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WARNING – CREATIVE WRITING AHEAD
“Speak the truth” – Jordan Peterson.
That’s what I’m doing right here. Exercising my right to speak freely as what I currently see as truth.
I may look stupid to you. I may write stupid stuff sometimes. I may not be a great artist, or a great writer, or a great photographer, or that great at anything. I may not be in the same tribe as you, or idolize the same gods. I may not be the cookie cutter blog you’d prefer me to be. I may not be as intelligent as you.
In fact I’m pretty average and ordinary by all accounts, nothing special. I just do my best, and hope for the best, most of the time.
I have done my research on passive-aggression. I know what your motives are and what your narrative is. I know that you deserve my pity more than my respect. I know the counter measures and moves – I have been doing this for a while, 57000 comments on this blog at last count, so I’m not exactly short-in-the-tooth by now.
So please kindly stop leaving passive-aggressive comments, or trying passive-aggressive schemes on me – You’re wasting your time, and making yourself look pathetic in the process.
It’s transparent to me by now – someone broke the rules of fight club and showed me “the matrix”, might have even been me that did it.
The silver lining – I never end up short of something to blog about, so thanks for that at least. Also makes me laugh, so double whammy.
But – Why oh why, would you prefer to argue when we could have been friends – I’m perplexed at the lengths people will go spread their misery onto others – it beggars belief, the lengths their ego will go to ensure they feel they’re right, holier than thou, ideologically superior or have “won” the argument, even if it means completely deluding themselves, and destroying a potential friendship in the process.
“Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump
If I have the time, and the skill, I try and help other people who’re honourable and respectful. I’ve lost count of the number of reblogs, guest bloggers and shares I’ve done over the years – bloggers helping bloggers, helping each other – you know solidarity. Not to mention that at least half of the 57000 comments are my replies to others.
At the end of the day – if you have no respect for me, you’re not worthy of my time.
Which reminds me of a quote I saw the other day, I’ll post that later.
Hope you are safe and stays that way.
Some recent photos experimenting with macro photography … I’m quite busy right now, so sorry in advance if I don’t get a chance to reply … Continue reading Experimental Macro
Leslie’s been a reader and contributor to the Don Charisma blog pretty much I think since she started blogging. She’s always “upbeat” and a talented jazz musician …
Leslie – thanks very much for taking part, I really like what you came up with. And thanks also for being a friend and consistent contributor to the Don Charisma blog. Continue reading Night Markets Of Thailand – Leslie
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
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
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 …
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 ?
It’s Janice’s birthday today … 21 today I think she said … I’m a bit behind at the moment, and she’s been waiting patiently for me to publish her guest post 🙂 This is the final round of guest posts … Continue reading Bikes Of Yore – Janice Wald
Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. 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, … Continue reading Virgin Flowers
Scarce, yes because usually if I get a photo of sunrise it means I didn’t go to sleep yet. I’m a night owl, that’s just how … Continue reading Scarce Sunrise Panorama
Things move quickly sometimes, I turned around and there it was – the sky train. First time I’d actually seen it ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos … Continue reading Sky Train Sunset
Spotted this on my travels adjacent to one of the bars. I like the colours and the look, pretty nice ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to … Continue reading Thai Welcome Mural
Look up outside this hotel, and this is the view … Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog readers we’re currently offering … Continue reading Colourful Designer Building Skywards
This is a rather special sunset. It looks like an artist has created the clouds with a few strokes of a brush for this amazing effect. … Continue reading Painted Sunset
Here’s the yellow ones ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog readers we’re currently offering a 15% promotional discount – … Continue reading Yellow Frangipani Plumeria Flowers
Here’s the same tree from yesterday, but with a very tall angle on things ! WordPress seem to squash my tall images in the reader for … Continue reading Tree Canopy Towerama
Gazing up into the canopy of trees is something I enjoy tremendously … combine that with merging multiple photos, and one has something rather special … … Continue reading Tree Canopy Panorama
I see trees often here with these beautiful flowers, apparently you can call them Frangipani or Plumeria … same thing ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available … Continue reading Frangipani Plumeria Flowers
It’s rainy season here in Thailand … I really like this sky on many levels, the sun trying to break through on the right to the rope … Continue reading Stormy Beach Sunset Panorama
Pre-cinema cigarette, just leaving the roof-top smoking area, peripheral vision catches something cool … I shot the photo wasn’t sure if the sun rays would come … Continue reading Heavenly Sun Rays Bursting Over The Ocean
Lots and lots of sky … oh and a sunset and an ocean thrown in ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our … Continue reading Big Sky Beach Sunset Panorama
Found this walking along the beach. What caught my eye was that it’s shaped like a leg and foot or boot … Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic … Continue reading Burnt Driftwood “Boot”
This towerama is 3 portrait shots high … I have no idea how it’ll look in the reader – they don’t like anything taller than a square … … Continue reading Extra Skinny Beach Sunset Towerama
This is the same sunrise from yesterday, only a different projection … Perspective stretches the shots on the left and right hand sides, so we don’t get … Continue reading Balcony Sunrise Panorama – Perspective
I took this way back last year, it was one of my first stitched panoramas … Still a very cool shot ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic … Continue reading Balcony Sunrise Panorama
Someone said they really like the reflection on the water, and on this day the ocean was so calm … So lovely reflections from the beach … Continue reading Reflections On The Bay
Some shots come off my camera, and I’m just blown away … I really like these wall lights, I don’t know what the style of the … Continue reading Wall Light
Just finished my trip around Big C, stocking up on my supplies … and … … boom, now that’s a nice sunset, where’s my iPhone ? … Continue reading Shopping Mall Sunset
It’s be fairly impossible to make this up, but yes here in Thailand I spotted “Beyoncé World” … News to me, and it seems Google that … Continue reading Beyoncé World
I like photographing the sky, it often gives up some awesome photos … This one taken from my balcony, morning time … Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic … Continue reading Balcony Morning Cloud Cover
This was the best of the series of shots I took of this long fiery streak sunset … Happy days, endless waves ! Enjoy 😀 … Continue reading Fire Streak Sunset
This one taken at a service station, it had been raining so little droplets of water on the petals … The service station isn’t exactly a … Continue reading Flowers After The Rain
Here’s one of my first panoramas. Lucky the colours were so beautiful in this one. The original photo was put together with Hugin to create a … Continue reading Beautiful Sunset Panorama
Sometimes I photograph wildlife … Wasps are one of my least favourite creatures, however this one had either died or was busy drinking nectar … So … Continue reading Thai Wasp
I took this recently, on a rare occasion that I was out and about at stupid-o-clock … for reasons of making a long road trip ! … Continue reading Urban Sunrise
An absolutely stunning sunset, a special one for the weekend. This panorama was created from 10 photos and blended together using Hugin to create a photo … Continue reading Stunning Sunset
This is the sunset as seen from the landing of the top floor of my building … very respectable sunset. Merged using Photoshop, 8 photos. Enjoy … Continue reading Top Floor Sunset Panorama
Some photos joined together by the CIA’s special computer they’ve let me borrow for a few days 😀 Taken last year … Enjoy 🙂 Taken in Thailand (c) … Continue reading Big Sky Beach Sunset Panorama #3
Shot this one near the beach … pretty white flowers. Photos taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma 2013 Continue reading Night Tree