Recent Reviews for William S. Cottringer
You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too. (Book) - 10/5/2009 7:51:05 AM|
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CHEESE AND EAT IT TOO
Written by William S. Cottringer
Published in 2001
This is a self help book in which the writer has tried to show us how we can get past the confusions and chaos of our daily life and be successful in our ventures. It motivates us to dream and be keen to fulfill them. It helps us to look into the simplicities of life for finding the solutions to our life.
The writer has taken example of two very naughty cats and two very smart mice. The cats are always focused on creating problems, confusions and chaos in the life of the mice. But the mice are very smart they always find solutions to the problems that are created for them till the time comes that everything gets so messed up that nobody, neither the cats nor the mice, can find out whatís happening around them. The writer has tried to show us how we focus on wrong things in our life and create confusion and chaos for ourselves. This is why we think we canít have our cheese and eat it too. According to him we are always trying to change things to our liking before even knowing what we really want, so, first we should change ourselves according to the prevailing conditions and analyze where we are and where we want to be. By applying simplicity to our life we can easily bridge this gap.
It is a perfect self help book in which the writer has illustrated very well how simplicity can solve many big problems of our life which, sometimes, are created by ourselves
The Bow-Wow Secrets (Book) - 2/18/2006 6:14:53 AM
I love the idea of the simple wisdom of the dog. Bow wow.
The Bow-Wow Secrets (Book) - 2/15/2006 1:09:21 AM
Congratz on the book!!
Souns like a winner to me....love the cover....it tells a thousand tales!!
You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too. (Book) - 2/3/2003 4:27:26 PM
How sweet it is! Even a small amount of understanding and compassion can truly change a hard cored individual into a warm hearted soul. Love is the key to happiness, happiness is the road to success, success leads to rewards, rewards are smiles, and smiles are crown jewels. We all need to pass along crown jewels! Loved the excerpt.
You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too. (Book) - 12/21/2002 6:00:39 PM
I ordered the book and thought is was wonderful. Very please with all of the advice.
You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too. (Book) - 9/22/2002 6:22:53 PM
I am the author's oldest daughter. I have to tell you that my dad has a mind I long for. This book is so creative and it can make life much more simple for us all.
You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too. (Book) - 8/30/2002 6:16:37 AM
I'm not saying this is a great book, just because the author is my granddad, but..that helps. Seriously, you should read this clear map of life.
You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too. (Book) - 8/30/2002 4:59:22 AM
Great little book-- must reading for people who are wanting more out of life and who want to close the gap between where they are and where they really want to be. Excellent insights!
Doing What Matters Most:: Simplifying Your Overload (Short Story) - 5/23/2008 8:14:18 AM
Doing What Matters Most:: Simplifying Your Overload (Short Story) - 3/4/2007 4:53:24 AM
Alot to master here....but thanks for sharing!!
Hannah's Christmas Wish (Short Story) - 9/11/2006 4:27:21 PM
It always happens around September. I get this feeling inside of me that Christmas is on its way, and I can hardly wait! Hannah's Christmas Wish is without a doubt a good Christmas tale. Well written, well thought out. I admire that it was written with a point: Designed especially for Hannah E. Gilbert. That just welcomes the Christmas spirit! I'm all excited! Now I'm going to go home and watch Frosty the Snowman and eat sugar cookies! Keep up the good work, Will. You're a good writer.
Finding a Title to Your Book (Short Story) - 8/24/2006 12:25:23 AM
Awesome read, I like your style! Your a great guy. :) R.
Hannah's Christmas Wish (Short Story) - 12/27/2005 8:57:34 AM
delightful write, very well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
Hannah's Christmas Wish (Short Story) - 12/26/2005 5:32:46 PM
Hi I am Hannah Banana and I think all children will enjoy this story. My Grandpa Bill has written this just for me. I am so excited about having my own Christmas story.
Hannah's Christmas Wish (Short Story) - 12/26/2005 2:29:16 PM
This is a precious Christmas story for young children to help teach them high self esteem. I highly recommend it as a great read to your children. Reading to children teaches interest in reading for the chilren and is quality time spent together.
The Dream (Short Story) - 6/12/2004 10:51:44 AM
An excellent and enjoyable short-story, William - enjoyed! Robert.
My Brick Wall (Short Story) - 1/31/2003 1:43:14 PM
Bill- have a great ability to share your experiences and let others learn from them. You opened many eyes to our own "brick walls" and gave us great advice on how to tear them down.
My Brick Wall (Short Story) - 1/23/2003 9:52:22 PM
I found this story of your life to be very enlightening. It opened my mind to a lot of truth and not just in a shadue of my oun prospect but in a spiritual one as well. Life is a journey for us all and full of "brick walls" as you say but I believe that for one to overcome these obsticals we must pursue our lives with great persoverence. God has a plan for us all and nothing happens for no reson at all. Our "brick walls" that we face help mold us to do His will and shape our lives, for "we are the clay and He is the potter" Isaiah 64:8.
My Brick Wall (Short Story) - 1/21/2003 6:52:20 AM
The complete truthfulness of this story is
verry helpful in times of need. It also makes
me more appreciateive of what I have in my life. This story is a blessing!
My Brick Wall (Short Story) - 1/21/2003 5:43:01 AM
The most heartfelt and honest stories are those of ones life. This one is making me reflect on my life to see how I can avoid "brick walls" so I don't live my biggest worry. Good stories do that and so do the people who write them. As we look on in our lives we can't assume that we have only good times to come. We have to reflect on our past and then look forward and make sure we don't let our pride stand in our way. Great story. I will definitely read some more.
My Brick Wall (Short Story) - 1/9/2003 6:00:17 PM
In reviewing "My Brick Wall", which was not only moving but hit home with me personally. I set back and saw myself go down the same road as I was reading and what a breath-taking story!!
