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Time Reclaimed
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Neville DeAngelou

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Like any good mother, her desire was to have her child grow bright and bold, and to be full of good humor and wit, and to be generous and courageous and kind.

For, being such, how could anyone not have the most beautiful story?

After all, what is the code and concept of life, of living, of humanity, if it is not to find one's calling and to have that calling be greater than one's self; if it is not to pursue that calling and complete it with joyous self-respect?

_ Neville






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"Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space. Everyone of us is part of that jewel - a facet of that jewel. And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal. We are intimately related. May we never even pretend that we are not.

"It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth. That the bedrock of our lives from which we make our choices is very good stuff.

"Deep down we know that what matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win too, even if it means slowing down, and changing our course now and then.

"Beside my chair is a French sentence from Saint-Exupery's 'Little Prince.' It reads, 'L'essentiel est invisible pour les veux.' What is essential is invisible to the eye. Well, what is essential about you? And who are those who have helped you become the person you are?"

Fred Rogers


I have (for ever long) thoroughly enjoyed stirring a seasoned pot to a tasty joy, having invited good folks from far and wide to dive in, take their fill, then join the craze playing whatever happens to be my most recently minted odd-ball garden game.

Unforgettable, those are. It's been a while!

On account of our journey through the portal, otherwise known as the pandemic blundered by prevailing epidemics and vexing vicissitudes, it has been a while!

Ooh! It's been a good long while.

So, have you been privy lately to any of our cooking stories. No? Well, good for you! And for me too!! In the interim I have been amazed at how often easily dismissable teeny-weeny stories offer deep insights into supposedly big kahuna stories, especially those bobbing and weaving behind mirrored smoke screens and bald chicanery.


I must digress, and spill beans on one of my non-invitational cooking escapades. Not epic, this one. Essential. Not huge. A pin-light. Not prosaic. Pithy.

It is my Baby Sis's cooking story, actually; just another set of teachable moments for me, surely, I trust, on a graduating trajectory from me being a venerable chalkboard to becoming a shining superhero! No?


Whenever Baby Sis visits (always loaded with goodies), barely inhaling the fresh scents of my gladness on arrival, barely kicking off her flying shoes, barely aware of the time change, off goes her honored banker's managerial cape. Into my kitchen she shuffles, jam-packs my cupboards, and sets a pan on the hot stove.

"Girl, what are you doing?"

"What does it look like I am doing, Bro?"

"You're supposed to be here on holiday."

"Don't worry 'bout me. Settle yourself. You are the one always busy. Running here. Running there. Busy-busy-busy. Can't get you on the phone. You rest your foot. I had a long sit-down getting here. Have some mittai; it's in that plastic bag. When last have you tasted channa? Try some. In a shortwhile we'll be heading to the grocery store. They are still open, right? Your fridge is empty."

That is sort of the general pattern of our usual welcome. And she knows exactly what meal would lift me lightspeed into a seventh heaven: bakes!

Mhm. That's what they call it. Bakes! I have no idea why they couldn't call it flap-jacks or bush tea splendors or mama's love cakes or wake-up-children-joy-is-served or oochie-ouchie-lau-lau; they just call it bakes!

Ain't need but four ingredients, if that, to make! Regardless, it is yet another instant proof (solid) that our peoples from way-way-waaaaay-back-when knew exactly how to make the most spectacular splendors with the barest of ingredients. They knew exactly how to get it passed on up through all of our branching bloodlines to keep us joyously connected. Just something about necessity, I guess!

And my Baby Sis knows how to make bakes like no one else on earth does. And makes it in no time! Oh, fill me up!!!

But here is the stupid thing: I've made bakes over a thousand times (no hyperbole there; that's probably an undercount) and for whatever set of reasons spreading the gamut of trials, from hilarious to screaming smoke alarms to charcoal surprises, I have never been able to make bakes right - not near the way Baby Sis makes them. Not ever!

Bless my heart, I haven't given up.

And just in case you're unfamiliar with my methods, a) I'm one of those fellas whose cooking procedures consist of a sprinkle and a splash and a dash and a stir and a whir, using all of the natural senses I'm born with to make ingredients sizzle on the palate, b) I enjoy creating new un-name-able meals by pure inspiration, c) I've done so for all of many gatherings and parties and fellowships in varied cultures around the globe, and d) setting aside a spread of hilarious memories, not too many folks have made a run for it; they return upon invitation. But bakes beat me. So my Baby Sis decided on a fool-proof plan for me. She decided I should give my creative brain a break from bakes and that I should make smarter use of my scientific side, if indeed I wanted to make bakes like she makes them. So, she gave me a recipe. Ain't but four ingredients, mind you, including water. And she watched over me working. Delicately.

Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail. Uh! Fail.

"But Bro, you getting better!"

Isn't she nice?

I've since seriously been toying with the idea that all sincerely cooked meals (in part and parcel with their recipes) are infused with a certain je ne sais quoi, some concocted elegance of a cook's head and hand and heart, some nature of a cook's thoughts and feelings, etc, all secretly mixed-in molecularly. I don't know. As I said, I am toying with the concept, not yet ready to make that claim on account of my own failings and lack of scientific proof.

Then a few minutes ago - literally - a thought struck me! It struck me hard! Like a thunder suprise! Then a bolt of lightening! Zap!


Oh, dear-dear-dear! Oh, dear-dear-dear-dear, dear!

Perhaps I just discovered the problem! Hmmmmmm? Let me think about this. Hmmm! Yep. I think I am onto something, and that is half of the reason I am telling you this teeny-weeny round-about story. A pin-light. Supernatural genius. Ancestral wisdom: je ne sais quoi. That's the recipe.

I am thinking the four ingredients - bakes - is the bowl that houses this magical je ne sais quoi. The bakes I love so well, the bakes that reach all my duly necessary parts to lift me to its seventh heaven is made of my Baby Sis's je ne sais quoi. I will never have access to my Baby Sis's je ne sais quoi - minted in marvelously secret ways. This meal is designed precisely to embody one's je ne sais quoi.

I had been absenting my je ne sais quoi from the recipe. I was filling these bakes with fake je ne sais quoi, envious je ne sais quoi, pretentious je ne sais quoi. My bakes need my je ne sais quoi; my bakes will never be my Baby Sis's bakes. The heavenly joys my bakes are intended to spread can only be delivered to the palates for which my je ne sais quoi is precisely intended, and I haven't baked those yet.

Ooh-la-la! Ancestral Genius!!!

No wonder it is called bakes!

Even though there are folks who call them floats. I see that now. Magical.

This epiphany has caused me to do a little soul-searching again, considering those facets of the magnificent jewel of which we are a part. So this time I posed myself two questions:

1. What is essential about me? (I perceive this 'significant thing' will certainly be part of the molecular make-up of my je ne sais quoi.)

2. What are my essentials along this segment of my journey? (I perceive there are necessities of life and living that keep my vision, my mission, my intention, my wants, and my needs in optimal alignment that need occasional adjustments.)

Whether or not this epiphany is a rewarding solution as imagined, it seems a good pair of questions to land on in the process of designing character and building cohesive community. And it is refreshing! So, may I ask?

  • What is essential about you?
  • What are the essentials for your current journey?

Ooh-la-la! Isn't life intriguing? It surely seems so. Be awesome!


L'essentiel est invisible pour les veux.


Welcome to SEASON SEVEN, 're-CLAIMED,' episode one - character design - curated by Neville DeAngelou.


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Often when we're talking about past and future, and always when we are experiencing or visualizing either of the two, what we are actually dealing with and-or describing are memory and imagination.

There are invaluable imbedded distinctions, which we ought not to ignore or forget. Dementia is a disease. Lack of vision is debilitating. And isn't it amazing experiencing the life-enhancing wonder of being fully present without being self-asborbed? Pause. Breathe. Awesome.

Isn't life fascinating? We think so. Here is another time-retriever on our list of hidden wonders, should you happen to be in the hunt for time:

Negative stress (worry) steals time: reduce stress; reclaim time (See 'How To Be Mentally Strong'). Make this yet another stress-less day.




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Today's pivot QUESTION: there are bumps on the road you have taken, which you anticipated and prepared for, and still you stumbled over them; they halted your progress,

what attitudes accompany such a situation and how do these affect or inform your next move?



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"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." _ Mohandas Gandhi


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Why not examine your life from a different angle?

As much as is affordable for matters that matter, afford yourself a 360 degree view. You may find this of great value in ways you had not imagined or known to account for. It is highly probable you will also encounter awesome insights that are of no relevance to who you are or what you are about, and that you will make observations you are ill-equipped to comprehend. It is highly likely you will encounter delightful delusions, and disconcerting illusions, and lots of bs disguised as helpful secrets. It may very well not be incumbent upon you to contest or combat any of these, but they will inform you, and will assuredly put upon you the onus to be ever more discerning and to be ever smarter with your decisions and clearer with your intentions, for all in all these will profitably test your faith and mirror your trust, and render you that much better. As much as is affordable for matters that matter, afford yourself a 360 degree view.


