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  1. Vaping – How I Quit Smoking And Started Living Again 29th January 2016 - People have frequently asked me about my blogging patterns, and why I stop doing this/that or change how I’m blogging, how often etc. Well one answer is that I get involved in other things which take up my time. One …
  2. Why I Think Stocks May Crash, Hard 12th January 2016 - The problem is that when stocks start selling, others start selling their stocks too, it turns into to a selling frenzy. Short selling on stocks is rarely pretty, or predictable, fortunes have been wiped out in seconds. From what I understand, RBS has advised their clients, well basically to "sell everything" within the last few days. Doesn't sound particularly responsible for a global bank, but I have no control over what they say. It's also possible that RBS might be right.
  3. What’s Beyond Space ? 5th December 2015 - From what I understand, our universe is expanding, has been since the beginning. It's what scientists call "inflation". Liking to think beyond what I'm told, I do puzzle about what exactly the universe is expanding into.
  4. Being Versus Doing – Unblocking Creative Block 31st October 2015 - 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".
  5. Nevertheless, a color, a cute, and a bird. Moreover, the color recalls rainbow. The cute is made from the quality of being fastidious or excessivelying refined, and the bird longs for flying. Specifically, the color echoes red. To this end, it evokes rainbow. Further, it evokes green. There, it recalls red blue. Later, a dog and a people: the dog has very loyal, and the people might buy car. Following, the people craves laugh. In conclusion, it may love. For this purpose, it yearns for clothing. It is true, it can think. This time, the dog owns a four leg. Besides, it can guard house. In like manner, it encompasses a pet. Nevertheless, it might be pet. In short, a humor, which comprises the quality of being funny. Of course, it comes from a one of the four fluids in the body whose balance being believed to determine your emotional and physical state. On the contrary, it is made from the quality of being funny. That is to say, it arises from the act of indulging or gratifying a desire. There, it is made from the trait of appreciating the humorous. Frequently, it is subjective. Finally, a strange, an anthropomorphic, and a face. Certainly, the strange is never an unsurprising. The anthropomorphic educes theriomorphic, and the face pertains to the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear. Immediately, the strange amounts to an anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they being found. In summary, it arises from an unusualness as a consequence of notting being well known. Once, it amounts to an unknown factor. To illustrate: it comprises a sale contract. Furthermore, a tropical and a pet: the tropical results from the part of the earth's surface between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn, and the pet amounts to a stroke or caressing gently. Simultaneously, the pet is required for caring. Furthermore, it is used for caring. Again, it is a living organism characterizing by voluntary movement. Yet, it can visit veterinarian. To demonstrate: the tropical is known to some as tropikus. Furthermore, it comes from a language using in a figurative or nonliteral sense. For example, it translates to مداري. Without doubt, it derives from the part of the earth's surface between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn. Almost, a daytime, which comprises a light than nighttime. And it is never an even. Later, it has bright. Of course, it is not a night. Of course, it amounts to a celestial event time topic. Doubtedly, it holds a more light than nighttime. Of course, a one, a banana, and a mammal. Thus, the one is two. The banana is among a bananas, and the mammal has a hair. Certainly, the one comes from the quality of being united into one. Though, it associates with single. Thus, it comprises a single undivided whole. To summarize, it is capable of choose to be more educate. Meanwhile, a portrait and a nobody: the portrait encompasses a sale contract, and the nobody elicits somebody. At length, the nobody yearns for dying. In conclusion, it enjoys an ever really hear or see god. To repeat, it is not an anyone. Nonetheless, it can count to infinity. In contrast, the portrait owns a large height than width. And yet, it is never a profile. At the same time, it is common before camera be invent. To be sure, it is a sale contract. In addition, a produce, which comes from a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television. At length, it is an any solid substance that being used as a source of nourbeinghment. This time, it is a create or manufacturing a man made product. In sum, it constitutes a create or manufacturing a man made product. To repeat, it arises from a recognizable kind. This time, it constitutes a make or cause to be or to become. Frequently, a fruit and a food: the fruit is right for eat, and the food has good. Otherwise the food is used for nourishment. Here, it is requisite for eat. It is true, it has good. Once, it is requisite for nourishment. Thus, the fruit is good for your health. To explain, it has good for health. After all, it encompasses a healthy food. Yet, it exhibits nutritious The Green Inferno 22nd October 2015 - “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 …
