I Could Destroy You, But I Won’t

The title of this post refers to a conversation I have every now and then with my blog. I have deleted two previous blogs, so it's not an idle threat but a fact - I could delete this blog, but I won't... not yet anyway. Sometimes the urge to destroy my creation is intense. There's... Continue Reading →

Is Blogging Better Than Sex?

Yes, of course it is! And if you tell me that I only think it is because I haven't had sex with you... that's a good point! I can't argue with that. Rory of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has been doing a very interesting (for bloggers anyway, sorry non-bloggers) series, and, in... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate How To Upset Bloggers Guide

I'm just clickbaiting. This isn't a how to upset bloggers guide. But if you did visit this post for that and you really want to know how to do it - do what you normally do which upsets people and voila! So why the title? Well, yesterday I had an interesting comment-chat with Rory on... Continue Reading →

Youniversity Challenge

Who are you and how do you know that's who you are? How did you react to that question - are you still reading or did you move on? Should I chase after all those who decided not to give this post a chance or should I focus my attention on you - you who... Continue Reading →

3 Things About Blogging

If you could turn back time, would you do it? If you could travel back in time, would you do it, and where in the when would you go? For you, is time: 1) money, 2) of the essence, 3) a big ball of wibbly wobbly wimey stuff? This morning I woke up later than... Continue Reading →

Reblog: Sunday in the Park with Brian: Therapy Session #31 (The “The Two Ships in the Night” Version) — Bonnywood Manor

Welcome to one of my messy reblogs (sharing another WordPressian's blog post on my blog). I've only just started following Brian's blog... and I've already forgotten how I came across his blog, but I do remember why I pressed follow (read this post of his if you want to know why). I love what he's... Continue Reading →

This is why you can’t have nice things

This is a repost post with a little bit of a difference. The first difference being that the title isn't the same as the old post. I've really been enjoying watching Korean TV dramas, and reading full season recaps (courtesy of the excellent Dramabeans) of the Kdramas which aren't available to watch on Netflix -... Continue Reading →

Cappy Birthday Thoughts

Today is my birthday, and I'm saturning 49. I don't have too many thoughts about being 49 specifically, and being in my 50th year on planet Earth. (I have enjoyed being in my 40's, it's the best decade yet! But I have no idea if I'm doing my 40's as the 40's are supposed to... Continue Reading →

You Remind Me Of Me

I had the introduction to the post already writing itself in my mind, and was going to launch into it as soon as I'd popped the title, which had come to me in a flash as I was thinking about something, into the relevant box in the post editor... But then my mind went blank.... Continue Reading →

The Blogger’s Curse…

Or is it a blessing? But what is IT? IT is when an old post of yours from years back gets a new comment. At this point you're probably thinking this is definitely a blessing. How could it be a curse? Focus on the positive: 1. Someone noticed your post. Every day hundreds of thousands... Continue Reading →

Your Personal Story through the Eyes of Others

In some ways you could say that a personal blog is a country, a land which has its own flag design, culture and customs, rules and etiquette, cuisine, art, language, definition and meaning, values, creeds, opinions about what reality is, and other variations to the human being human theme. . my inner child is always... Continue Reading →

Who Are You and For What Are You Searching

It's that time of year... whatever this time of year means to and for you. For a lot of people this is a time when we review what we've gained and what we've lost, what went right and what went wrong, what is coming together and what is falling apart... and maybe wonder WTF happened... Continue Reading →

Help or Hinder, Heal or Hurt

There are times when I secretly hope that some technical glitch will wipe out my blog. I can explain that hidden hope best by using astrology - I have Pluto in the 1st (and transiting Pluto is conjunct my Sun) and (so I'm a bit of a psycho - it's retrograde so that psycho is... Continue Reading →

Insight into the Blame Game

extract from - Blaming Justifies Your Own Bad Behavior via No Nonsense Self-Defense . The other day I came across a brilliant article which explored blaming and other aspects connected to the blame game: Blaming Justifies Your Own Bad Behavior via No Nonsense Self-Defense One of the things I really enjoyed about reading this article... Continue Reading →

Second Chances – One Lovely Blog Award Nominations

Have you ever done something and... perhaps thought it was what you should be doing at the time, but... awhile later you second guess yourself and wish you had a second chance, but it's too late, the moving finger wrote and you can't travel back in time to do things differently. . . So what... Continue Reading →

I Ran… (and now I let my fingers do a walk of shame)

Do you want the long version or the short version? For those of you who have read my posts, you're probably wondering if I even know what a short version is. Yes, I do... (I was tempted to end this post here, and do a runner) it's just not something I do on my blog.... Continue Reading →

What Would You Like Me to Write About?

