Thursday, August 13, 2020

Goodreads 2020 #4 ~ Animal Farm by George Orwell

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I don't know how many times I have read Animal Farm in my life.  Let's just say a few.  The story has always stayed with me.  I understand there are movie and cartoon adaptions that I vaguely recall but they don't have the power of the original book.

George Orwell write about a farm run by the drunken Mr. Jones which is untended and conditions are harsh.  The animals join together and overthrow Jones and create an equal society for the animals and the farm becomes a wonderful place to live.  Well, except for the fact that it does not take long before the pigs begin taking over and recreate the conditions of the original farm.

The most loved character in the book, at least for me, was Boxer the old workhouse who continued to believe in the dream and work for the dream even as he was being taken away, sold to the slaughterhouse by the pigs.

This novel is meant to illustrate the rise of Russian revolution and the rise of Stalinism.  It is not a relaxing beach read.  It is a book worth reading though.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Journal Prompt 11 Aug 2020 ~ Travel

It's time for the next installment of Tanka Tuesday!

Tanka is a form of poetry similar to haiku. It's short, and the lines don't need to rhyme. The just must have a set number of syllables: 5/7/5/7/7.

Today's tanka prompt is: travel.

I want to live in 
a motor home and travel 
so much to see and 
so much to learn and think how 
interesting my blog would be

Monday, August 10, 2020

Journal Prompt 10 Aug 2020 ~ Whoops

Today's Writing Prompt: Whoops

Have you ever made a really public mistake?

Woofy Whoops Game - Fun Dog Game Of Chance For All The Family ...

Are you kidding?  I am a physical and social klutz.  When I have to speak in public I am told I do a pretty good job but I'm such a wreck that afterwards I can't remember a single word I've said.  If there is something to trip over or get twisted into, I will.  I know this so I've just learned to accept my clumsiness and make it part of who I am.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Big List of Canadian Artists and Bands ~ A. C. Newman

Okay A. C. Newman is definitely a mystery to me . . .

According to Wikipedia:

Allan Carl Newman (born April 14, 1968) is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter. He was a member of the indie rock bands Superconductor and Zumpano in the 1990s. Following the breakup of those bands, he reemerged as the leader of the New Pornographers in 2000, a band who have enjoyed commercial and critical success.  In 2004, Newman launched his solo career, performing as A.C. Newman. He has stated he chose "A.C." for his solo career because "it sounded like a pseudonym, but it's not a pseudonym."

AC Newman played The Rock Shop (pics & short setlist)

101 Interesting Facts About Canada ~ #1

Did You know that Alert, Nunavut is the world's most northern permanent settlement?

Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world, at latitude 82°30'05" north, 817 kilometres (508 mi) from the North Pole. The entire population of the census subdivision Baffin, Unorganized, is located here. (Baffin Region is the Statistics Canada name for Qikiqtaaluk.) As of the 2016 census, the population was reported as 62, an increase of 57 over the 2011 census. It takes its name from HMS Alert, which wintered 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the present station, off what is now Cape Sheridan, in 1875–1876.

Alert has many temporary inhabitants, as it hosts a military signals intelligence radio receiving facility at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert), as well as a co-located Environment Canada weather station, a Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) atmosphere monitoring observatory, and the Alert Airport.

(copied from Wikipedia,_Nunavut)

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Challenge 8 Aug 2010 ~ Chatting Online

Scrapbook a layout about a conversation on social media.

Don't scrapbook?  Journal about this or create a page in your art journal.  Just get creative!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Journal Prompt 7 Aug 2020 ~ Struggles

Today's Writing Prompt: Struggles

What is hard for you to do?

The list of things I find too hard is getting longer every week.  But I try not to whine . . . too much . . . and plant a smile on my face and carry on.