Add Your Posts to the October Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for October's NaBloPoMo

The theme for October is CRUNCH. ...more

Use All Five Senses with October's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?  ...more

Add All of Your Blog Posts to September's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for September's NaBloPoMo

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more

NaBloPoMo Is Here! Post Every Day in November, and Win a Pass to BlogHer PRO

Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on BlogHer.com this November, and commit to post every single day this month! Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up—it's about community and connection. It's also about honing your craft, challenging yourself, and taking your blog to the next level. ...more
I'm excited and a lil' nervous. Learning lots already and happy to be in writing company.more

NaBloPoMo November 2014 Badges

The official badge for November 2014 NaBloPoMo is here! Grab it to place on your blog and show your readers you're posting every day this month. ...more
I'm going to try my best :Dmore

Posting Every Day in November for NaBloPoMo? Add Your Blog to the Blogroll Now

If you're posting for NaBloPoMo every day in November, add your name to our 2014 blogroll to share your work and enter to win prizes! Just fill out the NaBloPoMo Blogroll Form. Make sure you've selected NOVEMBER, and only submit your blog once, please. It may take up to 24 hours for your blog to appear on the list. The November blogroll is open until November 5. After that point, no new blogs will be added. ...more
I'm officially on the Blogroll at #393!  Anyone interested in an exploration on the concept of ...more

Working my way around the world....

I'm a pretty ordinary person. Ordinary childhood, brought up with Mum, Dad, two sisters one brother in the north then southside of Glasgow, Scotland. Normal schooling, didn't do too badly in my leaving exams (if I say so myself), decided to take a break before further education. Went to College for a year then worked with children with epilepsy and associated learning disabilities in England. Moved back to Scotland, met the Mister, went to Uni and became a Social Worker....more

Curiosity, Entertainment and Learning

Walt Disney was a refreshing  philosopher who expressed wonderful wisdom with a touch of whimsy. I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do....more

Home Alone... At Last!

They are GONEshe says as she gives a little happy dance, trying to contain her giddyness until the truck drives away......more

You Can’t Know

You can’t know. You can only believe- C.S. Lewis in  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Joy of Mothering &...more

Diachronic Paradigm

Ed's wife, Catholic, English teacher, tea drinker, Democrat...more

The Towncrier calls

Rolls out the drums of plight, He did with all his might, The tears of the soil dropped on his legs, Hear me out, he begs, His knowledge is as of a potter, Moulding out terra cotta pots, He called out fiercely in their language, The rat in the clay houses would hear, The messenger called in fear, Fear for the message must be conveyed, The burden he had to bear, He called for he had been sent, I speak of a middle-aged one, The sun burns spoke of his age, Calling for he had to pass on my message, He cried out in rage, Calling for my thoughts for a bunch, ...more

BLIND HOPE

There are three womenThat changes a man's lifeThe mistake, his mistakeAnd the one he finally ends up withThough many may comeAs false encounters His eyes shall never closeDue to the changes that occur,Soft on the skinSad in the eyesSmooth in the walkSleek in the talkThese ladies make himThe damage one can bring...more

The Going-For-It Rule

I have decided to go for it. When I first started my blog a few months ago I did so for fun, because I kept having ideas I wanted to write about and I love writing. I didn't want to have any pressure or any have to's....more

Challenge Accepted!

After more than three years of writing about my successful recovery journey from daily drinking to living alcohol-free, you may think I have run out of new insights to share. No one is more surprised than me that the opposite is true. My growth continues, new truths are regularly discovered as to my delight I find yet another way that the lessons of recovery pertain to so much more than what is in my glass....more

Keep Your Pets from Getting Scared This Halloween

Holidays can be a stressful time for our pets, and each one brings a new set of challenges. Halloween is no exception. A few simple tweaks to your Halloween routine, however, can go a long way toward keeping your pets safe....more
Well be sure to post a link here so the people reading this conversation can see it. :)more