What’s your approach?

At the park today, while my kiddos were playing around with other kids, there was a boy that came and asked me if he could sit down next to me on the bench. I said, yes — obviously.

The boy shared with me that he was 12 years old. He asked me how many kids I had, I said two. Then my daughter (Luna, 7 yo) approached him and asked him to play, he kindly asked her to give him a minute to catch his breath. Then he asked my daughter: “Hey Luna, remember how earlier I asked you if…

How precise are you with the words you use in communication?

You can say I have an obsession with words.

The words people choose to construct their thoughts or ideas that ultimately get to your ears. In other words; what they say.

There’s a bit of a difference with words. When you write, you have a bit more time to think and be more selective with your words.
When it’s live, let's say — and you have to think on the spot, you will see that people will use different words. They aren’t thought-out which leads to poor communication and misunderstandings.

I need people to be specific. It might take longer…

Here’s another piece for you to judge.

No, no, no, and no.

Just…. no.

No, to everything.

Why anything?

“Everything” and “anything” — nice. You follow? No. — I know.

Why does my brain do this? What’s the point? Honestly…
Brain — what.do.you.want?

I sometimes get tired of the non-stop questions. Can you believe I have an inner competition with myself? How is that even possible?
I swear, some days I think I’m truly crazy.
What’s crazier and makes this more probable, is that I don’t appear crazy. HA!

Maybe people that are truly crazy, hide it extremely well because we don’t want to lose our liberty?

What does it take for our kids to grow up smarter than most?

As a parent of 2 children (4 and 7 years old), I am very interested in finding ways to increase their success in life by starting early and I’ve always wondered what other schools teach (either in the US or abroad) that allows some kids to score higher in tests and have a better IQ than others.

I wonder a lot about their education…

Is it mainly the school they go to?
Does socioeconomic status have the most to do with it?
How about the teachers? Where can we find the best teachers? …

“We’re far from the shallow now”…

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, (a.k.a. Lady Gaga) is such a beautiful woman. Most pictures you’ll see of her on the Internet, are of her with extravagant outfits and equally extravagant makeup to complement it, which makes it difficult to appreciate her natural beauty.

This might seem like a very mainstream artist to pick as one of my “favorites” — it doesn’t matter.

I was drawn to her by her first song ‘Just Dance’, released in 2008.

Her music videos are on the weird spectrum, her lyrics are unique and her voice is incomparable. …

How much thought have you put into the tears that come down your cheeks?

“Why are you crying…?”

Asking this with the undertone of “You’re weak” versus “How can I help?” — is quite insensitive, just keep that in mind.

Luckily, it’s been a while since I’ve cried out of sadness.

If I cry, it’s 99% because of an incredible amount of frustration that has been bottled up and my being has no more room for it inside, so it has to come out, and it comes as tears.

Different types of tears.

Let’s quickly review what the different tears are.

#1. Basal tears. This is the one we see in our eyes all the time. It’s basically…

“The Hollywood sign don’t catch my eye much anymore”

“I’d change my name to find a space to get some rest
I’d give my face to find a place to put my head
But this is who we are
There’s no glamor to it
I board the plane and sleep my way to LAX
I cried at the rain, but there’s no way that I’m depressed
Oh, if I think too hard
I’m scared I might lose it”

This will be a short story today.

I like this song because even though the title is not as uplifting as the tunes (or the lyrics), the song has a…

Or is it the complete opposite that’s true? Who is normal?

In the beginning.

A classical Italian sonata with a peculiar story behind it’s creation.

There is a large variety of genre I enjoy listening to, classical music is among one of my favorites.

Listening to classical music has its benefits, as you probably would have suspected. It’s quite ideal when it comes to productivity and focus, because the fact that it does not have lyrics, allows you to focus more on the task you are working on than listening to what the song is saying — the reason for this is that your brain-activity , in a way, synchronizes with the rhythm of the music and increases productivity.

Devil’s Trill

Giuseppe Tartini, was an Italian composer…

Or do you prefer to only speak to those you already know?

Today a woman that I’ve never met before approached me at the gym.
Her opening line was, “Hi! I’m ____, have you been coming here for a while?
My immediate thought was “What do you want from me, human?

I replied back within the amount of time that shows proper thought-process and minimum analysis, in other words; normal —I proceeded with:
Hm… about a year. How ‘bout you?

This small talk lasted maybe 2 minutes? However, to me, it felt more like 15 minutes. In those 2 minutes of interaction, I learned her name, where she recently moved from, where…

Samantha Drobac

Writing from Austin, TX. IG @cupofsam

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