August 28, 2014
Head Turners

Head Turners 

We often hear strange snippets of conversation as we walk through public spaces. When was the last time you overheard something so interesting, ridiculous, or disturbing you really wanted to know what it was all about?

All I can say to this prompt is that I agree with Serendipity with the post The Devil made me do it.

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August 28, 2014
August Blues - Half Remembered Half Forgotten

August Blues – Half Remembered Half Forgotten

As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?

As a child I always disliked school.

I disliked the routines

I disliked the rigidity

I disliked the patter

I disliked the uniforms

I disliked the focus on the norm. Anything that fell outside the middle…

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August 25, 2014
Discussion Enders - Rosie’s Revenge

Discussion Enders – Rosie’s Revenge

My landlady was telling the story of a special chicken dish she was preparing. I am a lacto-vegetarian, so I quipped: “How could you?” She told how she had ordered a special farm chicken, whose name was Rosie. Rosie arrived alive. A dilemma ensued. Nonetheless Rosie was slaughtered. After loving preparation, when it came to eating the poor bird, she was…

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August 25, 2014
Discussion Enders - “Are you the illegitimate one?”

Discussion Enders – Are you the Illegitimate One?

We’ve all had exchanges where we came up with the perfect reply — ten minutes too late. Write down one of those, but this time, make sure to sign off with your grand slam (unused) zinger.

Sorry no zinger.

A cousin I had never met before asked me: “Are you the illegitimate one?” All I could do was laugh and said nothing spectacular just: “No my…

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August 24, 2014
You, Robot - The Drudgery

You, Robot – The Drudgery 

Congrats — you’ve been handed a robot whose sole job is to relieve you of one chore, job, or responsibility you particularly hate. What is it?

It would have to be the drudgery of sweeping and mopping the floors. I have birds indoors who scatter seeds all over the place. To have this task taken care of, without the presence of a person, would be bliss. I don’t like the…

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August 24, 2014

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Opening Lines – Skinny Love

What’s the first line of the last song you listened to (on the radio, on your music player, or anywhere else)? Use it as the first sentence of your post.

“Come on skinny love, just last the year
Pour a little salt, we were never here…”

Skinny Love by Bon Iver

“come on skinny love, just last the year

Pour a little salt, we were never here…”

Unlucky love, insincere

With…

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August 24, 2014
Happiness Must Ensue ~ Viktor Frankl

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Viktor Frankl is the author of Man’s Search for Meaning. Here are some reviews:

“An enduring work of survival literature.” —New York Times

“The spiritual account of the Holocaust and the description of logotherapy meets generations’ need for hope.”—Donna O. Dziedzic (PLA) AAUP Best of the Best Program.


Regarding happiness, Viktor Frankl said that it must ensue, rather than being perused. In…

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August 22, 2014
Pick Your Potion - Gotta be Coffee - My Ambrosia

Pick Your Potion – Gotta be Coffee – My Ambrosia

Captain Picard was into Earl Grey tea; mention the Dude and we think: White Russians. What’s your signature beverage — and how did it achieve that status?

(Thanks, Bea Patricia, for inspiring this prompt!)

In an article called: Why Does Coffee Make us Feel so good, on Psycholgoy Todaythe allure of coffee is explained so beautifully by Gary Wenk.…

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August 21, 2014
Where the Spirit Meets the Bone: A Memoir by Lucinda Williams

Where the Spirit Meets the Bone: A Memoir by Lucinda Williams

August 21, 2014
Work? Optional! - Writing and Trauma Work - Out of the Rain and the Dark and into the Song

Work? Optional! - Writing and Trauma Work

black and white rain

singing and triumph

Work? Optional! – Writing and Trauma Work – Out of the Rain and the Dark and into the Song

 

If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?

Yes, I would work. I would spend my time writing both non-fiction and fiction, especially short stories.

I would also establish a Trauma Practice and work with those who…

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August 19, 2014
A Journey to the Dalai Lama by Dipika Mukherjee

Lovely: “So I am starting to tell this story. We all have the same destination in the end, no matter what lives we live.

A Journey to the Dalai Lama by Dipika Mukherjee

Lovely: “So I am starting to tell this story. We all have the same destination in the end, no matter what lives we live.

August 19, 2014
Tunnel Vision – The Oracle Lake of Tibet You’ve been given the ability to build a magical…

Tunnel Vision - The Oracle Lake of Tibet You’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect your home with the location of your choice — anywhere on Earth.

Tunnel Vision – The Oracle Lake of Tibet You’ve been given the ability to build a magical…

Tunnel Vision - The Oracle Lake of Tibet You’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect your home with the location of your choice — anywhere on Earth.

August 18, 2014
Uncanned Laughter – Freudian Slips

Uncanned Laughter - Freudian Slips A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

Uncanned Laughter – Freudian Slips

Uncanned Laughter - Freudian Slips A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

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