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John C. Dana

John C. Dana

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Marcia Loves Writing

Photo by: O.L.M

Night Swimming

 There I am. My name is Marcia and I’ve just recently discovered that blogging is a way to keep writing.  I have attempted to blog without training.  In the end, I’ve gone for days, weeks and months without writing anything.  Don’t get me wrong, I still have billions of thoughts and ideas.  If only I can just communicate them to anyone willing to read them.

I am ambitious: opening three blogs, but then my reservoir is running on empty.  I’ve lost my confidence.  If only I can remember and remain focused on why I got started in the first place.  This course might just be what I need to enhance all of my blogs:

  • Chasing A Dream (Public)
  • Extraordinary Living (now private)
  • Make Your Own Path (now private)

I love my photography and others work of art.  I share many of them on my Facebook page: Extraordinary Living but I would also like to produce more blogs.  Blogging 101 would certainly inspire me as it includes photography.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve swerved off course.  My new goal is to find the right tracks with some help from WordPress.  Blogging benefits my daily life and my critical thinking has improved tremendously.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been organized.  Disciple will lead me to productivity and greater success.  Word Press has convinced me that blogging isn’t ranting nor a waste of precious time.  I hope that you benefit from whatever my labors produce as well as achieve your dreams as I seek to fulfill mine.

 

 

World Pictures of the Week: Sept. 5 – Sept. 12

Time Magazine’s “Pictures of the Week: Sept. 5 – Sept. 12” are astonishing to me.  I seldom make time to view them.  When I was younger I would grab as many of my father’s Time Magazines to savor every image.  I hardly make time now, but I find that it’s still good for my heart and mind to see them.  It astonishes me how small my world has been without them.  It’s good to pay attention to world events for we all benefit from an astute awareness to everything that’s happening.

DANIEL BEREHULAK—The New York Times Sept. 8, 2014. Medical staff carry James Dorbor, 8, suspected of having Ebola, into a treatment facility in Monrovia, Liberia. The reality and hysteria over Ebola is having a serious economic impact on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three nations already at the bottom of global economic and social indicators.

DANIEL BEREHULAK—The New York Times
Sept. 8, 2014. “Medical staff carry James Dorbor, 8, suspected of having Ebola, into a treatment facility in Monrovia, Liberia. The reality and hysteria over Ebola is having a serious economic impact on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three nations already at the bottom of global economic and social indicators.”

 

 

 

ULADZ HRYDZIN—AFP/Getty Images Sept. 6, 2014. People dance and throw straw during a traditional festival in village Ozerco, some 10 km from Minsk.

ULADZ HRYDZIN—AFP/Getty Images
Sept. 6, 2014. “People dance and throw straw during a traditional festival in village Ozerco, some 10 km from Minsk.”

 

 

Kevin Frayer—Getty Images Sept. 10, 2014. A Chinese man holds himself upside down as he exercises on bars at a park in Beijing, China.

Kevin Frayer—Getty Images
Sept. 10, 2014. “A Chinese man holds himself upside down as he exercises on bars at a park in Beijing, China.”

 

 

 

TODD KOROL—REUTERS Sept. 8, 2014. A jogger runs through the snow at Nose Hill Park during an early year snow fall in Calgary, Alberta. The snow and unseasonably cold weather are supposed to last for two days, according to local media reports.

TODD KOROL—REUTERS
Sept. 8, 2014. “A jogger runs through the snow at Nose Hill Park during an early year snow fall in Calgary, Alberta. The snow and unseasonably cold weather are supposed to last for two days, according to local media reports.”

 

 

SANJAY KANOJIA—AFP/Getty Images Sept. 5, 2014. Indian schoolchildren crowd around a radio as they listen to a broadcast by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his Teachers' Day speech at a primary municipal school at Bakshi Kala Daraganj in Allahabad.

SANJAY KANOJIA—AFP/Getty Images
Sept. 5, 2014. “Indian schoolchildren crowd around a radio as they listen to a broadcast by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his Teachers’ Day speech at a primary municipal school at Bakshi Kala Daraganj in Allahabad.”

 

STRINGER/MEXICO—REUTERS Sept. 9, 2014. A supermoon rises over Ciudad Juarez. The September full moon, also known as the Harvest Moon, is the last of this summer's three supermoons, and the final one of the year.

STRINGER/MEXICO—REUTERS
Sept. 9, 2014.” A supermoon rises over Ciudad Juarez. The September full moon, also known as the Harvest Moon, is the last of this summer’s three supermoons, and the final one of the year.”

 

 

 

Rahmat Gul—AP Sept. 8, 2014. An Afghan internally displaced 5-month old girl rests in a makeshift cradle inside a tent on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The war-torn country faces the challenges of poverty, unemployment, and a lack of infrastructure.

Rahmat Gul—AP
Sept. 8, 2014. “An Afghan internally displaced 5-month old girl rests in a makeshift cradle inside a tent on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The war-torn country faces the challenges of poverty, unemployment, and a lack of infrastructure.”

 

 

A twelve-year-old boy sits outside a window of his eleventh-floor apartment as his relatives try to ask him to come back back inside, in Yibin

REUTERS Sept. 8, 2014. “A twelve-year-old boy sits outside a window of his eleventh-floor apartment as his relatives try to ask him to come back back inside, in Yibin, Sichuan province. The boy was afraid of being punished by his mother for not finishing his homework on time. After two hours’ standoff, he was persuaded by police and family members to come inside.”

 

 

PUNIT PARANJPE—AFP/Getty Images Sept. 9, 2014. An Indian Kashmiri man crosses over flood waters with the use of a rope in Srinagar. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives.

PUNIT PARANJPE—AFP/Getty Images
Sept. 9, 2014. “An Indian Kashmiri man crosses over flood waters with the use of a rope in Srinagar. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives.”

 

NARENDRA SHRESTHA—EPA Sept. 7, 2014. "Nepalese children fly a kite from a hill in the fields surrounding the Khokana village near Kathmandu, Nepal. According to Hindu mythology, Nepalese start flying kites after rains have stopped and finishing the summer season with the message to spread that 'monsoon is over'."

NARENDRA SHRESTHA—EPA
Sept. 7, 2014. “Nepalese children fly a kite from a hill in the fields surrounding the Khokana village near Kathmandu, Nepal. According to Hindu mythology, Nepalese start flying kites after rains have stopped and finishing the summer season with the message to spread that ‘monsoon is over’.”

 

 

 

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI—AFP/Getty Images Sept. 11, 2014. A general view taken from an airplane on shows cultured farms in northern Saudi Arabia."

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI—AFP/Getty Images
Sept. 11, 2014. “A general view taken from an airplane on shows cultured farms in northern Saudi Arabia.”

 

 

PHILL MAGAKOE—AFP/Getty Images Sept. 11, 2014. An emotional Oscar Pistorius is seen in the dock as judgment is handed down in his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria. Pistorius has been acquitted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

PHILL MAGAKOE—AFP/Getty Images
Sept. 11, 2014. “An emotional Oscar Pistorius is seen in the dock as judgment is handed down in his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria. Pistorius has been acquitted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.”

 

 

ABD DOUAMANY—AFP/Getty Images Sept. 11, 2014. A wounded Syrian child cries looking on at another wounded girl, as they wait for treatment, at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus after reported airstrikes by Syrian government forces."

ABD DOUAMANY—AFP/Getty Images
Sept. 11, 2014. “A wounded Syrian child cries looking on at another wounded girl, as they wait for treatment, at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus after reported airstrikes by Syrian government forces.”