I believe hard work is important in life, for many reasons, foremost of which is that we’re taking responsibility for ourselves, our lives and our loved ones. Additional benefits are sense of purpose and achievement. It’s what I call “doing”. Continue reading Being Versus Doing – Unblocking Creative Block
This appeared on my TV recently … I had to research the song, never actually heard the Justin Beiber version before, I’m now one of the 540,000,000 people who’ve watched it on YouTube … I MUCH PREFER this vintage remake though, I found the JB version a bit pretentious TBH 🙂 Continue reading Beauty And A Beat
On a trip to the floating market … beautiful hanging plants with a backdrop of the floating market ambiance. Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is on FineArtAmerica, … Continue reading Hanging Orchid Vista #0310
One of the stations at London’s docklands, Heron Quays … looks like the underbelly of some kind of futuristic dragon ! Continue reading Underbelly Of Heron Quays Station #0812
I’m not sure what’s most pretty … the ducks or the reflections on the canal water. Continue reading Mallard Ducks On The Canal #1107
“The Green Inferno” popped on my screen a few days ago … whilst watching the intro I was trying to remember who “Eli Roth” is, eventually my somewhat dim grey matter reminded me that he did the “Hostel” movies. Horror … Continue reading The Green Inferno
Just when I thought I’d seen it all … Instant beer ! Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared with your therapist, or kept … Continue reading Instant Beer
A wider than average on camera panorama of … a stunning Thai sunset. Continue reading Wide Ocean Sunset #4707
It’s amazing how Dilemmas can sometimes resolve themselves either by just making a decision, or “phone a friend”. In my case of the WordPress vs Lightroom plugin dilemma that I blogged about, a little bit of both solutions wise. First … Continue reading Dilemmas Solved … What’s Next
Right here right now we have a certain variety of tree that is in bloom. There’s a sickly sweet aroma of the nectar in the air … and my eyes hurt, my sinuses are stuffy and my skin’s itchy. Eventually … Continue reading Hay Fever
I love to pioneer and do things which “can’t be done”, today’s research was into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence, for a top secret project I’ve had in mind for a while. Continue reading Jam’s Done … And Then Onto Dilemmas
Thanks to Mike, for this little pearl. He’s said better than I, and much more concisely! Continue reading Are You Stupid ? “You Should Know This”
And oldie but goodie inspired today by black feminists … a long story, for another day ! Continue reading What Have You Done For Me Lately
What it says in the title … It’s pineapple, lime, grape and I’ve added some random pots of mixed berry and strawberry to help the plot thicken … yummy 🙂 Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything … Continue reading Today I’m Making Jam
Are we every actually just writing for ourselves, and if so why bother sharing it ? Why not just keep those words, concepts, thoughts, dreams and imaginations in our own mind and body ? Continue reading 30 Minutes To Blog
One wintry day I was walking along the canal … this mooring for a canal house boat caught my eye. Continue reading Canal Boat Mooring #1226
Are corporations the best structures to be running communities ? Or does that just lead to the corporation promoting their own agendas, like “profit for them first, freedom for community members afterwards” ? Continue reading Should Communities Be Run By Corporations ?
For me this really captured the spirit of the moment … and local customs/ways of doing things in Thailand – fuel being sold for mopeds in used whiskey bottles ! Continue reading Selling Fuel On The Roadside #4148
«Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.» — Notorious d.e.b., @debihope Resources & Sources Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante painting by (and © all rights reserved) Taiwanese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An Continue reading Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
Ever had one of those conversations where the other person isn’t interested, isn’t present or wilfully continues to ignore what you say in favour of their own opinions and agenda ?
Utterly selfish, a bit narcissistic … or do we all do it sometimes ? Continue reading One Sided Conversations …
As i sit on the warm sand of the beach at dusk, salty sea scented air wafts over my face, carried off the waves by a gentle breeze, squinting out over the ocean at the horizon, i cannot help but feel a mild depression wash over me like the frothing waves lapping at the shoreline beneath me. Continue reading The Sun Will Always Rise – Matt
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
Sunsets are usually taken in landscape format … rule breaker that I am, sometimes I like to capture in portrait instead. Continue reading Big Sky Beach Sunset #9493
Irene has been a long term friend here on WordPress, ever since we bumped into each other via the Harsh Reality blog. Irene blogs about life, family and her beautiful Jewellery designs.
I really enjoyed this piece of writing, Irene, because you said lots of nice things about me, which I’m always happy to hear … Pizza and beer or wine, yeah definitely up for that, it’s “a date”, let me know when you’re flight arrives ! Continue reading Beach Sunset Perfect – Irene
Ever see a fight break out in the street, or a bar ? … sometimes people disperse, but more often than not a group of spectators forms, same as a boxing match or Roman gladiatorial contest … Continue reading Why Are We Attracted To Things We’re Afraid Of ?
All of the stars lined up for this sunset on the beach … probably one of my most favourite sunset photos, so far ! Continue reading Beautiful Ocean Sunset #9545
What I most love about this is the hairdos ! … and it’s hopelessly catchy … Continue reading ABC
Could others see, could others know of, the places I go beyond the dialogue, into the rainbows inside … Continue reading Rainbows Inside
Childhood – some had great ones others had awful ones. Lucky for the lucky ones. But what of those who had a terrible time – bullied or abused, terrorised or a narcissist’s object, unloved or abandoned, and so on ? Is it possible to have a great adulthood, even with a terrible childhood ? Continue reading Does One’s Childhood Determine One’s Adulthood ?
Cutty Sark tea clipper ship on a winter’s night … with a warm pub, the Gypsy Moth close by ! Continue reading Cutty Sark Gypsy Moth #0535
Never argue with stupid people. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Why ? … Because … why spoil a perfectly good song by letting Pitbulll loose on it ! Continue reading 75 Brazil Street
I have an Egyptian friend who runs a fruit and vegetable shop in London, we call ’em “Green Grocers”. He’s quite a knowledgeable guy in business, and it’d always confused me as to why several green grocers would want to set up business in the same area. My thoughts were of competition for customers, slim pickings. His answer was simply that customers get to know that that is a good place, an area, a locale in which to go to buy fruit and vegetables and have an excellent selection. Continue reading Free Open Directory For WordPress Professionals – Developers, Designers And Security Experts
One of my all time favourites … a soulful classic by the Kind of Soul …
Jason’s been in touch with me, seems he’s OK, so nothing to worry about.
I think Jason’s a progressive and forward thinking guy in his blogging. He entertains, amazes and amuses many on a daily basis, and is full of charisma in any dealings I’ve had with him … and he’s even been doing photography and videography lately, so who can complain …
Continue reading Aopinionatedman Is AOK …
How many dimensions can you see on this photo ? … The spectacles are my favourite !
I’m behind on my reading, so had to examine the Google cache and other sources, seems that Jason’s set his blog to private, because of cyber bullying aimed at him. Which is very sad. Very sad that a voice gets crushed by negative people, who’ve got nothing better to do than lie and spin, and then spin and lie. Continue reading What Happened To Aopinionatedman ?
A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, ”Oh, I don’t like it.” One might say it’s the best muffin ever made. One might say it’s an awful muffin. It’s hard for me to say. It’s for me to make the muffin.
— Denzel Washington Continue reading Muffins