The other day I wrote a post about how blogs are people, how what you find on a blog reflects the person behind the blog who experiences all the ups, downs, and usual merry-go-round of being a human living life. I know that's obvious but sometimes the obvious gets obscured by... by what? By all... Continue Reading →

Blogs are People

We, the people... shouldn't that be... We are people... ? because we are people, aren't we? and the 'the' just sounds like... (a band name) . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb7_pOu4kuc . something which separates us from who we are... together and apart... a typically human experience... disconnected even when connected... and that kind of connected disconnectedness leaks out... Continue Reading →

Christmas, Capricorns, Narcissists and New Year

It's that time of year... When the past and the future meet in the present... ... Okay, that happens all the time... ... However we're more mindful... (oh, mindfulness, you new trendy hot topic, and cashola source for some, made of fragments of old wisdom of the lived experience sewn into something more fashionable for... Continue Reading →

Why the world wags and what wags it…

  . “You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only... Continue Reading →

Reader Question: About This Blog…?

People sometimes ask me questions on this blog... And occasionally someone asks me a question, based on something to do with this blog, through my tumblr, my Twitter, or on my deviantart. If those other social media platform accounts were friends of mine who were waiting for me to show up at a social get-together...... Continue Reading →

A Secret Silent Shangri-La

The first unofficial rule of owning a Happy Place is - Don't tell anyone else about it. Let them reap the benefits of what your happy place does for you, share your happy with them, but don't share your happy place with them. It doesn't matter how trustworthy they are, how respectful, thoughtful... and if... Continue Reading →

What type of people are you most attracted to now?

. Change is a natural part of life. Sometimes it is for the better, sometimes for the worse, sometimes its ambiguous and we're not really sure whether it's good or bad or neutral. It just happens and that's that. We may try to fight it, or we may try to force it... I've been trying... Continue Reading →

Swimming Upstream in the Mainstream

If you were to write a book in which you told the story of your life - What would the name of your memoir be? That question caught my eye while I was wandering aimlessly on Buzzfeed. I enjoy taking silly quizzes, as it can be an insightful and fun way of getting to know... Continue Reading →

Are you the Target or the Arrow?

“To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target” ― Ashleigh Brilliant . Random things have a way of connecting, creating a pattern, a bit like random stars get clustered into constellations. I've often marveled at the designs attributed to constellations, wondered why whoever connected those sparkly dots... Continue Reading →

The Narcissist – Up Close and Personal

When I first started blogging... on a blog which is now defunct... . I used this as an avatar . I didn't set out to write about narcissists at all. It didn't even cross my mind. It didn't even occur to me to write about my parents, my childhood, my issues, my life, my experiences...... Continue Reading →

When the soul lies down in that grass…

Have you ever had one on those moments when... everything was just right... not right as in free from wrong... not right as in perfect, because perfection is... not right, or free, it's stressful, at least the human version of it is... isn't... because it requires too much thought of the intellectual kind which is... Continue Reading →

Alias, rank and serial number…?

. “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin . Do a search for 'Ursula' online and you'll either get results for the name itself and what it means - She is a Bear - or a respected fierce female author with that first... Continue Reading →

How do you manage to write and find inspiration everyday?

Grazie mille e mille grazie to Seashell, for taking part in my challenge and challenging me, for being so gracious, as always, and for being a deep sea diver in life, and asking questions like this one: . Dear Ursula, here is my question: how do you manage to write and find inspiration everyday? have... Continue Reading →

Ask Me A Question…?

I'm An Upturned Soul... but why? The name of this blog is an anagram of something else. That something else is rather boring, perhaps, but the anagram of it sounds interesting. Maybe. Maybe not. I'm a mess... a soul who is constantly being upturned, topsy and turvy, or something like that. If I tried to... Continue Reading →

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