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Writing, a Choice and a Pleasure

Updated on September 21, 2012


The process of putting our thoughts, emotions and feelings into an article or 'hub.'

This is our mantra of writing and like Billybuc said it: there is not other way but writing from within. We have come a long way since we pushed our first 'Publish' on the night of July 7th 2011. Certainly we gave moderators some headaches and they were patience enough to let us know and grow. Thank you guys from behind the scenes!

History, by the day...

We are very thankful to our mother and our teachers that were there for us... trying to answer to our inquisitive minds, and with not google at hand for them. Can you imagine?

We can go back to Ur (4000 B.C.) in Iraq or better yet, to that Harappan or Indus Culture along with mohenjo-daro were founded around 2900 B.C. We can see ourselves this scribe from those times fixing up his tunic and ready to take account of the tax collecting, and eventually his King's idea for the season... but somewhere down the line he had a family and someone broke his heart. So he created the first fictional novel on his spare time.

We transport ourselves to any episode of history like... the time when our friend Jean Jacques Rousseau was on his way to Vincennes prison in 1749, to see the Encyclopedist Denis Diderot. All of a sudden he's got stricken with so many ideas at once that make him sit next to a tree. He just read an article about a contest for the 'Academie de Dijon.' His time and moment was there laid out for him at that instant... and so on! Liberty, Equality and even our own Constitution was born there...!

Our passions were laid out as well by people that came into our lives for a reason. Funny when we weigh our thoughts and finally put together some important events that evolved in our own eyes. At times unexplainable and hard to believe.



It was the summer of 1975 (June 20). Jaws the movie premiered on that weekend and was one of the biggest blockbusters of that year. The 'Year of the cat' was around of the corner and Star Wars was set to film on Africa. But for a young boy math was already a headache. We barely did pass grammar school and began to hear stories from Junior High. The first monster was that 'Set Theory.' We were almost 13 years of age, and living already those scary moments from that everyday homework. Our dad jumped in the picture and got us a Tutor, who was a Civil Engineer for our luck. This guy broke down math like no one in front of us. You see how things were in our favor? We got lucky by being led in life? Getting emotional when writing right now; we feel compelled to thank our father for changing our lives at the right time.

Our Father, our Dad

We are where we come from, and this is so true! Dad was an avid reader and when he knew we wanted to read like him, he bought several sets of those famous books called encyclopedias. Names like Grolier, Britannica and extra Atlases of the world made our day. The colors and smell captured our desire to learn... and learn. Father died when we were 8 hours away from him. When we made it home, he was gone. Deep inside we made a very personal promise to ourselves and to him; we kept his legacy of knowledge and the thirst for more and more in the hope of mentally share with him our own discoveries. The seed was there and the need to write was instilled practically at birth.

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Music and Poetry

We have that beat inside that keeps us going. We cannot live without music. Seriously! Is like a drug you need to have it by day, and by night. We grew up with Disco and those 80's. Every song and every melody made our day. From that Fifth Dimension, fly Robin fly!! straight to 'My Sharona,' stopping by Rod Stewart and 'da ya think I'm sexy?' Do the Hustle!! Music was... and still is part of our lives, like Maria Jordan, Epi, Martie, Vincent, Ardie, Kelly, Tammy, and so many will agree. Time, space and music defined our life and behaviour. Pump up the volume!!

How about the poetry? Is a legacy from our father. He would challenge us to find words for his weekend crossword puzzle. Little by little, we trained our brains to make some words rhyme... and the rest is history. Now, we do not considered ourselves math wizards. We had the right mentors at the right time. Maria Carey had a Soprano mom. Christina Aguilera had her mom as support. Charlize Theron had her mom as her biggest supporter, and you can name more stars that made it with a back up plan from... heaven?

Last train...?

Our first infatuation, our first broken heart...!