  6. Without doubt, a path, a dirt, and a sky. In contrast, the path could also be called a generic path. The dirt comes from the state of being covered with unclean things, and the sky is right for provide atmosphere. Until now, the path encompasses an established line of travel or access. For this purpose, it is an established line of travel or access. Always, it amounts to an established line of travel or access. To summarize, it results from a line or route along which something travels or moving. Sometimes, an ancient and an architecture: the ancient educes very, and the architecture is one of humanity's art form. Maybe the architecture belongs to the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings. e.g., it remains an art and science of design and erecting build. i.e., it constitutes the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings. By all means it amounts to a structure that having a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place. Meanwhile, the ancient results from an extreme oldness. To clarify, it constitutes a band. In conclusion, it elicits antiquarian. It is true, it constitutes an any group of human beings collectively. To illustrate: a foliage, which relates to plant. Until now, a travel, a lush, and a home. Soon, the travel starts with a pack. The lush evokes luxuriant, and the home is defined as a center of family life. Specifically, the travel leads to meeting new person. Yet, it precipitates hail taxi. Too, it manifests jet lag. e.g., it starts with a pack. To sum up, a countryside and a protection: the countryside is full of nature, and the protection comes from the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition. In short, the protection amounts to the activity of protecting someone or something. In like manner, it encompasses the activity of protecting someone or something. In the meantime, it encompasses the activity of protecting someone or something. Undoubtedly, it constitutes the activity of protecting someone or something. That is, the countryside encompasses an area outside of cities and towns. On the contrary, it is sparsely populate. Subsequently, it constitutes an area outside of cities and towns. Thus, it is full of nature. But a wood, which echoes tree. On the other hand, it associates with build. To clarify, it comprises a solid. So far, it is for build. In like manner, it is requisite for build thing. Similarly, it comprises a brownish color. To rephrase, a growth, a stone, and a rural. Finally, the growth elicits growing. The stone recalls rock, and the rural comes from a rural characteristic or trait. In conclusion, the growth is not a failure of normal development to occur. Consequently, it constitutes the process of an individual organism growing organically. i.e., it comprises the process of an individual organism growing organically. Otherwise it constitutes a something growing or growing. Then, a nobody and an outdoors: the nobody can kill lambda man, and the outdoors associates with outdoorsman. Or the outdoors manifests jogging. At the same time, it precipitates play. To be sure, it precipitates doing sport. To put it another way, it derives from a where the air being unconfined. Here, the nobody is never a somebody. In short, it may socialize by watch tv. To repeat, it might go to hell. Further, it recalls somebody. In brief, a summer, which constitutes a hot than winter. Maybe it constitutes a hot than winter. Or it is the opposite of a winter. Likewise, it appertains to the warmest season of the year. Earlier, it is a warm than winter. To be sure, it associates with hot season. To that end, a grass and a nature: the grass may stain cloth, and the nature can teach human how to survive. Accordingly, the nature belongs to the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized. However, it is an any entity that producing an effect or is responsible for events or results. Of course, it is an environment. To demonstrate: it belongs to the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized. On the contrary, the grass has green. As a result, it constitutes a growing as lawns. To be sure, it comprises a growing as lawns. At length, it comprises a growing as lawns. Dilemmas Solved … What’s Next 18th October 2015 - 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 …
  7. Hay Fever 17th October 2015 - 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 …
