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ABOUT ME

And other embarrassing facts about me. Please come on in, I am rather shy.

Photo of the author at a dog shelter.
Photo of the author at a dog shelter.
Photo of the author at a dog shelter.

My latest story

I miss my parents. Too much according to some. But I simply can’t move on.

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Welcome and have a seat

Hello! Kind of you to drop by.

First, allow me to address that title.

Yes, I wept. Many times. Why? Because I watched the movies many times. I was the epitome of a Titanic fan. At one point, I memorized all the dialogs. Obviously, I did the “I am the king of the world. Woooah!” scene when no one was looking.

Ok! Let's continue.

I am rather melancholic by nature, but interestingly, I have a high level of self-awareness. It can…


REAL LIFE STORIES | PUPPY LOVE

Yet it was one that I would bear.

Man standing in the rain.
Man standing in the rain.
Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric from Pexels

“Hello. May I speak to Danielle please?”

“Yes? Morris?”

A sense of impending doom clutched my heart so tightly that it was a pain to breathe. Since love was a matter of the heart, then that feeling did not bode well. Yet foolish I remained, as my head refused to yield. Flower petals continued to float around us in this make-believe world of mine.

I had to get this done.

“Errmm. You know Danielle, school is starting soon, and we are probably not going to have much time .”

I could hear her take a deep breath. Nope. Not the…


EDITORIAL

In this issue, we step into a world of peaceful existence crafted by our writers.

RESONATES logo on a backdrop of a woman practicing yoga.
RESONATES logo on a backdrop of a woman practicing yoga.
Graphics by author via Canva.com

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” — Thomas Merton

Life is not easy. And that's an understatement!

In the name of modern living, we chain ourselves to exorbitant standards of our own construct.

Being happy is no longer just being happy itself.

A pleasant apartment, fancy car, flawless complexion, inconsequential to life itself but taken upon to be prerequisites of a wonderful existence.

Do a deep dive into the hardships, stresses, and fatigue faced in exchange for these material possessions, one will realize that it is too much for too…


BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Get the low-down and collect 100 GALA coins free.

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Make no mistake, crypto is everywhere.

The concept of a decentralized ledger is enticing, and the applications are blooming. Blockchain technology is slowly infusing into all aspects of our lives.

Gala Games is a revolution in the games industry. In their vision, you get the opportunity to own game items for real. For example, if you won a rare magical armor in-game, it is actually yours in the form of a verifiable asset on the blockchain. No one can take it away from you and you can trade it with another person or play in-game with it.

In an upcoming…


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

So now you can prank your friends in ultra-high definition.

A hand holding a mobile phone with the Youtube logo on screen.
A hand holding a mobile phone with the Youtube logo on screen.
Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels

Have you ever been Rickrolled?

Many times for me! As they say, good people are too trusting. HA! I just slipped in a #selfpraise moment. But seriously, I wished the quality of the music video was better. Since the joke was on me, I might as well take the opportunity to sing along and dance a bit.

For the uninitiated, Rickrolling is a prank and an Internet meme involving an unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”. …


STRUGGLES

I do and I can’t stop, no matter how hard I try.

Man looking out of the window, deep in thoughts.
Man looking out of the window, deep in thoughts.
Photo by Anastasiya Vragova from Pexels

I want to put this out into the world because I am not sure If this is something normal.

I lost my parents years ago and I never really walked out of that. People have been telling me it's ok, you have to move on. Everything will be alright.

But it is not.

Sometimes I wonder what fuels their fortitude because to live a life without sorrow is blissful. For the sake of my sanity and that of those around me, I definitely want to have some of what they got. …


EDITORIAL

In this issue, we celebrate the brave writers who revealed their vulnerable moments.

A boy releasing a lantern into the sky.
A boy releasing a lantern into the sky.
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Dear Reader,

How have you been?

I hope all is well and you are taking good care of yourself.

As we continue to face challenges brought upon by 2020, it is important that we maintain healthy means to let off steam.

In this issue of Editor’s Picks, I want to focus on stories about vulnerability. Having written a few myself, I feel it takes great courage to put forth your story out into the world. People may judge or simply ignore it. There were times that I almost deleted my drafts.

Having said so, I believe writing is an opportunity…


STRUGGLES

It is true and you know it.

Woman screaming out with caption “Why can’t i be happy?”
Woman screaming out with caption “Why can’t i be happy?”
Additions via Canva.com by author. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Think of the best feel-good article you ever read.

Done?

Now tell me how much help it was. Did the motivation last? How do you feel about it now?

I’ll shout out to the world and proclaim that feel-good articles are painful. Yeah, worse than stepping on a Lego. Ouch.

Now please do not get me wrong. I’m not here to criticize motivational articles. In fact, I believe they are beneficial and aid in the development of our souls. A well-written piece will usually leave you smiling and euphoric, ready to face the challenge.

I enjoy reading about being grateful…


STRUGGLES

It was just too much to carry on.

Man sitting at a table, looking towards the window.
Man sitting at a table, looking towards the window.
Photo by Andrew Neel from Pexels

Have you ever felt so emotionally overwhelmed while writing that you needed a time out?

I give my everything while writing. To me, this is a special moment between me and the reader. I see it as a heart-to-heart talk rather than a I write you read interaction.

These moments are important to me, as I don’t really get to talk much. It is not that I have nothing to say, but because there just aren’t many opportunities to do so.

I am not working due to my health, so that's basically most of the social opportunities gone.

And I…


CONFESSIONS

The answer is in your heart.

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Did you ever felt silly after being nice to someone?

You are not alone.

It is tough to be a good person, but it is not the act itself that is difficult. Clearing your tray at a food court, holding the door for someone, or treating someone with respect are simple tasks. All it takes is a little time and some calories.

So, what makes it so difficult to be good?

Our expectations.

We inevitably fall into a reciprocity trap when we do things for others. Think about what we learned back in junior school. Saying thank you when others helped you is a must. …

Morris T

Melancholic by nature, hopeful by choice. Dreams of a day when people are kind to each other. Former Banker and Educator. http://bit.ly/SupportMorris 🙆 🙆‍♂️

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