My Brick Wall (Short Story) - 9/26/2002 9:40:06 AM
Timely and honest in these difficult times
My Brick Wall (Short Story) - 9/13/2002 9:27:14 AM
My Brick Wall (Short Story) - 9/1/2002 12:34:10 PM
The brutal honesty and raw emotion are gut-wrenching, gripping, and powerfully moving. ALL of us face these "brick walls" - so to read a story of such personal triumph, lesson learned, and glorious culmination, is inspirational and uplifting. This story needs to be told and re-told, as most of us have been there at one point or another in our lives.
5 Burning Questions (Article) - 6/18/2012 11:23:37 AM
Great information provided in an effort to answer some of life's most perplexing questions. Your responses to the questions give the reader an excellent starting point.
Barbara J. Henry
How To keep A Job In Tough Times (Article) - 10/30/2010 7:24:01 AM
This article comes from the school of hard knocks and the unemployment trenches.
Do We Have a Common Purpose Here? (Article) - 6/5/2010 11:59:25 AM
Anything written by Bill Cottringer is a must read for me and this article, just as everything else he writes, did not disappoint. Every time I read something new by him I learn and that's the greatest gift one writer can give to another. I own, and have read several times, all of his books. If you haven't, do yourself a great favor and order them. Your life will change for the better as mine has. Write on Bill!
Do We Have a Common Purpose Here? (Article) - 5/31/2010 9:27:33 PM
No We Do Not Have Common Purpose But We You As I Do Have Reason For Being Here In This Hell Hole Planet Earth,i.e. I Hate Thoughts Coming Back Having Do It All Over Again It Will be Even Worst Than Prior 1st Time...
99% Lazy Ass Humans They (You All) Simply Think You Are INFALLIBLE!
Etal: Only Honest Person I Know Besides Me Is Dead...
Credit Illuminating Write...
Attraction Rating Scale (Article) - 5/9/2010 4:54:53 AM
I have cited it in an article I wrote and I think it is right on target.
Building Common Sense (Article) - 2/28/2010 3:38:42 PM
Anyone with common sense, Mr.Cottringer, can readily see the points you have made in this poignant article ... can be successful cornerstones to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Reginald V. Johnson
Five Helping Things We Need to Learn How to Give Others (Article) - 11/28/2009 4:28:53 AM
Being Okay With Being Average (Article) - 11/21/2009 8:15:21 PM
William, this is a story that should be shared in every single public, and private school and corporate newsletter. It's one thing to settle for being lazy...which is a sin and a shame to our God Given uniqueness and greatness. My recently departed spirit of my Grandmother Ruby used to tell me while she was with us, "Never think of yourself as better than anyone else, but always think of yourself as just as good."
When the world's "experts and critics" spend less time trying to normalize everyone, and more time just accepting and encouraging and yes, being patient with everyone who wants to excel because it's what the person wants--not what others expect--then we can take that freakin' Bell Curve publication (a book which even I have in my personal library for future fireplace fuel) and categorize it for what it truly is: an opinion of people who think they are better because they have education, but no knowledge nor wisdom.
Thank you Will.
Being Okay With Being Average (Article) - 11/21/2009 10:30:53 AM
Thank you for your acceptance of the article Elizabeth. Check out Reality Repair and tell me what you think.
Being Okay With Being Average (Article) - 11/14/2009 7:03:58 PM
Wonderfully soothing and helpful, William, thank you for your words.
Love this passage: "the Bell Curve is just a pencil line that can be easily erased. It never really existed anyway."
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Some Things Can't be Understood (Article) - 8/11/2009 3:39:45 PM
Only Question (God) Will Ask You On Judgement Day--WHY!
Credit Illuminating Write!
The Ten Most Common Causes of Unhappiness and Their Common Sense Cures (Article) - 7/22/2009 12:50:09 PM
Great stuff. Enjoyed the read.
Why Somebody Else Canít Tell You How To Be Successful And Happy. (Article) - 6/22/2009 8:28:40 AM
Very factual,and when we relize this, we get closer to our true definition of success and happiness.
You are right on the money here.
If Enough People Imagine and Believe in Something, It Will HappenÖ (Article) - 5/19/2009 3:51:15 PM
Why Do Bullies Bully? (Article) - 3/9/2009 9:15:07 PM
This article is so very helpful and informative, I had to keep a copy for my files and take notes. My personal experience at bullying confirms your description of a bully to a T - "they have an axe to grind; was lacking in acceptance(was rejected), have fear of losing or being seen as zero, and it is a sign of extreme weakness..."
Thank you for writing on it, although I wish I read it ten years ago.
Reality Repair Rx: A Critical Time for Thoughtfulness (Article) - 3/9/2009 6:27:13 PM
Reality Repair Rx: A Critical Time for Thoughtfulness (Article) - 3/8/2009 12:49:35 PM
You've given much food for thought in this article Bill. I'd like to touch on just one: I've had my own financial crisis and the way out was to learn to ask myself, "Do I want it or do I need it?" I found out that by applying this philosophy to my every day living that most things I wanted were things I didn't need and by purchasing the "wants" I was depriving myself of the things I needed. It took discipline but it's now a way of life for me and life is much easier and a heck of a lot more pleasant.
Describing the Indescribable Feeling We All Want: Peace of Heart (Article) - 11/6/2008 5:50:19 AM
A SIMPLE BUT PROFOUND LIFE-CHANGING CHOICE (Article) - 10/22/2008 12:50:22 AM
..."calendars control our lives"... I think a lot about calendars. I think that calendars "structure" our lives. As seasons come and go, spring planting season, fall harvest season, our holidays, etc. Even if we don't think we plan using the calendar, much of our lives is structured by the things that recur on a regular basis.
Eric "Calendarwallah" Snyder
Why Do Bullies Bully? (Article) - 10/11/2008 7:10:32 PM
You Ought Come Live In Los Angelses Sleazy Mexifornia Find Out What Bullying Really Is...
As For Your Kids Being Bullied By School Class Big Jerk Take (Teach) Your To Karate School,i.e. Bullies Lighten Real Fast Whence They Find There Nose Up There Face...
