schnauzer dog sunset
blogging

I Should have Bitten My Tongue

I really should have bitten my tongue, but when then is misunderstanding, prejudice or injustice, I am afraid I just can't help myself. There I was walking my dogs along a suburban footpath early one Sunday morning when a small dog of mixed designer breed came rushing out of a door, onto the street, towards… Continue reading I Should have Bitten My Tongue

blogging

Crowdsourcing Blog Maintenance

Do you check older posts for broken links? I suspect not. When you've written and published a blog post, received comments and feedback, it's all over 'red rover,' for that blog post. Its moment in the WordPress reader limelight has passed, and it's such a shame that its cyber-life is all but over. Time moves… Continue reading Crowdsourcing Blog Maintenance

Face eyes painting pexels
blogging

The Yin and Yang Opposites SOCS

Opposites - Opposing; the antithesis of another. On a writing assignment yesterday, I met a father and daughter who were extreme opposites. The father, a rough diamond, raw, with unkempt greying hair, various tattoos and sometimes the language to go with it. Unsophisticated, one might say, but true to who he was. A muso by… Continue reading The Yin and Yang Opposites SOCS

Vaernes
blogging, Travel

Værnes – To Hell and Back

Meet Hans Olav - a real Viking Despite not being a major airport, for some of us, it's rather fun landing over water, flying low into the fjord at Stjørdal, landing on a thin strip of land that juts out between the two arms of the sea. The airport itself has an interesting history dating… Continue reading Værnes – To Hell and Back

Rain monochromatic
blogging, Motivational

A Different Point of View – Writer’s Quote

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Bob Marley Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe https://alwayswrite.blog/writers-quotes-wednesday-writers-challenge/

Sas Plane flying
Travel

What Can Happen at an Airport

I was about to bite into one of the most heavenly foods on the planet, a fluffy Danish, 'Snegle' pastry, (a cinnamon bun, shaped like a snail's shell that is sold in Denmark), when I heard my name called out over the public address system in the airport terminal. Surely that can't be me? They… Continue reading What Can Happen at an Airport

blogging, Motivational

Is a Blog an Online Journal?

"There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." -Wayne Dyer Do you write in a journal? I've had many diaries - I just don't write in them, on a regular basis. To be truthful, I've started new journals more times than I can remember, being seduced… Continue reading Is a Blog an Online Journal?

auschwitz camp
blogging

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

blogging, Photography

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

blogging

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