NaBloPoMo Archive

Blogging Brings Stuff

How has blogging changed your life? Tell us one thing that is different now than from before you started blogging. I have stuck with blogging longer than I have done almost anything else in my life – longer than any one job, longer than all relationships with the exception of Ledcat, longer than any project
Category: Activism

Would You Bring a Casserole to a Mental Patient?

(Content note: don’t read this if you like content notes because the list is longer than the post.) What helps you keep thoughts in perspective so they don’t overwhelm you? Sometimes I’ll come across a story about a random act of kindness that changed the world or at least changed one person’s world. A simple
Category: Health

Oh, I Cry Over Spilt Milk

Another day to combine prompts. This time: Do you have a bad temper? How often do you lose your temper? Look in the mirror. Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside? How much stock do you put in appearances? I’ve been looking in the mirror for over a
Category: Culture

How To Do Less With Less

The Prompt: What do you want to do less of in 2014? I’m striving for relentlessly upbeat here. First, drive less. In 2013, I put less than 500 miles on my personal car. Granted, we put a lot of miles on Laura’s vehicle, but overall I drove a lot less. How I will accomplish this will
Category: NaBloPoMo

It’s the terror of knowing What this world is about

My blogging during September was erratic, in part due to being depressed and physically sick. So I decided to give NaBloPoMo a try in October – National Blog Post Month is hosted monthly by BlogHer to encourage frequent blogging. I tried it last year and it went well so I figured it would be helpful.
Category: NaBloPoMo

Being Struck By Lightning Helped Lighten Their Loads

The Prompt: Tell us about a time you’d been trying to solve a knotty problem — maybe it was an interpersonal problem, a life problem, a big ol’ problem — and you had a moment of clarity when the solution appeared to you, as though you were struck by lightening. OK, so first I have
Category: Environment

Humility

The Prompt: C.S. Lewis said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” How good are you of placing others before yourself? I don’t think C.S. Lewis would want us to consider ourselves “good” at this – I suspect that defeats the purpose because we are fighting with our own nature
Category: Other

We All Want To Go Back to Graduate School

Daily Prompt: What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books? I’m going to take the middle road and say “both.” I love to read. It’s fair to say I’ve learned more
Category: NaBloPoMo