Credit Illuminating Write...
Why Do Bullies Bully? (Article) - 10/11/2008 8:36:23 AM
Good article. We all face bullies in one form or the other.
Is There a Point of No Return In Relationships? (Article) - 10/11/2008 8:02:22 AM
Is There a Point of No Return In Relationships? (Article) - 10/6/2008 12:31:54 PM
Once again, Mr. Cottringer, your points are well taken. However, as long as people use words to punish, control, and hurt others (due to their own low self esteems)... I believe contemptuous emotions will find fertile ground.
Reginald V. Johnson
Is There a Point of No Return In Relationships? (Article) - 10/5/2008 11:59:52 AM
TWO PATHS TO KNOWING (Article) - 10/5/2008 3:14:25 AM
enjoyed the read
Problems, Conflcts & Words (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 8:53:33 AM
This is very true William; words can kill or enliven, and you have said it in a most interesting, and creative manner.
Barbara J. Henry
What Is Time? (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 9:00:18 AM
Unpardon me but I relent it boldly;
For it is far ahead, if I can be sure of it,
And far it is, that my hallucination be valid,
And hallucination it is, as it should be,
And however, unlike itself, mysterious, unknown, and untested,
So it be foreseen in my tireless search.
Suicide Survivor (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 4:52:07 AM
I've often wondered of the pain a person has to be in to commit suicide. How desolate they must feel. If they would only think 100 yrs from now what will their problems matter. This too shall pass.
Suicide Survivor (Poetry) - 7/16/2012 11:17:47 AM
It may be hard, especially if one is close, but I think the best solution is to say that the person's time had come. Who are we to judge why or why not? To feel guilty for someone committing suicide, speaks of our relationship to them.
Suicide Survivor (Poetry) - 7/16/2012 10:02:33 AM
Bill's poem Suicide Survivor rings true: I lost an adult daughter almost ten years to the day--the Coroner's report said "over-supply of blood pressure medicine in the blood." I felt strongly her heart - on all levels - gave out. She had put on her best pajamas and laid on the floor, no longer willing to endure the heat in the valley or the cold of alienation. I still lay down on that floor (mentally) with her at unexpected moments. Yet the guilt and grief - my own from "not doing or being enough" - have transmuted into teaching and facilitating mostly young adults in a voc ed school. I think Monica would be happy that her life was given as a leaf in the soil. Maybe not.
I appreciate and enjoy Bill's crisp and wide views...
My Best Teacher (Poetry) - 3/6/2012 7:46:50 AM
my best teacher has been and still is 'experience' but 'love' comes in second. thanks for sharing.
My Best Teacher (Poetry) - 3/4/2012 10:27:55 AM
A lovely love poem. I really enjoyed your insight.
Where Did Common sense Go? (Poetry) - 8/15/2011 5:14:09 PM
My friend you have completely said it all and said it right. I have been saying for years . . . as Nero fiddles . . .
What Is Time? (Poetry) - 8/11/2011 10:30:48 AM
The past is gone,
Future is only a concept,
All we really have is now.
We should make the most of it.
I liked this.
What Is Time? (Poetry) - 1/26/2011 7:56:51 PM
Thanks all--I expanded it into an article. Bill C.
What Is Time? (Poetry) - 1/25/2011 12:22:21 PM
Wrote a poem on time a few poems back and I enjoy your take on it.
What Is Time? (Poetry) - 1/25/2011 6:46:19 AM
A timely message. (sorry)
I do think it must slow down when I'm on the treadmill. That has to be it.
What Is Time? (Poetry) - 1/24/2011 8:37:46 PM
This was right on time... or maybe early. Any-who, I enjoyed it.
Awful Addictions (Poetry) - 12/22/2010 5:10:20 PM
addictions ruin marriages, friendships even and are not good for you. I do have patience with my friend for his addictions, but it seems to me that i am pulling away from him because of them. Wishing I could stand by in this, maybe give him a chance. Enjoyed reading this, made me think i could do differently in this.
Where Did Common sense Go? (Poetry) - 2/16/2010 5:16:17 PM
I really enjoyed this poem. I can agree with you fully.
Where Did Common sense Go? (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 9:32:02 AM
Awful Addictions (Poetry) - 11/13/2009 9:41:07 PM
a metphor for watever life throws your way great piece of writing
Awful Addictions (Poetry) - 9/21/2009 9:12:26 AM
Jude-- You make a very interesting point. I guess the bottom line is that the "rewards" offered by the subsitute object(s) in the recovery plan have to be eqyuivalent to or greater than the rewards of the addiction, only in sociually approvied and personally productive ways! In that sense, it is the actual outcome of anything you are doing that counts--enabling (productive, healthy and desireable) or disabling (destructive, pathological and undesireable)Thanks. Bill C.
Awful Addictions (Poetry) - 9/19/2009 9:00:54 PM
do you know one can be addicted to overcoming an addiction once the addiction has been defeated ... i believe a recovering addict is in a perpetual state of withdrawal ...
Awful Addictions (Poetry) - 9/19/2009 9:25:57 AM
DONE WELL WITH DYNAMIC IMAGERY AND BLUNT, STRONG PHRASES THAT SUBSTANTIATES THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS WORK. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Want To Change the World? (Poetry) - 8/31/2009 10:23:48 AM
William this poem is so very interesting and profound! I shall visit you again!! Thanks for sharing!!
Love And Prayers
Want To Change the World? (Poetry) - 8/9/2009 8:06:25 PM
We are on the same page tonight, William. I hope you read my poem How Can I Make A Difference. We have alot of the same thoughts. You are right, we can change the world one step at a time. Sometimes it may be baby steps but its marching forward. Bless you for this write!
ADHD Mind Oh Boy (Poetry) - 6/12/2009 11:10:25 PM
You captured the "one minute flicker" well.
