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Revealing Unseen Wonder

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wonder by Petras Gagilas

I've gone through many stages as a blogger. It's difficult to admit to myself how many years I've been doing this. And it's not the easiest thing to keep doing.

In many ways, it's the same as my other job as a novelist. I'm constantly looking for ideas, things to share and talk about that I hope you all enjoy as much as I do. For a while there, I even tried being a news commentator. While I moved all that over to my other blog it Project: Shadow.com, and decided to use dashPunk as a more personal blog, I found it hard to open up.

I gave this site the tagline, "revealing unseen wonder," because I really felt that was my duty. After all this and that the duty of every writer?

As a writer, I see the world differently. I see characters, through lines, and symbolism in even the most mundane events. I have a habit of finding symbolism in things that most people don't. But most of the time, I just sit in my house and write.

On the first of the year, we make resolutions. If we were honest with ourselves, we would admit that most of them are unrealistic. But I want to make a resolution to be more open, sharing what few and precious glimpses of wisdom and wonder that I find in my life with you guys. Over the years, you all have shared so many with me. It is time that I paid back the favor.

So let us all resolve that in this year 2013, we will not be afraid to share our gifts and talents with the world. I will be sharing more stories this year than I ever have before. I have a plan.

What we share?

Welcoming 2010 a little late

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Hey everyone!  It is January 21st, and I am finally ready to ring in the new year...

Illness broke be for quite some time, and I have not been able to sit at my desk, or even use my computer for any extended period of time, but I am mostly better now, and we have a lot of work to do this year so I hope you are feeling up to it!

As always we are looking for suggestions on topics and direction for the new year.  I have some plans, and they will become clear soon, muhaha.

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Remembering the Glory Days

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I find myself thinking about the “Good Old Days” a lot lately.  This is not just a condition of thirty-somethings like me.  A surprising number of twenty-somethings I know are doing it to

Telling War Stories

There is some value in sitting around with your friends telling stories about our pasts.  It is how we come to know each other.

With increasing frequency, I have noticed that stories are not shared as memories, but as a wish for a return to our glory days.

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We are propelled forever into the future, writing ever more moments of our lives into the past.  Everything changes.  What is important is that we do not allow ourselves to become mired in the past.  We can learn from our past, but there is no known power in the cosmos that will allow us to return to a time already lived.

When a chapter closes, we have to turn the page and write the best words we can on the page.

The Best is yet to come

Believe me.  Several times, I have thought my best days were behind me.  The though enters all of our minds from time to time.  The fact is, it is easier to look back than it is to look forward.  We know the past.

Might I suggest we learn how to know the future.

  • Plans help
  • Goals motivate
  • Hope enlivens

We have to find a way to have all three.  That is why I am thankful to Gene Roddenberry.  Star Trek gave me a vision of the future that is hard to strip away from my eyes.  The world I want to live in doesn’t exist yet.  I have too much work to do to waste time looking back.

How do you keep yourself looking forward?

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