  8. i.e., a classic, a dark, and an isolated. For this purpose, the classic arises from a study of the literary works of ancient greece and rome. The dark comprises an absence of light or illumination, and the isolated could also be called an isolation. As a result, the classic comprises a car. Moreover, it evokes traditional. To repeat, it relates to classical. To put it another way, it recalls original. In short, a storage and a cooking: the storage elicits store, and the cooking leads to you burning something. Now, the cooking craves eat. And it precipitates a having food. Granted, it expects a preparing. Although it might season food. To repeat, the storage is requisite for protecting fur during warm season. In the same way, it results from the act of storing something. To demonstrate: it educes store. Also, it constitutes the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials. Probably, a style, which pertains to the female ovule bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma. By all means it is made from a particular kind. After all, it encompasses a tv show. Immediately, it pertains to a grape. Of course, it encompasses the narrow elongating part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma. At length, it belongs to the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma. Subsequently, an indoors, a horizontal, and a detail. For this purpose, the indoors is never an outdoors. The horizontal comprises a position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions, and the detail is capable of matter during combat operation. Likewise, the indoors evokes into. Meanwhile, it relates to build. Thus, it is never an outdoors. For that reason, it educes into. Consequently, a christmas and a food: the christmas pertains to a public holiday, and the food has good. Following, the food is right for nourishment. Maybe it remains needed for nourishment. For this purpose, it is right for eat. There, it exhibits good. To this end, the christmas amounts to an on december 25. For this purpose, it constitutes a holiday. Besides, it refers to a birthday of baby jesus. Nearby, it is part of the last month of the year. That is, a rustic, which encompasses an unsophisticated country person. For example, it elicits crude. To put it another way, it comprises an unsophisticated country person. Later, it translates to karkeatekoinen. It is true, it translates to rústico. Thus, it comprises an unsophisticated country person. Therefore, a home, an antique, and a glass. On the other hand, the home is never an away. The antique translates to 古董, and the glass is required for correct vision. And the home is right for living. By all means it exhibits safe. Meanwhile, it encompasses a where heart being. Besides, it constitutes a place where one life. Also, a traditional and a retro: the traditional results from an inherited pattern of thought or action, and the retro comes from a fashion reminiscent of the past. In contrast, the retro amounts to the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior. Perhaps, it derives from a fashion reminiscent of the past. Here, it is known to some as устаревший. On the contrary, it evokes old school. To repeat, the traditional is not a notting conforming to or in accord with tradition. In the same way, it comes from a specific practice of long standing. Soon, it is not a notting conforming to or in accord with tradition. Therefore, it arises from an inherited pattern of thought or action. Furthermore, an old, which echoes age. Accordingly, it could also be called an age. Next, it comprises the time that having elapsed. For this purpose, it is never a young. Furthermore, it results from the quality of being old. Of course, it is never an in an early period of life or development or growth. To demonstrate: a wood and a nobody: the wood echoes build material, and the nobody enjoys an ever really hear or see god. Next, the nobody exhibits ugly. Whenever, it is the opposite of a somebody. i.e., it educes everybody. For instance, it might find miss sock. However, the wood is right for fence in property. Then, it elicits build material. Also, it relates to from tree. In fact, it is right for build boat. Jam’s Done … And Then Onto Dilemmas 16th October 2015 - 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.
  9. Are You Stupid ? “You Should Know This” 16th October 2015 - Thanks to Mike, for this little pearl. He's said better than I, and much more concisely!
  10. 30 Minutes To Blog 16th October 2015 - 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 ?
  11. Should Communities Be Run By Corporations ? 15th October 2015 - 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" ?
  12. One Sided Conversations … 10th October 2015 - 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 ?
  13. The Sun Will Always Rise – Matt 10th October 2015 - 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.
  14. Beach Sunset Perfect – Irene 8th October 2015 - 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 !
  15. Why Are We Attracted To Things We’re Afraid Of ? 8th October 2015 - 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 ...
  16. Rainbows Inside 7th October 2015 - Could others see, could others know of, the places I go beyond the dialogue, into the rainbows inside ...