ADHD Mind Oh Boy (Poetry) - 6/12/2009 10:17:27 PM
whew...what an experience
Free Will (Poetry) - 5/7/2009 7:17:44 AM
Your poem made me think William -The moral consciousness of mankind points to the freedom of will The sense of moral obligation is written in every manís heart Ė it is as certain as the uniformity of nature.. We know that we are bound to do the right and to avoid the wrong. We know we are also free to avoid evil. . It is not reasonable The moral consciousness of mankind points to the freedom of will. The sense of moral obligation is written in every manís heart Ė it is as certain as the uniformity of nature.. We know that we are bound to do the right and to avoid the wrong. We know we are also free to avoid evil. It is not reasonable for determanists to tell is these solid colvictions are mere illusions
Reality Repair Rx (Poetry) - 4/1/2009 3:17:49 AM
An informative poem,great work,take care
Reality Repair Rx (Poetry) - 3/29/2009 5:53:48 PM
A very insightful poem with a great message too. Change can come only inwardly, values nurtured by family, bred in the home before they are bred in the land. That is the real fixing.
We Not Me (Poetry) - 3/25/2009 10:55:59 PM
Great poem,I enjoy reading it,take care
What to Say? (Poetry) - 3/25/2009 10:55:00 PM
Excellent poem,great work,take care
Looking For God (Poetry) - 3/23/2009 1:19:01 AM
A most beautiful "search" framed expertly in verse, it captivates the reader. I like this poem very much I read it three times.
What to Say? (Poetry) - 3/23/2009 1:15:07 AM
Speechlessness is normal when faced with the awesome beauty of nature.
Very insightful poem!
Thanks for sharing (and writing it),
What to Say? (Poetry) - 3/22/2009 7:10:16 PM
Such a descriptive penning being caught between two worlds, the seeing and the explaining...
Be always safe,
We Not Me (Poetry) - 3/22/2009 9:29:59 AM
Well expressed William!!
What is Self? (Poetry) - 3/21/2009 5:28:18 PM
So true, our so called individual self merges into the Oneness that we truly are!
The root meaning of individual is indivisible... no separate unit entity... but the one Self, each other... united, family, All..
Thank you for sharing the beauty of this William!
Love and Gratitude,
We Not Me (Poetry) - 3/21/2009 5:21:43 PM
More about we!!!
Love it William!
Thank you for the wonderful unfolding of this poem!
Love, Suzie :-D
Smiling In Bad Times (Poetry) - 3/15/2009 2:12:38 AM
Everything you say is the truth and people should smile even when things go bad.When you smile,the whole world smiles with you.Thank you for sharing this poem and let people know that there are still things in this world that people should appreciate like our lives,our selves,etc.take care
Unfair? (Poetry) - 3/15/2009 2:06:22 AM
Excellent poem,very well written,take care
Unfair? (Poetry) - 3/13/2009 6:27:37 AM
Effective write! The point expressed is strong and the impact strike like a bullet! Great style and form!
Unfair? (Poetry) - 3/12/2009 4:34:25 PM
Not all is fair, the reason I guess justice is sometimes blind. You have hit the mark with this one though...
Be always safe,
Smiling In Bad Times (Poetry) - 3/12/2009 3:16:49 PM
Jill good for you...I can't imagine the degree of resiliance you have after thriving past that kind of hardship! Thanks for sharing. Bill C.
Smiling In Bad Times (Poetry) - 3/10/2009 4:51:42 AM
Keeping our smile in difficult times is so, so important. I have neighbors who believed I was halfway crazy for smiling and making jokes when Hurricane Ike left us a 5 foot 8 inch debris pile in our living room from damage sustained through an 18 by 24 foot hole in the roof. If we lose our ability to smile, however, we lose sight of how things were and can again be.
Thanks for sharing this poem, William. I enjoyed it.
Smiling In Bad Times (Poetry) - 3/10/2009 3:51:54 AM
Keep smiling dear man..enjoyed...stay safe and well...Hugss
Smiling In Bad Times (Poetry) - 3/10/2009 1:23:42 AM
This is true William, what an awesome write.
Smile is the best natural medicine,
A best gift that God has given to mankind.
Smiling In Bad Times (Poetry) - 3/9/2009 10:13:12 PM
How true Bill, this surely comes straight from your heart!!
Funny but I could just not write poems that don't rhyme, I thought they gotta rhyme or they aren't poems...that was a childish perspective though!!! Keep up the great work.I for one enjoy what you write.Have my exams coming up post which I intend to get seriously involved in writing.
P.S. - This isn't the only work of yours I've read, would surely tell you later why I never commented earlier...an interesting tale itself.
But just so you know Bill...to me you are an "Inspiration".
If you feel like checking my profile don't do so coz I have nothing written there..LOL..again plan to get onto this site seriously once I'm done with my exams
Keep Smiling!!! =)
I Can't See Reality (Poetry) - 2/23/2009 2:17:23 PM
For we walk by faith and not by sight. This poem reminds me that God says, 'no eyes have seen, no ears have heard, neither has it entered into the hearts of man the things that He has prepared for us.' And so, the unseen is actually unimaginable from our human perspectives...Isn't that cool? Blessings...Frances
An Uncommon Pursuit of Happiness (Poetry) - 12/25/2008 5:34:46 PM
Thanks all...Watch for my first book of poetry after 7 self-deveoplment books--Life's Lessons Summarized, Publish America. Bill C.
An Uncommon Pursuit of Happiness (Poetry) - 12/6/2008 9:03:59 AM
Very profound, and tells about all aspects of life. Great philosophical poem.
An Uncommon Pursuit of Happiness (Poetry) - 12/6/2008 8:47:17 AM
What a wonderful list you have made. Enjoyed reading it.
