I always wanted to be a Journalist. A Reporter, as they were called when I was young, carried a certain quality of excitement and adventure. Superman always rescued Lois Lane, who with cub reporter Jimmy Olson, worked on the Daily Mail. The life of newspaper people inspired me, particularly because I loved to write, and…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2
English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote this in 1839. He came to understand that the written word had the power to destroy, to influence in both destructive or positively life-enhancing ways the society around him. This gives ordinary folk like you and me a great life-time challenge. How do we find our own unique writing…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1
Little girl who once filled with big dreams, who saw the world through lenses of wonders and magic; a world of impossibilities and happy endings. Little girl once filled with childlike wonder, relentless, hopeful and certain that she could and would conquer all. Little girl with ideas which limits surpassed the stars, little girl filled…… Continue reading Little Girl…
Welcome fellow creators! Do you dream of taking your passion and creating a new future, but something holds you back? You’re not alone. And yes, it is possible… Read on to be inspired, and hopefully, by the end of the post you’ll have the motivation to finally get started.
Question of the day- How has the tone or message of your writing voice changed? Going through old posts and trying to salvage old ideas has made me realize how drastically my writing voice has evolved. I can clearly see the times I was experimenting with the different tones, hues, and styles of my personal…… Continue reading Writer Wednesday: How has Your Writing Voice Changed
Thanks Faye, Thanks Fairen, São Martinho do Porto (SMP) is a quiet village at about 12 miles from where I live, with the exception of July and especially August, when it´s almost impossible to park and get peace…I love it during Winter, Autumn and Spring because I can walk on my own on an almost desert beach and feel the wind…… Continue reading A Magnificent Challenge
We were challenged by Faye to find “something beautiful in your ordinary life this week.” Although, the picture below is not from this week, it doesn’t fail to make me smile. This year, I have decided that I wanted to try grow vegetables. Come to find out, I was a bit too late to start…… Continue reading Writer Wednesday Challenge: Find Something Beautiful in the Ordinary
I´ve published this post for the first time on April 13, 2015, but I believe that those Q&A can still be useful for our readers and followers Often our readers ask us us on various topics. Here are 5 questions and my personal answers 1.Clearly I am not easily inspired .. Dang We all have moments of great inspiration, but sometimes we have the dilemma of…… Continue reading Q&A
Last week I wrote about what we eat, today I will write about what we drink: Usually we drink red wine and Portugal has excellent red wines – Barca Velha and Pêra-Manca are the most famous, but their high price does not make them accessible to the majority of us (a bottle can cost around…… Continue reading What Do We Drink On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal
Traditionally, the Christmas Eve (known as “Consoada” a word that comes from the Latin word Consolare (“to comfort”) supper consists of abstaining from meat dishes. Most of the families eat salted codfish with boiled potatoes and vegetables, adding olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, but in some parts of Portugal the tradition is to…… Continue reading What Do We Eat On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal
There are millions of blogs which each of us have never heard of, and lots of them are for sure great, but we don´t follow them because we don´t realize that they exist… Each one of us follows some blogs (1, 2, 5, 10 no matter the figure). Beyond the blogs in which I am…… Continue reading Why Do You Follow Us ?
Confused as to why you’re seeing this? Click here. Photo post. Source: Hope you’re hungry.
Of course everyone can post about everything, but I´ve got my own limits. Apart from explicit content (no mather its origin), it can be social, racial, religious or sexual violence, there are a few more subjects I avoid: There are dozens of posts where parents claim that their kids are some kind of genius. Of course they…… Continue reading Things (so help me God) I will never post about
There is no right answer, but to me a good blog is a place I like to visit as its contents interest me. I don´t care if the blog has many or few visits, makes millions or zero, that´s another story. what is your opinion?
In a recent interview I had the privilege of having Fairen as my interviewer, and one of the questions was why I am a blogger. I said it was a way to share my thoughts, which is entirely true, but I´ve decided to “dive” more on the subject. In my Portuguese blog I have published…… Continue reading A Blog As Future Memory ?
I don´t know if that kind of actions are usual in other countries, here in Portugal they aren´t, so let me share something I found very interesting. In a joint initiative of the Library of São Lázaro and the Arroios parish council, more than 2500 books are being left by the Lisbon streets, a literary…… Continue reading A Great Idea
Being an artist is an endless, oft-thankless profession, one with an infinitesimally small chance of success! How many people paint a beautiful picture, only to have it sit forever on their living room wall or gather dust in their garage? How many writers complete a book, only to have it languish amidst MILLIONS of others…… Continue reading How Crazy Makes The World a Better Place
This is a post first published about a year ago, on the former edition of TMU. July has always been my favorite month. As a child, adolescent and adult now, it always meant to me holidays and the possibility of “being on my own”. I have several “July” friends, I only see them on this particular month and being…… Continue reading What Is Your Favourite Month ?
Wouldn‘t the world be beautiful if libraries were more important than banks?” – Quoting Joaquin Salvador Lavado Tejón (a.k.a. Quino – Born in Argentina, 1932). What´s your opinion? Note: This post was first published in my Portuguese blog, and then on former TMU (August 2015), but I guess It´s something to think about