  17. Does One’s Childhood Determine One’s Adulthood ? 7th October 2015 - 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 ?
  18. Free Open Directory For WordPress Professionals – Developers, Designers And Security Experts 6th October 2015 - 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.
  19. DonCharisma.com, Don Charisma, Opinionated Man Aopinionatedman Is AOK … 5th October 2015 - 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 ...
  20. What Happened To Aopinionatedman ? 5th October 2015 - 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.
  21. Why Didn’t My Post Go Viral ? 28th September 2015 - You toiled for hours, days, weeks to make that prefect creation, create that perfect storm, that special something that’s just spot on and MUST be acclaimed widely … Matt Mullenweg told you you’re gonna be a star … a shiny …
  22. How To Survive A Denial Of Service (DDOS) Attack On A WordPress Site 16th September 2015 - My business partner called me a few months ago. “We’ve been hacked” he said, and “the hosting company has shut down our hosting account”. Wow I thought, it can happen to us … Hackers can really make you have a …
  23. Greengeeks are … Crap, Rubbish, Awful, Terrible, Horrible, Slow, Waste Of Money 14th September 2015 - I “inherited” a hosting account with Greengeeks via my business partner. Our sites used to be hosted with them, but we’re currently moving away from them, because, to be blunt, they are awful in so many ways. Robert Lee had …
  24. Negative capability 13th September 2015 - Originally posted on Lessons from Lyfe:
    My first job was as a journalist working in a highly-stressful editorial office of a leading English newspaper, in which we had to produce four editions of the broadsheet in eight hours. With the…
  25. WTF ? Artic Ice Cap Is Growing NOT Shrinking ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion 10th September 2015 - For many years I was led (or misled ?) to believe that our greed in burning fossil fuels (to keep us warm and have light at night ?) and releasing CFCs from Fridges (to prevent our food rotting quickly ?) …
  26. Kim Davis – Bigot Or Hero ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion 6th September 2015 - Fairly straightforward, Kim Davis was supposed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex marriage couples, as is “the law”, but refused to, due to her personal beliefs being in opposition … now she’s in jail, and refuses to comply  …
  27. WARNING – Beware Of PayPal Phishing Emails 6th September 2015 - I’ve received now a second email from an unknown source that masquerades as an official PayPal email. The idea of the sender is to get me to disclose my login details of my PayPal account, so that they can rob …
  28. Gazette Theme – A New Look For DonCharisma.org 6th September 2015 - I’ve been using the same WordPress.com theme ever since I started my blog, the “Titan” theme. WordPress “Retired” my old theme some time ago, and I’ve just done the same today. Researching current WordPress.com themes I came up with a …
  29. Steve’s Sugar 31st August 2015 - On visiting a friend and his wife back in London, I was offered some of “Steve’s Sugar” … I said, yeah, sure, why not I don’t know Steve, but if you reckon it’s good stuff I’ll try it … when …
  30. Why Do People Lie ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion 8th May 2015 - I saw this question in the WordPress.com support forums today … no point in posting the link, I reckon the thread will get deleted … however, it is an interesting question … Why Do People Lie ? Cheers Don Charisma …
  31. Bikes Of Yore – Janice Wald 27th April 2015 - 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 …
  32. “Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt 23rd April 2015 - I’m often curious as to why sometimes my readers don’t comprehend my quotes the same way that I do. Language, differing cultures and other factors come into play. There’s plenty of interesting conversations I’ve had – “devils advocate” is quite …
  33. Poll – Awards On DonCharisma.org 17th April 2015 - Personally I think blog awards are a good thing. Without going into the minute details, I think it helps bloggers connect, especially new bloggers who haven’t yet had a chance to establish their blogs in any way. I stopped posting …
  34. 2000 Posts On DonCharisma.org 15th April 2015 - This is my 2001th post on DonCharisma.org … Good grief is it that many, who knew ? I could post a long list of achievements, but, for me, the biggest achievement of all is all the great people I’ve come …