An Uncommon Pursuit of Happiness (Poetry) - 12/6/2008 8:14:56 AM
Perfect, the way you turned this one around:
"By giving them to others,
As an uncommon way,
Of just being thankful"
What more than this can we ever need? Perfect :-)
Love Really is Simple (Poetry) - 12/6/2008 8:02:46 AM
Very true indeed with your words and the message that it sends.take care and good poem
What is Self? (Poetry) - 12/6/2008 8:01:00 AM
Very well written poem,take care
I Wanna Help (Poetry) - 12/6/2008 8:00:07 AM
An excellent poem.take care
An Uncommon Pursuit of Happiness (Poetry) - 12/6/2008 7:58:58 AM
William,this is a fantastic poem fill with wisedom that all of us should live by.Everyone wants to be happy in any way possible without being mean-spirited.Every single day of my life,I'm always happy and thankful of the gifts that I have.I really enjoy this poem,take care
I Wanna Help (Poetry) - 11/21/2008 6:09:09 AM
I'll accept your help. Just reading these few words and knowing you care to help others is comforting. Stay the kind of person you are and everyone will love you for it.
I Wanna Help (Poetry) - 11/21/2008 3:22:49 AM
I Wanna Help (Poetry) - 11/20/2008 8:10:20 PM
Very good advice!
Time is Strange (Poetry) - 11/18/2008 9:51:34 PM
It sure can be fleeting at times. Grab each moment and savor it always....
Be always safe,
Broken Brains (Poetry) - 11/18/2008 6:24:02 PM
This sounds like someone I dated to a tee, though we all are like this at times, good work.
Broken Brains (Poetry) - 11/17/2008 8:31:18 AM
the real self is knowledge, character, ability and verve all the rest is just broken baggage on the brains ... well done ...
Broken Brains (Poetry) - 11/17/2008 1:08:05 AM
What excellent work.
Broken Brains (Poetry) - 11/16/2008 7:25:28 PM
Outstanding Bill. Outstanding!
A VOICE FROM THE GRAVE (Poetry) - 10/11/2008 8:07:09 AM
Thanks folks and please check out my new article on Bullying...which is part of a project I am working on as a PBS production. Bill C.
A VOICE FROM THE GRAVE (Poetry) - 10/5/2008 7:29:59 PM
Very touching and just rips at the heart to find the right road to travel to help others before they fall, wise words...
Be always safe,
A VOICE FROM THE GRAVE (Poetry) - 10/5/2008 3:28:23 PM
Love Really is Simple (Poetry) - 8/10/2008 6:01:31 PM
A wise man once said that heaven is within you. Speaking for myself, I also yearn for knowledge. Mixed with love, it becomes wisdom.
Love Really is Simple (Poetry) - 8/10/2008 4:11:38 PM
Ah if it were only that easy.
Blur (Poetry) - 8/7/2008 2:45:36 AM
Good Morning William
I enjoyed you emotional poem, I was unable to visit your link
"The Prosperity Zone"
Embraced ~ Embrassť
I Can't See Reality (Poetry) - 6/19/2008 10:55:27 AM
seeing is believing
Blur (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 7:42:37 AM
Need to slow down , we all do at times. Our minds and bodies just want to dart hither and thither and not give us much rest.
Blur (Poetry) - 5/15/2008 2:12:02 PM
William, life is full of living in the fastlane and sometimes we have to stop & take control of the hour or we'll burst.
Blur (Poetry) - 5/13/2008 11:58:52 PM
This is excellent and describes well the fast track that so many tend to be on.
Blur (Poetry) - 5/13/2008 8:19:19 PM
Sounds like you need a little quality time at a very slow pace, well versed....
Be always safe,
Blur (Poetry) - 5/13/2008 7:33:58 PM
That ending is very cool. We all need to get off the merry-go-round.
I Can't See Reality (Poetry) - 2/23/2008 10:11:59 PM
well versed....unable to see realties...but to tell you the truth...better not to see,the virtuality is far more interesting and meaningful to get along the real....neerja
I Can't See Reality (Poetry) - 1/13/2008 2:11:29 PM
Sometimes we see what we want our eyes and mind to see and blurr out the rest, nicely done...
Bullies (Poetry) - 12/21/2007 2:45:15 PM
Nicely written expressing the need to understand and conquer bullying....
Bullies (Poetry) - 12/20/2007 12:05:43 PM
Bullies (Poetry) - 12/20/2007 10:30:57 AM
It's funny, Bill, when I was a kid, I was a bully, not a good one though, because after doing my bullying...I had horrible pangs of guilt...so I found a better way to deal with life. Your words are true in every sense of the word.
Persepectives Are Powerful (Poetry) - 12/16/2007 4:50:17 PM
And choices we all must make....
Persepectives Are Powerful (Poetry) - 12/16/2007 12:15:36 PM
A choice it will for ever be!!
Persepectives Are Powerful (Poetry) - 12/15/2007 10:03:17 AM
the duality of life-choices, ones bad is anothers good and vise versa. making the choice is all that matters. well said.
Thank You Friend and Partner (Poetry) - 11/24/2007 9:01:49 AM
Lovely tribute to companionship!!
Thank You Friend and Partner (Poetry) - 11/24/2007 12:12:46 AM
Beautiful and so well expressed to the one who shares life with you.....
Thank You Friend and Partner (Poetry) - 11/23/2007 4:38:49 PM
it is always a blessing to have our mirrored image stand before us in another person. i enjoyed reading this and sense a blessed happines within your words.
Don't Lose Your Punctuation! (Poetry) - 11/18/2007 11:40:19 AM
Thanks for sharing!!
Don't Lose Your Punctuation! (Poetry) - 11/17/2007 9:41:46 PM
Nice advice! Never allow others to cloud your judgment, well said...
Me & You (Poetry) - 11/3/2007 7:53:04 AM
Me & You (Poetry) - 10/28/2007 2:44:34 PM
You nailed this one.....love me for who I am or be damn.....well done!!
Happy Halloween !!
Me & You (Poetry) - 10/27/2007 8:25:13 PM
I have found that it is always better to just be who you are and not to worry about everyone else. True love and honesty will always find a way....
