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Dave’s Desk @ Ditch: There’s No Time Like The Present

[caption id="attachment_34141" align="alignright" width="300"] Dave Davis[/caption] I can’t speak for everyone who’s been attempting to follow a more “Eastern-centered” path of living in the present, but for me, this time of year has some unique challenges that run contrary to the philosophy, as it’s quite common to want to look back on the previous year and take stock of what one experienced. Personally, I try to make an effort to
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Dave’s Desk @ Ditch: The Serendipitous Nature of Self-Discovery

[caption id="attachment_34141" align="alignright" width="300"] Dave Davis[/caption] In this day and age of technology, where most of our thoughts and correspondence tend to be conveyed in minimal, abbreviated text, or using a limited amount of characters on a portable, hand-held device, how many of us can recall the last time we actually purchased a blank greeting card, recorded those heart-felt sentiments using a pen, and physically mailed it to someone, outside
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Dave’s Desk@Ditch: Answering The Call

[caption id="attachment_34141" align="alignright" width="300"] Dave Davis[/caption] The last time you received one of life’s proverbial “wake-up calls,” did you answer it by making some well thought-out “adjustments” afterwards, or simply ignore the ringing, refusing to even pick up? It’s an interesting question that I wanted to explore this month, as there appears to be an uptick lately, not only on a regional or national level (DACA and severe weather being
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Dave’s Desk @ Ditch: Reading Into The Practice of Giving

[caption id="attachment_34141" align="alignright" width="300"] Dave Davis[/caption] Since leaving the hustle and bustle of the corporate world nearly 15 years ago, it’s not often, if ever, that I find myself perusing the Business and Industry section of the local bookstores or library as I once did regularly when searching for a good non-fiction read. Long gone are those rainy summer weekends spent completely immersed in the latest biography of a rising,
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Dave’s Desk @ Ditch: Capturing Those Transformative Moments

[caption id="attachment_34141" align="alignright" width="300"] Dave Davis[/caption] Have you ever had one of those unexpected moments of personal discovery while communicating with someone else that was unlike any other, where, due to the conditions or circumstances, time literally stood still, and you had to pinch yourself to make sure that it wasn’t all a dream? After the connection happened, did you keep it to yourself, or did you feel compelled to
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Dave’s Desk @ Ditch: Finding a Career Path Rooted in Values

[caption id="attachment_34141" align="alignright" width="300"] Dave Davis[/caption] There’s a radio program that airs each week, mostly on NPR stations, titled “On-Being” where the host, Krista Tippett, shares with her listeners, a free-flowing conversation covering a particular topic, with a guest who may or may not be an “authority” on the subject, but nonetheless, offers an engaging dialogue that I often find compelling, if not inspirational. On occasion, I’ve contributed to the
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Introducing: Dave’s Desk@Ditch

[caption id="attachment_34141" align="alignright" width="400"] Dave Davis[/caption] For decades, Ditch Plain – a crescent-shaped surfer’s paradise located just east of Montauk village, has not only served as my ultimate spot for maximum Zen, but has evolved into a place that truly inspires me, like no other, to write and create. Several published short stories, the text for a children’s book, and countless scenes for film and television scripts, have all been