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Life is Short

Written by Frank R on . Posted in The Other Slices

Twisted metal and shards of broken glass litter the street. A single spark can ignite the gasoline pouring out of the punctured gas tank at any moment. Two lives potentially gone in a mere second, but somehow chance or fate, or whatever you want to call it, intervenes. It goes without saying but I will say it anyway, life is short.

Recently, two friends of mine barely escaped a major car accident that left their Ford Explorer totaled. While I can only imagine what went through their heads as the vehicle flipped over multiple times, I am sure they will now see life differently. I, myself, have some near death experience that had transformed me from a greedy life grinder to someone that appreciates the singular moments that most simply ignore.

How would you live your life if in the back of your mind you know you shouldn’t be alive? One moment you’re looking forward to events or things months or even years ahead. The next moment a single rose evokes strong emotion that overpowers you. I now take love much more seriously and I feel like I can finally give someone the rare “true love”.

I wish everyone had a near death experience. I know, that seems strange but it is the only way to live one’s life. You’ll stop taking things, people and your own life for granted. You’ll see and appreciate things for what they are, not for what they can be. You’ll love and live without regret.

P.S. Emily and Lori, I am so happy you two made it out alive and without too much damage. Welcome to the “Here and Now”.

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Love being yourself

Written by Frank R on . Posted in The Other Slices

Sometimes you walk upon a situation that challenges your preconceptions and life experiences.

Feeling a bit hungry, I stopped at Mickey D’s for some tasty nuggets and a beverage. While in line I overheard three teenage girls making fun of a group of people, but one guy wearing a black Metallica shirt and torn blue jeans, in particular was their main target.  The group was mostly made up of young guys around the ages of 13 to 16 but the one guy, I suspect, was 18 or 19. They were gathered in pairs of two, hovering over what might have been Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokemon card games.

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The Hero? (More like the Criminal)

Written by Rage on . Posted in The Other Slices

You have one second to decide. Actually, it is less than a second. Get involved or become a sideline eye witness. My beliefs have a tendency to get me into complications even though they are aligned with “good”, but isn’t it always the good guys that have more problems?
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The Next Big Thing: 3D Multimedia Websites

Written by Frank R on . Posted in The Other Slices

While the majority of industries aimed at consumers are tightening their belts and reducing R&D costs due to the global recession, some are still looking to innovate. One such industry is the film industry and their hope and money is vested in the Third Dimension. You probably heard about the latest craze in the movie world, 3D films, perhaps you even experienced one. One industry as powerful as the film industry doesn't take anything lightly and when they focus on a new technology, other industries take notice.

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Lost of Paper in Newspaper, Five Ways To Modernize

Written by Frank R on . Posted in The Other Slices

Can there be a cure for Newspapers? While a majority of media industries have been broken by the Internet, most have started to adapt except for printed media. The Film, Music and Television industries are learning (albeit slowly) to not rebuke the transition from physical media to a digital kind, but the Newspaper industry seems lost.
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ISP Data Caps, Digital Censorship?

Written by Frank R on . Posted in The Other Slices

Some of you live with the monthly stigma of a Data (Bandwidth) Cap set forth by your ISP. While many users won't ever use the 250GB (Comcast), 200GB (AT&T) or even 50GB (TimeWarner) of monthly allocated bandwidth, some are actually calling it censorship.