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A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song

Clarkson wrote this song about emotional abuse and neglect of a troubled parent/s.when she was 16 years old in less than 25 minutes. https://youtu.be/Ra-Om7UMSJc It briefly and pointedly describes about how Clarkson reacted to her parents divorcing when she was 6 years old. The song, she admits, has a depressing tone and yet has become… Continue reading A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song

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Smiling is an Art that Comes from the Heart

"Smiling is an Art that comes from the heart and should be practised all the time," so said my first Yoga teacher at the end of every class. Smiling is something that is vital and costs nothing to share with others. It is a beautiful message to those with whom you interact. Blogger Marlene inspires… Continue reading Smiling is an Art that Comes from the Heart

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Searching for the Silver Lining to Horse Racing and Halloween

It is the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup Horse Race is the richest and perhaps the longest horse race in the world. Held on the first Tuesday in November, in Melbourne Australia, almost every Australian participates in some way in a Melbourne Cup lunch and associated community "sweepstake," - usually for the… Continue reading Searching for the Silver Lining to Horse Racing and Halloween

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It’s All About the Nails

It's a room I have seen, but never have been. A room filled with comfy reclining chairs where white, seemingly middle-class women sit, invariably talking on their cell-phones, while their feet are washed clean. Ethnically diverse women, primarily from Asia, work long shifts every day and the salon is always full. The tedium of long… Continue reading It’s All About the Nails

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Potatoes and Desperately Danish

Do you think of the Irish famine or Germany when it comes to potatoes? Continuing on discussing vernacular language and strange idioms, Google threw this up at me today: I am Danish and might sometimes be a surt løg (a sour onion) read: a grumpy, critical person, although never as self-confessed as my blogger friend… Continue reading Potatoes and Desperately Danish

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Friendly Friday Challenge – Framing Your Subject

I use the natural shapes of trees to frame an outdoor photo. I mean, I look for overhanging branches to use in the foreground. Particularly to give the subject some definition or dimension. A photo of the beach or the sunrise is always lovely, but it is better to have some kind of reference point.… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Framing Your Subject