SnapDragon Speaks: On The Same Side.

Popsicle Breath, 2021. Pennsylvania. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. I fondly remember the days of grammar-school playgrounds; of brown-bagged lunches; of field trips to museums, caverns, and coal mines. I remember the sense of belonging within those classroom walls. There was a constance amongst us kids: a comradery that strengthened with... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day – No. 514

In the spirit of Easter, let’s talk about forgiveness—forgiveness with the most important relationship you can have. How difficult do you find it to forgive yourself? . . E. L. Jayne’s blog can be found here.

ON WRITING

Billy Osogo The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly changed life as we knew it heretofore. With severe restrictions on movement imposed by most governments, there's only so much one can do. Part of what I have had more time to do during this pandemic is to read widely. There's something exclusively inimitable about the written word.... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day – No. 512

"If you ask a thousand people if they want to be rich, every one except the poet and the mystic will say yes." -BR If someone asked you if you wanted to be rich, with all the conveniences and consequences considered, would you say yes or no? . . As a self-proclaimed poet, I'd also... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On The Dark.

Original Painting by SnapDragon X. Acrylic on Canvas. 2017. I’m afraid of the dark. Like, for real. And it’s not because I think there are trolls in the basement, or Civil War ghosts in the attic. (But—ahem—now that I’ve revived that thought, I might crawl into bed even earlier tonight.) (pulls the blanket up to... Continue Reading →

Knowing Laughter

Provided by Billy Osogo | Dr Brené Brown, in her insightful book, I Thought It Was Just Me, writes about “knowing laughter.” She defines it as “laughter that results from recognizing the universality of our shared experiences, both positive and negative.”

Why Freedom Demands Responsibility

“The principle of freedom must be our first commitment, for without this no one is immune against the virus of aggrandizement – the impulse to grab power, wealth, position, or reputation at the expense of others.” – HERBERT DOUGLASS – SOURCE:THE COST OF FREEDOM True freedom is a commitment to experiencing the very real limitations of our choices.  We... Continue Reading →

Treat Yourself like You Matter!

This is a topic vastly approached by our today’s society and whilst all of what it is saying is true, there is a slight different approach to that and I must say, it’s less selfish.   Ok, we all know the phrases “we only have one life” and “we should put ourselves first so we... Continue Reading →

Is Writing Self-Improving?

We know that practice makes everything better, but does that apply to writing as well? I mean, how does writing improve? Based on what? If I write the same crap over and over again that makes me better? Probably not. It will probably be easier to find the same words and phrases, but if I... Continue Reading →

The Impulse to Write

Does it ever happened to you to feel an impulse to write, even though the moments are not so appropriate? And even stranger, when you want to write, the words won’t come? It very often happens to me to just wander around and all of a sudden BOOM! Writing idea! And then I pounder on... Continue Reading →

Dealing with writer’s block…

Terry Pratchett said that there is no such thing as writer’s block. If so, how should we define the moments when it seems that our bucket of ideas is empty? How do we put words where it seems to be nothing but darkness? And moreover, how we decide which words to use when no words... Continue Reading →

How Traveling Could Make You A Better Person

And How It Can’t Traveling Definition — Google Search to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure.to move or go from one place or point to another.to proceed or advance in any way. (As found on dictionary.com) I’m talking about the first definition. Where you... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Why You Should Write Daily

Drawing by Adrian Serghie How often do you write? If it’s not daily, you might need to reconsider this. I’m not necessarily talking about blogging, but more about writing in general. Maybe you think you don’t have enough time for it or maybe you think it’s not helpful and it’s just a waste of time,... Continue Reading →

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