Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.Stephen King At work we have a new sub-editor checking our articles and after receiving the text about the new person on our team, it suddenly dawned on me that this… Continue reading Writing is Magical
Beneath My Feet-Friendly Friday Blog Challenge and Photography tips
Recently, the Home by the Sea had an addition beneath our feet. Instead of the verdant grassy backyard of our dreams, a patchy, weed-ridden excuse for a lawn evolved crying out for weekly attention. Attention the M.o.t.h. (Man of the House), neglected to allot, so we thought it might be time to look at options.… Continue reading Beneath My Feet-Friendly Friday Blog Challenge and Photography tips
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, so please note we welcome stories and writing based on the prompt, as well. Perhaps you have had a close-encounter and… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Close ups and Macros
Why Write a Blog? Is a Blog a Waste of Time?
What happened to storytelling, to writing a narrative? One Blogger asked this question in a recent post about the direction of blogging. She'd come across a blogger recommending other bloggers attract more readers by offering their readers useful advice: ...figure out what our unique niche is and paint ourselves as an authority, offering them something… Continue reading Why Write a Blog? Is a Blog a Waste of Time?
An Invitation to an Old Friend
Since I moved to a Home by the sea, I have had a beautiful friendship with a young wild bird who lived in the area. Recently, you may have read how I had to end the friendship with this wild bird. You may also be wondering what happened since then. The fact that a wild… Continue reading An Invitation to an Old Friend