Me & You (Poetry) - 10/27/2007 6:57:12 PM
As well played as ever, Bill.
I am surprised frequently at how many people refuse to accept others who are different than they.
Especially young women and really macho athletes. Interesting combination, huh?
Two Halves of Life (Poetry) - 10/26/2007 6:09:34 PM
". . . Finally looking past
All this or that
And clearly seeing
Both this and that..."
So, so true...
Love and peace~
Knowing & Doing (Poetry) - 10/23/2007 9:03:00 PM
Beautiful, relaxing photograph! Well done and very descriptive, enjoyed...
Traveling Man (Poetry) - 10/23/2007 4:44:46 PM
But Kathy...doesn't that turn out to be a joyful surprise and justify all the bruises and broken bones??
A Few Lovisms (Poetry) - 10/18/2007 6:13:04 AM
I remember when you wrote this poem, and why. It touched my heart to read it again.
What's A Perspective? (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 7:33:25 AM
"if you can see yourself as others see you and at the same time see them as they see themselves you have partially cleansed the doors of perception"
thought provoking poem ... like how you end it ...
Traveling Man (Poetry) - 9/12/2007 2:46:16 PM
It is really sad that we have to travel so many difficult roads to reach the realization of what is truly important.
Leaning Forward (Poetry) - 7/24/2007 11:10:38 AM
Sounds like a winner combo to me!!
Leaning Forward (Poetry) - 7/23/2007 8:45:11 PM
Interesting perspective! Well written.....
The Success Journey (Poetry) - 7/18/2007 10:21:43 AM
Excellent..and all so very true!!
Much to ponder here!!
almost like."get up dammit..close the door don't slam it...go-go-go....tomorrow will be a new adventure.....good or bad!!
The Success Journey (Poetry) - 7/17/2007 4:02:34 PM
Excellent motivational poem...You have a winning formula;-)
Thanks for sharing...
Three Great Gifts (Poetry) - 4/28/2007 11:54:06 AM
Ahhhh... With him! WE can do and have EVERYThING!
WArmly, WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
The Roller Coaster Ride of Life (Poetry) - 4/28/2007 11:45:46 AM
Wow! What a treasure this is!!!!
I thouroughly enjoyed, must read more!
WArmly, WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
Three Great Gifts (Poetry) - 12/31/2006 4:10:41 PM
It's so amazing how easy life really is?
Your words are wise and so well written...A nice flow, with a fabulous offering, through Him, with Him!
Amen to your thoughts~William
Love and Peace~
Three Great Gifts (Poetry) - 12/31/2006 2:35:12 PM
A beautiful write my friend, for if we live for Him we shall reap all three wonderful gifts.
Three Great Gifts (Poetry) - 12/31/2006 1:36:39 PM
A beautiful meaningful offering!!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!
Match Point (Poetry) - 10/17/2006 11:35:15 AM
Point made perfectly!!
Match Point (Poetry) - 10/16/2006 8:58:32 PM
clever ... you make a valid point ...
Problems or Opportunities? (Poetry) - 10/1/2006 9:38:32 AM
Reading this poem today it feels like it was written for me. After 10 years at my secure job I was laid off last week. I agree with the poem, I only allowed myself 2-3 days of poor me and in the days since I have been more determined than ever to have the life I want and will not loose that focus. Success for me is simple, my son and I to laugh, feel safe and to dream of having more.
Love & Peace, your biggest fan,
Be in touch soon
Who is me? (Poetry) - 9/29/2006 4:32:23 AM
"God so loved the World that He gave the World You."
Problems or Opportunities? (Poetry) - 9/28/2006 1:18:36 PM
I like this inspring poem and the endling was perfection....
Problems or Opportunities? (Poetry) - 9/28/2006 10:31:05 AM
Thanks for the tip...now sit down and listen.....oh nevermind maybe next time!!
Well done..:) !!
Success & Failure (Poetry) - 9/28/2006 10:28:52 AM
Insightful message poem!!
Up and Down (Poetry) - 9/28/2006 10:27:44 AM
Cute offering.....never friendless...cause here I am..lol!!
Problems or Opportunities? (Poetry) - 9/28/2006 12:28:29 AM
enjoyed the poem! looking forward to reading more
Problems or Opportunities? (Poetry) - 9/28/2006 12:26:50 AM
Wisdom drips from your pen
Success (Poetry) - 7/16/2006 10:12:31 PM
When you stop talking and taking,
And start doing and giving without a you,
I like that line, William...that's the way to the success which counts: being a worthy human.
The Roller Coaster Ride of Life (Poetry) - 6/11/2006 2:33:40 PM
I enjoyed, nicely done.
The One Thing (Poetry) - 6/5/2006 6:19:28 PM
The One Thing (Poetry) - 6/3/2006 11:49:31 AM
Written with conviction and a sense of hopeless frustration.
Your line: "from the cellophane sidelines" suggests a thin veneer seperating everyone from that which we do not want to be involved in but are, daily, forced to bear up under.
Your Own Special Place (Poetry) - 5/24/2006 3:27:54 AM
beautiful special offering!!
Love and Hope (Poetry) - 5/6/2006 2:40:56 PM
Faith, Hope and Love and the greatest of these is Love, St. Paul
Love and Hope (Poetry) - 5/6/2006 12:02:59 PM
Indeed it does sir; indeed it does. One can not fathom the depths of the meanings of true love nor touch with the imagination the providence of hope. You have blended a verse to be cherished. Thank you for the inspiring reminder. :)
Love and Hope (Poetry) - 5/6/2006 10:20:27 AM
Uplifting and inspiring write William!!
True Love Revealed (Poetry) - 5/6/2006 8:41:50 AM
Seems like we are on the same page today...lol!!
Ain't love just a great thing...lol!!
Divine Union (Poetry) - 5/5/2006 11:03:35 PM
Stunning write William!!
Being in Love (Poetry) - 5/5/2006 9:53:23 PM
Ain't love beautiful!!
