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Blogging on my writing journey, day-to-day observational humour and occasionally some bad poetry. Check it out at http://andrebegin.net

Have you ever noticed how life can be a lot like Bewitched? How Bewitched was your day? Elizabeth Montgomery, Classic Tv, Season 1, Over The Years, Box Sets, My Favorite Things, Day, Blog, Life

How Bewitched Was Your Day?

As far back as I can remember, Bewitched has always been one of my favourite classic TV shows. Elizabeth Montgomery starred as the beautiful Samantha Stephens, a good witch trying to live like a no…

Ten Ways I Would Explain the Feelings of Creativity Creative Design, Creativity, Feelings, Digital, Blog, Blogging

Ten Ways I Would Explain the Feelings of Creativity

How would you explain the sensations and feelings of creativity? Here are some points of reference I would suggest: 1. When I was a kid, my parents had a multi-band radio that, in addition to AM an…

"How I became an early Christmas shopper" when braving shopping malls like a gladiator was no longer my style Shopping Malls, Christmas Shopping, Christmas Bulbs, Seasons, Holiday Decor, Fun, Blog, Style, Swag

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"How I became an early Christmas shopper" when braving shopping malls like a gladiator was no longer my style

Good Ideas: a Roller Coaster of Emotion. A description of the emotional ups, downs, twists & turns of good ideas. Things To Come, Good Things, Roller Coaster, Twists, Comebacks, Journey, Ideas, Humor, Chunky Twists

Great Ideas: A Roller Coaster of Emotion

The joy of coming up with a great idea! The panic of not having a piece of paper or an electronic device to record it. The fear of losing the great idea. The hope you’ll remember it. The sadness wh…

Could rejected passages tell a story of their own? Auction, Songs, The Originals, Humor, Music

Could Rejected Passages Tell a Story of Their Own?

When I see original drafts of sheet music for iconic songs selling for millions of dollars at auction, or scraps of paper written by legendary authors or historical figures as artifacts in a museum…

Thank you for 10000 page views at andrebegin.net Birthday Candles, Birthday Cake, Things To Come, Desserts, Blog, Tailgate Desserts, Birthday Cakes, Deserts, Blogging

Thank You! 10,000 Page Views!

When I first started the blog in 2013, I went in with no expectations other than a place I could use as a rehearsal space to practice, practice, practice for my retirement plan for writing. I even …

“Then Fix it, Dear Henry, Dear Henry…” Home Repair, First Home, Check It Out, Environment, Neon Signs, Blog, Blogging, Home Improvement, Home Improvements

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"Then Fix It, Dear Henry, Dear Henry" a blog post about trying to save the environment, one home repair at a time.

Fashionably Fifty: in search of fashion role models for this exciting transitional chapter of life. Denim Button Up, Button Up Shirts, Role Models, Dressing, Search, Life, Tops, Style, Fashion

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Fashionably Fifty: in search of fashion role models for this exciting transitional chapter of life.

Top 10 Plans for My Retirement “Gap Year” Gap Year, Landline Phone, Retirement, How To Plan, Blog, Time Out, Blogging, Sabbatical Leave

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Top 10 Plans for My Retirement “Gap Year”

The Fleeting Moments of Nature Photography Nature Photos, Plant Leaves, Nature Photography, Challenge, Presents, In This Moment, Creative, Pictures, Gifts

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"The Fleeting Moments of Nature Photography" The creative challenge of nature photography is most fascinating to me. When the moment presents itself, there is little time to think about it. The perfect moment is fleeting and the perfect picture is elusive.

The ups and downs of blogging statistics - tips for new bloggers Ups And Downs, Statistics, Bar Chart, Blogging, About Me Blog, Writing, Tips, Humor, Advice

The Ups and Downs of Blogging Statistics

In posting articles to my blog once or twice per week, I cannot help but peek at my Wordpress statistics from time to time. And I will even admit that every once in a while, I check them out a litt…

Top 10 Unwritten Rules of Wearing White Pants Labour Day, White Pants, Rebel, Envelope, Easter, Boots, How To Wear, Fashion, White Romper Pants

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The Top 10 Unwritten Rules of Wearing White Pants - Whether you are a traditionalist, wearing white pants between Easter and Labour Day, or a rebel and pushing the envelope after Labour Day, I think there is a more elaborate set of rules on which I am certain we can all agree

The Joys of Getting Older Fear Of Getting Old, Friend Challenges, Challenge Me, Journey, Joy, Writing, Humor, The Journey, Happiness

The Joys of Getting Older

A few weeks ago, I published a blog post called The Fears of Getting Older. Thanks for all of the positive feedback folks, it was very nice to hear how that one resonated with so many of you! Among…

"A Peaceful Coexistence with Distractions" Tips for navigating through daily distractions that keep us from our writing goals Writing Goals, Writing Tips, What Inspires You, Writer, Signs, Funny Comedy, Blogging, Top, Content

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Top 10 list of signs that you might be a writer.

"A Peaceful Coexistence with Distractions" Tips for navigating through daily distractions that keep us from our writing goals Writing Goals, Writing Tips, What Inspires You, Writer, Signs, Funny Comedy, Blogging, Top, Content

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"A Peaceful Coexistence with Distractions" Tips for navigating through daily distractions that keep us from our writing goals

Top 10 Things That Short Circuit My Writing Process Writing Process, Check It Out, To Tell, Circuit, Journey, Blog, The Journey, Blogging

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Top 10 Things That Short Circuit My Writing Process | It's the Journey