Hello fellow bloggers! After a 7 year break, I decided to dust off the old laptop and jump back into the world of WordPress. A lot has happened in the past 7 years. I started this blog back in June 2011 initially as a way to work on creative writing pieces. Once in the WordPress community, I discovered there were so many possibilities to express my creativity beyond mere words and used this blog to experiment with various artforms.
One thing that I truly enjoyed during the 3 years of activity was the community and support I found through this blog. Not long after creating this site, I had family issues to work through and this blog became a significant way for me to work through the grieving process after my grandmother became unexpectedly ill in the summer of 2011. Her health and livelihood quickly degraded over the next 8 month until she eventually passed away in the spring of 2012. During the time, we never received a solid answer as to what caused her downfall and I had to step in and help take care of her while also holding down a full time job.
Looking back on that time, not only did the grieving process take longer than I’d like to admit, but I wasn’t happy with my career either. I had a good job that utilized my skill sets-and I was good at what I did, but I didn’t have any particular ambition. To some extent I felt I was going through the motions and just floating along. This blog was something that gave me focus, and I did publish a few pieces of poetry during this time- as well as create a spec script that I entered into a competition.
Once I gained traction with my writing, I was spending less time on this blog. I had started to find some direction in terms of my personal and professional growth. In 2015, I switched jobs and have quickly progressed forward in my current organization. Which is great, but I put a pause on creative pursuits during this time. Now I’m at a point where I’ve found some clarity in my professional growth, I’m ready to also find creative growth.
So- I’m back. I’m not sure right now how often I’ll post. My goal is at least once a week.
I’m curious how many of you who never unfollowed me are still active here on WordPress. In time I’ll visit your blogs and get back into the WP community. I hope you’re all doing well and staying healthy in these uncertain times. Hasta luego!
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Love it. This had to be a translation because most of us know this phrase as “hit the nail on the head.”
That’s all for this week. Tune in next time for Fun with Spammers!
A few months back, in the height of the summer, I spotted this light rail passenger sitting at the stop with presumably a new purchase.
From my vantage point across the street, it looked like a lamp. I was so glad to be taking the express bus home instead of the light rail that day. The light rail trains are usually packed at that hour. I was stunned when this woman found enough space to squeeze into the train with the over-sized lamp.
To me this signifies fleeting for several reasons.
I took this when the sun was setting, which is why there is a blue tint coming through the windows. The short days of winter always remind me how fleeting time can be.
The out of focus nature of the photo gives a sense of movement, such as if one were traveling – perhaps quickly – down this hallway. Add in the abandoned cart and there is a sense of urgency, as though someone vacated the hallway in a hurry.
This particular hallway sees its share of fleeting moments all day everyday. At any given moment in the daylight, you would most likely catch at least one person pacing or standing stationary by the window while conducting personal calls on their cell phones. Collectively we all know that it isn’t a completely private spot, yet it gives us the illusion of privacy. Just beyond the lime colored entry way is the entrance to the restrooms and the lunch room on the other end where I’m standing and taking this shot. Therefore, it is a well traveled pathway yet somehow it feels peaceful and private to stop and chat with loved ones for a few moments or arrange personal business.
Apparently my blog inspires people to goof off at work.
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Well hey there whoever you are! Thanks for checking out the blog on your iPhone. I get bored at work sometimes as well, but instead of browsing the web on a mobile device I just take a walk. Do continue to increase page views on my blog when you get home.
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I sure am getting my mileage out of this scene of the light rail car in front of Chase Field. After posting yesterday’s article, I noticed a warning sign in this photo:
I cropped this photo so you can clearly read the warning for motorists.
Do Not Drive on the Tracks.
You would think this would be a no-brainer, yet there has been at least one incident where a man did drive down the light rail tracks. Not sure if this means the signs along the route are working as there as only been one incident, or if it’s a failure because it did happen despite the warning sign. Food for thought.
Thanks to bloggers ideflex, Ingrid and A Regular Cup of Joe for playing along. To recap, I posted the picture below and asked for guesses as to what the main object in the photo was. I know these aren’t the best photos I could have taken of the area, but I was breaking in my digital camera I received as a Christmas gift and am still learning how to use the thing.
It didn’t take long for these astute bloggers to figure out this was a light rail car. Below is the picture, oriented the way one would see the object normally.
I snapped this light rail train passing in front of Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. Admittedly, I probably went too heavy on the zoom feature. However, I never really took notice of the bike symbol on the side of the light rail car until I reviewed some of these photos.
Below is a close up of the entrance to Chase Field seconds before the light rail car passed by.
I finally got around to uploading some recent photos I took around the downtown area. When I came across this shot, I started to adjust it. Before I could edit the photo, I took another look at it and really liked observing the scene from another perspective.
I know what this is, but without me describing the photo any further, can you guess what the main object in the photo? I’ll reveal in a few days, but I’d love to receive some guesses in the meantime.
I’ve been hanging on to this gem for a few months. It is a lengthy comment that made it past the spam queue and into my comment moderation queue. Sneaky spammers! Normally I will type out the message of the spam comment, but this one was so long I just did not have the desire to retype the message. Click on the image below and you will be able to read the contents of the comment.
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Where do I even begin with this one? Anita Jolly – it almost sounds like a name Bart Simpson would use to call and prank Moe the Bartender.
Midway through this mess of a drama, Anita Jolly switches to Laura Johnson, who has some other mess of problems. Both stories are advertising some “love spell” from a charlatan by the name of Dr. Ozanga.