Final Thoughts

We are as normal as any one. If you see us on the streets, you wouldn't even recognize or better saying it this way: A mind, sometimes, do not match the body. Perhaps our inspirations come from those muses or that need to write. It is a pleasure yes! We get so many ideas at once, that more than often we need to stop our car, stop that laundry, or stop... or turn off that TV, just to grab a pen and write down that title or basic idea. We said it before, and you can take it as an advice: Work on your potentials and write about things you really know and love. Some never had a tutor, but took ballet or traveled all over. We write with our diverse background as support, and we feel at ease doing it. By the way, we never made a milestone hub, and we never did our 100th, 200th or almost 300th commemorative hub. So this one came right on time.

We want to thank to our Hubber friends, followers, and new amigos from all over the world. Wholeheartedly appreciated.

Lord De Cross


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Same to you Raciniwa,

    You have done great things in here. We like your teaching experiences. Thanks!

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    raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

    well taken mi amigo...and i too am so happy to have met so many ways our fellow hubbers are such an inspiration to go on despite despite the hurdles we need to leap from time to time...

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Speechless for the words you have poured on us, with no warning EPI. We see writing as a need and a way to communicate. The world will have to change if we writers provide hope for tomorrow. If tomorrow is not promised, then we have to act today.

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    epigramman 5 years ago

    your hubs Sir Joseph of the Amighty Hub Lord are always a pleasure because you put so much of yourself into them - as in a labor of lord love - and you are sincerely a hubber's hubber and a true team player who will be forever blessed by your patronage and status as esteemed colleague and friend - lake erie time ontario canada 1:53pm sending you out warm wishes and good energy

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago


    There is a study about your idea. Hopefully will become available sooner than soon. That will be the next 3D fashion of the year, whenever it gets released. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

    If only my thoughts would fly onto paper while I am not writing. I could just edit and delete as necessary. When you have to write you have to write. The memories were amazing. The summer of 1975 was really amazing. It was a dramatic change point in my life. My Mom and Dad were both big readers. Dad was the writer. His dad had been a writer. They all did it aside from the normal routine of life. Great hub!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Morning Leslie,

    Is amazing, looking back, how British music and from down under made an impact in our lives. We lived our times and we cherished thoes moments, like they happenned yesterday. Glad you enjoyed our piece. Thanks for your support. Haave a nice one!

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi Lord, this bought back lots of memories for me of Dad buying us encyclopedia's and knowledge magazines - I treasured them for many years.

    I agree, when the urge to write suddenly becomes overwhelming, you have to grab a pen immediately - the inspirational moment darn well disappears as suddenly as it had arrived.

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading thank you and voted up.

    Best wishes Lesley

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago


    Can you imagine, we start thinking of a hub in the middle of a traffic jam? All you can do is pray and take notes before we forget important things.


    Thanks for those kind words. Memory lane is always a path easy to follow. Is like you open your front door and you see another dimension and another time. Thanks!

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida


    Thanks for another inspiring journey. It is always a pleasure to go down memory lane with the Musical Wordsmith of HubPages.


    Your Hub Friend,


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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Hehe, you are so right about needing to stop what we are doing to grab a pen! I'm glad I am not alone on that one Lordy Lord

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Tammy, xstatic, Lathing~~ Thanks for your kind words. Our fun hubs are done with some flair and it shows. Unfortunately my comments got erased accidentally. Keeping up with you guys. Thanks for reading us!

    @@Billybuc, Vincent and Mary Hyatt; We admire your work, your poetry and your How to dear Mary. Viva Puerto Rico!

    @@Maria Jordan, you are a sweet ffriend. We did have some kleenex handy in case we finish this hub with a melodramatic ending. Thaanks again!

    @@Always Exploring, you always pop on our hubs, and we appreciate your support!

    @@Rajan, we love your story and your healthy hubs. Thanks again!

