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Weekly Writing Challenge: How I Have Been Moved By Music


Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music

  • A song that triggers a memory.
  • A song that symbolizes a person, a place, or past relationship.
  • A song that represents you — that you could consider as your “intro music.”
  • Song lyrics that speak to you.
  • Lyrics that inspire you to write a short story or other musings.
  • Your favorite song — and why.
  • A musician, band, composer, etc. whose music has affected or changed you.
  • Commentary on a musician, band, or genre.
  • An album review.

Many songs have moved me in my life  and have stirred a lot of emotions.  At my age, they would fill the pages if I were to list them all. Two of the most difficult videos that I have ever helped to produce left me crying with every scene and I still get teary eyed each time that I view them. I only had a personal connection with one, that was a family who reaches out to help others in so many ways after losing their own son.  It is their way of giving back.  The video was a tribute to them.

The other was a tribute to my husband’s brother and several of his friends who have passed away.  The entire time this video was being made I cried with each frame that I added.  The completion was a success and not only made my hubby happy, it also made his family very proud.
For songs that inspire me and keep me motivated…
Okay, so I am a romantic sap at heart…
So what inspires and moves you?  I would love to hear… feel free to respond with a video response.
Waiting to hear from you…
Tammye Honey


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear TammyeHoney


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear ____________________

by Erica on October 28, 2013

To participate, tag your post with DPchallenge and include a link to this post, to generate a pingback and help others find the challenges. Please make sure your post has been specifically written in response to this challenge. We’ll highlight some of our favorites on Freshly Pressed on Friday, and in our monthly newsletter.

For this week’s writing challenge, channel your inner Abigail Von Buren. Experiment with the question and answer format. Taking inspiration from a question you’ve been asked recently, whether in conversation with a friend or sent in from a reader, don your best counselor hat and share your expertise.

Not up for kickstarting your career as an advice columnist? We’ve got a few more ways to help get you involved with this week’s focus on advice.

  • What’s the best, or worst, piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
  • You’re the most important writer in the world, and everyone will be tuning in to your blog to listen to the one bit of knowledge you most want to share. What is it?
  • Do you live by the advice you give? Sure, it’s easy to dish out opinions, but are you a pillar of your own beliefs?

I give lessons on Cooking, Crocheting, Sewing and Knitting on a regular basis.  I do not feel this is classified as advice.  It is simply someone who has worked the problem successfully at a prior time who is able to lend a helping hand to someone who has never walked that mile yet.

Helping a friend who is a new mother and is nursing her first baby my advice is very simple.  The baby will let you know when things are not quite right.  If things are flowing in a set pattern and routine then life is good.  The plumber never puts in new pipes if there is not a problem.

If a problem is not going to make a difference a year from now, perhaps it does not need to be a top priority on the list.  A lot of problems have a way of working themselves out on their own without doing anything but praying for the correct way for God’s will to be done.  I always to suggest to pray for three days on the same subject before making a decision.  This gives a person time to think with a clearer head and thought patterns.

Just thinking before you speak as to how it will have an effect on others will sometimes change the wording that would have otherwise been blurted out.

Remembering others and that they have feelings that can get hurt.  To never speak when angry and to bite the tongue if it is going to be a cruel comment will save on an embarasing moment later on.

What questions as my reader would you like to see answered here?

Submit your questions and I will be glad to honestly answer them for you.  (Or find a great source for your answer)

TammyeHoney’s Advice column is now open to her readers.

Bring on the questions….

I am ready and waiting..

Tammye Honey

 


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When Is A Vacuum Not A Vacuum?


Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine

 

  • Write about a sad or particularly difficult situation you faced, and find the levity in what happened or how you dealt with it.

If life were perfect, cats and dogs would not shed.
Carpet runners would not collect the fur every time they run past them.
My hubby would not require a surgery that we have to wait to get in for.
I would not have fractured two fingers on my left hand.
Hubby would not have PTSD.
Hubby would not think my vacuum sounds like engines of a fighter jet.

Put them in a jar and shake them up and you have a sticky mess.

One napper, four shedders and two fingers that do not want to be helpful later, you can see my delimma.

I try to quietly sweep.  It picks up two small cats twice a day yet does not seem to help.

When he used to drive to go somewhere I would celebrate by dragging out the vacuum and have to empty twice per room.

