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Picture of the day: Sept 29, 2014

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Douglas Clark
-Head writer, The Inspiration Engine

There's something serene and calming about this lily pond that I've always loved.

What calms you?




Doctor Who and the Incredible Hulk

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By Douglas Clark
I often find myself wondering what would life be like if I made other decisions and choices. It’s not so much that I regret my current state or that I’m unhappy, quite the contrary. For me, imagining the ‘what if’ scenarios that life can/could/does bring keeps me from getting mired in apathy and monotony. When I was young, I wanted to be a writer (duh), a millionaire, a super genius, and world traveler; I also wanted to be Indiana Jones, the Incredible Hulk, Captain Kirk, and a companion of Doctor Who (notice the Sci-Fi slant here?).
So what would have happened if I made different life decisions, and one of those dreams came true? (Obviously, some of those dreams will sadly never come true, so there goes my ride in the TARDIS… L, but I digress). Well I went to college and earned really good grades, so that’s probably the closest to ‘super genius’ I’ll get. I joined the Navy and did see the world, so I’m good there. I’m obviously a writer (still waiting on Random House,…

Face the day smiling

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I know it's Monday, but you can make it through. I have faith in you.


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Here's something simple to brighten your day - Pics I took from around San Diego






Just a quick thought

A old english professor of mine once said, "you'll find that sometimes you will feel that everything you write is amazingly brilliant, and other times it's utter crap. But the truth is, most of the time it's somewhere in between".

The writing session I had at lunch felt like utter crap. Hopefully it's somewhere in between. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

The Supernova Dream

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by Douglas Clark

I wish there was a way to make my dreams come true. I mean an easy way. Doesn't it just seem like everything we want is always hard, involves tons of work, discipline, and determination, and takes so damned long, it makes you wonder why the hell you tried in the first place. When someone says "If it were easy, everyone would do it" or "Nothing worth doing is easy", why is that true?

I think the answer, in a word is Imagination. Life is the way it is. Nothing more, nothing less. But a human's ability to daydream, imagine the 'what ifs' and yearn for something more makes reality that much harder to simply accept. We know that things can be different, we understand that through our decisions, actions, efforts, and aspirations, we can make a difference. 

Without the recognition that we can change the world, we'd all just be worker ants, drones, the type of zombified shadows that drudge through life merely existing and not living. With…