I was peeling carrots and I asked my nephew to get me a kettle to put them into. He said it was a pot. I didn’t really care what he wanted to call it. Just get it so I can make dinner. I was visiting at his house, his Mother’s house. But he went on about it, correcting me.… Read the rest
According to Hersh, “songwriting is about shutting up instead of talking.”
Hersh is Kristin Hersh, a songwriter.
This quote reminds me of the old one about writing being easy, just slit your wrists and bleed over the paper, something like that. Possibly less dramatic and drastic sounding, but with the same meaning.
In the end most communication is about shutting off one thing so the flow of ideas can come from another source.… Read the rest
Vaxxinated or not, you can still get covid and spread it.
Why do the vaxxinated believe in forcing this drug on everyone? Only because the media and government say so. If you have had the vaxxine and you believe you are safe, less at risk, etc., why does everyone else need it, especially if they do not want it?… Read the rest
A rockhound is an amateur geologist or collector of rocks, minerals and gemstones. It’s not always about the value or selling them. Not for me. I like the history of rocks. Such ancient things, far older than even the oldest of trees. Eroded by time and the elements (mostly water) found on and under land, sea and space, small enough to fit into a pocket or far too massive to consider moving at all.… Read the rest
When did you last write something by hand. I’d even count a grocery list because people just seem to use their phone for even that small thing now. I miss handwriting. I still send greeting cards with short notes. When I was younger I wrote long letters, on stationary, to my Grandmothers and their sisters. None of them are still around and these days my handwriting is not quite so elegant, or legible, but I do my best and send out cards to nephews and nieces around the holidays.… Read the rest
I still see many people on Twitter who don’t understand how to use it. They post their links and never start up a conversation or retweet the conversation someone else started. If all you do is post links you are a dead outlet – no one is there to talk to so why would anyone follow you?… Read the rest
Communication needs to be more than one direction, one person can speak but without being heard there is no real communication. (Unless you settle for talking to yourself). For communication you need a voice, you need to be heard and you need feedback to prove you were heard, as your message was intended. In the middle of communication is listening.… Read the rest
This comes from Facebook:Sarcasm. Because beating the hell out of people is illegal. :c( This group has been in trouble over personal attacks before. There is a huge warning up at the top of the group page now, basically a sign saying don’t take it personally. But, it is personal when it’s about you, isn’t it?… Read the rest
What makes someone a great guest poster?
Great guest bloggers know the blog they want to write for. They know the content published, the niche the blog aims for.
This doesn’t mean you have to camp out for weeks studying the blog. Start by reading the About section on the blog. Is this even a topic or niche you would have something to write for?… Read the rest