Month: June 2016

Real Estate Tales

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beautiful / funny / real estate

As part of my job I visit a different three homes each week and do a write up for the local paper. Sometimes the agency provides me with the keys to a house, especially if it is vacant. Well today I was given a set of about eight to ten keys for a house I was to visit. The luxury home was fairly isolated in a rural setting and the house numbering was a bit […]

On Writing

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Uncategorized / Writing

I came across this passage recently while researching about writing memoirs. It really struck a chord with me. According to Elizabeth Sullivan, a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Francisco: Writing creates a mind-body-spirit connection. She also said that when you use your hands to pen or type something directly from your brain, you are creating a powerful connection between your inner experience and your body’s movement out in the world. Source and for […]

A Little Bit of Love

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Acceptance / compassion / forgiveness / Uncategorized

Sometimes it is hard to come to terms with the increasing rhetoric of hate and fear that is found in society. Has the world always been like this? When has it become OK to vilify people because of their religion, race, gender … The challenge, as I see it, is to remain hopeful that there is more good than bad in people and not to respond to hateful attitudes in a way that fuels them […]

You really should write a book …

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memoir / Uncategorized / Writing

When I tell people about some of the places I have lived and things I have done and seen, many suggest that I should write a book. But would it really be of interest to anyone? I have made a start and written around 10,000 words – a very brief summary of my life up until now. I am unsure where to go from here. I decided to do some brain-storming to flesh it out a […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

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Uncategorized / Weekly Photo Challenge

For this week’s (tough) Photo Challenge I have chosen a photo I took of one of a series of sculptures by artist Antony Gormley, in place at Lake Ballard, north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. I feel these sculptures in this location add up to pure genious! To learn more about the artist click HERE For more information about the Photo Challenge click HERE

Ocean liners and polished boars!

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funny / Wisdom too late / Writing

Well, what do ocean liners and boars have in common? And what is a polished boar anyway? Each Thursday I do some real estate writing and editing for our local paper. I edit short descriptions of various properties for sale. Because we are near the beach it is quite common for agents to state that there is room to park a boat or caravan. However, today an enterprising sales representative expected me to believe that there […]