Once again, I have found myself not posting consistently to this site. So much for my resolution to keep up on that. If I’m being honest, I didn’t need another two week break, I just got lazy. However, healthtalk.blog was still weighing on my mind. I’ve been planning to write a post reacting to […]
The current refugee crisis has been deemed the worst one of our era, with people seeking refuge from violence, persecution, and even climate refugees. Millions have been displaced and resettled in countries across the globe, with the largest number of refugees currently coming from Syria. With the crisis in Syria being one of its magnitude […]
Childhood was far from easy, and I shared some of it in my chapter from the book series 20 Beautiful Women,Volume Six. Interestingly enough, I don’t remember much about when I was a child. I merely have flashes of the past up until I was seven or eight years old. Perhaps it is because the […]
Winners: Buddy Murphy, Sasha Banks and Bayley, The Usos, Finn Balor, Ronda Rousey, Baron Corbin, and Daniel Bryan. The Cruiserweight Championship was once again relegated to the kick-off show; I’m starting to wonder what the WWE did for the kick-off show before they brought back the Cruiserweight Championship. I guess I kind of get that […]
Welcome to the Duke Basketball Playbook 2016-17 season preview. Welcome Duke Fans: Mark your calendars for the game dates, fire up the Hi Definition 4-D Flat Screen TV, and buckle your seat belts. This year shapes up to be a National Championship for Duke to lose—and that is not just my opinion— as this is […]
Photographing Waterfalls This is meant to serve as a basic how-to for anyone who would like to photograph waterfalls like the pros. Everyone loves waterfalls! People love the scenery, the sound, and the feeling they give as the water crashes about the rocky landscape, whipping up a misty breeze. And with so many waterfalls across […]
President’s Day in America was Monday, February 18, 2019. It is an amalgamation of two former holidays commemorating the birthdays of Presidents Abraham Lincoln [Feb. 12, 1809], and George Washington [Feb. 22nd, 1732].
They are widely regarded as the greatest American presidents in history. There are solid arguments for either to be number one, however, there is no doubt the other would hold the title of second greatest Chief Executive.
I arrive in Huitzuco, Guerrero—population 17,475, according to the sign at the town’s entrance—around noon on a Thursday in late January. The bus squeezes through narrow roads to park outside the station, a waiting room and ticket booth in a low blue building. The trip from Mexico City takes just two and a half hours, […]
Those who have read my latest novel, Chains of Being, may have picked up on my kind-of-goodbye at the end of the book. I even co-opted my friend Shakespeare to deliver the message, complete with a modern day wizard metaphorically breaking his/her staff. That’s not a spoiler, by the way. The ending is almost unspoilable, […]
In his novel 1984 George Orwell invented the expression “newspeak” to describe the ambiguous or deliberately misleading use of language to make political propaganda and narrow the “thought options” of those who are on the receiving end. In the context of today’s political discourse, or what passes for the same, it would be interesting to […]
by Peter Tran This image shows a column that serves as a piece of Buddhist architecture. The column contains a variety of intricate patterns, but one of the more noticeable details are the footprints at the bottom of the column and the wheel inside each footprint. These footprints are meant to be Buddha’s footprints and […]
Labour councillors put forward proposals to close the 2019/20 budget gap at a meeting of West Dunbartonshire Council on 14th February A copy of the motion is below: MOTION – COUNCIL TAX – COUNCIL MEETING 14th FEBRUARY, 2019 This Council thanks officers for the report at Item 11 of the Council which sets out […]
I haven’t had a lot of issues with colour bleeding. But I have had a few. I posted in Oct. 2016 HERE about how the label bled really bad … so bad that I could see it moving quickly and without thinking too much, I cut it out really fast! I was using a solid […]
Mini Challenge: animated icon Examples of vector illustration motion styles AE: Animating with illustrator files Cartoon the News project review Examples of clean icon explainer animation Project: Stress Relief/Mental Health Icon Explainer Links Different Styles of Icons in Motion: Illo – Build Up Your Skills Cub Studio – 7 Steps to Animation Flat 3D Nintendo […]