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I can’t believe I won the Listserve lottery…I’ve never won anything! (Other than a basketball hoop from Sprite, which was actually pretty exciting).

I’ve had a hard time figuring out what to write, as my mind has been utterly consumed with the study of medicine lately. With that being said, I’ve decided to just stick to what I know best right now.

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Combining hobbies to reach creative heights

Hello all,

All my life I have been fascinated by two things; movies and computers. I am currently 25 years old and am happy to say I have been able to include these two interesting topics into my daily life on a regular basis. Not only am I active as a software consultant, in my spare time I am also applying what I pick up at my job to my own interactive website about movies.

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last hurrah

Currently at Lollapalooza in Chicago, so forgive my brevity. Surrounded by festival-goers of all kinds and covered in mud from the therain. However, the song everyone knew the best was “tonight” by fun. Seems like everyone, including me, is trying to reclaim, or claim, or invent, their wild youth. I hope we all succeed.

Party on!

Coming full circle

Hello friend distant or near,

Let me share a part of my life with you. Exactly two years ago I started my current job. At a hostel chain in the Netherlands where – after being in social welfare for nearly a year – I was so happy to fine a full-time position. Which meant I would have (more) money, and would be able to leave my parents place again. To which I was more or less forced due to a lack of financial means at age 28…after having lived by myself the previous 10 years.

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I’d like to draw your attention to Bhutan, a unique nation bordering India and China. Although it is considered to be a developing country, I think the Bhutanese are in fact leading the rest of us in a fundamental area: Their national goal of, not Gross National Product, but rather Gross National Happiness. That’s right, it’s a real thing – an entire nation of people who collectively concern themselves with attaining happiness rather than money. Awesome.

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Theodor Geisel

Hello there, Listservers! I hope you’ll enjoy
A message that’s based on a Seussian ploy

If you want to write poems the Seussian way
Anapestic tetrameter brooks no delay

But Seuss saw this form in its hard, rigid glory
And said ‘Hey, I can do it, and tell quite a story

‘While doing it, too, it will be my new tool
In telling kids things that they won’t learn in school’

When he came to a line that just wouldn’t quite flourish
He’d pluck up a word from thin air, and he’d nourish

That young little word, brand new to the world
And he’d place it in just the right spot, where it whirled

Where it danced and it sang like a fresh coat of paint
Over language grown solemn and tempered and quaint

The words he invented were zong, zax and zillow
And grinch, nerd and vipper, they were bofa and yekko

They told all the stories he needed to tell
And they broke through a form that would otherwise dwell

In the musty old drawers of the humorless past
He made it seem joyous, a form that would last

In the memories of every young kid who was read
From a Dr. Seuss book before going to bed

And so, if I’m going to be true to my muse
I’ll leave with a moral that you all might just use

Dr. Seuss saw a dark thing and turned it to light
If we all do the same, the world sure will be bright.

The Path With No Choices

I was surprised when I finally got the chance to say something to you. I wrote this few years ago when I had an inner battle with my faith. You know, the kind of thing that makes you ponder why life sometimes can be so unfair. I hope this will answer the question you’ve been asking the Universe.

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