No man is an Island, entire of itself;
Every man is part of the continent,a part of the main;
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,as well as if a promontory were,
As well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; Any man’s death diminishes me,because I am involved in Mankind;
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee”
Can I just make a minor point regarding the debate in #australianpolitics at the moment on #gaymarriage . While the debate is vitally important, this alone will not be the silver bullet for the #equity and #inclusion of all #Australians as some seem to be claiming.
Whoa what a strange week. Global and local highs and lows. Not sure what the parallels are if any but I think there will be some.
It was a really personal time me, it was my birthday.
It was a time for new technology, my own and others.
It was a time for the best shower of my life, when I had been ready to accommodate and adapt.
It was a time for good friends from near and far.
It was a time for new barriers and new vision.
It was a time to mourn and celebrate.
Whole chapters of this blog could and might yet be written about any one of these lines, but the need to say a lot has paralysed me from saying anything and so I post.
As I write this I’m listening to problogger interviewing Seth Godin on productivity and blogging. Is an interesting interview.
The concept that is speaking out for me is talking as a solution to the writer’s block. He mentioned that the solution to his writers block is to write like you talk. Learn to talk in full sentences (with something to say!) And then write that way.
As one who wishes she wrote more, thought deeper and broader etc etc this might be useful advice. Particularly in my case because I use voice recognition software, which works better if you can think at least in phrases–or at least not turn the microphone on until you know vaguely what you’re going to say. I get complimented on my writing when I talk it rather than typing it.
It may not have been how I was taught to write, sentence structure parts of speech and such. But it does work.