Slowly Moving Closer (Poetry) - 5/4/2006 2:28:01 PM
Perfect poetry in motion!!
The Painful Part of Love (Poetry) - 5/2/2006 3:25:24 AM
This is so very true!!
Thanks for sharing your wisdom!!
Timing Troubles (Poetry) - 5/2/2006 3:24:57 AM
Heheheheheh...get two watches and set the time RIGHT...lol...if the one fails the other one can make up for lost time....hehehehehe!!
Love Is In The Air (Poetry) - 4/29/2006 4:38:22 AM
Hahahah seems like we are on the same page.....joyful write here Williuam!!
Congrats...aint love just great!!
Love Is In The Air (Poetry) - 4/28/2006 8:44:58 PM
She cooks with cheese?... :) - Just joking.
Wonderful write, and very refreshing!...like the first love type of thing. Well-done!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
True Love Found (Poetry) - 4/22/2006 7:17:26 AM
I think I know what you mean...thanks for sharing !!
True Love (Poetry) - 4/11/2006 8:03:58 PM
I'm a believer! This is beautiful and very meaningful to me. Thank you.
True Love (Poetry) - 4/11/2006 3:40:07 PM
Sigh! I remember love in its purest form! Brings back sweet memories. Thanks for this beautiful poem!
True Love (Poetry) - 4/11/2006 12:06:51 PM
Beautiful uplifting thoughts here!!
In the Name of Love (Poetry) - 4/2/2006 8:52:51 AM
In the Name of Love (Poetry) - 4/2/2006 7:19:38 AM
Divine acceptance is the Key !
In the Name of Love (Poetry) - 4/2/2006 7:07:09 AM
Bingo! You got it right, at last.
Been there. Done it, and am glad.
Highly perceptive and challenging composition.
Thank you for this one. - Bill
A Love Poem (Poetry) - 3/19/2006 4:53:06 AM
What Your Soul Wants (Poetry) - 1/21/2006 4:58:02 PM
i like the concept of hearing your soul ... fine poem!
What Your Soul Wants (Poetry) - 1/14/2006 11:01:11 AM
How the soul does want. . . and we all need to pay closer attention as you note here.
Lovely concept Bro. Wm.,
cynth'ya lewis reed.
What Your Soul Wants (Poetry) - 1/14/2006 10:37:36 AM
I really liked this and you seem to be in touch with your own..Life is as simple or complicated as we make it sometimes..This is a poem to be read outloud and often...Thank you!
What Your Soul Wants (Poetry) - 1/14/2006 9:03:48 AM
hmmm... I can hear my mind and my heart yet the soul is having difficulty getting through...
What Your Soul Wants (Poetry) - 1/14/2006 9:01:23 AM
A true soul searching write!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Soul Search (Poetry) - 1/14/2006 8:55:57 AM
Something we can all relate to!!
Thanks for sharing this insightful piece!!
Who is me? (Poetry) - 1/9/2006 8:11:55 AM
We need to learn to be us and this reinforces it for me.
Her Passion (Poetry) - 1/4/2006 5:22:55 AM
Living Love (Poetry) - 1/4/2006 5:22:02 AM
another one of yours saved..hmmm
Who is me? (Poetry) - 1/4/2006 5:20:14 AM
Who are YOU? I'd say you are a unique spirit effusing from the one..you are many personalities...and I kinda like this one LOL!....you seem witty exuberant fun intelligent etc. just the kinda YOU that the grand mozaic needs..YAY!
Love this one..saved it!
Who is me? (Poetry) - 1/4/2006 1:34:15 AM
Darn good question and one I've been asking myself for some time now. When you have an answer let me know ;-)
Wishing you well in the new year.
Who is me? (Poetry) - 1/3/2006 6:21:41 PM
The human condition spends too much time trying to be someone else. Leo Buscaglia said it best and defined it to an art form. Clever write.
Who is me? (Poetry) - 1/1/2006 9:14:01 AM
We all ask this from time to time. Good write. R
Living Love (Poetry) - 12/31/2005 4:27:01 PM
Beautiful and inspirational. Neat way to end the year.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Living Love (Poetry) - 12/31/2005 8:13:57 AM
This is very inspirational and nuturing in spirit. A wonderful poem with a substance to have hope and grow.
Why Do I Fail at Love? (Poetry) - 12/28/2005 11:59:32 AM
Love is always resent but not visible unless we truly look at the love for its existance this is well done. I enjoyed reating.
Why Do I Fail at Love? (Poetry) - 12/26/2005 6:52:56 AM
Love usually happens when you least expect to find it...suddenly a best friend turns into the light of your life. Great write, and good luck as you search for your light too. Michelle
A Few Lovisms (Poetry) - 12/12/2005 3:55:24 PM
Oh William!! This is fabulous!! I especially love this: 'True love is just on the other side of great friendship and romantic passion--it is the common deeds of loving kindness and sensitivity', and this: 'The lesson of love experiences is to gradually increase our capacity to love unconditionally.' and All of It!!
'Love is living at itís best.
Love is loving and being loved..
Love it!! Well done William!!
With Love & Friendship
Suzie xox :-)
Her Passion (Poetry) - 11/26/2005 10:15:57 PM
nicely penned ...
Her Passion (Poetry) - 11/26/2005 6:10:45 PM
Taking one out of oneself -- beautiful gift. R
Her Passion (Poetry) - 11/26/2005 4:43:29 PM
What a beautiful poem to describe someone. I thought the structure of this poem was done nicely.
Her Passion (Poetry) - 11/26/2005 2:27:12 PM
She sounds wonderful!
A Mother of an Idea (Poetry) - 8/22/2005 3:31:46 PM
Great Descriptive write and full of wonder and meaning!
Excellent.....write on and on!
Rich Criso Suarez
MindsEye of Success (Poetry) - 4/18/2005 12:53:49 PM
MindsEye of Success (Poetry) - 4/17/2005 9:51:31 PM
i see success as surviving with some element of dignity ...
well done ...
