In this issue of Attitudes I wanted to begin by stating that I have not been in this particular forum for quite some time now. I enthusiastically re-encounter you with vibrancy and clarity. I'd like to state that my attitudes and perceptions on certain topics have changed. The once fiery tempered, outlandish, outspoken individual has grown older, methodical, meticulous even. What am I saying? That sometimes it is better to speak slow, think deeply, and only after careful consideration unleash the spoken word. Why do I feel this way now. Well I have discovered a great many things in my journies. What in particular, well that opportunities are lost when we speak in the heat of the moment. I would like you to embrace this principal of maturing, for the better. This thought will be expressed in my next poem "The 8 Fold Path." I hope you enjoy.