Monthly Archives: January 2016

Daily prompt: Upgrade or die

DAILY PROMPT The Eighth Sin Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why? … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Quotes for the jelly mind

DAILY PROMPT Quote Me Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you? One of the indisputable facts about jelly (ie jello, not jam) is that its … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Cope or die

DAILY PROMPT Life After Blogs Your life without a computer: what does it look like? Well, a long time ago, I embraced what seemed to me to be one of life’s essential credos: We cope because we have no alternative. … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz is telling you lies about the results of Australia’s gun buyback

In my previous post (about ten minutes ago) I pointed out that however laid-back Australians might appear, we didn’t survive by allowing ourselves to be walked on – and I’m sure as hell not starting now. Ted Cruz is either … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Don’t do as I do, plus Australia Day

DAILY PROMPT Key Takeaway Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging. I’ve been here about four years now (Good heavens! As long as that?) and the best advice I can give you … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Oldish woman hits headlines again

DAILY PROMPT Witness Protection When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why? The woman in her seventies who last week shocked a small … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Style and I don’t speak

DAILY PROMPT Learning Style What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books? First of all, thank … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Note to self: keep a diary

DAILY PROMPT B+ Write about what you did last weekend as though you’re a music critic reviewing a new album  It is a truth universally acknowledged (except by those hell bent on self-flagellation or blind revenge) that retrospective analysis is … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Spare me the verbal codswallop

DAILY PROMPT Morphing Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, … Continue reading

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Daily prompt: Oldish woman shocks seaside town

  DAILY PROMPT Ripped Into the Headline Write about something that happened over the weekend as though it’s the top story on your local paper. The annual influx of tourists as well as local residents of a small north-coast town were … Continue reading

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