Hi guys,

Eight hundred dollars left to raise.

To fix my smile.

To be able to eat properly.

To do all the things that most people take for granted.

So I don’t look the way I do anymore.

Eight hundred dollars left to raise. So close to reaching this goal.

I need your help. I am closer than ever to looking like a normal person. I am begging for your help.

Any amount you can help me with matters a lot. Brings me closer to paying for the bridge, closer to being able to smile again.

I you’d like to help me out, you can donate any amount you see fit here.

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The Journey

In order to enjoy the journey, you must abandon the people pleasing part of you. The one that oftentimes is needed in order to navigate through life.

Trying to please everyone is a sure way to please no one. Trying to please some is also a sure way to displease all the rest.

Why compromise?

Why sacrifice time and effort?

Write for yourself. Write about what you’d like to read. The kind of stuff you’d genuinely want to engage with.

There’s simply no reason to do otherwise, let alone time.

I am by no means advocating for self-centred posts about what you had for breakfast, what your spouse did or what happened on a summer afternoon twenty years ago. No, no. Those are not the things that truly matter. They never did.

Ask yourself this question: what are the experiences that shaped me as a person? And in what way have they shaped me.

This should give you a ton to write about. Unless you’ve been living in a cellar for most of your life, in which case I doubt you’d be reading this book.

The significant moments in our life, the ones who make some people grey and wise, the ones that alter our destiny, are the ones we’d all want to read about, for it is always a good thing to learn from other people’s experiences.

This is a sure way to add value, which is what the Internet is all about. Value, entertainment, and connection, which oddly enough, is the title of the next chapter.

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This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, the Journey: A No Bullshit Guide to Blogging.

To be released on September the 1st.

Special offer: those of you who pre-order the book will receive a free criticism of your blog.

The Journey: A No-Bullshit Guide to Blogging, only $4.99 on my e-store here.

Review$30 (down from $50) –   Have you written a book? Do you want to reach a potential audience of over one hundred thousand people? Purchase a review from my e-store hereand I’ll read and review your book on my blog.

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Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase an advertising option, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Thank you,

Cristian


Pretty, right?
Well, they can be yours. One copy of each of my titles. Signed, delivered to your doorstep. And it’s for a cause too. A good cause. You can read about it here.
Price?
$69.99, international shipping included.
Too pricey?
Did I mention it’s for a cause?
Four signed paperbacks… I’d say it’s worth it.
Not sure?
Well, you can read reviews about the books on Amazon here. Or on Goodreads. Here.
If you’d like to purchase a book bundle, you can do so on my e-store here. All payments secured by PayPal.
P.S. You might be interested in the Mentorship Program, which just got a huge discount from $249.99 to $149.99. What is that, you say? Well, it’s a program in which I’ll teach you everything I know about blogging. Life changing stuff. You can check it out here.

Imagine

imaginationmotivationSuch a wonderful gift the world has given us… the power of imagination. We can make anything up in our minds. Create anything at all. Re-arrange elements, add or subtract…

It is said we spend about 30% of the time daydreaming. It is said we fall asleep imagining perfect scenarios…some times we sleep with them inside our heads too.

Tonight I’m going to tell you how imagination can help you get everything you ever wanted. Continue reading

The World Fire

Dappled light danced across Vivian’s face, a hypnotic electric blue. She’d traveled long and far to get here, to the ends of the Earth and back. So much pain. So much loss. Time had passed her by as she wandered the darker passages of the world, until everyone and everything she’d ever known was dead.

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Book Review: The Rise and Fall of the Universe-Cosmos

“If our ideas about creation are confused, we are lost.”

Human civilization is synonimous with trying to understand how this world began. We’ve been trying to explain how this Universe came to be ever since. Why?

Well, you should read David Shaw‘s short book on the subject.

Because in order to know who you are, where you are going, you need to know where you came from.

The past defines the present and influences the future, whether we like to admit it or not.

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David Shaw lives in Silver Spring Maryland with his wife Loydell Jones. David studied philosophy and theology at Thomas Aquinas Institute in River Forest, Illinois and Dubuque, Iowa from 1957 to 1964. He earned an M.A in sociology at the University of Chicago in 1967. He was employed at the Bureau of the Census from 1968 to 1999. He served as president of American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2782 for three terms between 1970 and 1977. David published The Mount Vernon-Lee Vantage monthly newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia from 1988 to 1999. He was a leader in creating the Mount Vernon Community Assembly in 1991 and the Franconia Community Assembly in 1997. He studied oil painting at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland from 2006 until 2008. He served on the executive committee of the Montgomery County Civic Federation in 2010-2011. He convened and serves as president of the Glenmont Exchange, Inc., 2012-.

Creation has been David’s central religious concern since his late teens. He was concerned that creation was taught as a past event that left no role for humans. He remembers the jolt he experienced when he learned about the ancient Hebrew cosmos. He also remembers the excitement he experienced upon finding Isaac Asimov’s step by step account of the opening of the solid sky. David can be reached by email at DxShaw@Gmail.com