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Reflections of a Selfie

Every year as this time nears, I reflect on how my time was spent & the life of those living moments. I'm not sure might be reflection number forty-something or not, nevertheless, it begs the question. A selfie taken without a mirror does it reflect? I was watching a video blog on YouTube that a friend suggested and one thing that stood out the most was the old quandary. If a tree falls in the forest and nobody's there to see it does it make a sound? Based on the philosopher George Berkeley's observation, also a concept approached in the holographic universe theory, as well as quantum field theory, essentially stating when something is observed there is a perceptive acknowledgment, but when it is not observed, what we first perceived to be fact are simply the opposite. Ex. because no one saw the tree, therefore, it made no sound. This leads to my other inquisitive quote "nothing unreal exists" so we go through the adaptation of reality vs abstraction? I reme…
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Risky games

On one of the toughest weekends in my recorded history, I couldn't figure out heads from tails of my days. It started out of on migraine and ended in migraines. It felt so horrible I couldn't recall the last time I had such heavy doses of relapse.

Certain things in life will always bring a smile. One of my favorite movies, a song from memory, or even a simple saying will do that. On my death bed, and no I'm not being dramatic I literally wondered if I died here in my single man's apartment no one would find me for weeks; by that time all the love and likes and sweet comments on pictures are gone and who was Yvens anyways just a faded memory.
But I digress… I was watching a series on Amazon about interviews by the New Yorker magazine and a funny cartoon from the magazine just blew my mind. It also stirred an interesting predicament. The cartoonist Liana Finck has a piece called “Larry No!” And it depicts a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Now, I know what you're saying there…

The Left Handed trust

Left-handedness is less common than right-handedness. Left-handed people are more skillful with their left hands when performing tasks. Studies suggest that approximately 10% of the world population is left-handed. Mixed-handedness is the change of hand preference between tasks.
Handedness -  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handedness

Some people may be aware of this and some may not, having grown up in a catholic Caribbean island, there are some things that you are subject to, that later in life you must ask… what were they thinking?
When I was a young boy I used to write with my left hand, and naturally my parents back then in keeping with antique catholic belief felt that it was mischievous for a child to be a lefty so my teachers armed with a 12" ruler would enforce such tradition by sternly tapping on my left knuckles to force me using my right hand. Fast forward to present day I am now a right-handed adult that writes like a doctor (chicken scratch).
There’s a Seinfeld bit about how much…

The Mirror

"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Matthew 6 v24
One of the things I do is research on emotions and feelings, perhaps it’s to better understand where we are as humans but most times it is to understand how we are “being”. The book says you can’t love two people, thing, or objects, that eventually you are going to develop a hatred towards one versus the other. That’s the biblical conception so remember during the times this example was taken, it was to address the of love of money or material things.
Take for example a mirror! One of the reasons to understand a mirror is to acknowledge one day it will love one side of you, and other days it may not… [the mirror has two faces] when you stare into a mirror it shows you who you are. That’s important because at times we have out of body experiences such as making the decisions of multi layers a…

Scroll, scroll, double tap, Like...

A good majority of us live this new normal. We are calling it the time spent on social media. Scrolling on instagram or liking on facebook and i need not mention the amount of tweets. [I have tested this theory myself - (statistic)] “I'm only going to check facebook for 5 minutes” and 5 hours later (or more) you ask yourself what was i just doing on there?. Social media is the kind of drugs that doesn’t get dealt by one particular dealer but rather a community of dealers. We are all contributors to the drug of social media. We are either the providers of the drug (posting pictures, videos, status updates, tweets) or we are consumers of the illicit drug.

Hear me out, I'm not saying that social media doesn't have any benefits or that it’s bad, au contraire I believe it’s a global connector. In the olden days people use to sit around and wait for the local news to tell you the happenings (if you watched that) or wait for the morning paper. We as a society/humans are the animals…

Triye [ Trier = Sort out ]

“The good ones are already taken, now a days you have to sift through to find a good one”
Recently while listening to a single from one of the most popular Haitian musical bands-- Kreyol la.  The single off their upcoming album which is cautiously titled “triye” (which means to sort out, pluck out, or be selective and choosy). The song stipulates that all the good ones are already taken and if a person is on the market now a days you have to go through a few uncertain ones and you have to be quite choosy to find the good one if you’re lucky because all the good ones already taken.
The intriguing part of that concept to me is that i’m not sure if I buy it, I mean it’s the same approach as to say there’s no good man or good women left out there. i always say all women are good and all man are good and what i mean by that is he/she might not be the good one for you but their match is out there and it’s a matter of time for them to find each other, sometimes people are stuck in go no where…

No to Logic

DISCLAIMER:
[The Following is not a post. Reading this material may lead to all types of questions for which there will be no answers. PLEASE STOP READING NOW!!.] “To know me is to understand me, and when you do you realise there are two possible conclusions.” A)     He’s Nuts (Crazy... Call the guys with the straight jacket.) B)     He’s cool -- just got ISSUES. Now that we've gotten that part out the way, allow me to indulge in some random non factuals, that will leave you puzzled with a blank stare of confusion. Recently i had an extensive dialogue with a colleague over what is considered to be logic vs practical. Trust me I’ve been having those moments for a while. I attempted to understand through this dialogue the reasons why people get addicted. In my opinion, addiction works for two types of individuals, those with the means, and those with access. Granted a person may have the means but not the access and vice versa, take for example why do alcoholics drink? Because they can a…