They are building a major new road hereabouts, and they have kindly sponsored a Creative Writing Course, themed around this new highway. I confess I am not sure I understand either. But what an opportunity:) So off we go again.
Austin Kleon, a self-described “writer who draws,” emphasizes the importance of your surroundings in regards to creativity: There’s an economic theory out there that if you take the incomes of your five closest friends and average them, the resulting number will be pretty close to your own income. I think the same thing is true … Continue reading You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A 1960's El Camino car, yellow naturally, holds 6 people. This blog was viewed about 550 times in 2014. If it were a yellow car, it would take about 90 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading 2014 in review
I am on the second page of Google for Yellow El Camino. If I put the name in quotation marks, I get the first hit, on the first page. Is it important, probably not. But it does make me smile 🙂 I hope you are having a lovely Xmas, and thank you again for reading … Continue reading Googling
Anarchy the very word is enough to provoke visions of riots, of pillage of plunder. Oddly the word itself originally meant something else entirely. It meant simply that there was no ruler. Hence Schmidt's quote that the internet has no rulers. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word comes from the Greek anarkhia, from anarkhos, from an- 'without' + arkhos 'chief, ruler'. In … Continue reading On anarchy
Companion Middle English: from Old French compaignon, literally ‘one who breaks bread with another’, based on Latin com- ‘together with’ + panis ‘bread’. Seems that sharing a meal with friends goes back a long way.
I've been nominated for a lovely blog award!! I have seen these awards images on sites and often wondered about them. And now I have one. Many thanks to Terry at Through the Lens of my Life for kindly nominating me. Quoting from Terry's site The One Lovely Blog Award recognizes blogs considered to be lovely, … Continue reading A Lovely Blog Award
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“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (This seems to summarise my Flip flops and cake post in a singe line 🙂 )