Quote of the day …
“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
– Hermann Hesse
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Quote of the day …
“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
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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
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”
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 ?
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 …
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 ?
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 ?
One of the most memorable lines from “The Interview”, which I have to say, even with a British sense of humour, was a movie that made me laugh. Humour can make even the most serious topics bearable ! Beyond the … Continue reading You Hate Us Cause You Anus – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Or “How To Be Kind And Wise At The Same Time” I’m writing this as a follow on from a conversation with my friend Irene, which was sparked by “STOP Caring What Others Think (So Much)” I used to have … Continue reading When “Cruelty” IS Kind, And Charity Isn’t a Kindness
These guys are the guardians of a Chinese pagoda. Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog readers we’re currently … Continue reading Chinese Granite Dragons & Crane
I don’t know what I did in my past life to deserve such great feats of assistance from lonely long distance truck drivers and women with “daddy issues”. One thing I can say for sure, is that gratitude is present … Continue reading Attention Seekers – Bad-Boy SEO – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Couple of years or so I’ve been doing this blog. I’ve answered 10000s of comments here, and many more conversations elsewhere on other blogs. So whilst I wouldn’t say I’ve seen everything, I’ve seen a lot of the social side … Continue reading “Constructive” Criticism – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Probably this is just spam, but I like to keep an open mind … well just a little, I’ve likely made my mind up on the comment I received this morning : I never believed in spell casters until my life … Continue reading “Spell Casters – Do They Really Work ?” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
One clear winter’s day, an Ant dragged out some grains of food to dry in the sun. A hungry Grasshopper passing by asked the Ant to share some of the food. Why do you come to me for food?” asked … Continue reading The Grasshopper And The Ant
It’s a shame we have to deal with insincere people. However inauthenticity is a fact of life, the only way I’ve found to deal with effectively is through awareness. Sometimes that awareness comes from wise friends sharing their experience, sometimes in life … Continue reading Crocodile Tears
There was a boy tending the sheep who would continually go up to the embankment and shout, ‘Help, there’s a wolf!’ The farmers would all come running only to find out that what the boy said was not true. Then one day … Continue reading The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf’
Ever given a genuine compliment to someone and been asked/(forced) to justify it ? “Oh, I do like your hat :D” “WHY do you like my … Continue reading “Genuine” Compliment Fishers – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Dear Nikon, I know you guys are avid readers of my blog, and love my sunset photos. I also know you’re wondering why I’m taking photos using my iPhone as opposed to one of your excellent cameras. A very good … Continue reading Dear Nikon Camera Corporation
May is birthday month for me. Today, I’m chillaxing … tomorrow more of the same hopefully 🙂 I will approve comments as and when I get a chance … you’ve already heard my thoughts on impatient people … Me Time … Continue reading “Me Time” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I can’t promise I’ll take any advice given so please bear that in mind prior to commenting, it’s an gathering of ideas. I’m considering purchasing a new camera. My iPhone 4s produces some lovely photos, which I’m pretty happy with. … Continue reading “Camera Purchase Nikon 1 J” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Beer in my understanding is a carbonated drink which is made using hops, malt, sugar and yeast. It’s very popular drink with men, and still almost as popular with women. Malt in my experience has a slightly addictive quality to … Continue reading “Beer” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
The Improv methods and techniques of creativity that I’ve learnt specify taking the first idea that comes into one’s head and running with it. Working collaboratively with another improviser these are called “offers”. The other improviser gives you an idea … Continue reading “Offers – Creating Creativity” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I’m not talking about genuine victims, people who’ve been hurt or abused by cruel people. Or people who’ve had an accident, in a car for instance or in ill in hospital. There’s a validity in that, these people genuinely suffered. … Continue reading “Poor Little Victim” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
For some reason people seem to think I blog opinions of what’s going on for me right in that moment. Occasionally that’s the case. Often it’s not. Sometimes it’ll be something that’s current, something a commenter will have said or … Continue reading “Lonely” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Reblogging is an easy way to share other’s content, it’s much better than sharing a link, because there’s a summary of the post’s writing and photo included. However there are some that don’t like them. I can see both sides … Continue reading “Reblog – Spam Or Caring Sharing” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I hate these pesky little critters. They just can’t help themselves in getting their blood meal. I could almost put up with them taking my blood, that’s not really the issue, it’s the carnage they leave behind. Itchy annoying sores, … Continue reading “Mosquito Ninja” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I know the “S” word “slut” is quite an emotive word, and I’m not wishing to offend anyone. This post is purely an exploration of my opinion of the facts because I feel it may help people and also a chance to … Continue reading “The Slut Paradox” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Short answer – No, you can’t. Why ? I am responsible for the content on my blog, legally responsible as well as ethically and morally responsible. I only publish content AND COMMENTS that I am congruent with. So I won’t … Continue reading “Can I Say Whatever I Want On Your Blog ?” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
It’s a rather lazy opinion post today, I’m pretty tired to be honest it’s been a long week, and really need to get an early night and a good rest. In the UK the default religion is Church of England. … Continue reading “Sunday Rest Day” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Dr Willy has kindly decided to grace me with his comment on my about page. He is awaiting my approval, which will happen as and when I feel like it. The previous post was a prompt, this one is an … Continue reading “Critics” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I remember many many moons ago seeing a title of “Missing kids” … My brain works incredibly slowly sometimes, I thought it was about say parents who’d been separated from the children for some reason. On closer inspection, it was … Continue reading “Missing Loved Ones” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
A mutual friend gave me a heads up on my friend Jason’s (A Opinionated Man) recent dilemma with people ripping off his work and passing off as their own. In my “Virgin’s Guide to Promoting a Blog or Website (Ethos … Continue reading “Plagiarism” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Blogging and watching stats since Jul-2013, I’ve noticed a pattern on my blog. The latest three posts get the most attention, in of course descending order. What I’ve noticed is that readers will read the latest the most, and then it … Continue reading “You’re Only As Good As Your Last Three Posts” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Is blogging addictive ? Passion or Addiction ? Poll and comments please. Warm regards Don Charisma Resources & Sources Manic Typist – morgueFile.com Notes for commenters: Comments are invited. BUT you are reminded that this is a public blog and you are also … Continue reading “Is Blogging Addictive ?” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
What a stupid word, how overused and confusing. I’ve never heard the word used in a positive context – “Oh he’s lovely, you must meet him, he has such a super ego”. I’m not going to even give a dictionary definition – So … Continue reading “Ego” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I have had this phrase used on me more than once. Whilst in a stressed or confused state I don’t find it very helpful. My usual response is something like “You arrogant idiot, I’m not thinking too much, I’m thinking … Continue reading “Thinking Too Much” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I have a famous published musician and composer in my ranks of readers. We’ve been having some very thought provoking conversations, which I’ve found very useful and interesting. I thought I’d bring them to the opinion crowd’s attention, as I always … Continue reading “Blog To The Gallery” OR “Starving Artist” ? – Opinion
I’ve had this book for maybe 4 or 5 years, and only managed to read the first chapter in that time. I bought it because I wanted to read it, but I’m a slow reader, and always seems to be … Continue reading Don Charisma Reading Keith Johnstone
As someone who’s built many websites, I’ve often been called upon to include testimonials. Why ? Well there’s a certain class of customer who will look for testimonials. Testimonials are a way to develop trust with customers, and trust is … Continue reading Testimonials For SEO – Don Charisma’s Guide To SEO
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