Tagged: Musing

Technology: The Google Generation

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It was the dawning of a new era.  It was the beginning of an abundance of information made readily available and a way to stay connected, known as the World Wide Web.

I recall my grandfather telling me the traditional stories that so many of us have heard through first person accounts or in a tale in a movie, magazine or newspaper article.  “I remember back in the day when I had to walk five miles to get to school with a small coat in the middle of winter.  I used to read my books by candlelight with the smallest gust of wind putting out the flame.  You young people have no idea how easy you have it.”  If having school buses and electricity made our great grandfathers shake their heads imagine what they would think of our life now!

Technology has advanced us in so many ways it’s almost a given that in a group of people if a question arises someone will jump on their cell phone and find the answer.  (You know those people)

Technology has especially advanced us in regards to learning.  I want to take a closer look at the causes and effects of this new generation.  The new ‘tools’ available to aid us in our search for information.  The new Google generation, the cut and paste generation and I don’t mean with scissors and glue. Continue reading

‘Soul y’ Me

Do not define me

Do not limit my possibilities

Do not tell me who I am

Who I will become

Or Where I am headed

Do not put limitations on what I can become,

What I can achieve,

What I can accomplish! Continue reading

2 Months, 30,000 views and 3,200 followers!

It has been 2 beautiful months!  My, how the time has flown by!

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It has been quite  the journey thus far!  I have a poetry e book in the works and my Tuesday Stuff it ‘Storetries’ for collaborating and challenges that I will publish along with everyone’s submissions and blog references!  If you’d like to participate please look for the ‘Storetries’ in my blog posts and there is a Stuff it Challenge Tab on my main page.  I have also started a second http://writingsofamrsmommy.wordpress.com blog that is more aimed at family life (I have 8 kids) and what not that is now 2 weeks in with 3,800 views and 900 followers, it’s looking to beat this blogs records with companies approaching me with free sample offers in exchange for reviews and free giveaways to my readers!

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I am so thankful that I started this journey and I can’t find the words to encourage you all to continue on with following your dreams!  Keep writing!

Please check out my Facebook Page where you can find funny and inspiring quotes and photos of my day to life etc https://www.facebook.com/writingsofamrsjenniferand my Twitter account https://twitter.com/writingsofamrs Continue reading

Fire Bugs

Fire Bugs

Do you see them he says to me

No Dad, I can’t see them how can that be?

You have to look closer then you will see

The flickering fire bugs jumping from the tree

Burning,

Dancing,

Romancing. Continue reading

The Vault of the Exalted

This is a poetry introduction to my book.  Yes, I am writing a book, the title is The Exalted.  Here is a little sneak peek introduction.

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The Vault of the Exalted 

There is a space

That I want to find

Where everything screeches to a halt

A secret vault

That only curiosity can discover

Where space hovers Continue reading

PAY DAY THURSDAY COLLABORATION with Jessica from The Carpenter’s Quill

Welcome back for another installment of Pay Day Thursday.

Today I would like to introduce you to Jessica.  She approached me with a desire to collaborate and to have a letter exchange type dialogue.

ImageJessica’s Blog is The Carpenter’s Quill

So what is your name, age and where are you from?
My name is Jessica Carpenter, and I will be turning the big 3-0 next month. We currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Originally from Victorville CA! Continue reading

The Impossible. A movie review?

the-impossible-2012-movie-wallpaper01For a real review you can check here/ photo props:  http://www.anthonybehindthescenes.com/2013/04/little-shop-movie-review-impossible.html

I am a big movie buff.  I would even go as far as to say that I prefer to watch a movie over  reading a book. *gasp*.  I love the big screen, the loud sound and watching writers words and tales come to life!  I also love eating unhealthy, yummy, buttery popcorn.  It’s the little things in life right? Continue reading

Next Weeks Tuesday Stuff it ‘Storety’ Challenge: Opening Paragraph and closing poem. Join in! I include all submissions!

Time for this weeks Stuff it Tuesday Collaboration. Continue reading

Stuff it Tuesday! ‘Storetry’ Number 2 a bloggers challenge for poets, writers and photographers!! Join me!

So this week there were not as many submissions but it still turned out nicely.

I put the link to each persons submission below their piece so that you can check out their blog.  Please show support and give their blog a look to see if it’s something that interests you.  If you would like to read last weeks ‘Storetry’ you can find it here.

I’ve had many people say they will participate next week in the STUFF IT TUESDAY challenge, so let’s see if these people are people of their word or not! *gasp, did she just say that? Yes I think she did!*

I will post this weeks opening paragraph and closing poem under the Stuff it Tab on my main page tomorrow.  So watch for it if it interests you.

Let’s get to it!

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