Gratitude

I have made this year about expressing gratitude and discovering happiness. This wasn’t really a planned thing, but I had been given a happiness journal last year that I only really half used and so I wanted to throw myself into that from the beginning of the year. I was also given a gratitude diary and thought that might be nice to do also. Then, on New Year’s morning, I suddenly remembered New Year’s resolutions and, since I hadn’t made any yet, I whipped one up.

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The Key to a Happy Life

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From My Uni Days

Today I offer an old essay from my uni days, it is an overview of postmodernism, taking a closer analytical look at deconstruction as part of the postmodernist movement. In particular I address the work of Jaques Derrida, how it has developed, is applied and its continuing contributions to the postmodernism. I put forth a brief definition of modernism, as I saw it then, as a kind of historical background and finish up with some reflections of my own.Shel Sweeney  - 1 Continue reading

My Visual Diary

I love travel, but it’s good to finally be home again and unpack the suitcase!

Life out of the case.

Life out of the case.

Here are a few pictures from my trip…

Ok, so I was not going that way! This squirrel looks serious! Glasgow Botanical Gardens, Scotland.

Ok, so I was not going that way! This squirrel looks serious! Glasgow Botanical Gardens, Scotland.

On the ferry to Ireland.

On the ferry to Ireland.

Getting up close and personal with the locals on the Isle of Skye.

Getting up close and personal with the locals on the Isle of Skye.

Paris, France...the city of LOVE!

Paris, France…the city of LOVE!

Even in summer, it's pretty cold...Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Even in summer, it’s pretty cold…Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Loved this sign in the wet markets in Singapore.

Loved this sign in the wet markets in Singapore.

Well, time to get back to reality!

Ghostwriting Life Stories

Life stories, autobiography, biography and memoir, are all recreations and discoveries of a life. A well-crafted life story shapes your diverse and colourful assortment of personal vignettes into a graceful, coherent narrative that conveys the larger story and wisdom of your life. This is what a writer does when ghostwriting life stories.

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A ghostwriter stands invisibly behind your story.

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Book Covers

We’ve all heard that old adage ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ and I think we all agree that these are words to live by, but, here’s the thing…it’s entirely different when you apply this saying to actual books. When you stand in a bookstore or browse eBooks online, you can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices available. Some kind of process of elimination has to occur, and that usually begins with what we see: the book cover!

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One book cover I really like.

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