things that will fit in your cargo pants.

» Posted By Manata On 10.12.2010 @ 9:59 am


Not enough people enjoy the simple pleasure of walking for the sake of walking. We take a car to the store even if it’s just a block. We take escalators and people-movers. We are propelled artificially too often, and I think it contributes to an overall lack of well-being both physically and mentally. I don’t know about you, but I’m going for a walk.

» Posted By Manata On 10.05.2010 @ 12:12 pm


Modern medicine has come a long way, but let me tell you something that has been overlooked for far too long: The power of the mind. It has the ability to affect psychologically and physiologically. It has the ability to put you in a different place. It can be used for fun or function; telling a tale, or by overcoming adversity. It has the ability to be the strongest muscle in your body if you let it. Please let it.

» Posted By Manata On 10.04.2010 @ 10:09 am


I sat down and didn’t move for 20 minutes. I just watched. The whole time they watched me back, but I didn’t care. I started to feel uncomfortable at first, but then I realized that everyone did it. Sometimes you are the audience, sometimes you are the character. This time I was the character playing the audience member who was watching the characters. But everyone knows the real story.

» Posted By Manata On 10.01.2010 @ 9:57 am


The biggest purchase I’ve ever made in my life is the stroller. I’ve bought a house, it made a home for me and my wife, and, of course, our soon-to-be born child — but it’s just bricks and wood. I’ve bought a car, it gets us around from point A to point B; but it’s just metal and plastics. The stroller, though…it makes me a Father; it makes us a Family, its importance is too often underestimated.

» Posted By Manata On 09.07.2010 @ 11:43 am


We are breaking up and there was no way around it. Parting ways forever as lovers, but maybe, just maybe, we will remain friends, although I’ve never personally seen that work out. I’ll never again kiss those lips. But as friends, maybe her cheek. That will have to be enough.

» Posted By Manata On 08.31.2010 @ 11:07 am


The outlook wasn’t a great one, but he was confident that he would make the best out of the situation. It could be worse, right? He tried to steel his nerves and convince himself of that. I mean it’s not like they were going to torture him by slicing his abdomen open and removing his intestines with iron hooks or anything. What’s that? They are? Bummer.

» Posted By Manata On 08.26.2010 @ 7:05 am


Everyone is trying to get get fit in order to look good in a bathing suit or have a sexy pose in a picture.. I’m not. I am trying to live life healthfully, eat smart, and exercise so I can watch my kids grow up. Ever since I changed my mindset, I’ve been having a blast.

» Posted By Manata On 08.18.2010 @ 8:54 am


Today, I took my twin daughters into kindergarten. I can’t believe how big they have gotten. As we get older, we too easily forget to see the world for the big, exciting, wonderful place that it is. Take delight in the littlest of things.

» Posted By Manata On 08.16.2010 @ 6:48 am


When driving, it’s the difference between life and death. When eating it’s the difference between fit and fat. It’s “seconds”! Groan. Oh, man, I don’t know why I decided to stay up so late last night. I can’t write today!

» Posted By Manata On 08.13.2010 @ 11:45 am


I didn’t know what to do at first. I mean, what I had just seen truly rocked my world to it’s core. There was a moment of stillness; it seemed like it lasted for an eternity. Then it hit me. When someone flashes you, there’s nothing much left to do but….flash back. /pun :[

» Posted By Manata On 08.09.2010 @ 12:33 pm


Stress and problems come in many different packages. But it only gets to you if you let it. The best part? There is one thing that can’t be taken away from you: Your opportunity for an escape. Shut your eyes. Breathe deep. Escape into yourself. Not to get away from your stress and problems, but to better yourself in order to deal with them.

» Posted By Manata On 08.06.2010 @ 9:37 am


Sergeant said it was time to move. First I dusted off my boots, for I’d need them to carry me farther into the desert. Next, I dusted off my rifle, for I’d need to to keep me safe from those who mean me harm. Finally, I dusted off my cross, because you never know…you know?

» Posted By Manata On 08.05.2010 @ 7:38 am


As I was out walking in my favorite park, far from any other signs of humanity, I encountered a fence. As I walked along it, I eventually came to a sign that read “No Trespassing”. Remembering that song by Tesla called “Signs”, I was inspired. I jumped the fence to righteously shout at the owner. They say’ll the bullet wounds are healing nicely and I should get out of intensive care in about a week.

» Posted By Manata On 08.04.2010 @ 6:11 am


Nobody ever thought I could do it.
Not one person.

But I did — do you see it?
I did it!

Oh, no, you can’t.
Because I’m gone.

See, being gone is the thing they didn’t think I could do.

But nobody can see it.
Not one person.

» Posted By Manata On 08.03.2010 @ 9:23 am


You could be a monk, or a nun, and live in a convent — but that doesn’t make you a better believer. We are all flawed, even clergy. When you realize that, THAT’s when you are a better believer.

» Posted By Manata On 08.02.2010 @ 6:33 am


If I were in a movie, I’d want it to be a low budget sci-fi flick and resurrect Ed Wood, Jr. to direct it. That would be as near perfect as one can get.

» Posted By Manata On 07.29.2010 @ 1:05 pm


It wasn’t long before she realized that he didn’t marry her for her conversation — they never talked. Or her cooking — he always complained about it. Nope. He just needed someone to keep his underware clean and his dishes washed. He had married a maid, not a wife.

» Posted By Manata On 07.28.2010 @ 8:26 am


Bummer. It’s still “strung”. I wonder when it updates. I guess I’ll try later this afternoon. I hope it lets you post more than once per day…

» Posted By Manata On 07.27.2010 @ 8:22 am

He threw the whiskey bottle at the wall, smashing the framed gold record. It clattered to the ground, broken, like his life. It used to be about the music. Now he was strung out on drugs and alcohol, and the music — it wouldn’t come.

» Posted By Manata On 07.26.2010 @ 12:10 pm


I’m wanted in 50 states and in Mexico. My wanted posters stretch from Alaska down to Tierre de Fuego. I do the donts. I don’t the dos. Every time I turn around I’m on the 5 oclock news. My blood runs read, my heart is blue. Cuz I’ve never been wanted like I want to be wanted by you.

» Posted By Manata On 09.08.2009 @ 11:34 am


I’ll never forget the day I got my chance. The big show. I was finally here! The little red light in the back of the room lit up and I remember being told that was my queue. The curtain raised and I saw the bright lights; behind them, the audience. I pulled out my fiddle and began playing my tune. Then I heard the gong and I was hooked off stage. :(

» Posted By Manata On 08.18.2009 @ 11:05 am

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