Stay on Track

The Happy Traveler

I had a minister, many years ago, who regularly admonished me to, Stay on Track.

His analogy was that of the locomotive, who, if we can use our imaginations, wanted to travel though the fields and forests and cities and villages, it can not due to the restriction of the railroad track.

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Indeed, success in life or school or relationships are predicated on a  certain determination to follow a path that yields a successful outcome.

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A Faith Path is important to negotiating the deep valleys and the high mountains of life.

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Often, when I see a person who believes that they have no hope…I know that their life has ‘jumped the track ‘ of a belief that there is a purpose for each of us.

During the many disappointments that I have encountered in my life…I have always had an inner compass that will not allow me to vary to…

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #174 Smooth&Hand

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Remember to come back and visit the comments section during the week for your fellow poets entries!

Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Smooth, Hand.
HowManySyllables.com
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The Guidelines are simple.

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in Englishas my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
  2. The two words can be used as you…

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Rangoon Means End of Strife

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Burma, remarked Rudyard Kipling, is “quite unlike any land you know about.” Even though today it is called Myanmar, and Yangon, AKA Rangoon, is no longer a capital city, albeit a hot tourist destination, it holds the distinction of being the oldest civilization in Indochina.

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Historians maintain that the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, also called the Golden Pagoda, was built by the Mon rulers between 6th and 10th centuries C.E. The legend, however, dates it much earlier, about 2600 years ago, which will make it the oldest in the world. Tradition has it that two brothers from Dagon, while traveling on business, ran into Lord Gautama Buddha (during his lifetime, that is) who gave them eight of his hairs. When they returned to Burma, they presented those hairs to King Okkalapa in a golden casket. And when the King opened the casket…

“There was a tumult among men and spirits ……

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Writing Links 11/6/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author

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Writing Links…11/6/17

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/11/03/7-ways-to-handle-reviews-brought-to-you-buy-tongue-cheek/ What do you all think? Do stars matter on a review? I sometimes put them there, but I think it’s the impression the book had the reviewer that matters.
  2. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/guest-blog-the-unsung-apprentice-the-sword-and-sorcery-art-of-ken-kelly-by-paul-batteiger/ Artist Ken Kelly.
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/11/02/chat-time-ravens-dream-into-ravens-not-sure-yet/ Latest Raven’s dream story. Opinions?
  4. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/11/02/happiness-october-2017/
  5. https://roguescientistfantasywriter.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/halloween-back-off-my-candy/ Stealing the candy.
  6. https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/the-seasons-of-fantasy/ Seasonal problems your heroes could face.

 

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/11/cyn-balog-author-of-alone-on-refusing.html On not writing to trends.
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/11/on-over-ambition-and-rebalancing.html On being ambitious and being a writer is hard work. True, true. I haven’t published anything yet, but I know the hours I put in for writing-related things. I love it, but sometimes we need a break.
  3. https://amylsauder.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/the-case-of-the-sneaky-birthday-surprise/ Secret mission.
  4. https://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/world-building-settings-for-all-genres-guest-post-by-diana-peach/
  5. http://middlegrademafia.com/2017/11/01/the-writers-block-an-interview-with-jodi-kendall/
  6. http://pitchwars.org/pitch-wars-2017-agent-showcase-adult-and-new-adult-entries/ Adult and NA entries.

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/11/come-and-feel-burn-after-burn-after.html Never bring politics into the bedroom. Never mix business with pleasure.
  2. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/11/03/supplying-breadcrumbs-how-to-hint-at-a-characters-emotional-wound-angela-ackerman/ The critical piece of backstory is key to understanding the characters motivations.
  3. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/peeved/ The trouble with 2017.
  4. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/where-are-they-now-class-of-2012/ The Firebirds.

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Question of the day #19

Today I want to know:

How green are you? What do you do in order to live a more sustainable and environment friendly life?

I have been thinking about a few changes I would like to make but I’m not sure about some things so I would love to know your tips and opinions?

  • What menstrual products do you use?
  • Have you ever tried a diva cup?
  • Have you ever tried washable/reusable menstrual pads?
  • If you’re a mom, cloth or disposable diapers?
  • Does anyone use cloth napkins/serviettes instead of paper?
  • Do you use a lot of paper towels?
  • What about baby wipes?
  • Do you separate your trash and throw everything in the proper recycling bin?
  • Is there any general tips you’d like to share?

Thank you so much for reading!

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