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T.F. Hodge
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Something About Me and My Book:

T.F. Hodge was born February 3, 1969, on the west side of Los Angeles, California. He struggled with reading and writing while attending grammar school. Motivated by his passion for sports, this once promising high school amateur athlete realized his calling to write after winning second place in his first essay-writing contest while attending high school. Inspired and challenged by his advanced placement English teacher, his football coach, and others in his community; the young student-athlete, who did just enough to maintain a 'C' average to play ball, earned eleven 'A's and one 'B' (posting a senior year grade point average of 3.916). Finally convinced he could hang with the academic crowd, the jock, at the last minute, found enough courage to apply for college.

Ultimately, resigning after serving as the [former] Senior Assistant to the Budget Director, Deputy Chief and Chief Financial Officer(s) of the second largest school district in the United States (Los Angeles Unified School District), he finally began pursuing his passion - writing! 'From Within I Rise' is his first publication, after a long and oftentimes tumultuous journey. His [true] story of triumph over death and conscious encounters with "The Divine Presence" is one that is riveting, provocative and inspiring! He has, no doubt, seen the best and worst of what life can be. T.F. Hodge is a man of Godly expression and he's seen and survived the harshness of the underworld. His story is full and uplifting. He is indeed one who has submitted to self, internal, and the will of divinity [God/The Divine Presence/Source].

T.F. Hodge
Writer/Blogger/Author & Virtual-Personal Assistant
T.F. Hodge & Company
Spiritually Expanding to Oneness!
California - U.S.A.

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"Although I was having an out-of-body, seemingly, supernatural experience my floating spirit remained approximately close to the physical body/flesh that had encased my energetic being thus far. As I, supported by divine love in defiance of gravity, floated a few feet just above the body which lay below, I was being overwhelmingly loved—by The Great..." [page 12]

"While others spoke of limitations, their collective energy was not strong enough to allow me to accept their limited good intended suggestions. In fact, I recall not feeling good as I heard their limiting discussions, as I perceived them to be. As I focused on clearly visualizing my performance in practice and in the game (intercepting passes, tackling running backs, harassing wide receivers, throwing out base runners, steeling bases, etc.) the universe began..." [page 17]

"Born February 3, 1969, the same period other powerfully destructive human energies, unknown to me, were co-creating, I was blessed with the benefit of being raised by two loving parents who taught and insisted I avoid elements—in the street—that would lead me to a life filled with misery and unwanted experiences. Among many concerns,..." [page 22]

"Pops was the youngest son, and one of nine siblings. After dropping out of school in the eighth grade to help work the fields with Granddaddy in Arizona, Senior later enlisted in the U.S. Army and eventually made his way to Los Angeles, California where he met and later married my beautiful mother and her two children. Moms was from Cleveland, Ohio by way of Gary, Indiana and Memphis, Tennessee. Pops held down a full-time job, initially as a custodian and later retiring as the supervising maintenance engineer, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also..." [page 25]

"All four of the shooters were intent on hitting the back of my car, specifically where the gas tank was located, with bullets and buck-shots, in hopes of causing my car to explode. During the chase down a back road along side the railroad tracks on Exposition boulevard, I focused on my emotional, desperate wanting—to stay alive! As soon as my..." [page 30]

"I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve eaten meals and spent nights at their house back in the day. I knew their extended family, in Texas and in L.A. In addition to my mothers cooking, some of the best food in the world was consumed at their house, on Buckingham Road. Accepting what I knew wasn’t a dumb joke, I yelled at the top of my lungs and cried from way down deep in the pit of my being. I threw my cell phone down, violently, and immediately..." [page 37]

"The caller introduced himself as Mr. Leduff. He explained that the budget director was in need of an assistant for the summer and offered me a temporary position. Although I was excited to be getting a call to continue working, I was a bit surprised, I guess, because I had never expected to be called to work anywhere other than at school sites. I’d heard of the 'Beaudry' building on the hill, but it wasn’t described in..." [page 57]

"'C. Mimszo' and I hadn’t seen or spoken to one another in several months; actually sense my birthday, February 3, 2008 — Superbowl Sunday. For those of you who are NFL (National Football League) fans, Chris Mims, who’s lifeless body my friend D. Mack and I discovered on the morning of October 15, 2008, was the former San Diego Chargers defensive lineman..." [page 65]

"There is absolutely no sense in discovering new things, especially with regard to WHO YOU [TRULY] ARE, and not value yourself enough to consider expanding, as does all that is in alignment with the ultimately unknowable Great Spirit that dwells within you, me and everything we can see and not see with..." [page 72]

"One of the most intimate relationships is the one we have with the [true] self. There cannot be intimacy with the [false] 'egoic' self because it is not ‘real’; it is an illusion. We take either of these identities (one true, one false) into every aspect of our being, including into intimacy with another. Most of us, unfortunately, bring the (negative) false, artificial, self into intimacy with another entity. What is a common question most of us..." [page 77]




"Hello, I just finished reading your book. It's an interesting, riveting, and provocative perspective that has been a true blessing. You are a beautiful man who has certainly been tested by family divorce, gang violence, death, and negative energetic episodes. Due to your strong and eye opening perspectives about God, spirituality, consciousness, faith and the illusion of the perception of fear and suffering, I'm sure your readers will appreciate hearing your incredibly powerful testimony. As a single mom, it's the best help for those struggling to deal with life's challenges; particularly pertaining to 'at risk' youth and manifesting positive outcomes. I am not a book reader, but I couldn't put it down once I got started! I also read your online article about "Michael Jackson: Cosmic Alien" - awesome! Please keep writing and find a way to make your book into a movie!"


