A selection of musings by Alex Andy Phuong

Modification in Modern Modernity

Anne Frank inspired me to write. She died at the age of 15, and I am grateful for living nearly twice as long as she did as of April 1, 2020. Ever since my own birth, I have encountered challenges. Feeling like an outsider, feeling insecure, suffering from ineptitude, and trying to figure out who I am. I am almost thirty years old, but still sometimes have the mental capacity of a teen. Nevertheless, it really is a blessing just to be alive, and I just have to keep going. I will die because of my mortality, but at least I practice morality. I can cope because I have hope.

I want my writing to be my gift to the world.

Written by a writer who writes daily, poetically, willingly, and altruistically.

I Decide

People do what they do, and society might never be like Thomas More’s Utopia, but I can only change myself.

Only Once

Once life begins,
every person has a limited amount of time.
However, life is not a race against time.
It is a gift that involves living on Earth
and giving back to the world.
Fools will do whatever they will,
but the intelligent do what must be done.
We were born
to live
and contribute
instead of merely existing.
Every person has only one life.
Why not do something with it?


Practices of Hope
Disciplined Altruism
Please Love the Outcasts


Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University—Los Angeles in 2015. He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes about literature, film, and culture. He has written film reviews for MovieBoozer, and has contributed to Mindfray. His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review and The Society of Classical Poets. Emma Stone inspired Alex to submit writing actively to publications after hearing the Oscar-nominated song, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from the “Best Picture” nominee La La Land (2016). He now writes with the sincerest hope to inspire readers while fully supporting the ones who dare to pursue their dreams.

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