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Location: Chicago
Gender: Male
Born: December 26, 1944
Interests: Transcendence, peace
Member: Premier Author
Joined: March 2011
I started programming November 1963. After designing an artificial Ego (Cogitator) in 1995, I knew how we all operate our bodies. Have fun is my motto and "Always Be Happy, Never Be Satisfied" is my mantra.
Stress is created from resisting truth
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FanStory wrote to Cogitator: Perfection Plus finished second in the contest "Self-Improvement Free Verse Poem"
October 8, 2021 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to Cogitator: Tit for Tat finished third in the contest "Assassinate Me A Thriller! "
October 6, 2021 at 1:10PM

FanStory wrote to Cogitator: scorn the failure finished third in the contest "Failure"
June 18, 2017 at 5:10AM

FanStory wrote to Cogitator: Why FanStory? finished third in the contest "Fanstory"
June 20, 2016 at 12:13AM
    michaelcahill: Great entry that made a lot of sense. Well done. Congrats!
    June 20, 2016 at 12:16AM

Cogitator: Watch this...

All we need is love.
February 17, 2013 at 10:42AM
    Dean Kuch: I'm a dark person afraid of the light. Ask yourself, have you ever seen a blanket of twinkling, shimmering stars in a sun-filled sky? No, it's impossible, for in order for those stars to shine, there must be a complete and total absence of light...
    March 28, 2014 at 12:57PM

Cogitator: I corrected "right-right"
February 17, 2013 at 5:21AM

Cogitator: I need help with the development of chapters upcoming. I hope you take the time to join in...
May 2, 2011 at 6:44AM
    alsaleh: I am still reading your book in progress. Have not reviewd but I will soon. It work. Don't good
    June 6, 2011 at 8:31PM
    alsaleh: Don'tg know how the sentence got twisted like this. I will try again: Good work, don't stop. (Not don't stop is good) Blunders are good for a laugh ofr two
    June 6, 2011 at 8:34PM
    alsaleh: Don'tg know how the sentence got twisted like this. I will try again: Good work, don't stop. (Not don't stop is good) Blunders are good for a laugh ofr two
    June 6, 2011 at 8:34PM

Cogitator: I have to show myself after all your comments. Thanks to all...John
April 26, 2011 at 1:39PM
    MacNizzle: Well, hello... :)
    April 26, 2011 at 5:16PM
    eyesthatsee: what about those that write as two
    not for the noteworthy
    but for the reality
    of being heard
    instead of seen
    popularity is not
    what others make
    it out to be
    to write and to be heard
    is worth more than to be
    noted and unheard ...

    you make some valid points even if they don't complete stretch far enough ... eyes
    April 27, 2011 at 7:29PM
    Captain Jack: Hey Cog, funny, but that's kind of how I pictured you. Nice to put a face with your stories and poems. Been good to have you aboard. (I'm one of those guys vying for the top, but hope you still like me) ;-)
    April 30, 2011 at 7:37PM

Cogitator: It has become quite obvious that the people on top of the leader boards are only vying among themselves for whatever recognition they can gather. How pathetic! If you assign your value to what others say, you are hopeless. Get creative, get real and stop relaying the same pap over and over. Creativity is what is needed.
April 19, 2011 at 8:03PM
    MacNizzle: Meh. Let em. They pay, too - a lot. What's important is that you get what you need out of FS to grow as a writer. Lot's of creative peeps here, sprinkled throughout the rankings. :)
    April 19, 2011 at 10:40PM
    Cogitator: Thanks for the attitude check..Mea culpa.
    April 20, 2011 at 7:37AM
    MacNizzle: I think a lot of people feel as you do at some point. I know I did. No worries. :)
    April 20, 2011 at 11:47AM
    barkingdog: Remember in high school, the popular kids, the thespians, the chorus, the kids with pocket protectors, etc. Today we add the terms nerd, geek, goth, emo etc. We are all here. Some interact, some clash, some find their safty in 'their' current identity. FS gives us a chance to interact among ourselves, outside our comfort zones which we find in the real world outside cyber identity. We are safe here from sticks and stones. Words are merely a clashing of identity. I praise FS for giving us a world of choices. To listen or ignore, to understand, not to always accept, to be free.
    April 20, 2011 at 12:34PM
    Cogitator: To learn...
    April 20, 2011 at 5:34PM
    kiwigirl2821: I guess I found this statement offensive because I am relatively high on the poetic scale and I work at it. I don't ask for favors or for anything. I write from my heart every single time and I don't know, but what you said at the top of this felt like I should somehow be ashamed for going for my best work every single time...
    May 10, 2011 at 12:56AM
    Badger_29: Ascending viewpoint it's like the end of political spectrum, Democrats and Republicans. I am more independent leaning toward Independence
    April 6, 2021 at 7:18AM

Cogitator: Being ignorant of how much this site has to offer, I will start using my page to communicate more. For those of you who have read my essays, you may already know that they will be fleshed out in greater detail as chapters in "From Now On."

The book will resound in the same theme of communication. That theme is taken from "The Four Agreements" by de Ruiz. They are:

Be impeccable with your word
Never take anything personally
Never make assumptions
Always do your best

It is a fantastic journey already...John
April 11, 2011 at 6:10AM
    Moonlith: Ok, I'm a perfectionist. But I take things personally. I hate assumptions. And I am very conscientious. I guess 3 out of for ain't too bad.
    April 11, 2011 at 2:53PM
    Moonlith: I meant 4. Does this mean I ain't conscientious? LOL
    April 11, 2011 at 2:55PM

Cogitator: Unbelievable how addictive this site is. Does anyone ever communicate outside this realm? The feedback is great, but it would also be great to have group chats some time.
March 27, 2011 at 9:44AM
    Amicus: Have you been in the forums?
    March 27, 2011 at 10:37AM
    Cogitator: No. I will check it out. Thanks...
    March 28, 2011 at 7:59AM
    Dr.Awkward: I agree, live chat would be cool.
    April 4, 2011 at 11:39PM
    Deorre Leonard: Hi John just stopped by to check things out.
    April 6, 2011 at 11:07AM

Cogitator: he truth of the matter is that there is no matter
March 2, 2011 at 9:03AM
    Cedar: Welcome to this site. Have fun and enjoy yourself. If I can help, just let me know. Bill
    March 12, 2011 at 9:50AM
    Matoshka: Welcome. This is a wonderful place, with many wonderful people. Enjoy! Blessings.
    March 14, 2011 at 3:45AM
    misscookie: I'm reading your work. I find it very uplifting. We need that in the world today
    God bless you and yours.
    March 15, 2011 at 7:13AM
    simonbagh: to look does not mean to see
    March 24, 2011 at 12:05PM
    sgalletti: I'm impressed! And, I'm looking forward to getting to know you better as well. Chiming in on the welcome to the site...and you will love the experience! Hugs, Sue
    March 31, 2011 at 7:38PM
    dejohnsrld (Debbie): I would like to welcome to the site as well! Debbie
    April 5, 2011 at 12:59PM

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