Rantings Of A Third Kind

Writing 101, Day Four: A story in a single image

Yesterday, you found inspiration in one word and used it as a springboard for a post idea. Images — including photographs and works of art — can also act as starting points for stories, essays, poems, and personal musings. For this exercise, use one image as the creative spark for today’s post. You might use it as the setting for a story or poem, write about how it makes you feel, or describe a memory conjured by it.

“The gargantuan crystalline structure that towered three thousand feet above the lunar surface was both menacing and bewildering to behold”


Tall, dark and mysterious
Standing by itself, all serious
Staring at it, getting nervous
Or maybe just a little delirious

The stone called the monolith
Sounding totally apocalyptic
With a background quite cryptic
Its appearance utterly terrific

Forgetting superstition

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Favourite Photo of the Week, 2015-11-06

Posted in Fav Foto Friday

“Share each Friday, on your own blog, one photo…or maybe even a gallery of some of your favorite photos that you have taken during the week, that make you smile or that was a great photo capturing opportunity…anything really! And as photographers are often known to say, “The best camera is, the one that you have with you!”

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution” Ansel Adams

Favourite Photo of the Week, 2015-11-06


Tall, dark and mysterious
Standing by itself, all serious
Staring at it, getting nervous
Or maybe just a little delirious


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700 Post Celebration @ Rantings Of A Third Kind

Celebration time on Rantings Of A Third Kind


“I blog, therefore I am”

700 Post Celebration @ Rantings Of A Third Kind


Today is a great day and certainly a time for celebration!
I have posted my 700th post on Rantings of a Third Kind.
Thanks to all my followers and readers for keeping me going!

Keep calm and keep on blogging!

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Blogging 201, Day Five: Free Day!

Blogging 201, Day Five: Free Day!

We know there’s been a lot to digest, so today is a free day! Use it to spend more time on something you didn’t quite grasp the first time around, to experiment with more headers and backgrounds, or to offer feedback and support to others.

Pro tip: If you want a place to play with colors and images without worrying about affecting your blog, create a free, private test blog where you can experiment to your heart’s content away from the public eye. Here’s how.


“A blog is neither a diary nor a journal. Many people think of blogging in relation to those two things, confessional or practical. It is neither but includes elements of both.” Lemn Sissay

Blogging 201, Day Five, Free Day

* Test blog: (
* Test drive themes and explore their options to find which you like best.
* Try different layouts — one sidebar, or two? A static home page? Custom menus? — and see what suits your content.
* Practice your skills. Insert a tiled gallery of images, or embed a few tweets. Play with post formats. Create a custom form, and tweak the fields. Get comfortable with the tools at your disposal.
* Give CSS a try. Hide a post’s metadata or change the padding around images without worrying that you’ll accidentally delete your header or turn your font purple.

This is an excellent and useful tool! Rather than accidentally mess up your live blog, I was able to fool around with “what could be”.

Summa sumarum: I will run my simulation on new ideas, code and what have you in the testbed from now on as I endeavour to improve my blog. But on that same note, and not to repeat myself once too often, I will keep my blog as is, at least for time being.

Keep calm and keep on blogging!

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Good God Get a Grip Girl! (3 Day Quote Challenge, Day Three)

Posted in 3 Day Quote Challenge
3 Day Quote Challenge, Day Three

Thank you Lucile, for nominating me to this challenge!


“We are all born naked and the rest is drag” Rupaul Charles

3 Day Quote Challenge, Day Three

Today’s quote is in honour of one of my favourite Drag Queens, Miss Latrice Royale. I loved her in RuPaul’s Drag Race and she continues to amaze me with her warm heart and perfection in each of her performances.

“Good God Get a Grip Girl!” Latrice Royale


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Good God Get a Grip Girl!

Good God Get a Grip Girl!


“No tea, no shade honey!” RuPaul’s Drag Race

Good God Get a Grip Girl!

You may
You’re the
Cat’s meow
But let’s see
How you
Really feel
After I
Tell you
What you
Actually are

I’m not
Trying to
Come for you
Offend you
Upset you
Or even
Resent you
In any way

But this is
What it is
How it is
Really like

Don’t you
Give yourself
A really good
Look in
The mirror
And tell me
Can you
Get a grip
On it!