    @@ Melchi, you are very welcome. We did love your friendship hub. Thanks for taking your time and commenting


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Debbie Brooks here is the formula,

    Add some omega to your dieting. Take a walk and feel the world. If you love history and can remember some events, you are fine. But still you can take notes or google the phrase of discussion. Thanks dear friend!


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    Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

    Beautifully written, loved reading this! Voted up, beautiful and interesting :)

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    I agree writing comes from within and the ideas strike at the most inopportune time, when we are not thinking about them. We just have to be ready for them.

    Writing is a pleasure, once you get hooked.

    Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    I love the way you reminisce. Who knows why we write? I think we fill that desire to be heard, and hopefully connect to others. Thank you...

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    Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Oh LORD,

    Yes, I linked this awesome hub to your interview...I was singing right along and crying even before you so sweetly named me, you honey! We sing the same songs!

    Your Dad's influence is such a beautiful reflection, along with the respect and love you show your Mother.

    I will join my Sista in active assist with hooking you up with Miss Theron as soon as her taping/ PR schedule permits.

    Voted UP & UABI. Many hugs, Maria

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    Great work! You brought back some great memories for me. My husband and I bought out first child a set of Enclyopedias soon after she was born. We paid 25.00 a month till they were paid for, and I still have that set. We wanted our child to be "smart". We always had music in the home, too. I like to think all that helped mold them into what they are today: just like your parents did for you. I admire your ability to write so well!

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    Vincent Moore 5 years ago

    You have shared with your friends again as you do so often. I am honored to have my name appear and shared with others here in this very exciting hub. Writers are a breed alone, they shine with their conveyance of thoughts. Lay it all out there for the world to read and be their critics. You Sir have always done us proud with the excellent and masterful twist of your words. I admire your talent and am proud to be called friend.

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Lord, I had this marked to read later in the day but your comment sent me here quickly. Thank you so much for mentioning me. I am honored and humbled by your kind act.

    Regarding this hub, you have done yourself proud with this one my friend. It is a beautiful journey into your mind and soul and very nicely captures the spirit of writers everywhere.


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Rasma! We are lucky to have memory and saying hi to your Latvian friends there at Riga... Well riga or no riga, that's the fun question..! Hugs back to you. And keep writing wonderful inspirations!

    @Martie, Martie... Martiee!!

    You are such a sweet friend. I mean you belong to Paris at Versailles--not the new item to Henry the VIII. Yep! We have seen how women need to be loved and...not shared!

    Your pal Charlize has a strong personality and she is cute. Well women from SA are a special breed from dutch and down under... under who?You guys should notice that Martie tries to go the extra mile when commenting. She just keep on going down... Yeah, down the commenting line. Glad to having met you wonderful cyber Sista!


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    LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Love going down the memory lane with you, same generation, same scenarios! You are right, parents are great influence on their children, and I am thankful to -mine for bringing us the way they did.

    Enjoyed reading it, sharing it all around :)

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    Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

    Really interesting and well-written Hub about that which propels us to put words on paper and/or screen. The historical perspective was great! Up!

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Writers are a special group of people. It is as if we are driven to purge our souls onto a page. Non-writers may lack the introspective nature and need to do this. When I was 6 I read a story called the "Boxcar Children" and it has given me a lifetime of inspiration for reading and writing. Eloquently said.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Lord this is simply amazing. how do you come up with great research like you do? I love it and I am sharing on Facebook...I love the videos


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    Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

    Lord, you have an amazing 'propeller view' on reality.

    You've said so much without saying it...

    Voted up and impressive...

    Seeing my name in your hub, of course, made me feel proud to be your friend. It is not who you are, but who you know. I have the privilege to know Lord de Cross.

    Take care... (I will have a talk with Charleze... she must meet you in person asap... lol!)

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up and awesome. You brought back quite a few memories of days gone by. Loved reading about your dad. My dad too left me my love for writing, reading and poetry. As the saying goes - never stop learning. Hugs to you from this side of the world.