I know this house in Ballantrae, Ontario. I’ve never been inside, or even closer than looking from the street. There is another similar down the road but far less looked after. This house is a local treasure, to me at least. I found it on a card sold via Etsy today. It doesn’t seem to say who the artist is, might be easier to see on a larger size.… Read the rest
Found at the PlaywithUnicorns shop on Etsy.
This was part of a quiz about what type of author you would be/ are. I loved this question. Which answer would you pick?
Although the train station was high on my list and its my bedroom where I usually do end up writing – a coffee shop on a grey and rainy day was my most preferred place, by far.… Read the rest
My Mother forwarded this in email today. It seems to be about a real person. I found a biography about Irena Sender.
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THE LADY PLUMBER
You wonder what criteria is used to select people for the peace prize. Read the story below and we then understand how pathetic and superficial our world has become.
Irena Sender Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.
These are created with marshmallows and candy, etc. But, I’d have more fun making them as a toilet roll version. An upcycled version with things from the recycling bin. I’m going to start saving finished toilet paper rolls and other bits and pieces and see what I can come up with. Everyone needs a project.
I understand the idea about pulling down statues, burning books, and trying to change how history is viewed, but I am concerned about censorship.
Changing a point of view can be done without destruction, like burning books, toppling statues, defacing graves, and so on. People don’t need to destroy things in order to change perspective.
The people in history had a different perspective, a different lifestyle.… Read the rest
There is, still, something I like about writing by hand that I miss when I’m typing on a keyboard. There is a smoothness to the pen and paper and I like having good penmanship. There is no penmanship at all with a keyboard.
I found this quote by Amy Tan:
“I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.”
People ask if you are sad or tired. I could say yes to those but neither is quite right.… Read the rest
I’ve been having a lot of trouble seeing clearly when trying to read websites. The style seems to be small, pale grey fonts which are very hard to read. No problem for a computer, or other machines. I wonder if these sites which are hard to read just expect machines and not human being to read the information?… Read the rest