  35. Take From The Poor To Give To The Rich 12th April 2015 - The house always wins … The rich get richer, the poor get poorer … I’m clichés-r-us today 🙂 A quote I posted – I can understand the interpretation of one of my readers, which is that it’s “classist” (in their …
  36. Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Final Day 8th April 2015 - It’s interesting to document one’s findings and learnings as we go along, I do it mostly for creative writing exercise, “serious” writing doesn’t interest me much. I think this will be the last post documenting my experiences in the WordPress.com …
  37. Is Greed The Only Thing That Makes Beauty Boring ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion 8th April 2015 - I had an interesting discussion about this with a reader recently. I have a tendency to throw random debates out there, because often it’s more than just a couple of randoms who have an opinion … or who’d enjoy discussing …
  38. STOP – Taking Things So Personally 6th April 2015 - I’m sure 99% of people do it to some extent or another, it’s in our natures to do it, no big deal that’s life ! BUT, is there another way ? Are there healthier ways to deal with things, circumstances …
  39. Classic Vs Beep Beep Boop Editor – Poll 6th April 2015 - I just came across this, already over 3000 people have voted … not that I’d want to bias your vote, most of you are capable of making your own choices, but I chose – “No. I hate the new editor. …
  40. Petition To Ban Banning Petitions 5th April 2015 - Don’t think about it for too long, it’ll hurt your brain ! Spotted this on Reddit, and though it was a pretty cool idea … someone hopefully here can explain what it actually means ! Petition To Ban Banning Petitions …
  41. Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Day #3 5th April 2015 - The WordPress.com support forums monk, spills all again today … although less fireworks, seems I’m begrudgingly being accepted … whoopee ! … but darn it, less juicy bits to write about … never-mind, hey-ho, I’m sure I’ll make another mistake …
  42. What A Man Want? – Don Charisma’s Opinion 5th April 2015 - Came through in my search engine terms … I dunno what it means, so it can mean whatever you want it to ! What A Man Want? … What do you think ? Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Photos …
  43. Happy Easter 🙂 5th April 2015 - Said there might be some bunnies coming up for Easter… I wasn’t specific though 🙂 Happy Easter … Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. Stock photo courtesy Pixabay …
  44. You Hate Us Cause You Anus – Don Charisma’s Opinion 5th April 2015 - 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 …
  45. Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Day #2 4th April 2015 - I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a day two on my first day. But I decided to persevere in the spirit of altruism to help some people with problems. Like a kind of WordPress.com support forums monk. …
  46. Why Visit A Blog ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion 3rd April 2015 - Do we visit blogs to be enlightened ? To be entertained, delighted, surprised, amazed or aroused ? To promote yourself ? To make a connection with another human being ? To make friends ? Because it’s the same old shit …
  47. Susana Rodrigues invited you to play Dragon City 1st April 2015 - No I don’t want to play “Dragon City” or “Candy Flip” or any other crappy game on Facebook ! … Does the fact that Susana is playing it want me make to play it more ? … in a word, …
  48. Censorship In Action – The Awful New WordPress Editor 1st April 2015 - You certainly do need a good sense of humour in the WordPress.com support forums … hypocrisy, censorship, infighting … you can see it all there on any given day … more like a schoolyard than a forum for grown up …
  49. WordPress.com Writing Helper – “You can mark any post to keep it at the top” ? 1st April 2015 - I’m flummoxed by this one, perhaps one of my readers know how to do this ? On the “Add Post” page, press “Copy a post” … then I get the message : Use an existing post as a template. Pick …
  50. When Did We Stop Listening To People’s Words And Listen To Their Reputations Instead ? 1st April 2015 - I’m curious due to occasional comments I get on the famous people’s quotes that I post, where people seem more concerned with discussing the person, than what the person actually said … Do we judge first and listen later, or …
