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Carol of The Bells 2021: A Parody

Carol of The Bells 2021: A Parody

“Below I’ve written a parody of the lyrics to the Christmas carol “Carol of the Bells.” I’ve tried to follow the same cadence, as Peter Wilhousky’s original song, to the best of my ability. The format of the original carol is the reason why the lyrics repeat once. I want to advise the reader to try singing these verses rather than reading them. Perhaps using an instrumental version of Wilhousky’s song to follow along? Or, maybe listening to “Carol of the Bells” with lyrics a few times to get the hang of it, and then diving right in?”

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

“Wisdom is often hard-earned and so it should be regarded with respect. Respect, as it would turn out, is worthy of Aretha Franklin’s level vocals boasting to the rooftops of the necessity of this feeling. The thing about respect is that it is meant to be reciprocal; meaning that the energy flow should in theory be open and acknowledging of boundaries on both ends. There are few greater feelings in this world than gaining the respect of those you admire and care for, including yourself.”

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Deathly Loneliness Attacks

Deathly Loneliness Attacks

In today’s blog post, I would l like to discuss one of my favorite songs titled “Deathly Loneliness Attacks” by Hifumi. I am particularly fond of the cover by Mafumafu, a Japanese artist who I listen to frequently. As the song is in Japanese, I originally listened to...

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A Recipe for the Holidays

A Recipe for the Holidays

“In the aftermath of Christmas in one of the rougher years that I have been alive for, I wanted to share with readers a recipe that was absolutely on my to-do list in the holiday season. It is not exactly made up of “sugar and spice, and everything nice.” Actually, its ingredients are all psychological and negative emotions I have felt this year, and/or carried throughout the years. The fear, the pain, the anxiety, uncertainty, and for much too many, the grief that has mainly summed up the year 2020. Let’s all try something we’ve never done before. A make-believe recipe, filled with all the toxicity of 2020 that will rid our lives of those ingredients.”

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A Snapshot of Work In A CHSLD

A Snapshot of Work In A CHSLD

“Back at the end of May 2020, I interviewed a 29-year-old male clinical nurse who answered the call for aid in our CHSLDs. I would like to offer a snapshot of the insights given by this nurse, aka “Louis.” Prior to the pandemic, Louis ran a private clinic that had seen a drastic downturn in patients due to coronavirus fears. Like many other health care providers, he adapted to this “new normal” by switching from in-person services to telemedicine, while also having to downsize his staff. At first, he offered his skills at the local hospitals’ emergency rooms. After two weeks of labouring in an essentially empty hospital, Louis applied to work in two overloaded CHSLDs.”

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A Poem To Soothe An Aching Soul

A Poem To Soothe An Aching Soul

“I want to make this blog post a poem if you readers do not mind. For me, poems are feelings spilt onto paper and rearranged until they make some type of sense. Instead of proving and arguing a point, you express what is inside you, and hope your readers find something in what you share, to connect to. So here I go.”

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Compassion Doesn’t Cost A Thing

Compassion Doesn’t Cost A Thing

“Seldom do we forget that. Don’t we? First, compassion isn’t hard to define. It’s actually much easier to describe than “happiness”. Happiness can very well be subjective but compassion? It is nothing but a feeling of being sad in another person’s sadness, suffering and struggles; and having a desire to help. This year can very well be humanity’s test on compassion. Now, look back at 2020, we are nearing towards the end of the year and think of much evidence this world has given us about the ubiquitous compassion present amongst us all.”

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Mix by Hand

Mix by Hand

“When you try something for the first time, it is normal to anticipate errors. In fact, when you try something for the 6th or 10th time it is still normal to expect mistakes. As humans we are fallible. And to illustrate that point, I want to tell you a story about when I tried something for the first time without fear and made a silly, but big, judgement in error.”

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The Power of Naruto

The Power of Naruto

“Out of every television show I have ever seen, there is one that holds a special place in my heart. It is simply titled Naruto, and it is the show that changed my life for the better. While you may be skeptical that a mere television show can change someone’s life, I must assure you that it is not a hyperbole. Let me explain. It all started on a cool summer’s night when I was only thirteen-years-old. That year I was on a nostalgia kick and I watched many shows from my childhood. One show that I could never bear to watch was Naruto. It seemed too violent for my younger self, but once I became thirteen, I felt like I had matured enough to handle it.”

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