Dungeon Prompts: Entertain with the Mundane

This week’s prompt is:   Entertain with the Mundane  

Dungeon Prompts: Role Models and the Molding of Personality

This week’s prompt is:   Role Models and the Molding of Personality  “None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” …

Dungeon Prompts: The Price of Civilization

This week’s prompt is:  The Price of Civilization 

Dungeon Prompts: Motivation

This week’s prompt is:  Motivation  “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause. The mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” – Wilhelm Stekel

Dungeon Prompts: Friendship

  This week’s prompt is:  Friendship    “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” – …

Dungeon Prompts: Peace – Just a Word? What does it mean to you?

  This week’s prompt is:  Peace – Just a Word?  What does it mean to you?  “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” – …

A Few Words from the Cook

Resting easy in your self-absorption as you walk into my café beaming, dreaming always – your paper wide open – and that look of serious contemplation, today’s fixation – Syria and the deficit, seems China wants the world to de-Americanize. As you fraternize with similar personality types, suddenly a major crisis ensues; you’re taken aback, …

Dungeon Prompts: Mortality and the Human Psyche

  This week’s prompt is:  Mortality and the Human Psyche “All things that we ordained festival, Turn from their office to black funeral; Our instruments to melancholy bells, Our wedding cheer to a sad burial feast, Our solemn hymns to sullen dirges change, Our bridal flowers serve for a buried corse, And all things change …

Dungeon Prompts: Freedom in the Modern World

  This week’s prompt is:  Freedom in the Modern World “If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.”  These are the words of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The argument  over the balance between security and freedom has been going on …

Dungeon Prompts: Good, Evil and the Rules that You Live By

This week’s prompt is:  Good, Evil and the Rules that You Live By Marcus Tullius Cicero told us that, “The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” The way that we see good and evil, or the lack thereof, surely colors the way we interact in a world that is ruled by …