Endings, or Knowing when to Quit. #500WED Writing Challenge.

In my youth, and early days of the Internet, I was determined to get, what now can only be called “Idiotic”, startup of the ground. At the end, not knowing when to quit and bring the business to an ending, I toiled much, much longer than I should have with dire consequences to everything else in life: grades, job, relationship, friends, etc.
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Ukraine, two sides of the story of Horlivka. #500WED Challenge.

The geopolitical situation playing out in Ukraine, tragically affects the lives of people caught in the middle. According to news reports, as of September 2014, over one thousand people have been killed outside the direct military engagement. This post looks at two sides of the events in the small town of Horlivka, one as reported by the media and the other as a story of people on the ground. This story is based on true events and real people. The names have been changed and any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental.
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Love Letter. #500WED Writing Challenge.

If there is one stereotype about men, in which we are almost universally accused of by women, it’s the ability for us to express Love. Not surprising, when I looked at today’s writing challenge topic, a bit of panic set it. ”I have to write what? A Love Letter?!?” Sappy, sticky, gooey love letter… Well, here is my attempt at it, let me know what you think?  Continue reading “Love Letter. #500WED Writing Challenge.”

Letter to Inner Critic. #500WED Writing Challenge.

I suppose it is appropriate that first ever blog post, is the letter to my inner critic and a frank discussion he and I should have of why I have not blogged before, and it is this quote by Anne Lamott, that got me going.

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.” ~ Anne Lamott

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