  51. Stop Sending Me Your Bloody Blogs Post I’m Not Interested 1st April 2015 - Today I received a rather amusing comment from one of my soon to be ex readers … “Stop sending me your bloody blogs post I’m not interested” – ezztatic My reply – STOP BLOODY FOLLOWING ME, THEN YOU WONT RECEIVE …
  52. Are Innocence And Ignorance The Same ? 31st March 2015 - A friend and reader came up with this question, which I didn’t have an autopilot reply for, so the “question de jour” : Are Innocence And Ignorance The Same ? Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Photos courtesy of Pixabay …
  53. Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – FINAL ROUND 26th March 2015 - I’ve been on a bit of break, other commitments and “things”, so about time for the final round of Team Charisma World People. There was a period I wasn’t able to answer comments, so apologies to anyone who commented during …
  54. Kill The Messenger – Don Charisma’s Opinion 25th March 2015 - “Some stories are just too true to tell” – Probably my favorite line from this movie. What a great movie, about truth, and the rollercoaster one man puts himself on in the search for and attempting to tell it … …
  55. Women – Do You Nag Your Boyfriend/Husband/Cat/Imaginary Friend ? 24th March 2015 - Before the illiterate get their knickers in twist – “nag” NOT “you are a nag” … aka – the art of complaining persistently until you get your own way … Google says this about nagging : nag1 naɡ/ verb verb: …
  56. When “Cruelty” IS Kind, And Charity Isn’t a Kindness 24th March 2015 - 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 …
  57. 100 Ways To Say – “Not The Brightest” 23rd March 2015 - Not pulling a full wagon. Not the brightest star in the sky. The lights are on but no one’s home. Not the brightest bulb in the box. A few screws short of a hardware store. Not the sharpest knife in …
  58. STOP Caring What Others Think (So Much) 23rd March 2015 - At the top of my blog, just below the menu, is says – “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” – IN FACT ON EVERY SINGLE OF MY 2000 OR SO PAGES ! … The same …
  59. Pre Solar Eclipse Sunset 18th March 2015 - I wasn’t able to make it to the beach today, and wasn’t expecting this “effect” in the sky, otherwise I probably would “made the effort” … Tomorrow is a special day for those in Northern Europe (and surrounding areas) – …
  60. Simple Steps For Making Bread Without Dough Conditioners 16th March 2015 - Google sends me weird and wonderful things people search for … sometimes I answer them ! So here’s SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS for making bread without dough conditioners … 1. Put (strong) flour, salt, yeast, sugar and water into a bowl. …
  61. Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously 16th March 2015 - There is one thing that’s certain in life, and it’s the same for all of us – one day we will die. All those things we hold so near and dear, take so personally, are they are “worth it” ? …
  62. How Much Do Love Spells Cost ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion 15th March 2015 - Have you often pondered this very deep question ? I know I haven’t, but it seems according to what Google send me – that someone does, and I have no clue what the answer is … So, over to you …
  63. Why Microsoft Cannot Run OSX BUT Apple Can Run Microsoft Windows 15th March 2015 - Simple answer – Microsoft are predominantly and historically a software manufacturer, whilst Apple are both a hardware and software manufacturer. Apple OSX is propriety software, which is copyrighted (and probably trademarked and patented) by Apple. Apple only support it for …
  64. Sony Alpha A5000 – Compact DSLR Camera – Don Charisma’s New Toy 20th February 2015 - For a couple of weeks I’ve had a new camera, partially funded kindly by a donation to the blog from a benefactor – Thank you ! I chose the Sony Alpha A5000 due to being light weight, inexpensive, highly specified …
  65. DonCharisma.org Sleeping Homer Holidays 16th January 2015 - I love doing the blog. The readers, that’s you – make blogging awesome. But I do need time to rest and relax too – so I’m taking a week or three off for my holidays. I’ll still be approving comments, …
  66. Who’s Next ? – Spammy Little Name Callers – WordPress.com Censorship 15th January 2015 - In follow up to my post today “THIS IS A SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING” –  It seem there’s a small contingent who like to go around calling bloggers like Jason Cushman – “Spam Follower” or “Spam Liker”. Because in their …