First Things First (Poetry) - 2/12/2005 11:44:58 AM
Interesting, yes. I like your perspective. What the hell is it all about, Alfie? Oh, different subject. Good prose.
First Things First (Poetry) - 2/8/2005 4:50:56 PM
My Journey (Poetry) - 2/6/2005 3:48:15 PM
This is excellent, and what makes it more beautiful, I have check out many dens, and the words of God, is in all, it makes me feel strong in my faith, that we all or in our fathers house, blessing be upon your pen, you are a true warrior of God.
First Things First (Poetry) - 2/5/2005 5:57:41 PM
I ditto what Sandie said.
First Things First (Poetry) - 2/4/2005 8:47:57 PM
All faiths and religions have the same dream. Good write.
Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
A Few Lovisms (Poetry) - 12/13/2004 12:18:59 AM
You are a very talented writer!
On My Knees (Poetry) - 12/13/2004 12:18:36 AM
True Love Lost (Poetry) - 12/13/2004 12:18:06 AM
Wise words...Good poem.
Long Distance Lov'n (Poetry) - 12/13/2004 12:17:39 AM
I can relate....
The Trouble With Reality (Poetry) - 12/13/2004 12:17:08 AM
The Flow of Life (Poetry) - 12/13/2004 12:16:39 AM
The Flow of Life (Poetry) - 9/1/2004 12:03:43 AM
One was always considered selfish,
when they thought of themselves.
That was years ago. I think back then,
we missed the the point completely.
Refreshing message. A true one.
The Flow of Life (Poetry) - 8/31/2004 10:15:45 PM
great flow to your line of reasoning here
The Flow of Life (Poetry) - 8/31/2004 9:43:49 PM
Actually...there is a reasonable truth to this and so.. may it flow.
The Trouble With Reality (Poetry) - 8/28/2004 6:31:38 PM
the key to objective analysis to maintain focus, in order to concentrate on direction and its possibile ramifications ...
The Trouble With Reality (Poetry) - 8/27/2004 1:26:11 PM
I jumped into this with both feet, slid all the way down, picked up tons of fascinating thoughts along the way. Bill, I believe the word for your interesting piece is unique... yep.. that's my final word! katy xox. (good stuff!)
The Trouble With Reality (Poetry) - 8/26/2004 5:38:33 PM
One can catch up with the time;
but can never catch up with life.
It is always changing.
Sandie May Angel
Problems, Conflcts & Words (Poetry) - 7/10/2004 11:37:21 AM
now this gives me something to ponder today. I agree about how half the problem is solution. So many times just using one word worng or not heard properly can cause so many problems.
Thanks for this one here
Problems, Conflcts & Words (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 10:44:21 PM
insightful message ...
Problems, Conflcts & Words (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 6:14:40 PM
"Problems, Conflicts & Words"
A wonderful and truthful write,
This is something special to share and also the pic.
Problems, Conflcts & Words (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 5:31:34 PM
I've forgotten to say that how cute this pic. is. The cute little pouting kitty seems to fit this poem so well. I had a good chuckle when I saw this pic. Thank you for sharing!
~ Sandie May Angel ~
P.S. Be sure this little kitty doesn't catch a cold.
Problems, Conflcts & Words (Poetry) - 7/7/2004 4:33:34 PM
I so agree with you. Words are very powerful. We should use them diligently. Thank you for wonderful post!
~ Sandie May Angel ~
Nothing is New; Just Old and Retold (Poetry) - 6/7/2004 11:20:25 AM
Words to live by in this well-penned poem...excellent!
Nothing is New; Just Old and Retold (Poetry) - 5/31/2004 3:01:10 AM
cunning and wise though in a sense it describes a state of stagnancy ... with change, everything is renewed ...
Nothing is New; Just Old and Retold (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 11:36:41 AM
Well, there's some truth to this certainly. I am not sure I agree that there's nothing new under the sun. It says that in the Bible, I seem to remember. However, I am afraid there will be more and more new things as time goes on.
Nothing is New; Just Old and Retold (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 11:27:37 AM
Lots of wisdom in this piece! Like not being able to see the trees for the forest. Well said.
Am I a Writer? (Poetry) - 4/26/2004 10:37:50 AM
Great questions, William! Well done!
Two Beliefs (Poetry) - 4/26/2004 10:29:17 AM
Power packed brief poem! Well done!
Two Beliefs (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 4:18:52 PM
Good way to be. Good advice. Well-done!
~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
To Say or Do? (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 10:44:40 AM
The only right choice is the one that lays evenly on your heart. A good message lies within these verses. Lisa
To Say or Do? (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 8:28:43 AM
~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Life is a Test (Poetry) - 7/18/2003 7:11:14 AM
The poem is more enjoyable than the article. I enjoyed reading this one and it flows very well.
Long Distance Lov'n (Poetry) - 7/6/2003 10:17:07 AM
William! Let's start a CLUB..LONG DISTANCE LOVE...there would be many members galore...(galore is Australian for something large or great numbers etc.) PS I grew up in Australia..'fair dinkum' ( means..for real)..LOL..just thought you may want to know...
This Time Around (Poetry) - 7/6/2003 10:11:34 AM
This time around you will BE the LIGHT Being that you are..only without the yoke of illusion...hmmm this time around!...
Deep...excellent write..good flow...
On My Knees (Poetry) - 7/6/2003 10:06:00 AM
William ..it's really YOUR show..God is just an onlooker...giving you freedom to stand or fall..the choice is always Yours...always YOURS!!!
Food for thought...Bravo!
True Love Lost (Poetry) - 7/6/2003 10:02:30 AM
Indeed... to Love and yet not to be loved in return...or to be loved just to a degree... Is it because we all need to love with an unconditional love thereby NOT expecting the complete package...hmmm..this is why I am obssessed by the Twin Flame concept..a perfect Love with all the trimmings..that does not mean without the challanges..it just means with ALL the trimmings...
nice write William