The birds love me.  All the nesting material they need in one stop shopping.
They have until the lawncare people come to mow the lawn again to use all the materials for their nests.
Since it smells like our cats, you would think that they would not want to use it at all.
Perhaps it is to throw the cats off the trail of new babies.

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So while I go catch the tumble weed on my floor will leave you with some reading of other Weekly Writing Challenge Writers:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/weekly-writing-challenge-humor/

  1. Grow your girlfriend, can’t get a date grow ur mate #funny #iphoneography #photography #odd #NYC | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  2. When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy | The Mercenary Researcher
  3. The Best Medicine (Weekly Writing Challenge) | En Vers et Contre-Champs
  4. When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy – DPChallenge | The Mercenary Researcher
  5. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine | Robyn Graham Photography
  6. Writing Rules Insult Our Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  7. Why men are confused: 5 rules of manliness | Suffolk Scribblings
  8. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine – Laugh, Clown | SERENDIPITY
  9. Pope Francis fast-tracks saints | DCMontreal
  10. Poor Listening Skills | Good2begone
  11. Access Granted: A Nerd Love Poem | Love Mekanism
  12. If You Read This, You’ll Go Mad | Backslash Awesome
  13. Over the hill and underground | Nicki
  14. Doctor Ivo’s Floating Orthopedics | The Life NomadikThe Life Nomadik
  15. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  16. DP Challenge – The BEST Medicine (Disclaimer: This Post is NOT my FAULT) | Aurora Morealist
  17. Weekly Writing Challenge: I’m An Idiot Moments | suzie81’s Blog
  18. The Expat Birthday Party. | Multifarious meanderings
  19. A Cut and a Massage | my cyber house rules
  20. Fishing Fuel | maryJmelange
  21. Weekly writing challenge: On my mind | Life of a Fallen Angel
  22. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Way To Win A Client | Reclaiming My Narnia
  23. The Most Technologically Advanced Country | AC’s Sharing Spree
  24. Grinds… | Notipsaccepted’s Blog
  25. The Triangle Buffoon | Good2begone

Life works itself out….

Some days it feels like deja vu…

Tammye Honey

 


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Thoughts About Facebook


What do you think? Is Facebook a boon to our lives, connecting us, making us closer, or, has it gone too far?
Answer the poll below, then expand on your thoughts and feelings about whether or not the internet is ruining our focus and our ability to relate to other humans in an original blog post on your site.
Be sure to tag your entry with DPchallenge.
Would love for you to take my poll.
I want to hear your comments on this.
I use Facebook for social as well as advertising and for reaching family.

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There are aspects that I am not happy with, that is true with any network.
There are simple changes that could be made to make life easier.
I got married, some of my friends do not recognize my new last name.
I am blocked from adding friends.
This does not stop me from using the network.
Life goes on.

Would love to hear what you think.
Headphones are not overkill, he needs all the help he can get

So let’s hear it…

This must be hot off the press as there are only two link backs:
  1. Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap | My.Vivid.Visions
  2. Never Stationary

So check back later to see more at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/gap-facebook/

So will you keep this to yourself or will you share it?

Thanks for reading and for all the great comments,

Tammye Honey


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Where Do We Go From Here?


Weekly Writing Challenge:

THE PAPA HEMINGWAY WRITING CHALLENGE

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What evil is lurking about between my mind and my fingers to the keyboard?
Help from my cat walking across my desk.
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When he takes his nap my thought patterns will reappear…
Don’t Cats Sleep days, Hunt nights?…
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Play all day, sleep all night…
Something In their food?

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Where do we go from here?

Tomorrow Will tell …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Creative Writing Challenge: The Transformation


Creative Writing Challenge: Metamorphosis

Those naughty biochemists have been busy again, and have accidentally released a powerful mutative toxin into the water supply by mistake.
Result?
People left, right, and center are transforming into the animals they most resemble (in character, or looks) by the light of the full moon.
Tell us the tale of a human-animal transformation.

Think about who the transformation is happening to, and what it says about them. For instance:

  • Is everyone turning into dead-eyed herd animals? Is this perhaps a satire on television habits? Or groupthink?
  • Has a beautiful celebrity with an ugly personality transformed into a more fitting animal version of their true selves?
  • Have your wildest animal-turning dreams come true? Or nightmares?
  • Has not fitting in with the people in your school/office/town suddenly been greatly underlined by the fact that they look like lizards and you don’t?
  • Have you always longed to take flight and move far, far away? Perhaps now you can.
  • Has someone been ignoring their true feelings for so long that they’ve now taken irrepressible animal form?
  • Or maybe it’s just that their feelings or circumstances are so strong that they’ve taken the form of some representative beastie?
  • What if we turned this on its head, and a favorite (or feared) animal or pet, like your dear friend Mr. Schnoocums the kitty-cat, turned into a human by the light of the moon?

