A Better Tomorrow?

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Death, The Life Story

FullSizeRender(5)“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X

To have a better tomorrow, we must educate our children.   It’s all too easy to leave it to chance so that children work it out for themselves without guidance.  Without guidance we run the risk of things getting worse, not better. Children don’t have to work it out for themselves.

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The thing I remember most about David Senior was his shoes – his shoes were ripped apart by his feet.  They were cheap shoes, I expect, and David’s family was doubtless much like the rest of us: stony broke so that once the shoes were torn, there’d be no money for new ones until the following September, at the start of the school year.  For the whole year then, David had the indignity of walking about with his feet exposed…

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The latest tale to be re-worked

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Have We Had Help?

maxresdefaultI finished it yesterday…

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Fell Whispers on the Wind

     In which Globular Van der Graff, (Glob), Makepeace Terranova (Make), Byzantine Du Lac (Byz), Eponymous Tringthicky (Mous), curmudgeonly old Neopol Stranglethigh (Neo) and Bejuss, the one eyed lisping raven with the twisted beak, encounter a frightening beast from the past.

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     As the last days of summer gave way to the cool windy days of autumn, Mica’s wife, the fair Agnitha, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who she named Ylesse after her grandmother. In the first three months of little Ylesse’s life, the goblin brothers where invited by Agnitha and Mica to be her guardians. Needless to say they took their duties to ensure her safety and happiness very seriously, especially grumpy old Neo, who she immediately crawled to when Mica and Agnitha brought her to visit them in their oak tree home for the first…

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►Mythology: “Dogs in Several Myths” 🐕 / “Collaboration with Brenda Davis Harsham” 💫.-

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Mythology: “Dogs in Several Myths”🐕:

“Collaboration with Brenda Davis Harsham💫”

Artemis & Dog. Roman copy of the 1st cent. CE after a Greek original, 4th cent. BCE. Rome, Vatican Museums.

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Introduction:

The dog is the first domesticated animal, and is symbolically associated with loyalty and vigilance, often acting as guardian and protector. Dogs are portrayed as guides and companions, hence the notion of “man’s best friend.”

Dogs almost always appear in a positive light. Native American legends generally portray the dog as the symbol of friendship and loyalty. The Joshua Athapascans believe that dogs were the first beings made by their creator-figure, Xowala’ci. The Jicarilla Apache, on the other hand, tell the story of God Black Hactcin, who first created a dog and then made man as a companion for the dog.  

In Irish Mythology, dogs were the traditional guardian animals of roads and crossways…

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How to Combat Loneliness at Old Age

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When Women Inspire

Parents may feel lonely as they get older Helping aging parents stave off loneliness. Pexels, CC0 License.

Anyone with an aging parents knows that it can be a real challenge to prevent them from feeling lonely. Loneliness is a common problem for elderly people as many of them have lost partners and friends. As elderly people tend to lose their independence over the years there are fewer possibilities for them to retain good social contact with those around them.

This can be a real concern for the family members and it is common for us to feel a little helpless when it comes to finding ways to occupy their time and help them to build connections with other people. So, with that in mind, here is advice on how to try and combat the loneliness that a parent of yours may be feeling.

Be There as Much as Possible

This can be very difficult if you live in…

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When Bejuss first appears in Goblin Tales

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Bejuss’ great grand-nephew Braak

As I’m rewriting my fantasy anthology Goblin Tales, I thought I’d let you read about when I introduced my favourite character of them all – a one eyed lisping raven with a twisted beak. I couldn’t get a picture of him as he’s extremely shy. So the one of Braak will have to suffice.

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A Spell is Cast

     In which Globular Van der Graff, (Glob), Makepeace Terranova (Make), Byzantine Du Lac (Byz), Eponymous Tringthicky (Mous) and curmudgeonly old Neopol Stranglethigh (Neo), assisted by worthy allies, do battle to save their humin friend Mica and his entire village from the effects of powerful black magic.

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     In the midst of a violent stormy night a mighty lightning bolt hit the ancient oak tree where Glob and his brothers lived, immediately followed by an ear-splitting clap of thunder, throwing them all into a state of…

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Anxiety & Stress: Modern Ways to Treat a Modern Illness

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It doesn’t take a genius to see that life is becoming far more stressful than what it used to be, and with every year that passes, the mounting pressure we pile upon ourselves gets greater and greater, no matter how old or young we are. Life now is far more difficult than it was 20 or 30 years ago. While technology has changed the very fabric of our existence in many wonderful ways, the finger of blame has also been pointed at it. Now, what is the answer to living in the modern world, and tackling stress and anxiety? Let’s look at three options that are a modern way to treating a modern illness.

Stress and the symptoms of a panic attack Panic attack treatment may be helpful in today’s world. Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain.

Understanding the Symptoms

This is a big part of breaking down the stress, and recognizing the symptoms of a panic attack or understanding…

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False Freedoms

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Independence
is a gift
reserved for the very few

And freedom
is a myth
for the masses

Your differences
make you a target
a false name
an object

But you swim
against currents
and against tides

Seeking a goddess
only you sense
free to be solitary

Living in false freedom
until your skin
your shape
your love
and your sex
are no longer a weapon
to crush your spirit

Until America
means freedom
for everyone of her children ~ Caroline A. Slee

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