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Legends of Windemere

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Some People

Some people spend their whole life trying to be famous.. Others just wish they could be invisible..

Some people try to get money by any means necessary.. Others try to spend it on anything unnecessary..

Some people risk millions of lives for the benefit of themselves.. Others don’t really care about their lives anymore..

Some people are willing to do anything for the benefit of human kind.. Others are willing to do exactly the opposite..

Some people dream of becoming successful to feed their ego.. Others dream of becoming less aware of themselves to kill their ego..

Some people put so much trust in you and you throw it all away.. Others put so much shit on you and you keep them locked in pain..

Some people would do anything just to be with someone.. Others would do anything just to avoid being with someone..

Some people invest in what they own today for owning more tomorrow.. Others don’t know what the future holds for them..

Some people collect what they’ve invested to be able to live happily.. Others already gave up on what they have and don’t know how to live humanly..

Some people buy.. Some people sell..

Some people write.. Some people tell..

Some people cry.. Some people pray..

Some people love.. Some people learn..

Some people continue to do the same things

Some people do not understand the meaning of life.. Others got the whole truth in their heart..

Which kind are you?

The WP Family Award

I don’t know what to say. Should I lay on my knees and pray? That I don’t have to blog without you guys a day? Or should I go buy a plane ticket, and plan to pay each and everyone of you a visit?

I’ve been nominated by Ionia, Kira, Saunved, and Olivia, for the WP Family Award! I am in blog love with all of you guys! I’ve loved what this award represents, and I’ve always felt this way towards all of my amazing readers.

Here’s what it is all about:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “WordPress Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can show. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award.” from Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

I’m supposed to nominate 10 bloggers for this award, but I honestly consider allot more than 10 to be part of my family. So please please pleeeeeeeaaase excuse me for passing the nomination part on. I prefer to nominate them individually rather than throwing them all in one post.

So from now on, hopefully, I will choose a day exclusively for nominations. That should be fun! :)

Thanks allot for your amazing support, you’re all part of my WP amazing family <3

Spread the love everyone :)

Rome Crew Weekly Update #1

Greetings fellow bloggers! I’ve missed you all like hell !! It has been a very busy week at work, I barely opened my reader, and when I did, it kept freezing on me!

In this week’s report, we have some very interesting news. First of all, the RCC tag is used by several RCCless bloggers. Turns out RCC is a photo program, as well as a Riverside City College, and Religion Communicators Council. How cool is that?!

But those things have nothing to do with our RCC. We are the rather more interesting, more cool, more productive kind of RCC. We build cities, write literature, work out, play music, and utilize our enthusiasm in every way possible. We are the Green Embers Rome Construction Crew!

Okay! Time for some updates from our awesome crew members:

Pamela has succeeded in achieving one of her RCC goals, go cheer her on and congratulate her on her recent milestone here!

Beth did an awesome review of what she did, is doing, and should be doing for the rest of her week. Go check it out here!

And of course, the man behind this whole awesome idea, keeps moving forward regardless to how the rest of the crew is handling their own goals. Go check out Green Embers for daily updates about his goals!

He also has created a page exclusively for the members! Don’t forget to have a look here!

Okay members! Please allow me to introduce to you our brand new members! :)

Annabel Lee @ http://freedomandindependence.wordpress.com/

and

Sarah M. Cradit @ http://sarahcradit.wordpress.com

Hello Hello Hello and welcome to the show :)

Alright fellows, keep us updated with your progress, and don’t forget to tag your posts with ‘RCC’ to make sure they’re included in our updates!

Peace!romeconstructioncrew-sep

Killer Teens, The Algebra of Addiction, and Ties to Terrorism

I enjoyed this post allot..

Human Writes

Once upon a time I was a teenager.  I didn’t receive much of the necessary guidance needed to become a part of the society around me.  I am at an age now when too many people cluck their tongues at the thoughts, actions, and reactions of teenagers trying to establish themselves into a community.  News Flash – teenagers have always been confused and in need of guidance to become a productive part of their family, tribe, community, or society…Always.

I lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for about twelve years, and often in parts of the city where the ravages of the Rust Belt were most evident.  One of my students who lived near me told me this story during an informal student-teacher meeting concerning the declining quality, quantity, and timeliness of her work.