R. Gates - Antelope Valley, CA
Thankful Foster Mom

"This self-help revelation traces Hodge's progress from gang-affiliate to spiritual victory. The outcome is an insightful and inspirational memoir about his triumphs over several negative life-changing episodes. Hodge filters his own experiences into refined and contemplative sentences that inspires his audience to discard contemptuousness, embrace humility, and carve a path back to the internal you."

The Passion of Self-Realization by MF-G0I Reader Rating: 5 Stars - Educational

"Thanks for blessing me with your manuscript. I always knew you were cool, but I had no idea how thoughtful, insightful and provocative you are. I agree wholeheartedly with you that our thoughts and attitudes determine our fates. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. Keep up the good work - two thumbs up!"

Frank Mitchell - L.A. Unified School District
Former Colleague

"I just finished reading your book. Thank you for sharing! I'm counting on another one of these from you. I feel like I need to give you a big hug, especially after reading about your birthdays as a little kid. I remember you telling me about that, a long time ago. What I found most insightful was your section on Intimate Relationships, talking about the egoic self. For someone who's never thought about that concept (speaking about me), I found myself whispering, "wow, sounds familiar." Because you are who you are, T, your words make a person look deep down into the soul."

V. Reyes - Los Angeles, CA.
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Voice Check: Who Is Master and Who Is Slave of Self Within?

When was the last time you had a VC? Yeah, that’s right - a voice check. I had one today, yesterday and the day before that. And I’ll have one tomorrow, the next day, and the day after that, and the day after those, too. Until I become master of self, I’ll live the rest of my days engaging in VC’s. Actually, I have several VC’s throughout the day.



“Why is conducting a voice check so important”, you might ask?…


Posted on August 2, 2011 at 12:40am

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28 Pages of ‘GOoDsense’:  Quotes by T.F. Hodge



A compilation of thoughts, contemplations, beliefs, opinions, trues and vogues that flow to and then through me; things to consider on the path to greater becoming (GOoDsense).


Share with loved-ones, friends, colleagues, peers, associates, and even those with whom there seems to be disharmony. I…


Posted on July 31, 2011 at 6:00pm

A Blessing to Self and Others: Starting Your Bucket List before Retirement or Threat of Terminal Illness

“Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life.”



Posted on July 15, 2011 at 5:59pm

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I don't post (here at Book Market Network) as often as I would like, because my hands are completely full. Besides tweeting and writing (blogs, articles, reviews, web content, rap/hip-hop lyrics, business correspondence, and online ad campaigns) I still provide virtual assistance for website owners.

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At 9:54am on May 18, 2011, Author Collective said…
The 2011 Nashville International Book Festival takes
place June 3rd through 5th at RiverGate Mall in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
Throughout the mall will be local television, government and sports
personalities reading for 30 minutes to a group of children or students.
Authors will also sell and sign their books and novels and there will be several
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or you can call us at 313.862.5000. Thanks and we hope to see and hear you at
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At 5:38am on February 9, 2011, J. Steve Miller said…

Looks like a great read, and a looks like you're living a great life. Cool bike - one of my sons is a motorcycle mechanic in Van Nuys.


J. Steve Miller
President, Legacy Educational Resources
Author of Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It
"The money book for people who hate money books."

At 5:53pm on May 2, 2010, K.M. Johnson said…
Thanks for connecting with me!

~K.M. Johnson, "Knowing The Struggle Is Over!"
At 4:10am on April 30, 2010, Sandra Carrington-Smith said…
Hi T.F., thank you so much for adding me as your friend. I scanned through your posts, and it really appears that we are riding the same wave of thought. It's great to meet you. :-)
At 8:30am on April 27, 2010, Joseph J. Breunig 3rd said…
Congrats on your book! I've read a number of the reviews - obviously, you've begun to touch lives with your message and life experiences. May you continue to be blessed, according to God's promise of abundance.

--Joe Breunig
Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
At 6:00am on April 19, 2010, Norizelle said…
Hello T.F.Hodge,
Thank you for your friends request. Nice story.

Have a wonderful day.
At 5:09pm on March 27, 2010, Carline Férailleur-Dumoulin said…
Thanks for the invite!
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At 7:10am on March 22, 2010, Marie Brewer said…
Hi T.F.Hodge,
Thanks for the friendship.Nice music, photos, and a spectacular life story!Stay inspired... Marie
"It’s Crunch Time!”, This is a new children’s book by Marie Brewer. Find it on & ( for excerpts and a link to book) This is my book of muscle for boys (ages 9-12) to point them in the direction of HOPE!...This is an interactive book where they can write about their feelings. It discusses acceptable behavior, honesty, good self-image, respect for females and animals, appreciation for teachers/school, choosing good friends. The book also talks about resisting gangs, guns, drugs, violence, alcohol and bad influences. Let's attack the behavior, not the boy. "It's Crunch Time!" , $10.95 , by Marie Brewer, or Be a part of the village to help our boys envision their true God-given purpose!
We can turn this thing around! SEE! THINK ! ACT!
Heaven gives us hope! Marie Brewer

At 2:18pm on March 15, 2010, Tracy Krauss said…

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