  67. THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING 15th January 2015 - PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG THIS POST TO SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY FOR A FRIEND AND FELLOW BLOGGER – JASON CUSHMAN. It’s recently come to my attention then a friend and fellow blogger has been permanently BANNED from WordPress.com. Jason Cushman’s …
  68. Globalization – Good, Bad Or Ugly ? 11th January 2015 - Globalization or globalisation as we say in the Queen’s English. Is it the WORST thing to happen to planet or a really GOOD thing ? The term globalization is becoming increasingly common around the world. For some it represents the future and …
  69. Apologies – Behind On Comments 9th January 2015 - Dear readers, followers, friends, fellow bloggers et al … I’m behind on responding to my comments at the moment. So I apologise if I didn’t reply, missed a comment and so I on. I didn’t do it on purpose, just …
  70. Writing For Publicity Versus Writing For A Purpose 9th January 2015 - No preamble today … an experiment, and one of my new year’s resolutions 😀 “Writing For Publicity Versus Writing For A Purpose” – Discuss … Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Photos courtesy of Pixabay CC0/Public Domain Unless otherwise stated …
  71. You Say Tomay-toe, I Say Tomah-toe 8th January 2015 - It used to amuse me a lot living in London when I’d meet American visitors, who’d assume that we all speak American-English in UK. “Where’s the Elevator ?” Well, we don’t actually speak American-English, we speak the real original Queen’s …
  72. There’s Writers And Then There’s Writers 8th January 2015 - Some writing I connect with, it’s effortless to read, smooth and flowing. It’s almost as if I’m there with the author reading it to me … and not just fiction or poetry, I’ve experienced the same in serious writing too …
  73. Men Are All The Same 7th January 2015 - Where’s a grammar-nazi when you need one ? … certainly I’d like to know what the correct grammatical term for “Men are all the same” is ? … past-participle of a counter-analogy ? reverse-metaphor ? anti-simile ? … no idea, …
  74. Falling Down – Is It A Justification For Crime ? 7th January 2015 - Our lives break sometimes, so much so that things can seem like they’ll never be “good” again. Reminds me of Michael Douglas in “Falling Down” (1993) – “An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, …
  75. Busy Days ~ Forgetful Friends 7th January 2015 - 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 …
  76. My Adoption Story 6th January 2015 - Haha ! … Made you look ! …Not mine but that of one of my guest bloggers. Noelle’s an all round lovely lady. As with all my guest bloggers one day she wasn’t there and then one day she was …
  77. Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE 6th January 2015 - Team Charisma World People has surpassed my wildest expectations, having received many thousands of likes, page views and comments. WELL DONE to my team – it’s been an honour to have collaborated with you all ! We’ve published now five submissions …
  78. Money Is The Root Of All Evil 6th January 2015 - IS it ? IS it really ? … personally I beg to differ, especially since people often misquote and leave out the crucial “The love of” and “all kinds” … Context is often everything, and misquoting is, well, verging on …
  79. A Gift: “Pick Up That Brush And Paint” 5th January 2015 - There’s writers and then there’s writers. I don’t know what the factors are between an awesomely talented writer and one who can barely string a legible sentence together. What I do know is when I read the words someone writes …
  80. Frantic Pace Of Life – Don Charisma’s Opinion 5th January 2015 - I’m pretty young in the scale of things, certainly compared with Sequioa redwood trees – some of whom live into the hundreds, and even thousands of years. I can only wonder at the changes these ancients have seen ! Change …
  81. Healthy Boundaries Online – Don Charisma’s Opinion 4th January 2015 - 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 …
  82. UPDATE – USA Gun Control – Don Charisma’s Opinion 3rd January 2015 - I’ve closed comments on the previous post – “USA Gun Control”. For me pretty much everything has been said. It was a very lively “debate”, and very personally enriching to have had the privilege to discuss with my readers – …
