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Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words-Mother


In the spirit of TBT ( translation: throw back Thursday) I went browsing for something in my past post up. I found myself drawn into rereading the flash fiction I created just by looking into a photo and speculating. I enjoyed doing this challenge. It only made me love writing even more. So I share with you my TBT WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words- Mother.
I hope you enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words

Who knew that this picture would be the picture that would end up defining our family. Mother insisted she take this photo as we wore our Sunday best. Father, never one for photos, only agreed because he hated being late more. Sissy was so proud of having her first big girl purse and I secretly agreed with father. Photos were for sissies and I took my cue from father and put on a stoic look.

Mother didn’t take the picture right away insisting that she wouldn’t unless we smiled. Sissy did her best to please mother, but then she was always trying to be like mother so of course she would. When mother realized that father and I wouldn’t budge she snapped the photo. I don’t know why father was so perturbed that day because when I think of it…

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Kicking Puppies and Taking Names: Why We Misbehave in Elevators


I recently read a blog by Erin J. Bernard, written on September 9, 2014 titled, KICKING PUPPIES AND TAKING NAMES: WHY WE MISBEHAVE IN ELEVATORS. Bernard engages readers with a cozy humorous tone throughout the blog. Her great insight on the psychology of elevator rides and the effect they have on human behavior. My favorite part of the blog is when she recalls famous elevator snafus most everyone can relate to. The elevator adventures are from past through present day.

“You might encounter a beautiful new neighbor with copious, spilling décolletage, whom you will instantly charm and then just-as-quickly infuriate when you gaze into her vacant eyes and explain that everybody in the building’s only been nice her because her boobies are humongous. It’s not your fault – your long-suffering son has placed a birthday curse on you that acts as a much-needed truth serum – and it’s causing all sorts of antics to ensue (“Liar Liar”).” — Erin J. Bernard

 

I found much of Bernard’s blog relatable to my own opinions, and I enjoyed hearing some historic information on elevators. Do yourself a favor, and read the article by Erin J. Bernard, who welcomes comments and discussion about the blog.

If I could ride in an elevator with anyone, either living or dead, I would most definitely pick Sigmund Freud.

Not because a 30-seconds-long vertical journey would be time enough to permit any kind of meaningful psychological exchange between the Good Herr Doktor and I – it’d be time enough to summon a pithy, off-cuff interpretation of last night’s bad dream, perhaps, or if he had his pocket watch on hand, to flirt with the stirrings of hypnotic stupor, but then it’d be time’s up.

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Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project


Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project.

A rape victim speaks out with her Art. Read the article and then take the poll. Has Emma Sulkowicz gone too far? Are our great teaching insitiutions ignoring rape on their campuses?

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“ Do Not ” List of the Mentally Strong


Good Advice for the mentally stressed! Of course, it’s easier said than done with this crazy world. See if you agree with Philosophybank.org authors, Neil & Nalin Gadihoke’s… “DO NOT” List of the Mentally Strong.

After reading the article take the Mentally Strong Quiz and let us know where you stand.

Do you have Mentally Strong traits?

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It is common to link certain habits and attributes, to the breed of the mentally resilient.

On the other hand, mental strength can also be gauged by identifying the things mentally strong individuals DO NOT do.

Do Not Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves. You don’t see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they’ve been mistreated. They have an inherent understanding of the fact that frequently life is not fair.

Do Not Shy Away from Change. Mentally strong people embrace change and they welcome challenge. Their biggest “fear,” if they have one, is not of the unknown, but of becoming complacent and outdated.

Do Not Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control. Mentally strong people don’t complain (much) about bad traffic, lost luggage or even the behaviour of other people. In a bad situation, they recognize that the one thing…

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Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality


Learn How Net Neutrality Will Affect You Personally.
WordPress blogger Paul Sieminski, reports on how the Internet, as we know it will never be the same, if we let it. Read the article, and express your feelings on net neutrality. #netneutrality #brouhahaaccess

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“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.

Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.

Net Neutrality under…

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Sarah Horn’s duet with Kristin Chenoweth racks up wicked YouTube hits – latimes.com


Sarah Horn’s duet with Kristin Chenoweth racks up wicked YouTube hits – latimes.com.

Can we say bucket list? What a wonderful surprise! This shows that members of the daydream believers club can break into the reality. Sarah Horn’s performance was beautiful.

Dear Sarah,

I wish you the best and I hope that someone in the entertainment world realizes your potential and brings out their magic wand.

Sarah’s youtube video of her duet with Kristin Chenoweth (who played Glina in Wicked ) at the hollywood Bowl will make your heart swell. I enjoyed this story and I hope you do as well.

Iphone diaries: Morocco


I love this. In an era where technology is a constancy this blogger found a way to still keep a diary…of course through the eyes of an iPhone. Take a peek you might like what you see.

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Slur has spent quite a while in Morocco, these are just a few of the iphone images which for us, sum up the feeling of different areas of the country.
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My Red Typewriter. com


My Red Typewriter. com.

Hello Brouhaha fans, there’s a new kid in town and Nyree Wade is at the head of the pack. This blog site wants to encourage others to wade (haha, excuse the pun) into creative writing. If you aren’t into writing, but love a short story then check out this site. Nyree is a creative writer who infuses her imagination and love of life into a story…but don’t take my word for it, check out the site and take the time to subscribe. Ciao for now and get yourself into a brouhaha!

Calling All Once Upon A Time Fans- S2 E3 Recap


http://www.newsforshoppers.com/once-upon-a-time-the-lady-in-the-lake/36710319/

Henry tries to convince Jefferson/Mad Hatter to help open the portal to the Enchanted Forest.

Click on this link to read my recap of Once Upon A Time’s lastest episode. Leave a comment and let me know what you lied about the episode.

TTYL.

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Grim Tales: The Wishes Collectors Edition


Great review…check it out. If you’re looking for a game to play Grim Tales: The Wishes CE is they way to go. I certainly give the game a reply a try…it’s got spooky written all over it, and if you don’t know by now, I love spooky. Thanks Jud for the heads up

Jud's PC Game Reviews & Problem Solving

by ELEPHANT GAMES; BIGFISH GAMES

Jud’s Game Rating:

Graphics ****  Player participation (PP) *****  Satisfaction Factor (SF) *****

Frustration Factor (FF) *   Fair Play (FP) ****  Tedium Factor (TF) Nil

EXCELLENT!

As with the previous GRIM TALES games, THE WISHES continues with well imagined graphics – that still could be a little clearer – of a variety of landscapes that are colourful, authentic, and integral to the quest narrative that immediately draws you in.  Thank goodness the graphics are not overly marred by atmospherics or transparent Hidden Object tricks, or I would have missed out on three terrific games.  I bought them all, this immediately!

The Options is great, with the usual Music and FX controls plus a Gamma control for brightness, needed for the darker scenes.   There are Casual, Advanced and Hardcore Modes of Play – I always play Casual and thank goodness I do as some of…

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