About

I have been blogging for several years. I am sure bad habits have built up, and most of my blogging has been as a suit. Now I’d like to learn how to write creatively, for pleasure, and for the challenge. So I am doing some courses from WordPress.

  • Blogging 101 looks mainly at themes and pages, like this one.
  • I am also doing Writing 101, you should see daily posts for this, which makes sense, I guess the best way to learn to write is to write!
  • I have now found that there is a Daily Prompt too – some of these could be fun, so if time allows there will be posts from these too. – It’s all good practice 🙂

This then is a place or me to play, to experiment, to make mistakes and to learn.
Since I am learning, I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. So please let me know what you think.

2016 update

I had a great time, writing this blog last year, and I learnt a lot doing so. Of all the blogs I have done this one has perhaps been the most fun. It brought old memories to the surface, nice ones generally too. In writing it, I also read many more blogs than I would normally do, and some of them I really liked; and I learnt a lot from them.

Autumn 2017

Re-fueled and ready to go travelling again. To a real life university this time too.


A Yellow El Camino?

A line from the song Lake Charles by Lucinda Williams just appealed. The line goes:

“We used to drive
Through Lafayette and Baton Rouge
In a yellow El Camino
Listening to Howling Wolf”

And it means something else too

El Camino is Spanish for ‘The Way’. But when I put ‘Yellow El Camino’ into Google translate I was delighted to see the translation as ‘The Yellow Brick Road’.

I have no idea whether Lucinda Williams was aware of this when she choose to use that particular colour in her lyric. I suspect she was.
I had no idea when I chose the website name, so this is a nice surprise.

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15 thoughts on “About

    • Thank you again. Having no set form or agenda is so unusual for me. I am used to writing for a specific aim, for a client, or manager; or for an exam. Success was measurable and defined by someone else. Now, I do it is completely the reverse. I have so much choice 🙂

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    • I like the connection too, and it fits so well with the lovely golden yellow field in the main picture. And it was entirely coincidental. Or maybe not. I wonder if Lucinda Williams who wrote the song was aware of it meaning in Spanish, I suspect she was.

      I have never owned an El Camino; here in England I think it would take up both lanes of the road! I do recall seeing a few in the US when I used to visit. I always thought they were quite distinctive, a hybrid between a saloon (sedan) and a pickup.

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    • How incredibly kind. Thank you 🙂
      I agree writing simply for the pleasure of it is fabulous. And if at the same time it can help someone else in some way – then that is even better.

      Once again thank you for comments, we hear so much that is negative about social media. Lovely comments like yours show the other side.

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  5. Just dropping this here for posterity, in case anyone wanders by two years from now and wonders about the Yellow El Camino. Not the best verison I’ve ever heard, but it’s a live performance, and I find that youtube videos are better if they include live performances.

    That yellow brick road thing is wild. Never heard that one before. 😀

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