Contrasts, Two

In honour of the month November
Photography and Poetry
&
Ordinary Days, Life in Suburbia
&
Posted in response to The Clinic-Photo Rehab hosted by Lucile De Godoy

winter-2

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast” Charles Dickens

Contrasts, Two

Enjoyed the fall
On many a stroll
At the door
Winter is knocking
With white
Everything blocking

winter-3

winter-1

winter-4

winter-5

winter-7

winter-6

Contrasts, One

In honour of the month November
Photography and Poetry
&
Ordinary Days, Life in Suburbia
&
Posted in response to The Clinic-Photo Rehab hosted by Lucile De Godoy

 

dark-trees-5

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast” Charles Dickens

Contrasts, One

Black on blue
The Autumn is due
For turning of Winter
Like a splinter
In your index finger…

dark-trees-3     dark-trees-4    dark-trees-2

dark-trees-6

Giving Thanks

In honour of the month of November and Thanksgiving Day
Poetry and Photography
Holiday Celebration

unfriends-me-on-facebook

“Thank you consists of just eight letters that form two of the most meaningful words in the English vocabulary” Doborah Norville

Giving Thanks

Give a little
Take a little
Put a little back
Be thankful for what
You already have

Meanwhile
You’ll never know
When the opportunities
Come a knocking
On your door

So a very
Happy Thanksgiving
To one
And All

thanks-giving-1

thanks-giving-6    thanks-giving-2

thanks-giving-4    thanks-giving-5

thanks-giving-6

thanks-giving-7

Writing 101, Day Eighteen, Compose a series of anecdotes

Writing 101, Day Eighteen, Compose a series of anecdotes
Part One

 anecdote

“I’m not funny in person. I mean I’m really not. I’m one of those people who always screw up anecdotes” Bill Bryson

Writing 101, Day Eighteen, Compose a series of anecdotes

 

The spectrum of moods you can create with this format is extremely wide. You might aim for a warm, lighthearted vibe, like a travel blogger channeling her love of the road through a string of portraits of the people who took her on as a hitchhiker. Or tackle a serious, tough issue like discrimination through the fragmented lens of anecdotal storytelling, as shown in Teri Carter’s sobering piece enumerating the instances of racism she’d encountered in her own family.

Not sure how to approach this assignment? Here are some ideas:

* Tell a story composed of scenes in each of which you eat your favorite dish, or enjoy your signature drink.
* Build a narrative of your own personal growth (or your attempts at achieving it) by evoking some of your past birthday parties.
* Write a post in which each section begins with the phrase “You may never believe this.”
* Recount the same anecdote several times, but do it from a different POV, style, or genre each time, so that each retelling exposes something new in your tale.
* Other examples include “Twelve Ways of Looking at Water” (common element: water), “The Bride Was Gone” (common setting: wedding), and “The Yellow Bus” (common thing: yellow bus).

Go to:
Anecdote Time

anecdote-quotes-2

Anecdote Time

Writing 101, Day Eighteen, Compose a series of anecdotes
Part Two

Whats-the-difference

“As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer” Robert Quillen

Anecdote Time

Never judge a book by its cover. A paperback can be just as entertaining as hardcover.

If you want to dwell in the past, buy yourself a time machine.

You have to learn how to walk before you can run. I found out that the hard way after my hip-surgery.

Looking into a mirror is like… Well, you obviously need to take a selfie!

Time, time, precious time, where have you gone? Don’t tell me, you lost your watch again?

In my youth, the grass was always greener, food tasted better and life was much happier… Then we woke up and put the dog out to pee.

Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes… Be damned sure they are the same size as your own ones!

Today, I woke up, the day was stormy, the skies were gray, my mind felt dull... Well, you can’t always expect to be in the tropics, now can you Dearie?

Don’t do as I do, do as I say! Apparently, you can get away with murder?

People who are smart, beautiful and talented… Really piss me off!

Throwback Thursday 2015-11-26

Throwback-thursday-logo

 

” If TGIF is Thank God It’s Friday, Then today must be SHIT, Sure Happy It’s Thursday”

Throwback Thursday 2015-11-26

Today is time for a walk down memory lane again and dig into the archives of Rantings Of A Third Kind since the beginning of time. Well at least from the beginning of this blog 😛

Here are a few featured today:

What Ever! (Repost for TBT)

708353ktyzp004l8

Life is a Boxing Match

boxing-2

 

Let the Rantings continue!!!

throwbackthursday

Life is a Boxing Match (Repost for TBT)

“Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder” Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Boxing Match

The gloves are on
The arena awaits you
From the illusion of winning
Your head is spinning
The chanting getting louder
You’re feeling prouder

The plan was a clean fight
No hitting below the belt
The deal fitting your own self
No more time for flight
The crowd is cheering
You are leering

At the ding of the gong
The fight is on
Dancing around
Pulling punches
No one going down
The referee announces

No one is winning

It is time
To up the ante

The gloves come off
The game now on
You start to scoff
Your mind’s set only on the con
Spitting out words of slander
Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

Hair being torn
Nails like thorns
Feeling the scorn
Scratching, screaming
Ending only in
Real blood and tearing

No one is winning

It is time
For plan C

boxing-2