Phil Huston ~ Not Very Deep Thoughts

NVDT Totally Random – And Then After I Tried To Cut My Thumb Off…

I have read a number of blogs where people complain of stasis, not getting anything done, couch potato syndrome, Covid Fatigue. I hear ya. Me too. But I decided to get off my ass, dust off my tools and shine my DIY Merit Badge for January ’21 if for no other reason than to prove 2020 was over. I can’t change career politicians, the price of gas, the stock market or bad behavior, but I can change what I complain about the most…

Scene 1 – On one wall of my kitchen I had a dark broom closet / pantry that was beyond useless. The door opened into a wall, no light, no way to build slide outs because of the door frame. A fridge in the middle and another tall useless random cabinet. When I was finished I had twice the storage that matched my other cabinets and 61 inches of granite countertop.

You have to read the rest of this post, HERE I was really impressed by Phil’s work ethic…

Why I Love being a Blogger…

Image by Daniel Agrelo from Pixabay

Like many of us, we began this blog because we needed a platform to tell the world we were writers and show off our books.

We didn’t have a clue when we started, stumbling around, making more mistakes than we want to remember now, but we have learned so much and still find new stuff to know all the time.

Along the way, so many things have tried to defeat us, like PowerPoint, Book Funnel and Mailerlite. And of course, marketing in all its many forms still presents an almost daily challenge! I sometimes wish I weren’t quite so stubborn, as there are days, I could admit defeat and walk away. But it hasn’t happened yet, and I doubt it ever will, fingers crossed!

Somehow, nine years have passed, and our humble blog now has over 5.000 followers!

It would take me forever to thank everyone who has brought us this far, but we do thank you all for simply being there with all your wonderful and often helpful comments.

Every day we get to visit so many different countries, meeting people and chatting about all manner of subjects. We get involved, virtually of course, in some exciting and often constructive conversations, many about issues that are close to our hearts, like photography, writing, gardening, bonsai and poetry, the list is endless…

On any one day, there can be several ongoing conversations, either by email or on our website/blog. It is impossible to feel lonely, even in these difficult days, with all these lovely people to talk to.

Hopefully, we have many more years to come, as there are still so many bridges to cross…

When I wrote this post I had no idea that this theme was being highlighted on The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, so thought it would be a good idea to link with them, to show our support!

Flying… another glorious poem from Anita…

Image by Pixabay.com

Flying

I run into a golden orb as the world holds its breath
Inside feels solid, ancient.
Despite my awkwardness, I move as one with the orb
Across fields, the roads with traffic flowing to and fro
I felt a strange comfort as we glide across the countryside
I no longer feel as if I am drifting alone
I am in the company of an old friend
The world outside sounds clear
I hear the wind alive with its own purpose
Colours vibrant, translucent, delicate as a butterfly’s wing
Birds flying by nod in some strange acknowledgement
Dipping their wings to one side
The way old fighter pilots used to do
How long I flew with my new companion
Was hard to tell, light outside still glowing
I felt a sudden sadness, my journey was about to end
I drop from the orb gently landing in a field of barley
I felt newly born into a world that has changed
My sadness came from the desire
 To have travelled through the night
To see the stars, how they might have changed
Maybe I can catch a ride tomorrow
Fly to the milky way and beyond
Who knows what magic lies around the next corner…?

©anitadawes 2020

ABOUT US: For those new to our website and blog, we would like to thank you for visiting. Between us, we write in several different genres, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Anita cannot abide computers, so I (Jaye) do all the technical (oily rag) stuff! Our books tend to be varied, from horror to supernatural romance and coming of age, and mystery thrillers.  We try to keep our website interesting with guest posts, bloggers, poetry, and reviews for all the books we read. Our books are shown in the right-hand sidebar and clicking on the images should take you straight to Amazon.

If you enjoyed your visit, we would love you to leave a comment. Hoping to see you again!

The Quickening…

The Quickening

I ride the wind like a black stallion
With other worldly speed
He carries me beyond the edge of knowing
My time here will be short
I must listen with more than my ears
See with more than my eyes
My heart will still at the moment of quickening
When dry stones turn to rivers of blood
The land grows its own kind of evil
Time echoes in a flame
A spark from the beginning
It journeys now on the wind
Creating what it will
The world is ruled by a red mist
Carried by hot desert sands
Time, held in perpetuity for a world yet to come
Where good fortune rides the black stallion…

©anitadawes 2020

ABOUT US: For those new to our website and blog, we would like to thank you for visiting. Between us, we write in several different genres, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Anita cannot abide computers, so I (Jaye) do all the technical (oily rag) stuff! Our books tend to be varied, from horror to supernatural romance and coming of age, and mystery thrillers.  We try to keep our website interesting with guest posts, bloggers, poetry, and reviews for all the books we read. Our books are shown in the right-hand sidebar and clicking on the images should take you straight to Amazon. If you enjoyed your visit, we would love you to leave a comment… Hoping to see you again!