Addicted to learning

Writing 101, Day 4. Today's suggestion from WordPress Blogging U. "Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn't any more. (A twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series.)" My name is El Amarillo Camino and I am an addict. A reformed addict to be fair, and in my case sadly so. I … Continue reading Addicted to learning


The art of coffee

Today's daily prompt asks what things I still prefer to be handmade. Coffee has to be handmade. I know that may be a strange way of thinking about it but when Nespresso machines and their clones are everywhere, the cafetière, or French press, is still the only way to go. I even saw a fully automated … Continue reading The art of coffee

Commit to a Writing Practice

  Writing 101, Day 3. Today's suggestion from WordPress Blogging U. "Today, celebrate three songs that are significant to you. For your twist, write for fifteen minutes without stopping — and build a writing habit." Number 1 is Symphony No. 3 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' by Henryk Górecki Composed in Katowice, Poland, between October and December 1976 Górecki's … Continue reading Commit to a Writing Practice

A life examined

"The life which is unexamined is not worth living" -Socrates The prompt today asks me to look back to January and see how the year has turned out, was it as I might have predicted. No not at all is the simple answer. Yes, in the broader areas, work, health, the major relationships are all … Continue reading A life examined

A room with a view

  Writing 101, Day 2. Today's suggestion from WordPress Blogging U. "We’re all drawn to certain places. If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now?" Do you know I don’t know... On the one hand I can think of many times in the past when I would have … Continue reading A room with a view

What was on mind when I started here

"Today’s assignment: write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog." I think three things were on my mind when I started this. I had this lyric 'Yellow El Camino' on my mind and I wanted to use it somewhere. It reminded me of a road trip many years ago, albeit … Continue reading What was on mind when I started here

Who I am and why I’m here

Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post. I've been blogging for several years. So I feel it is time for a refresher. So I am travelling back to the Blogging University. I am going to try and go through the Blogging 101 course and the … Continue reading Who I am and why I’m here

Unlock the mind

  Writing 101, Day 1. Today's suggestion from WordPress Blogging U. "To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write." Here goes... I am listening to Bowie 'Life on Mars?', I have known the song since it came out, circa 1973, and … Continue reading Unlock the mind

Building a blogging habit

Day zero. Learning to write really I am following the WordPress 'Blogging U.' course in writing for a blog. A month behind to be sure. But hey, I am here. Each day, or so, I will be writing a post in line with their suggestions. May not actually keep rigidly to the day by day … Continue reading Building a blogging habit