Soundtrack of my MInd: Murder by Numbers

Um... I know someone who hates people that start their sentences with um so much they often claim they want to kill them... I wonder if they've ever fantasised about killing me? In my previous post - Breaking Bad Habits - I mentioned that I could have been a serial killer. In fantasy. In reality...... Continue Reading →

Breaking Bad Habits

I have watched Breaking Bad, but I did not make it a habit. I loved the first season, however there was one character who stressed me out too much and made the rest of the series impossible for me to view. My partner watched the whole series, most of it in back to back episodes.... Continue Reading →

Shrooms of Wisdom – Ebb and Flow

What's with all the future thinking prompts Daily Post? Did your mortality suddenly hit you in the blogging face? Are you worried about another blogging platform challenging you? Are you looking for a way to survive in such a competitive environment? Or just trying to get us to reveal to you something which will lead... Continue Reading →

A Very Inspiring Blogger – Love Thy Introvert – For the introverts…and the extroverts that love us!

Where is the beginning? What leads you to find a blog and makes you decide to follow it? The other day I read a post - How to Talk to a Sad Melancholy Introvert -  which inspired a deep and long conversation within me that shifted my perspective. If you don't know me that won't... Continue Reading →

She Watches and Waits…

This photograph was one of the first which I took with my camera.  I was still trying to figure out how to use it, in my typical back to front approach to learning things, I decided to take some photos and then see what I needed to learn. One snowed-in Winter's day I was sitting... Continue Reading →

Time Traveling with Mars transiting the 12th House

Image via Collectors Showcase Please see previous post - Please Disturb Me – Mars Transits the 12th House - for more info on this post, as in why I posted it and other blah blah. What can I say about this old post, written in April 2012. Should I say anything? It was a different... Continue Reading →

Please Disturb Me – Mars Transits the 12th House

A week or so ago my internet connection started fluctuating causing interruptions in my online activities. It didn't bother me that much. It was a nuisance, but one which could be worked with by adjusting how I do things. So I thought little of it. I'm erratic in my communications anyway. Then my mind started... Continue Reading →

How to Talk to a Sad Melancholy Introvert

I have a question, which I will eventually get around to answering for myself later by doing some research - Can you nominate blogs for a blog award without first receiving an award nomination? I have had a couple of those, but that was before and this is now... Now I would like to nominate... Continue Reading →

The Temperature of Tea

"DID YOU HEAR ME!?! I don't want to be a part of this dysfunctional family anymore!" Alice flounced out of the room, the taffeta frills of her gown rustling and rippling with indignation. The door slammed as her dainty fingers shut it behind her roughly in order to add a physically loud exclamation mark at... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: The Insight Game

Do you enjoy exploring yourself? Who you are, what makes you tick, why you do what you do, think what you think, feel what you feel, and learning new ways of looking at yourself. Do you like taking personality tests (and arguing with every question if you're similar to me)? Do you like to 'type'... Continue Reading →

The Astrology of Private Battles

Please note: This is an old post from my tumblr, Damaged & Dangerous, yet still relevant as Saturn is continuing its transit of Scorpio. A friend reminded me that I had written this and so, since I am too distracted today to write anything, at least anything cohesive, I thought I'd revisit the past, especially... Continue Reading →

Don’t Mess with the System

Once upon a time I read in some self-help book that starting an affirmation with the word 'Don't' would actually result in the opposite of the desired effect. Apparently the mind does not recognise the instruction 'Don't' and hears it as 'Do'. That's all I recall about that book, no idea if the rest of... Continue Reading →

Another twenty minutes and he’d have been safe…

  "Jo was just twenty minutes away from coming home when he was caught in the grenade blast that killed him. Another twenty minutes and he'd have been safe, on his way back to us." - Jo's father, Tony Woodgate. The cross in the photograph with the Remembrance Day poppy came in the mail in... Continue Reading →

It Says A Lot More About You Than It Does About Me

Sheldon's Tree Sap quote poster via Cafepress . . I see this idea in a variety of forms on the internet all the time, posted on a blog or pinned on Pinterest. Sometimes I see it pass by on my TL in a tweet. Someone is either trying to remind themselves that they don't need... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to… YOU!

It's my very best friend in the entire universe's birthday today! And I'm the one who received a gift!!! I do love his style! And him! He likes to celebrate his birthday by surprising others with a special something, he figures that birthdays are best met with a generous spirit rather than a selfish one...... Continue Reading →

Glam Bam, Thank you Ma’am!

