Throwing around contentious arguments

To agitate the mind and confuse the issue

It never plugs the hole which is the lack

Of sensible reasons and thoughts

Empty gestures are just that: empty

If you don’t have clever ideas

Loud voice will not cover the inadequacy

” Don’t raise your voice

Improve your argument!”

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;






Word of the day Challenge;





BrewNSpew Café- Spiritual


“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart 

Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for this week’s prompt.

Prompt word – spiritual – (adjective) – of, relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit; of or relating to sacred matters; ecclesiastical rather than lay or temporal; concerned with religious values; of or relating to supernatural beings or phenomena. Synonyms – bodiless, ethereal, formless,immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial,nonmaterial, nonphysical, unbodied,unsubstantial.


 prompt image – August 19, 2019

I wrote a post about spirituality a few months back.

But for this post, I am going to do something new.


There is something inside of me, in my heart and my soul that I call my “spiritual self ” which is as much a part of me as my heart or brain. I don’t think that I can ever be complete with this part of me.

Because even while it is okay and wonderful to be able to use all my senses and to think with my brain, but if I cannot feel from my spiritual self, I will never be able to make a real judgement call. This part of me guides me in all matters of conscience. It is essential for discerning between right and wrong. And most of all it gives me the strength to take what life throws at me. Without my spiritual self I would be frazzled by the life’s challenges and would lose my way when I am in dark.

You can say that it anchors me, grounds me, tethers me to a bigger reality than that is visible ordinarily.


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BrewNSpew Café- Spiritual



Share Your World August 19-2019


Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind has asked her weekly questions;

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
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  4.  Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks! 
  5. There are sometimes two sets of questions…one with images and one without (same questions).  This is for ease of copy and pasting.
  6. For the “Gratitude” portion of this week’s Share Your World, I’m using a graphic.  Sometimes that gets rid of the image too.  


What would be your solution to the over-population of the earth?   Earth has finite resources and humanity seems to be breeding themselves to extinction.   Some countries have tried restricting the number of children a couple or a person can have, with little success.  So what other viable options are there for reducing the number of people? 

This is a very tricky question with no sensible or humane answer. Planning for people to have fewer kids has failed in most overly populated countries except China, but telling people that they cannot have a second child seems to be inhumane. If you have read Dan Brown’s “Inferno” you know the crazy idea one scientist came up with. Annihilating half of the world population through a virus. In Marvel‘s “infinity war” the villain Thenos wanted to kill off half of the people in the universe to restore the balance.

So though these ideas are super crazy and totally un-implementable, there is no other sane idea except to ask the people nicely to have fewer babies after educating them about the ill-effects of over populating the earth.

(Okay, the rest will be ‘recycled’ questions.   I got a Sunshine Blogger Award recently and I thought some of the questions on that post were kinda nifty.   So “recycle”! )

What’s invisible but you wish people could see?

Human kindness and courage. Then we would be less likely to make snap judgments about people.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

My knowledge of the ridiculous is great.

This I got from google!

What are the unwritten rules of where you work? If you don’t work (retired or unemployed) what are the unwritten rules you live your life by?

I don’t work, but my unwritten rule for my life is;

Let me decide and set the pace for my life, myself. No one should do that for me!

How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?

Love them!

Toilet paper, over or under?

Over, every time. Makes the usage easy.

What’s the best type of cheese?

All are good but Cheese cake is the best. ( Idea stolen from Di )



If you’d like, please share something positive, uplifting or funny from last week.   We can always use some more of those things! 

I am spending the last weeks of my vacation with my grandson. His school will be starting soon. So whenever I give in to his requests of letting him have more screen time or playing with his friends, he tells me that ” I am the best grandma in the worldIsn’t that a moment to celebrate! And he then tells me that even if I don’t let him do as he wants, I still will be the best grandma!

In response to;

Share Your World August 19-2019



Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #27

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from Fandango at Fivedotoh.com.6F11ED6C-DE89-4A9A-B46B-1F19912E0141

“Hey have you seen the new salon in our neighborhood?”

Rachel was very excited. It would mean that they could just walk over and get an appointment for haircut or a dye anytime.

“Oh honey that is not a salon. It’s a clinic specializing in treatment for cancer patients. They have those wigs in the window for the people who lose their hair during chemotherapy” said her mom. ” I had an appointment today with them. My treatment starts next week”

In response to;

Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge # 27



MLMM- Wordle #147

Word Art (2)

1. Cuff
2. Escarpment (a long, precipitous, clifflike ridge of land, rock, or the like, commonly formed by faulting or fracturing of the earth’s crust)
3. Tiny
4. Donnybrook (an inordinately wild fight or contentious dispute; brawl; free-for-all.)
5. Wheel
6. Slot
7. Fling
8. Grit
9. Effective
10. Sometimes
11. Watch
12. Walk Away

Walk away from the Donnybrook

It’s better this way, so don’t even watch

Staying here might earn you a cuff on the ear

Or you may receive a fling in the middle

Sometimes it is more effective

Then showing grit and climbing the scary

Escarpment of fearful conflicts

Wheel away from it now and silent the tiny doubt

It fits the slot so let it slide.