Moon light

 

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It was a warm Summer evening.  The light of the moon lit the skies so bright.  It was a full moon tonight.  The animals in the foreground of the surrounding area could be heard singing to the moon.  Their howls were clear in the night air.  As she walked along the pathway that lead back to the house she could feel the hairs on the back of her neck standing at attention.  Was it fear, or was it an internal warning that danger might be approaching?

She quickened her pace, as she could feel her heart racing in her chest.  She had strayed on her walk a bit too far that evening.  She was glad to have the moonlight to guide her as she had forgotten a flashlight.  She did not mean to be out this late in the night.  She was not prepared.  She searched the area as she walked hoping to find a large, fallen tree branch or something that she could use as a walking stick.  Something to protect her from the night noises that were lurking between her and her home.

She felt a slight panic coming over her body as she continued her journey.  She was beginning to shiver.  It was a warm night.  The fear of the unknown had taken over her body.  In the path ahead of her she heard a rustling of leaves.  She could feel her heart in her throat.  She tried to cry out.  There was no sound coming from her mouth.

She had slowed her pace, as she approached the direction of the noise.  An owl in the tree above gave a shriek cry as she jumped.  She could see a figure in the clearing.  By the light of the moon, it looked half woman and half dog.  She stopped in her tracks.  Was it her imagination working overtime?  Had she seen this creature or was it part of her imagination working overtime.  The howls continued as she stood there and listened.

Where had that creature disappeared to?  Would she pass it if she continued on?  Fear had become her.  Gasping for every breath, she wanted to run.  Her feet would not obey.  She was frozen, like a statue.  Would she be eaten alive?  She vowed to never leave the house again without a flashlight and walking stick.

She began to pray.  It was all she could think to do.  What had she seen?  Where had it gone.

Suddenly, there was a flash of light in the distance.  Her heart began to race again.  Was this help or another trick of her mind.  Where was that creature of woman/dog?

No one was ever going to believe her.  That was if she made it out alive.  As she tried to walk,  her knees began to shake.  She collapsed onto the ground.  She laid there, unable to move.  Her thoughts raced through her head.  Would she be eaten?  Had she been a good person?  Had she wronged others and now would be unable to make it right with them before her death?

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/metamorphosis/

 

Tammye Honey


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Cell Phones as a distraction or blessing?


SMARTPHONES: BLESSING OR CURSE?

Is the ubiquitous internet — that constant need to ogle our phones at the first free moment — affecting our ability to focus? Do you find yourself compelled to change your Facebook status, or check your blog stats, or forward that new lolcat when you should be writing that proposal, building that deck, or designing that new site? Do you give your spouse laser eyes when you’ve served dinner and they’re texting a friend or taking a call while dinner gets cold? Is that constant alluring stream of self-validating Twitter @replies, Facebook Likes, and Instagram hearts affecting our ability to relate to human beings in the flesh?

Answer the poll below, then expand on your thoughts and feelings about whether or not the internet is ruining our focus and our ability to relate to other humans in an original blog post on your site. Be sure to tag your entry with DPchallenge.

I have to admit that as little as I know about my phone, I am addicted to Words With Friends as it does help to keep me calm throughout the day.  I find a challenge in trying to use all of my letters in one pass or at least most of them till I get to the end and then I just hope to use them.  
I do put my phone down when I have company.  I will tell phone callers (that are not customers), that I have company and will call them back and will wait to answer text messages as long as they are not customers.  

I have different ringtones to signify whether it is gmail notifications or if it is a facebook or email.  I also have a separate ringtone to let me know a text has come in so that I am not constantly checking my phone.

Since Words With Friends has a mind of it’s own and some days I can’t play for close to ten hours at a stretch, I will go a long time without being on my phone.

If my phone is on the charger I might not even get a call much less a text message for days till my cat drops the phone.

We do use the phone for our square https://squareup.com/  for business transactions.  This I love.  It has made life much easier.

What are your feelings on this subject has it taken away from social skills?

Please take my poll below and let me know

Thank you as always for reading and for your feedback,

Tammye Honey