I have always loved the photography of George Hurrell... Here's my attempt... a very lazy try... after a photo shoot which I was not pleased with due to a minor detail... of a George Hurrell style image. And here is the... cough cough... unadulterated original. Untouched... and really why am I sharing this... Ah! Photoshop!... Continue Reading →

If You Have a Blog… You’re Naked and Loving It (sometimes reluctantly)

Have you read Dale Carnegie? Maybe. Maybe not. Am I questioning your literary proclivity? No... he wrote a book about Winning Friends and Influencing People which has since been parodied, but he also wrote a book about Public Speaking. 'Tis all. I can't recall anything he said in that Public Speaking tome. Did he suggest... Continue Reading →

Sobbing Toilets and Cheech and Chong Style Dreams

The flux capacitor powering my internet is capacitating flux. Therefore sometimes I can get online easily and sometimes the pizza wheel of death informs me that I can't and have to do something else. I'm a grumbler by hobby, but this is one thing I don't grumble about… that much. There are some things which... Continue Reading →

Soundtrack of my Mind: Beware of Damsels in Distress Patricia Vonne - Joe's Gone Ridin' with art by Mike Shapiro I love Patricia Vonne's music, and this video is a great short film with perhaps a bit of a moral to it - Beware who you mess with, they may seem weak, an easy mark, on the outside to you, but are they... Continue Reading →

The Tongue Twisted Goat

Mountain goat, Proto-Elamite; Susa, Iran; Around 3100-2900 BCE "Sopra la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa." That's an Italian tongue twister which my father used to say to me as though proffering some mysterious piece of wisdom. He did not tell me that it was a tongue twister, instead he left... Continue Reading →

What would you be willing to do to get what you want?

"I hear the pastrami sandwich is very good here…" Most people think they're good. Moral. With a decent code of conduct. Values and principles guiding them to a right way of living and being. Or at least they do their best to be better than not better or worse. We all have our bad moments.... Continue Reading →

A Matter of Taste

  The world of the senses lies far beyond the number five. Beyond the number six too. We are sensitive souls who like to make sense of things and often end up buried under a pile of nonsense. We have a sense of ourselves, of pride, of self-importance, and of place. A keen sense of... Continue Reading →

Calamity Capricorn Rides Again

Marlene Dietrich | Destry Rides Again via Doctormacro “The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.”  -  Marlene Dietrich I'm a Capricorn, and the way some people perceive the sign you'd think all of the members of the Sun in Capricorn Club were... Continue Reading →


This post though prompted by the Daily Prompt: Bookworms - Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word... - was actually inspired by reading a great post - I'm Not Normal - by  My Cyber House Rules.   "The dusky aura clears. The Dreamer beholds the light and…" - Nancy McKay... Continue Reading →

Inside… Shadows of Belief

What does this image say to you? Something? Nothing? Does it stir up thoughts, memories, ideas, conjure up other images in your mind? What do you believe it is? Is it an optical illusion? Or exactly what it appears to be? So what does it appear to be? Send your answers to me on an... Continue Reading →

Splitting – The Divided Heart and Mind

“She was owner and captive, both, of a bitterly divided heart.” - Guy Gavriel Kay Splitting is a term used in psychology to describe the human tendency to divide things and people usually into opposites. Good versus bad, negative versus positive, hero versus villain, friend versus enemy, like versus dislike, love versus hate, pain versus... Continue Reading →

The Little Green Bag George Baker - Little Green Bag What's my favourite toy? I had too many toys as a child. I was the spoiled only child of two wealthy Narcissists who had many sycophants who paid homage to the child to curry favour with the parents. I did not want toys, I wanted love, but since... Continue Reading →

If The Real World Were A Book…

Small World by ~moonywolf   “If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.” -  Jasper Fforde In many ways the real world is a book. At least the version of the real world which we hold together in... Continue Reading →

About These Ads… They’re Not Mine!

Just saw this at the bottom of one of my posts... So I clicked on Tell Me More. I was curious... Is this new? Was it always here? Did I just overlook it? Please... tell me more. And so this is where I ended up... So if there are ads on my blog, it's my... Continue Reading →

Do You Seek Attention?

I'll admit that's a tricky question. We all seek attention, because attention is… so important. It confirms to us that we exist. Do we need this kind of confirmation? Yes and no. So much of life is a tightrope walk between fantasy and reality. What is real, what is unreal, can you tell the difference?... Continue Reading →

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