Ah….Fresh Air!! (Mild showers of Rant warning)

Sorry I’m late folks. I really should have been writing up a post about the experiences when going through your first draft you find a big bit of the plot stinks and you have an experience similar to the crew of a big ocean going ship trying to steer it around too quickly. Anyway another day maybe.

No, I have been out and about mis-behaving on a Social Media site. The mother of that fool who killed and maimed folk on London bridge. The dear lady was expressing her grief at what he had done.

You would not believe the spiteful, nasty, bigoted and ignorant comments directed at her and Muslims in general…..or sadly maybe you would.

So yours truly posted out a comment condemning them and telling the bozos they were great recruiters for IS, then I made a few personal attacks on some of the very most objectionable attacks (see how they like it) an praised one dear lady who supported the woman. I then posted up a faux-set of awards for the ‘best’ stupid comments so far and am hoping to upset a few folk.

But it brings out the ravage/Punisher in me, and being Lent I shouldn’t be doing such things. (I fall for it every time). Thus I return to the clear air of WP. Even though I strongly disagree with them all, even the acts of the current Administration seem tolerable in comparison. (Just rich folk getting richer? Or finding ways to dismantle govt to get even richer?)

I embrace you all. I embrace those I agree with. I embrace those I disagree with, because here on WP at least the latter are eloquent and put forward arguments in an understandable and sometimes witty way.

Oooh, it’s good to be back in WP.

Keep the lights shining and keep on writing folks.

And take care of you and yours

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Living Another Life

Here’s a viewpoint which is worth dwelling upon

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The other night, I overheard an older man giving some advice to a young couple who were about to be married. Basically, it was to start having children right away because if they wait until they’re older, they won’t have as much energy or the ability to bounce back as quickly when they get older. Some of the other people around nodded, saying things like the fact that they had regretted waiting too long. But this is a different world from the way that things used to be, and so it doesn’t follow that their advice applies as the best advice. No two couples are the same and they shouldn’t be made to live one way as if it were a cure-all to prevent any ills or woes happening in the course of everyday life.

I was thinking about that – how it’s true that most people will prefer to…

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1st Issue of the Scaffolding Magazine in Print! @ScaffoldingMag #scifi #startup #indieauthor

A new venture is always good news!

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Super exciting news! Scaffolding Magazine is in print now! You can buy a hardcopy on Blurb.com today!

Scaffolding is a literary and art magazine that strives to publishing diverse and unique voices. We match visual artists and writers to create a unique reader experience. We also feature editorials about diversity, social issues, popular culture etc. Our mission is to become a vehicle for discoverability of up-and-coming artists.

The first issue is packed with content! On the 80 pages you will find short fiction, editorials, humor, and lots of exciting personalities from around the world! So far we offer only a print version, but shortly we will release a digital and audio versions as well.

Check out also one of the contributors to the first issue – author of Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles Rosemary A. Johns. Scaffolding Magazine interviewed Rosemary about her writing, diversity and inclusion in fiction…

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London….

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Hug a loved one or send them a message of love.

Smile and show courtesy to a stranger who the hate-mongers would have you revile.

Do not respond to provocations direct or indirect.

Reach out.

Which ever faith or creed teaches you personally Compassion, Respect and Tolerance, drink deep from its wellspring.

And by your strength of your heart and through your keyboard keep a light ever shining

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God Bless You and Yours, God Keep You and Yours and May His Countenance shine upon You and Yours bringing You All Peace.

Goodnight WP Family.

Blogging: Establishing Your Fine Print (Blogging with Purpose)

Remember I mentioned Yecheilyah ? Now this was what I was talking about!!

The PBS Blog

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A couple years ago I wrote a post Does Your Blog Reflect Your Purpose? about how focusing on my purpose helps me to continue to write and also about living in the moment as a catalyst for post ideas. As I sit here, I decided to update my views on this topic with a follow-up: Blogging: Establishing Your Fine Print (Blogging With Purpose).

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Each blog is different because each individual is different. We each have our own set of thought processes and routines that we feel makes our writing better and our blogs overall capable of expansion. As such, I have noticed one thing in common with each blog that I follow, the ones I have come to really enjoy: Purpose. Most of the blogs I follow touch on a variety of topics. Our posts have the potential to scan the horizon. From poetry, to short story, to news articles…

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: March 19, 2017

Just a perfect capture!

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My wife and I were on a long photo excursion through Old San Juan in Puerto Rico when we happened by this scene. I knew right away it was destined for Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge. I think the “No Bicycles” sign was intended to mean “No riding your bicycles down the steps into the park below.” However, the positioning of the bike below the sign was just perfect:

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