Thursday, 2 April 2015

Spring's Thaw

Ricki Wilson
Ricki Wilson says “Spring's Thaw via @moondustwriter — willow's tears frozen memories freed in the thaw another heart breaks The last Carpe Diem haiku for March is Weeping Willow.  

The Most Isolated Town on Earth Wants a Radical Redesign 

Tom Bradley Jr.
Tom Bradley Jr. says “Tristan da Cunha, The Most Isolated Town on Earth, Wants a Radical Redesign ” — Smack dab in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,000 miles from human civilization, lies one of the most isolated towns in the world. It’s on an island called Tristan da Cunha, and for the first time, it’s looking to the outside world to plan its future.

Cop's Degrading Tirade Against Uber Driver Probed

Patrick Laglagaron
Patrick Laglagaron says “This racist scumbag cop gives police a bad name. Need more good cops to speak out against this.” — The NYPD says its Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating a video that appears to show a police officer verbally abusing an Uber driver in an at-times xenophobic roadside tirade in the West Village Monday.

Here's why 100,000 people unfollowed me on Twitter - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

Nikki Bee Williams
Nikki Bee Williams says “Great article about why people unfollow on Twitter...and how to not suck at Twitter (still learning this one!)” — The other day, I was cleaning up my Twitter account and clicked on an analytics button that I had not used before. It showed me the number of people who had recently unfollowed me.  What I saw made me gasp. First, let’s state the obvious. No. I’m NOT going to tweet that. Now, let’s put…

No Quarter Series 4: Dominium - Synopsis

Gary M O'Connor
Gary M O'Connor says “"The Hurricane" from Dominium ” — Script sample: No Quarter Series 4 Dominium Episode 1 The Hurricane Welcome to the wickedest city on Earth. No Quarter Series 4: Dominium - Synopsis 1689 August After a hurricane, runaway sisters A...

The Superpowers We Wish We Had

Lidiya K
Lidiya K says “We can still be superheroes: via @LidiyasBlog — We all want to change certain things in our current lifestyle, and most of them are connected to the outer world. Some want a better job, a bigger income, to start their own business, to have great...


Darren Scanlon
Darren Scanlon says “POETIC PULSE ” — May the ink that flows from the nib of my pen, forever entertain you with words of love and life and wonder, like beams of light cutting through clouds of thunder. May the blood that flows through ...

Anglo-Saxon cow bile and garlic potion kills MRSA

Lisa the Bard
Lisa the Bard says “Maybe they should have tried this against the Black Death too? Mediaeval cure for MRSA” — Microbiologists were astonished to find that not only did the salve clear up styes, but it also tackled the deadly superbug MRSA, which is resistant to many antibiotics.

Starbuck's CEO Just Made A Shocking Announcement That Has Christians Standing Up For Their Faith

A. J. McMillan
A. J. McMillan says “This is awesome. Lines are gonna be way shorter now :)” — Starbucks has always been very intentional in vocalizing their support of legalizing same-sex “marriage.” Recently, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, made a startling announcement at their annual shareholder meeting in Seattle, Washington. During the meeting, founder of Corporate Morality Action Center,

I Gotcher Blog-Writin' Advice Right Here

Morgyn Star
Morgyn Star says “Gotcher Blog-Writin' Advice: Wendig squawing fruitlessly into the void -- telling writers, don't blog. Yes, no?” — Oh, the greatest sin of them all: Blogging about blogging, that bloated, bloviating serpent devouring its own tail. And yet, here I am, blogging about blogging because many of you asked me to commi...

Authors: 50 Fabulous Ways To Kickstart Publicity

Paul Keene
Paul Keene says “Authors: 50 Fabulous Ways To Kickstart Publicity | Molly Greene: Writer ”
by Linda White Publicity is a confusing area for many authors. The bottom line with publicity is that there is usually minimal cost (just the price of printed items you are...

Water Wall, Houston

Aditi Chopra
Aditi Chopra says “Water Wall, Houston via @wordpressdotcom
The water wall of Houston is the most photographed place in the city of Houston. Irrespective of what time of the day you visit it, you will find a number of tourists clicking thei…

The Page 99 Test–?

S. G. BASU says “The Page 99 Test–?”
Do you have it in you? I have been planning to try the Page 99 test for a couple of weeks now, see older post here. Although other matters on my plate grabbed my attention before I…

A Word, A Place, And Something Else

S. G. BASU says “A Word, A Place, And Something Else”
The Word: Azure noun a deep blue, occasionally somewhat purple, similar to the colour of a clear blue sky (poetic) a clear blue sky adjective of the colour azure; serene (usually p…

The Best Book Marketing Strategies

Nicholas C. Rossis
Nicholas C. Rossis says “The Best Book Marketing Strategies: ”
I was following the other day a conversation on the best book marketing strategies on LinkedIn. Authors Trish LeSage and Simon Denman, among others, shared some valuable insight, w…

Interview with Michael McCormick

EliteBookPromotions says “Interview with Michael McCormick ”
This is an Elite Book Promotions blog tour. Today’s interview is with Michael McCormick, author of Across the Pond, a novella about the Vietnam War and its effect on one of the ret…

Romance Books - Digital Book Today

Debbie White
Debbie White says “Looking for something good to read? Check this out. The Salty Dog and other fine books.”
A wide range of Romance books from the following genres: Contemporary, Historical, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Time Travel romance.

Works in Progress Blog Hop

Barb Taub
Barb Taub says “Check out what Sue is up to! Works in Progress Blog Hop via @SCVincent
Barb Taub, author of the quirky Tales from Null City, decided to add my name to her list for the WIP Blog Tour. As refusing any excuse to talk about the books is not in a writer’s …

Religious freedom and Michigan

Scott D. Southard
Scott D. Southard says “And what about Michigan? A good commentary about three pending similar bills "Religious freedom and Michigan"”
When Indiana passed its controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” last week, one of my more irreverent friends asked me, “Do you think the Taliban

Who Cares What the Groundhog Says?

Michelle M Dobbins
Michelle M Dobbins says “From the Daily Alchemy Archives: Who Cares What the Groundhog Says?”
Ok, we all know that Groundhog Day is just for fun and the groundhog has been wrong before, but sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we hold the power in our lives, not the g…

The Difference Between Manipulation And Motivation

David Long
David Long says “When it comes to motivating employees to peak performance, some managers make a crucial error. Read more here:”
When it comes to motivating employees to peak performance, some managers make a crucial error.  They listen to those who confused manipulation and motivation.  Because these manage…

What's gnawing on Jane Austen's hair?

Sheree LaPuma-Watson
Sheree LaPuma-Watson says “What’s gnawing on Jane Austen’s hair?”
The years hadn’t been kind to the lonely lock of Jane Austen’s hair on display in a Hampshire museum. Light had bleached it to a straw color; only the shadowed underside remained i…

Themself - a Word Cloud

James Kemp
James Kemp says “Post Edited: Themself - a Word Cloud ”
Inspired by some of the word clouds posted by friends on facebook I thought that I would do a word cloud of the blog on so here it is. (NB click on the image to see …

March 2015 After-Action Review

B.P. Broome
B.P. Broome says “March 2015 After-Action Review”
You know you've been neglecting your blog when you have to sift through piles of handwritten notes just to find your password. In an attempt to make amends, I'd like to t…

Sea Story

figuratio says “Sea Story via @authorktashely
© KT Ashely 2015 It was a curious thing. I did not feel the blast from the blunderbuss into my groin. Scrap iron, nails and rum glass had torn into my flesh. The smell of black pow…