Entry: This Hollowed Ground
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From Curtis M Sawyer
Website: http://ussexcalibur.blogspot.com
Well put. I had a moment of clarity yesterday when I had about an hour of free time while my 10-month old napped. People who read my blog (and I get a couple of referrals a day from JSDC) know I've recently gotten into sailing. I discovered yesterday that I would much rather read a textbook on coastal navigation than play a computer game during my precious hour.

I realized I was making my own fun (I'm the one in the very back with the green cap).

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From Dave Grant
Website: http://www.greatestblogeverwritten.blogspot.com/
Bravo, Ms. Stover.

The timing of this entry is fascinating to me, as recently I've found my own mind drifting to thoughts such as these.

I've come to appreciate lately that life...or at least a life worth living, is a struggle..a conflict..a fight. Without suffering, struggle and adversity, what is the point of the journey? If everything is easy and our environment is such that we allow ourselves to be told what to like, what to wear, how to think, who to be....what do we truly learn about ourselves? I find this sentiment echoed in the idea, "Take my life back." This is the fight. The challenge. It is easier to lay back, submit, and let life happen around you, but then what do you become? How do you grow?

I think the world would be a much greater place if we all started taking our life back.

En garde.
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From Peter
Website: http://www.peterdewolf.com
Oddly enough I have to echo Dave's comments. Maybe it's a Canadian thing?

Some great photos there, lady.
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From Q
Those first few pictures...that's all forked up.

Anytime I fear that I might be in danger of liking what's oh-so-popular -what we're told to like- I look at my iTunes, and realize, I certainly have a unique sense of what's cool. Thanks, Apple. Those mix tapes (and then CDs) were taking too long to make. wink
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Just Do It.
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From Steve
Website: http://www.toicreative.com
By far the best post in some time. Especially the pics.
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From Sean Stubblefield
Website: http://www.geocities.com/exastra/home.htm
See, this ineffable "whatness" of character-- this fundamental essence of Teh Awesome-- is why I love J.Sto. In taking back our life, we must also take back our power, as creators. Though perhaps I'm being redundant.
We, as audience, are— by nature of the relationship between subject and object-- inadvertent co-creators in the stories… infusing and influencing the story with our identities, our ideas, our ideals. This is a response-ability not to be taken or dismissed too lightly. Commonly, we assume that it is easier to just do what you are told and take what you are given. But for me, that's not easy, nor desirable. We need to be more discriminating in our consumptions, so that we don't forget who we are. So we can freely determine & preserve who we are/ want to be... unencumbered by the dictates and habits of society.
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From Katie Durham
Well now I'm all inspired to stop wasting my time with meaningless garbage and actually DO all the projects floating around in my head. You know... take my life back. It's a good feeling. Thank you, Jessica.
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From EM
God Bless America.
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From Stephanie Pina
Website: http://www.medusaeyes.com
Bravo, Jessica. Beautiful post. Carpe Diem and all that jazz.
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