She left none helpless for she is my Victorian era. A Mother, a child, a lost widower in the Sahara. To rise, to rise with the uprising stream. As she lingers with her soul she fought for her agleam. In the shadows they whisper as I feel her vivacity. But nonetheless, the wise spoke of […]


Past Imperfect – #479

Edward, left: “The aroma of this cognac is delicious. How delightful of you to offer such a treat.” Josephine, center: “It doesn’t smell like poison at all, does it?” Jean, right: “Josie, you fool. He’s going to get suspicious if you keep talking like that.” Edward: “Actually, I’m getting suspicious with how both of you […]

Past Imperfect – #479


Having mentioned the Addo Elephant National Park in my previous post, I delved into my folders to find a selection of photographs from a 2017 visit to give you an idea of some of the interesting things you can see there – apart from lions, hyenas, caracal and aardvarks that is. There are a number […]


Small Post About Sea Turtles . . . I’m Not Joking

So, I was in a classroom and noticed a poster.  I’d seen it before multiple times, but a new thought clicked in my head: There are only 7 species of sea turtles? I always thought there were more than that, but I only remembered a few.  No, there are only 7 and nearly all of […]

Small Post About Sea Turtles . . . I’m Not Joking

Poetry – Senryū – A Green Parasol – A poem by Goff James

Poem Attribution – Goff James – A Green Parasol Copyright (c) 2022 Goff James – All Rights Reserved  View more senryū poems by Goff James Thank you for your visit goffjamesart.wordpress.com Art Music Photography Poetry Quotations

Poetry – Senryū – A Green Parasol – A poem by Goff James

A Walk in Emily Carr´s Garden

Emily Carr, The Indian Church, 1929 I have long admired the work of Canadian artist and writer, Emily Carr. She was known for her expressive paintings of British Columbia’s coastal forests and the First Nation tribes that lived there. Emily Carr herself was an interesting character and is considered a Canadian icon. I have been to […]

A Walk in Emily Carr´s Garden

To Be, Or Not To Be, Either Way That’s A Lot Of Books – A Poem By Carol J Forrester

There’s a cunning to books I don’t own.Tricks the eye into slipping from shelves stacked ‘soon’where old resolutions staggerparchment pale and haggardaround uncracked spines. I play a teasing game,ply their pages with well-meaning,find an aged acquaintance,face new with forgetting. Thumb their successors guiltilylike a child caught, ear at the door,and smuggle home each new treasure,slip […]

To Be, Or Not To Be, Either Way That’s A Lot Of Books – A Poem By Carol J Forrester

Listen, Recall

Odilon Redon, Orpheus In early morning hush,the moon sings farewell,gelid murmured notesthrough white cat-paw clouds if you listen, recalllight recalls time recalls light,the ancient ships of night seasask whenask whatyou wantfrom the whispers and pulsesof mother music from earth and sky, the fiddle, flute, and drums ofwind-beats and tree rustle,the cardinal chirps and crow caws,black […]

Listen, Recall

Time Out from Reading

George hadn’t seen much of his young friend. Jim loved reading books up in his tree house where he would read for hours. As he sat on his porch, Old Blue lying at his feet, George longed for the times when Jim would come sit on his swing and hear about the night George got […]

Time Out from Reading

Will Be

Concentrate on what will be,how to make each day happyAnalyze the life you live,make a change, take what you give. Create a world, then rejoice,happiness is made by choice.Become what you most admire,ignite forces towards desires. Learn from lessons, remove drama,dissolving unwanted trauma.Do not feed dark, let it starve,instead heal life as it carves. Form […]

Will Be

Dried Fruit and Ginger Heavy Cream Cake

Noticing I somehow accumulated quite a few small quantities of different dried fruit, I decided the best way to use them was in a cake. This time, I wasn’t aiming at a moist cake, but rather, a cake with somewhat drier texture, that will hold the dried fruit well. Heavy cream cake came to mind, […]

Dried Fruit and Ginger Heavy Cream Cake

A poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings & some updates

Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings Samos, perhaps Crete – a poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings Samos, perhaps Crete on the barren shoreyou play your mandolinI conjugate “to leave” in the voice of treesthe air reverberates expressions of old godsthe space changes its mindmaybe it is Samos, perhaps it is […]

A poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings & some updates

Golden sparrow…..


