Tag: something completely different

Dark Side of the Moon Update

“…In ancient days, men looked at the stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood. Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and…

I’ve got a (Post)Secret

“Secrets can take many forms. They can be shocking or silly or soulful. They can connect us with our deepest humanity, or with people we’ll never meet.” —Frank Warren, The PostSecret Project Every Sunday Frank Warren posts secrets he has collected from over a half-million anonymous strangers. It was ‘the kindness of strangers’ that helped…

Finding Joe

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we had planned, in order to have the life that’s waiting for us.” —Joseph Campbell Here is a trailer for a documentary on the ultimate heroes journey of self-discovery. Click here for additional video clips.

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Writing

Across The Bored has challenged us once again with the subject of writing.

I find myself writing less and using a keyboard more. These days I am printing less and enjoying it more. There is much to be said about holding a book in your hands and savoring each page. There is a lot to be said about the convenience of carrying a smartphone/tablet with an eReader app to access that same book.

5 years ago I was wary of reading an electronic book, now I am loving it. It will be interesting to see where the next 5 years will lead us.

What do you prefer, paper or digital?

Image credit: Artist unknown

Image credit: Artist unknown

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Crash-friendly Drone

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Space Oddity

I found a link to this YouTube video on Le Clown’s post today. Call it the world’s most expensive music video, ever—the special effects budget was low but the location fees were out of this world. Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, performs David Bowie’s classic, Space Oddity, aboard the International Space Station. Enjoy.

Frozen in Place

…hook your readers with a powerful conclusion (that comes first!), and then captivate them with the story of how it came to pass. —Weekly Writing Challenge: Backward The “thunk” sound came from my right, around the corner of the wall that I was leaning on. I turned my head to see the source of the noise…

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