I rarely find myself in the present moment due to the workings of my mind. I can speak and act as to appear present. I've gotten damn good at it. The fact remains that my mind is somewhere else. It is sometimes stuck on a frivolous conversation I had months ago with what's-his-nuts or other times it is dreaming of the future where I am in control. I've found that writing is one of few outlets that allows me to clear my mind of these distractions. The following pieces you will read had a great impact in clearing my mind and discovering myself. I thought it was only right to share, enjoy.