You are always welcome to consult freely with our regularly updated TRANSFORMATIONAL HABITS and other phenomenal playlists - styled for your convenience with contributions from your favorite peoples. Click. Take. Peruse. Use freely. Sometimes a second look is all it takes. We are better when we know that who we are and what we are doing in life have significant meaning. Be the best you can be. Do the best you can do. It gets better. Try it and see. Participate in a cause that provides significance for others. You are not alone.








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"Know what you own. Understand what you claim. Believe you can achieve what you conceive then call it by its name. Mine! The extent to which you have this clarity of mind, this purity of understanding, this strength of belief, you have the fire, the fuel, the impetus, the passion, the determination, the willpower you require to pursue and retrieve your truest desire. But do not claim what does not belong to you. It will not keep you . . . it will suffer you but for only so long."

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You are valued. You are important. What you experience is important. Your intention matters. You are a whole being. You are a true wonder. You diminish yourself whenever you pit valued elements of who you are against vital elements of who you are: your intuitive self against your intellectual self, your rational self against your emotional self, your gut against your heart against your head. Don't be put at war against yourself: you are a masterpiece. An intricate being. Human!

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Life: it is a dance. It gets better with practice; its music is in your heart and in your soul and in your blood and in your bones. Life; it is a dance. It gets better with practice. You have a partner – your spirit. You can have a party if you like, but choose smartly who you invite, for life – your life – is a dance. It gets better with practice, unless you stop the music or so crowd your dance floor there is no space to move or be moved within it. Explore. Yes, life; it is a dance. It gets better with practice until the dance becomes the dancer and the dancer becomes the dance and life and all of existence becomes a singular flow. Yes, life; it is a dance. It gets better with practice. Dance.


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Who Lives Here?

Home is a special place. Love resides there. The best journeys take you there. Hope lives there. Home leaves no question about belonging. Friends belong there. Dreams thrive there. Home is a place of forgiveness. There is no rejection there. Home is a place of rest and recuperation and rejuvination. There is laughter there. Life takes you to unexpected places; love brings you home. At home you are free to flourish. It is where you birthed your wings. Are you there yet? We live amongst viruses and bacteria: some are villains and some are monsters. Don't feed monsters. Villains are everywhere; you are ever in their sights. Be prepared: find your rhythm, stay in balance, keep your values and your vision in focus. Choose your friends wisely. Breathe fresh air. Allow yourself the space to breathe. Allow others their space to breathe. Breathe.



Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.

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let your light shine

Live. Laugh. Love.



Come, let us all be friends for once, 
Let us make life easy on us, 
Let us be lovers and loved ones,
The earth shall be left to no one.

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Across the nation and around the world there is a long rumble.

It is a rumble so loud it strikes ready ears as a distant clap of a fierce thunder. It is a rumble so low, it rides beneath the noise of a thousand human fears; it can no longer be heard. Fear of flight, fear of heights, fear of sand, fear of snow, fear of monsters in the closet, fear of bugs in the pillow, fear of cats, fear of bats, fear of strangers at the door, fear of being lost, fear of being laughed at, fear of being stuck in the toilet bowl, fear of whites, fear of blacks, fear of browns, blues and yellows, fear of nakedness, fear of the unknown, fear of being hurt.


2:26 AM - The Gathering

Smile. Live. Love. Laugh. Look. Listen. Learn. Be awesome. You are powerful beyond measure. You are not alone. You can do all things. I am you. You are me. We are one. Keep Sharing.

May our light shine on sprinkled seeds along The Journey.

"Live Your Life - Live it well. You are worth it."


Listen. Learn. Lead.


"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, men other-centered can build up." Martin Luther King Jr. Look. Listen. Learn. YOU ARE VALUED BEYOND MEASURE. (A Place Called Ah.)

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When life doesn't care about your plans! Check this out - What would you do?


Don't Scream by Neville DeAngelou


Who killed Father Francis? (A new DETECTIVE series featuring The Dean). Vivacious revelations of love, legacy and forgiveness. Against a rich tapestry of modern life we are treated to a searing, powerfully sensuous and unforgettable thrill. Outcomes are rarely as expected. Turning points are eminently enlightening. Your discoveries willl light you up. (All formats) (All Major Platforms).


There is wanting it done. There is getting it done.
There is knowing how to do it. There is doing it.


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