The block this student lived on had been home to a bit of a feud between two neighborhood mothers.  Mother-A…

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Blogging, Nonsense & Thankfulness

Lately I’ve been looking at the blogging experience from a different perspective other than improving my writing skills through interpreting what’s happening. A group therapy like perspective, as if we are all one family, traveling on the same journey heading to the same destination. Every now and then it’s someone’s turn to speak out his mind and we all have to listen to what he has to say. If he needs some kind of help that is within our capability we do not hesitate to offer him the help he needs.

Sometimes the benefits that come from someone just speaking out his mind are way beyond our expectations. These individual thoughts when translated into words written on a post for us to read can be full of inspiration not just for the writer of these thoughts, but for everyone reading them.

Ever since I grew up, I have been always assuming that everyone around me is good until proven otherwise. In religion or spirituality, it is a sign of mercy to think of the intentions of the people around you as good, and wisdom to assume that God wants nothing but the best for us. As time went by, it turns out that there is a thin line between assuming good from the people around you, and being a complete idiot. It’s nice to assume that the people around you are well intentioned, but not applicable at all times. Some circumstances require the complete opposite. Like being in a rat race for example, while assuming that the people around you are nothing more than rats.

Another thing has been occupying my mind lately is the obsession with perfectionism. Besides from having an OCD, because I believe that we all suffer from OCD with varying forms. But for me whenever I get involved in any activity, I cannot tolerate the fact that it can be done better without doing so. If I am required to record a music track that I have written for example, I am prepared to record it a million times until the outcome is 100% clear of any flaws. While those flaws may not even be recognized by the listeners.

But thinking of this perfectionism issue on a larger scale, like daily decisions that involve arranging priorities, relationship issues, or even choosing your life partner, it can be devastating! So I am trying to overcome this problem by acknowledging that it is part of who we are as human beings to make mistakes, forget, fall into sins, etc., without making a fuss out of everything.

I just finished my first week at my training for the job as a Biomedical Engineer in a large hospital. It’s so far very interesting. I follow my trainer everywhere he goes. We get daily calls and complaints from different departments about machines that are not working properly, and so we head to fix those machines as soon as possible. But his work appears to me somehow very careless. I don’t know if it’s my OCD manifesting itself or is it my conscious that is awake. The guy appears knowledgeable and all, and he fixes the machines, but he doesn’t make sure that the problems doesn’t persist. There’s always a 50% chance the machine will malfunction once again, and I actually witnessed it with my own eyes during this week!

I’m still new and all, and I know it’s too early to jump to conclusions, but nevertheless I’m spending some time learning something new, which is my goal. But if I was the boss of that trainer, I wouldn’t keep him in that position, just saying! I wouldn’t accept the work of someone so careless, or at least I would do something about it other than firing him.

But all in all I am thankful. I am thankful for finding a job, learning something new, having a bunch of amazing fellow bloggers here reading my nonsense. Everyday I get to discover new bloggers who turn out to be more awesome than I expected. My working hours has caused the number of cigarettes I smoke to shrink, which is awesome! So there’s lots of reasons to feel happy, optimistic, hopeful, etc.

There’s this famous quote from the famous American Beauty that I think about often. “Its hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world.” – Lester Burnham.

Thank you for reading!

Peace

Rome Crew Update – Issue #12

Greetings fellow bloggers of the Blogosphere, of the Green Embers Rome Construction Crew, how is life treating you so far?

Kira posted yesterday’s RCC update, which was extremely cool by the way! She welcomed some new but very talented members to the crew, if you haven’t checked them out yet, you ought to!

Lets see what happened so far since yesterday… Oops! Kira’s post turned out was posted today, sorry my mistake :D You still gotta check it out though. Go on I’m waiting for you, won’t go anywhere.

Due to yesterday’s brutal Boston Marathon incident, lots of members of the crew participated in posts sharing a moment of silence, prayers, and thoughts on the incident. It’s really sad, I actually was writing this RC issue, then found myself writing 200+ words on yesterday’s incident, which made me copy them into a separate post.

But anyway, back to our awesome crew updates. Charles did make me smile by his poem today, go check it out here. You’ll find it.. Well, go find for yourself :D

Helen posted another thoughtful beautiful poem of hers, as we always expect from her, go check it out here.

