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Save our words

I recently received a complimentary email from a friend who is an accomplished author. She was responding to a post of mine entitled ‘I’m over the moon‘ and it led to a discussion about the English language.

Congrats James!

Have you joined Goodreads yet?

Hey is jewelry mis-spelled or the British version? “He is now Chairman of a jewellery wholesaler”

My reply was; Continue reading Save our words

Will the DARK ACT get past the Senate?

Neil Young, 22/06/2008 Firenze, Nelson Mandela...
Neil Young, 22/06/2008 Firenze, Nelson Mandela Forum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apart from enjoying his music for nigh on 50 years I have been so impressed with Neil Young’s environmental work and contribution to ‘Farm Aid’ over many years that one day recently I was inspired to write;

Ode to Neil

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Will loss of language skills lead to a breakdown in society?

“If we lose our language skills will we lose the ability to communicate with one another which will then lead to a breakdown in Society?”

The wonders of modern technology

In the last 20 years the internet has developed to such a degree that bricks and mortar reference libraries have virtually passed their sell-by date and become obsolete. Wherever you are in the world you have information on tap via Google search and that is one of the greatest inventions and benefits of modern technology imaginable.

We have mobile telephone contact from virtually anywhere to anywhere. No more scrabbling around to find a public phone box in a thunder storm when your car has broken down.

Short of making you a cappuccino your PC can take the drudgery out of the mundane if you invest time in learning how to harness its power. Then you can use the time saved to advance your career, education, business and life at a faster pace.  Alternatively, as many do, you can use the time saving to laze or extend your leisure activities. The choice is yours. Continue reading Will loss of language skills lead to a breakdown in society?

Is Thailand taking positive steps towards unity?

Bangkok at night, view from State Tower

Bangkok at night, view from State Tower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Junta to establish reconciliation centres of learning 

In the interests of National harmony Thailand’s Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC) is setting up reform centres across the Country in an effort to unite the Nation in peaceful co-existence, despite differences of opinion.

 I see this as a major move in the right direction by the Military Junta and a positive step towards unifying the people. Continue reading Is Thailand taking positive steps towards unity?

How to take control of your blog and make it fun again

I recently came across a post entitled ‘letting down my guard and writing what I want to write’ by Miriam. I find the post moving in it’s honesty. Therefore, I was not surprised to see the large number of emotive comments, in response, from people who feel the same way as Miriam does. The post and one of the comments from ‘lostandfoundbooks’ inspired me to write this post in support. Continue reading How to take control of your blog and make it fun again

How to cross Facebook at your peril

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facebook (Photo credit: sitmonkeysupreme)

Facebook has become a big part of everyday life in such a short time that I am sure most of us will break its rules, unintentionally, from time to time. When we do so I think it is reasonable to expect a little empathy followed by explanation and understanding in the form of a friendly rebuke. I was rather disappointed at Facebook’s impersonal and rather heavy-handed approach to a purely accidental infringement on my part recently. I was handed a 7 day block, followed up a few days later with another 14 day block (the reason for the second 14 days, I know not) from sending friend requests because I invited some of a Facebook’s friend’s friends, whom I didn’t know but, like me, are writers.  Interestingly enough about 80% accepted my invitation without hesitation. So clearly they were happy to befriend me. That does not exonerate me from my misdemeanour of course. Continue reading How to cross Facebook at your peril