#Bloganuary Writing Prompt: How Are You Changing The World? My old cartoon instincts are immediately kicking in, reminding me of my early days of fatherhood sharing the squawling, squirming infant-changing routine. Except no infant here, but a hard done by globe, polluted and sickly, lamenting the loss of dimly remembered pristine goodness. The question forContinue reading “World-changer!”

Mirror, mirror on the wall

#Bloganuary Writing Prompt: What is your favorite part about yourself? My resistance to questions such as this! I am finding myself quite reactive and rebellious – it’s like asking for a description of the color of one’s underwear or one’s most intimate thoughts. When one writes for such blogging exercises one is already putting one’sContinue reading “Mirror, mirror on the wall”

Vegemite Valor!

#Bloganuary Writing Prompt: Write About Something That Makes You Feel Strong Vegemite was staple fare for me as an ankle-biter. As an aging dieter, Vegemite and cheddar on a Cruskit is my lunchtime go-to. There is also something perverse about my taste. Visitors from dominant overseas backgrounds wince at the thought of this tasty spread,Continue reading “Vegemite Valor!”

Dream a Little Dream

#Bloganuary Writing Prompt: Write About a Dream You Remember Once upon a time, when I remembered dreams, I journaled them. I could now dig up the archives and write about one of them, but that would be ancient history – the issues to which they pointed are long resolved or accommodated. I know I continueContinue reading “Dream a Little Dream”

Clippy Exclusive!

#Bloganuary Writing Prompt: Interview a Fictional Character An Exclusive Interview with Clippy, who in 2007 quietly retired after ten years service as Microsoft’s Office Assistant. He helped many a PC novice write a letter. Interviewer: Thank you for coming out of retirement to talk with us, Clippy. Your sudden retirement seemed rather abrupt. Are youContinue reading “Clippy Exclusive!”

Life Commandments

#Bloganuary Writing Prompt: What is your favorite quote and why? This pretty much sums up my approach to life. It’s simple but not simplistic. If I filter it through the recurring four-gospel cycle championed by Alexander John Shaia, it involves engagement with times of enduring world-shattering change, persisting through pain and struggle, exalting the beautyContinue reading “Life Commandments”