Turning pages of history

Revealing stories of discovery,

My eyes glued over a page

the page of our drainage,

Flowed out emotions of standing

in the stream of understanding,

The place of Gods of morality,

rulled by gods of humanity,

The place of oneness in main,

from showering in rain, to travelling in train,

Seems like imaginations of vow

where are this now?

Seems like glued over tales

of no fairy, no mails.....

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Your Promise arrive…..


In the race of rain,
I found bodies with pain

In the basement of my vein,
I found river with your name

In the tape of my brain,
I found series with your clay

In the middle of this chain,
I found Autumn with your break

In the storm of silent rain,
I found grave with your name

In the World of Paradise,
I found promise by your main...

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Memories of life…..


Standing like a shadow
of no feelings and no tatoo,

Ticking back my meadow
of no soil and no tomatoo,

Life of a plant as some rice,

of some fertilizers and some fungi

Life of a animal as some knight,
of some Deadulus and some in king fights

Life of a man as some coin,

of some with legs and some with sight

Life of a storm as some fine,

of some in ventricles and some in mines

Men have two lifes
one with movement and one with light,

Physical have dreams and desires
Light have feelings and sighs..

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CarlTanzlerwas a man of many talents. He was a German-born radiologist born inDresenon 8 February 1877. He was a former submarine captain in World War I and an accomplished inventor with nine university degrees.

​In his early childhood, he claimed to be visited frequently by one of hislong-dead ancestors,Countess Anna Constantia vonCosel,who kept showing him the face of his one true love, a dark-haired woman.Tanzlercarried the memory of that lovely woman into his adult life.

​Tanzler, at the age of 43, married a young woman, Doris Schafer,with whom he had two children in his native countrybefore the familyemigratedto America in 1926. Soon after the arrival, Carl decided the family life wasn’t for him. He abandoned his wife and children to work in the United States Marine Hospital in Key West, Florida.

After taking the job at the hospital as a radiological technician in 1927, he maintained a low profile and…

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DREAM CHASER: The voices you should never listen to


The voice that says it’ll never work.

“The biggest difference I’ve noticed between successful and unsuccessful people isn’t intelligence or opportunity or resources. It is the belief that they can make their goals happen.” – James Clear

J.K. Rowling rose from being a jobless single mother living off government aids to one of the bestselling authors of all time. She could not afford a computer or the cost of photocopying her 90,000-word novel, so she manually typed out each version to send to publishers. The original ‘Harry Potter’ pitch was rejected twelve times until a publishing house in London gave it a second chance after the CEO’s eight year-old daughter fell in love with it.

Are things not going your way right now? No matter how hard you try, the pieces just aren’t fitting. In place of encouragements, you get discouragements. Clamp your ears and go la, la, la, la…

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PERSONALITY DISORDERS: The Reasons Why You Behave The Way You Do



Every individual has a unique personality.

Personality is a set of characteristics within a person that influences their beliefs, cognitions, social attitude, emotions and behaviors. It is the way of thinking, reacting, feeling and behaving that makes a person different from other people. It impacts how we view ourselves and what we believe about others and our perspective about the world around us.

Personality Disorder

A personality disorder is a type of mental health condition characterized by an extreme, inflexible and unhealthy lifelong pattern of thoughts, emotions, functioning and behavior that deviates from the expectations of the culture. It leads to distress, significant problems, and limitations in relationships, social activities and work or school settings. It tends to emerge from adolescence or early adulthood and lasts over time.


Tentypes of personality disorders have been identified and are grouped into three clusters, based on similar characteristics and symptoms.


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