Inspiration and Guidance for Writers at all Levels

INSPIRATION AND GUIDANCE FOR WRITERS AT ALL LEVELS! Nature is alive and growing in what’s left of Spring here in Oregon and for me it’s the perfect time for some personal growth too. I’m always looking for new information to broaden my skills and awareness as a writer and Amazon recently shared a new program they are now offering. Enjoy this photo of some gorgeous volunteer chives courtesy of my … Continue reading Inspiration and Guidance for Writers at all Levels

Sometimes a Day Just for You is Precisely What’s Required

SOMETIMES A DAY JUST FOR YOU IS PRECISELY WHAT’S REQUIRED! Today is one of those rare days when my usual inspiration and motivation levels are especially low, so I decided to take a day for myself or a “me day.” These photos were taken about three months ago, but they look exactly like what today feels like and that tells me it’s time for some proper rejuvenation. I’ve been feeling a little weary … Continue reading Sometimes a Day Just for You is Precisely What’s Required

Go for a Walk in Nature to Get Inspired!

WALKING THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS IS INSPIRING! Studies say walking improves creativity, because there is a connection between walking, thinking and writing and I can attest to that belief first hand. At times I’ve had writer’s block, either while writing my novel or while working on a new blog post, when right in the middle of a walk I suddenly can’t wait to get back home and start … Continue reading Go for a Walk in Nature to Get Inspired!

Spring Showers Bring Colorful Flowers

 APRIL SPRING SHOWERS BRING THE COLORFUL MAY FLOWERS! It has definitely been one long winter season here in the Pacific Northwest. The National Weather Service in Portland, Oregon is quoted as saying Portland has experienced the most wet days EVER, with over 150 days of rain since October 1, 2016. In addition to the rain, we’ve had more freezing cold days this winter than I can remember in my lifetime. This pretty patch of … Continue reading Spring Showers Bring Colorful Flowers

Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera

BOUGHT YOUR FIRST DSLR? 6 TIPS FOR LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR NEW CAMERA A Post By: James Maher After a lot of thought and research, you finally pull the trigger. You bring home your first digital camera, pull the sleek marvel of engineering out of the box, and stare at it excitedly. Then you look at all the buttons and controls, and the excitement … Continue reading Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera

How to Learn Your Camera’s Light Meter and Master Manual Mode

HOW TO LEARN YOUR CAMERA’S LIGHT METER AND MASTER MANUAL MODE! A Post By: Simon Ringsmuth Most cameras have a few different shooting modes such as Automatic, Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority (S or Tv), and Program. It’s not uncommon for people to take a majority of their photos in Automatic mode since it generally does a good job of getting decent results, though … Continue reading How to Learn Your Camera’s Light Meter and Master Manual Mode

13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage

13 HEALTHY REASONS TO START EATING MORE CABBAGE On St. Patrick’s day, boiled cabbage often accompanies corned beef on many dinner tables. And while some may wrinkle their noses at the thought (or smell) of this cruciferous vegetable, it turns… View Original Post: 13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage Continue reading 13 Healthy Reasons To Start Eating More Cabbage