  83. “The Wand Of Narcissism” – Don Charisma’s Opinion 3rd January 2015 - In the good old days to get a self-portrait out of camera, you had to either be very dexterous or ask a passer-by. The passer-by option was a little risky in some places, because thieves might just run off with …
  84. USA Gun Control – Don Charisma’s Opinion 2nd January 2015 - Please bear in mind I’m more on the pro gun control side of things. I do believe in freedom, but do also question the validity of easy access to deadly weapons for the masses. I lived most my life in …
  85. New Year’s Resolutions – Don Charisma’s Opinion 1st January 2015 - One of mine is to say less in my opinion posts, give a chance for others to express their opinions … which is, doh!, what was meant to be the point in the first place … I’ve created a new …
  86. Attention Seekers – Bad-Boy SEO – Don Charisma’s Opinion 31st December 2014 - 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 …
  87. Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE 30th December 2014 - We’ve published submission now from three of the five of our winners. ALL were a great success in my eyes, and by the looks in readers eyes with hundreds of hits. Thank you my friends for taking part, you all …
  88. How To Blog Like The Best Of The Best – Poweblogger’s SEO 30th December 2014 - A few new bloggers have been asking me for blogging tips … so here you are … Personally I don’t see other bloggers as competition, so I wouldn’t call researching other blogs as “competitor research” more “colleague research”. Why I …
  89. “Constructive” Criticism – Don Charisma’s Opinion 27th December 2014 - 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 …
  90. Christmas Present: “Soul Glow” 25th December 2014 - Some things I understand internally, intuitively. Poetry – I can read a beautiful poem, and will just say “I like it” because I do. I can read it like a musician who plays be ear reads read music, with his …
  91. Christmas Present: “Don’t Diss Your Moma” – Christmas Party Rag 24th December 2014 - Leslie and I differ musically a little. But what I love about creative people like Leslie, is their ability to change and adapt fast, I mean it’s something awesome to behold. It’s using creativity in a very charismatic way. I’ve …
  92. A Present: Presence In Life’s Moments, Conversations And Relationships 23rd December 2014 - 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 …
  93. “Hi! Who are you?” – Don Charisma’s Opinion 22nd December 2014 - It’s rare that I’m actually interested in receiving advice in first person on my blog. So for a change, something different, I won’t laugh at you for giving me advice in the first person, it’s welcomed on this post. Easy …
  94. Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE 21st December 2014 - All is progressing perfectly with the event. I’m happy I kept it cozy, there’s always a lot of work that goes in behind the scenes, a select number of participants means it’s a joy for me 😀 I’ve been in …
  95. Solidarity In Sydney 20th December 2014 - In London we have Londoners. In New York you have New Yorkers. The people from Britain are the British. People from Thailand are Thais. People from America are Americans. And so on. So what then of people from Sydney – …
  96. “sexy women dirt wrestling” – Don Charisma’s Opinion 18th December 2014 - This turned up in my dashboard under search engine terms … whatever will Google send me next ? Not a “serious” opinion post, SO – feel free to let rip with the humour … unless of course you’re a sexy …
  97. Sydney In Mourning After Terror Attack 17th December 2014 - I’m not a journalist, and the story has been widely covered in the media. So I’m not going to go over the details of the terror attack in Sydney, Australia. A friend from Sydney sent me some photos which reflect …
  98. Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” 15th December 2014 - ‘Bout time I gave some others a shot. So I’m inviting select guest bloggers to write something for me. Well I say write, I’m actually more interested in encouraging the minorities – artists, photographers, musicians and designers (et al) … …
  99. Dear Jimmy – Don Charisma’s Opinion 14th December 2014 - 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 …
  100. Why Linux Will Replace Microsoft Windows And Apple OSX 12th December 2014 - Some people’s experience of technology is “FaceTube”, that is Facebook and YouTube. Linux, Shmninux, what the hell do I need Linux for ? Pretty much where I’ve been with Linux since it all started a couple of decades ago – …



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