In response to;

MLMM- Wordle #147




Peace ☮️

The hierarchy has decided

The plan is to outlast the attack

When people have forgotten the grudges they had

Then it would be the best time to come forth

Now the climate is not conducive

To advocate peace and harmony

But a serene time will come one day

When the conciliatory tone will be appreciated

And people will be open to accepting peace as the only option

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;






Word of the day Challenge;





Writing Prompt #33 – Favorite Books

My summer reading list is…
All the books which have discovered recently. I read a very diverse range of genres and authors. I love mystery, magic and adventure too. Mostly I like my books to be entertaining and emotionally satisfying. A good conclusion and a seem-less storyline are something which makes for enjoyable reading.

Another favorite genre is historical fiction and romances. So when I discovered Mary Stewart, a British author who wrote historical fiction I was tempted enough to order a trilogy written by her on King Arthur. I am hoping this will a good read.

 Another great find is Louise Penny, a Canadian English author. She writes crime fiction and is a wonderful writer. Very well developed stories with good thrilling plot lines. I have read eleven of her book and there are two more on my list. Her latest will be on sale at the end of this month.

Lisa Keeble’s book, From His Perspective is also awaiting reading.

Another all time favorite is Nora Roberts, and her alter ego J D Robb.

Who are your favorite writers?

Do you find time to read when you are busy in life or blogging?

Please share your thoughts and feedback in your comments.

In response to;

Writing Prompt #33



Quotes For Life- Regrets

Regrets eat at us from the inside. Some people are pragmatic and go through life looking at things in a realistic manner. But some of us are torn apart by doubts and regrets. I always think that life gives us one day at a time so that we can correct our mistakes from yesterday, and not live in yesterday, ruing our mistakes.

The few quotes that I have put together in this post are just a few from thousands. The wise and sagacious people have found regrets are futile and there are many excellent quotes to prove that.

There is no arguing with this logic. Live for what you can do or achieve in the next instant in your life, not for what didn’t work or went wrong in the past.

Easier said then done, one might say. But if one thinks logically about it, there is absolutely no use of crying over spilt milk. Go get some more and make some tea!

Regrets lead to wasting precious time. And when we have just that much time in our lives, why waste it. This is my personal philosophy in life. A promise I made to myself when I made my first adult decision. Not to regret what is done. Just move forward from that point. The mistakes we make give us the experience which is very valuable in life.

A very practical way to look at life’s experiences. Relationships are one enormous cause of us feeling regret in life. And as we humans are an emotional species, we tend to carry this regret for a long time. But eventually we have to throw off this heavy blanked of sentimentality and see the reality. Use the experience that life teaches us and grow positively. Learn from all experiences and relationships in life.

At the end of life, don’t die with the regret that you weren’t brave enough or intuitive enough to take chances or risks.

Regret is a heavy burden. Try to set it down as soon as you can and carry on with your journey. You will go far without this weight on your shoulders.

Please share your thoughts and feedback in your comments.



The Sunday Whirl- The science experiment

Wordle #417

The new entry was bizarre. Alex stared at the tubes coming out of the stand. The weight of them was bending the whole contraption towards the ground. It was clear that the student who had designed this science experiment had spent a lot of time and effort on it in a bid to win the first prize. He strolled towards the group of the students near it and offered them a piece of advice. Give it some support before it crashed to the floor, because he was in no doubt that the shallow stand which was holding it was about to collapse.

In response to;




A review

She held the pages in her hand and thought hard. She was caught in a conundrum when her friend had asked her to review the book she was writing. She did tell her that she would not be able to be totally objective since they were such good friends. And now her worst suspicions were confirmed. The story was good but the writing was not up to the standard. If she were to be cruel to be kind, she would point out all the reasons that this should be rewritten all over again. The inner voice in her head was shouting at her to be brave and tell her friend that. But she knew her friend well enough to know the plaintive words which would follow. She would be hurt and would complain that the book was being judged too harshly. What to do now? She asked herself repeatedly. And didn’t know the answer. I guess I will have to be straight with her, she thought. Wasn’t it her friend’s dearest ambition to become a writer?

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;






Word of the day Challenge;