“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” – C. JoyBell C. Continue reading “You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” – C. JoyBell C.
My inner cynic thinks – Seems maybe it’s the men who don’t need (or want) the bicycle, in the end. Or someone broke the rules of fight club, probably JP or Dave Rubin. Continue reading Loss for society, win for men? Men are saying NOPE to the institution of marriage at historic rates. (Better Bachelor)
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 …
Late evening sunset, I really lovely yellows and blues and the dark tones … the light on the water is a squid fishing boat … taken … Continue reading Slipway Ocean Sunset Panorama
Good friends all know that I’m impossibly forgetful over important dates and keeping in touch. What seems to happen is that I get focused on what I’m doing, and time just evaporates. I’d say it’s a male thing, but I’m … Continue reading Busy Days ~ Forgetful Friends
Something that’s become very apparent to me in running this blog is the need for healthy inter-personal boundaries with others whilst online. I don’t always get it right myself, I am human after all. I do often see others making … Continue reading Healthy Boundaries Online – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Belinda and I here present our slightly different takes on that oh so simple, but oh so complex topic – presence. What it is and what it means to us. In life’s moments, in life’s conversations and of course in … Continue reading A Present: Presence In Life’s Moments, Conversations And Relationships
I have a long time female friend who’s dutch, more than 15 years we’ve known each other. She’s the salt of the earth, one of the most likeable people I know. A real ambassador’ese of Dutch and everything Dutch. So … Continue reading Dear Jimmy – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Leaking roof and warm loving hugs OR mansion with a Mercedes and a permanent long cold winter ? The person OR what you can get from the person ? Family member OR co-worker ? Intimacy OR don’t trust anyone ? … Continue reading Hugs Or A Mercedes ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Or perhaps this could have been titled – “What Is An Opinion? Part 2″ by George and Don Charisma. Sometimes I feel what’s said in the comments is worthy of being on the front page. George challenged me to write … Continue reading “The Truth” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
A reminder about posting comments as advice to me in the first person – don’t do it … why ? well I’ll either vigorously roll around on the floor laughing at you or feel something akin to pity towards you … Continue reading What Is An Opinion? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
When I first heard this word, being young, dumb and well, erm, ignorant, I though they were talking about “the youth in Asia” … it sounds quite similar, but I came to learn it couldn’t be a more different topic … Continue reading Euthanasia – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I’m been blessed with some awesome friends. So, the question is obviously rhetorical, advice to me in first person is not appreciated or needed – you’d just be making yourself look stupid really 😀 As it goes I’m generally a … Continue reading Why Is Making New Friends So Difficult ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
There’s a few friends and mentors behind the Don Charisma blog, that I don’t mention too much. These guys and gals aren’t looking for validation through being thanked publicly, it’s thanks enough that they see me doing well. One of … Continue reading My Friend Has A Malignant Melanoma
Blogger friends send me awards all the time – it’s now been around six weeks since I’ve given any back out. So this is well overdue ! I work through the awards in the order that I receive them. So if … Continue reading The Most Influential Blogger Award
I’m choosy about who goes on my friends page, and as yet haven’t made a bad judgement call. These people are all lovely charismatic bloggers, each has shown some extra special merit for my calling them friends. All are a credit to the … Continue reading Vijay Shah Added To Don Charisma’s Friends Page
I’m choosy about who goes on my friends page, and as yet haven’t made a bad judgement call. These people are all lovely charismatic bloggers, each has shown some extra special merit for my calling them friends. All are a credit to the … Continue reading Mark Bialczak Added To Don Charisma’s Friends Page
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
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
Thanks to Maryam Jamil, from entertainmentstarters … and Foxy-O from foxyolive for this award. There’s a new Don Charisma badge for the award or you can choose the existing dove badge … I think of Yoda when I think inner peace, so he’s featured … Continue reading The Inner Peace Award
Thanks to Belinda from idiotwriting blog for my lovely “Butterfly Light Award”. I would like to say (again) publicly you are one of my favourite bloggers and people on WordPress. Belinda has asked me to release the award into general … Continue reading The Butterfly Light Award … Disco Flutterby Award 🙂
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
My prestigious awardees list is quite extensive, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. Some people ask to be added to the list – I’m happy for pretty much anyone to join the list, if you want to be included … Continue reading Don Charisma – Awards List, Now’s Your Chance To Get Added
Thanks to Angie of ‘Kentucky Angel’s Train Wrecks’ for my Angel Award … And apologies for not getting the badge I promised to you earlier, life is, well, busy for me at the moment … Angie has been a long … Continue reading The Angel Award – Thanks Angie 🙂
Remember the coachman’s cafe ? Well there’s a garden centre that sells the most beautiful flowers, right next door. This is their tree. Funny how life … Continue reading Tree Hand Holding Couple
Thanks to Belinda from idiotwriting blog for my lovely new badge. It’s a little belated, sorry about that, you know how it is, busy busy. I … Continue reading Disco Flutterby Award – Butterfly Light Award
Taken today on the beach, I liked this shot the most out of all those ones taken. I’ve stylised it how I want the colours and … Continue reading iArt – Don Charisma Beach Sunset Selfie
Circa 2050 – Google Inc (GOOG) have just announced their new relationship counselling and personal problems resolution services – “Google Mediate”, “Google Counselling” and “Google Talk-To-A-Friend”. It comes only a month after the massive success of their new “Google Telepathy” … Continue reading Why Does My Husband Lie And Ignore Me ? – Google Fun
Another of those conundrums the Google-fairies must lose sleep trying to provide an answer too. In my opinion, no, not all husbands fart so much ! There are several aspects obviously to farting. There’s the quantity of gas expelled, there’s … Continue reading Do All Husbands Fart So Much ?
Originally posted at HarsH ReaLiTY blog. Opinionated Man recently did a post about people asking him to promote their ebooks. He’s much more tactful than me, however, I’m very much of the same mind as him. Why would I (or … Continue reading HarsH ReaLiTY – Enter the dragon, Cross-cultural bonding or Cliché ?