A poem about death

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Yesterday, you passed away, but yesterday still feels like today.

It’s like that day never ended and it just keeps going in an endless loop to infinitum.

Like a ghost from the past, the memories come. Are they good or are they bad?

Everything is the same but it’s all…


The Typewriter Habit of straight quotes and why curly quotes are important — Typography 101

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Most readers never notice, at least not consciously. The subconscious mind, however, is a powerful thing.

Pull up any article from the Washington Post or the New York Times. Grab any book from your bookshelf.

You will never find a straight quote:

' or "

You will always find curly…


America’s diverse multicultural society

Segregation in a modern society fueled by anti-racism — I will not silence myself because of my skin color

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I ask that you all forgive the imperfection of my eyes, in hopes that by shared grace we can build on the ghosts of our past to build a better future. And by forgiving the imperfection of my eyes, I hope that you will also forgive the imperfection of my…


Construction and destruction — constructively dealing with people bent on destruction

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Have you ever met that person who seems to swing around like a wrecking ball?

The ones going around laying their claws into anything and everything in hopes of mass destruction?

I know you have met that person. You may even be them.

Regardless of whether you are a constructive…


Uncertain Death and Impending Doom

A glance into a day in the life of those who have survived

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Have you ever thought you were going to die?

And I don’t mean the everyday fear of death that all humans experience.

I mean, have you ever faced sudden possible death? Have you ever thought, at any moment, that you may die before the next? Has dying ever been that…


Assets, liabilities, strengths, wounds, superpowers, and gifts — choose balance over self-destruction

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Warm tears silently rolled down my icy cheeks as I counted out the thirteen hundred dollars. I knew I shouldn’t be doing it. I knew I was harming myself, allowing myself to be taken advantage of.

I felt like a fool as the officer on duty had me sign the…


I know I did the right thing, the day I said goodbye

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When you shield me from reality, you shield me from the truth.
You lie about my destiny, so I’ll stay close to you.
You look at me in numbers.
You rate me every day.
You spit so many riddles that they all sound the same.

I’m this…
I’m there…
I’m that…
I’m where…


A new season of life, re-entry and preparing for a zombie apocalypse

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It was November of 2020 when we finally arrived. We had all had a rough year and most people had no idea what to do about the world and it’s implosion. …


There are many well-kept secrets of success and happiness, but enthusiasm takes the cake

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Curiosity may breathe life into passion, but enthusiasm keeps its heart beating.

Enthusiasm is one of the most underrated superpowers of human nature. It doesn’t get a lot of attention — not even on a surface level. When was the last time a mentor was coaching you for an interview…


You cannot find your passion by looking for it, but you can bring it to life by following your curiosity

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We have all heard it before, and most of us have probably said it.

Follow your passion.

This auto-response is given in many scenarios, by many of us. It is given to young adults who are seeking their path in life, artists who aren’t feeling artsy, writers who aren’t writing…

Holly Kellums

Author * Social Media Influencer * Recovery Coach * Human Potential Activist

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