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Transfering or Inheriting an Existing Blog

Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Pexels.com I have yet to complete a death letter to my daughter. She requested I write one to her before I depart this earth. Not that my death is imminent, or at least I hope not! Is it bad that I procrastinate about the contents? I am still uncertain what… Continue reading Transfering or Inheriting an Existing Blog

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Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Close ups and Macros

How are your skills in close-ups or macro photography? Need some practice? The Challenge for the next two weeks is to make a post about close-ups or macros. It is not just about photography as we welcome stories and writing too. Perhaps you have had a close-encounter and wish to write about it? Title and… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Close ups and Macros

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A Near Tragedy on Sunday

Despite checking all directions and rear cameras and side mirrors, I nearly reversed over a child, backing out of my driveway, this morning. The young boy was scooting along so quickly on one of those mini scooters and being so small, I couldn't see any sign of him until the rear of the car was… Continue reading A Near Tragedy on Sunday

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Potato ‘Patarto’ – Danish Salad

A dear friend turned the grand age of 80 this week and, for her party, asked the guests not to bring gifts, but instead bring some food. She politely suggested I bring some Potato Salad. Sounds simple enough in principle, but not in practice. Ordinarily, throwing together a potato salad would be child's play, but… Continue reading Potato ‘Patarto’ – Danish Salad

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Better Communication Skills

Recently, I have been writing about the skill of reflective listening as an adjunct to bettering our communication with, and understanding of, others especially when the others may have different points of view. Good listening is not easy. Bad news can be a heavy burden. Listening means overcoming roadblocks to effective communication and as such… Continue reading Better Communication Skills

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Wear Sunscreen aka Q and A Ponderings

Random draft post found on my blog that probably should be published. A good song with plenty fo sageful advice. Questions from a challenge About me? https://youtu.be/MQlJ3vOp6nI Lyrics are found at the bottom of the post About Me How would you describe what your blog is about? I blog about things that are important to… Continue reading Wear Sunscreen aka Q and A Ponderings

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What’s in a Name? Choosing a Pen Name

In the retired, predictable world that is Forestwood by the Sea, serious changes are afoot. I've been lucky enough to score a part-time job writing for a lifestyle magazine. Yay for me. However, after the initial excitement settled, the ramifications of taking on this role had me worried. Journalists cop a bit of flack in… Continue reading What’s in a Name? Choosing a Pen Name

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Sunday Reflections – Happiness

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." --Nathaniel Hawthorne Photo by Ahmed Aqtai on Pexels.com Appreciate life even when it's not ideal. Happiness is not the fulfillment of what we wish for, but an appreciation for what we… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Happiness

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Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Back to the Future II

In the Friendly Friday Blog Challenge I recalled Australia in the 60's and asked: Looking back to the FutureRoad trips What was your memory of your childhood?Was there a significant milestone growing up and if you lived through the sixties and seventies, what stood out for you?Was there something that was instrumental in your path… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Back to the Future II

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Meditating on Gentleness

Be soft, do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate, nor let bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.Kurt Vonnegut Take from this post on gentleness, what speaks to your… Continue reading Meditating on Gentleness

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Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

Over half a century ago this happened: It's Friday 13th, one October, in the early seventies and it's raining hard, in torrents, as it does in summer in a tropical country, like Australia. Construction had started on the Sydney Opera House, (it took 14, instead of the predicted 4 years to complete) and Apollo 16… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future