Ionia posted yesterday on how often do you check your spam filter. I personally found her post funny, check it out here.

Destiny shared with us amazing cover designs for her new novel. I found them really professional, go check them out here, and tell her what you think!

Pamela posted today on how silly grammatical errors aren’t that silly at all, but are worth looking into. Check it out here.

Kori posted yesterday a very inspiring post, discussing which way is better for having an MFA. I recommend all of you writers and authors to check it out here.

Gwen posted today a rather personal but inspiring post, its called wedding dresses and writing. I found it so beautiful, check it out here.

John posted today his versatile blogger award post, sharing random things about himself, as well as nominating a talented fellow blogger nominee. Go check it out here.

Elizabeth posted yesterday a beautiful poem, called Hourglass. I obviously wasn’t the only one who liked it allot! Check it out here.

Beth shared with us her long term and short term goals for her Rome Construction. Go cheer her on here!

Stuck shared with us his contribution in the daily prompt: The Satisfaction of a List. Check it out here.

And last but not least,

Olivia posted yesterday her versatile blogger award post, with random things about herself, as well as nominating some fellow bloggers. Check it out here!

Alright fellow comrades of the Blogosphere! Keep those posts coming. Don’t forget to tag your posts with RCC or Rome Construction if you wish them to be included in the RCC updates, otherwise you’ll just count on the interest of sir Bradley, lieutenant Kira, and myself :P

Peace

Moment of Silence

I’m feeling terribly sad about what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon. Its a disaster. No words can fully describe the brutality of such incident. It reminded me of the 9/11 incident. I kept thinking of all the possible theories while following the news with care. As a Muslim, I was reminded of the 9/11 impact on the Muslim world, and how it changed the way Arabs and Muslims are depicted and treated in the US and elsewhere. Then I thought of the several theories that were proposed afterwards concerning the 9/11 incident; That 9/11 was actually an inside job, seeking a motive for invading Iraq for economical purposes, and so forth.

It’s so pathetic. It’s so pathetic either ways, whether it’s because a bunch of crazy lunatics covering their faces are misleading the public into thinking that Islam is a religion of violence, or because a bunch of heartless bastards creating violence for political and economical purposes and blaming the Muslims for it. Either way, it is absolutely crazy, irrational and unacceptable.

I just got home from work and wasn’t following the news much, so I don’t know exactly what the investigations have lead to so far. But I know for sure that whoever did this, whoever responsible for this, deserves severe and maximum type of punishment. I just pray for all the innocent people who lost their lives, lost their loved ones, for all those who got severely injured, and for every single person feeling insecure. May none of us, nor our children, witness such hatred and violence again, Amen.

Good News

After a long tough road full of obstacles and difficulties, I finally reach my destination, sort of. I finally started training for a job two days ago! I mean yaay! right? Yeah I guess so, at least I’m spending the next month or so getting ready to start a job, instead of searching for one, and for that I am thankful.

It’s surprising to see God putting certain kinds of people in your way, facilitating everything for you the way you want it. Well not exactly the way my greedy self wants it, but it definitely turned out much easier than I expected. Lets just hope for the best, as I still have a loooong way of goals and dreams to accomplish. Or as Robert Frost used to say: “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

I’m so happy I got to know a variety of bloggers, who helped me allot realize the meaning of unconditional love, support, that I am not alone, and that we can be so close to each other no matter how far we are on the map.

I woke up yesterday morning and realized I was nominated by the amazing Kira for the versatile blogger award! That was another yaay! moment for me :) Thank you so much for your generosity. Although I am a new follower of your blog, but I already fell in love with your posts, frankly speaking. I’m not saying so to return you a favor, I really fell in love with them! I wish you continued success in wrestling life while inspiring all of us around you.

I know I have a part to do in this award nomination, I will do my best to cover it. My spare time actually has shrunk allot, as well as my energy. I wake up so early in the morning and do allot of physical effort during work, may consider it part of the weekly exercise! By the time I return home, I have enough energy to do nothing but carry myself toward the bed. Maybe because I’m still at the beginning, maybe I’ll get used to it, or maybe this physical effort will decrease in time. I’ll do my best and hope for it.

Thank you comrades!

May Allah be with us all

Peace

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