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CreativeSpider
Canada (for the Interim)
Fiction & Script Writer and Editor
Interests: Film & Television, Books, Travel, Food, Challenges/Learning
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Writers and bloggers suffer from occasional “writer’s block”—unable to conceive of what to write or post. We’re in limbo, in an uncertain state. Nothing’s coming to mind; nothing’s happening. <groan> That’s me this week re posting. I’m experiencing a “duh” moment (okay, maybe a few). So what do we do... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Creative Spider 3
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Mid April and a glacial ice storm rages outside. Spring sprang . . . and sprinted to sights unseen. Magnificent oak and cherry trees should be budding, and colorful crocuses and tulips poking through the earth. Instead, layers of icy wetness shroud still slumbering nature and man-made dwellings like veils... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Mid April and a glacial ice storm rages outside. Spring sprang . . . and sprinted to sights unseen. Magnificent oak and cherry trees should be budding, and colorful crocuses and tulips poking through the earth. Instead, layers of icy wetness shroud still slumbering nature and man-made dwellings like veils... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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It’s been over 18 months since I’ve been “home”, but who’s counting? Not I! I’m such a liar. <LOL> I miss the: amazing aloha spirit (!) awesome diversity brisk walks (anywhere and everywhere) sitting by the beach with a Mai-Tai lively Chinatown exciting Ala Moana Center fun festivals bustling markets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Yeah, I’m no longer a spring chicken—or “gum snapper” as a retired friend often says. Not sure if that makes me happy or sad. Like having the maturity and wisdom; don’t like having the wrinkles and crinkles! Having bored of listening to the same music, I opted for trying some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Last week, I posted about my new little friend, Ducky. (He’s doing fine, thanks.) This week, it’s about the 20,000 rubber duckies that floated in the Ala Wai Canal for the 31st Annual Geat Hawaiian Duck Race. How I miss “home” . . . the Duck Race, SPAM festival, Aloha... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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No, not quoting Tony “Scarface” Montana. <LOL> Talking about Ducky, my new little fuzzy friend. He’s a tad shy, which is why he caught my fancy. Poor little guy was stuck at the back of a bunch of Easter confreres who thought they were cuter and more buyable. Not so.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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The odds of winning in a lottery, according to Wonderopolis.org is 1 in 14 million—that’s the estimate for 6 numbers in a pool of 49. In 2009, CBC stated that you had a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning big in one of Canada’s lotteries. And according... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Milestone = a noteworthy event or stage in the life, progress, development of a person or nation, etc. The world has had countless milestone moments that have shaped and defined it . . . much as every one of us has had. Certain birthdays are considered milestones and I’m having... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Some days, finding a topic to post about is a true challenge. It’s not that you can’t think of an idea . . . it’s that you think of too many! <LOL> We’ve got politics (never good to touch upon, unless you’re some sort of political analyst), sports (can you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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The news is chockablock full of, yeah, news. Tidings and reports. Events / ideas / concepts / hearsay to share. Or condemn or rationalize, support or debate. I’ll pass. For today. Given it’s a long weekend—it's Family Day on Monday—here’s a tidbit about how it came to be. In part,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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There are days where nothing nice or decent seems to happen. And just as another sigh of world-weariness floats across the room, an image, a photo, a flash of absolute cuteness catches you off guard. A smile tugs at your lips and a tear (of joy) trickles from an eye.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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We endured the January blahs and now we’re embracing the February blues with the same enthusiasm a teen would an 8:00 curfew. I suspect, however, Feb Blues only apply to those who live in cold climates where winter seems to last for 10 months. (I truly can’t imagine anyone feeling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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. . . if a woodchuck could chuck wood? <LOL> Haven’t heard that in while. Given Groundhog Day is around the corner, it seemed a fitting, hmm, tribute. A groundhog, by the by, is also known as a woodchuck or a marmot, but not Chuck, who’s actually a fellow coworker.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Numerous people claim angels exist. Certainly, I’ve always dreamed of meeting one, but never thought it possible. In the last few weeks, I’ve encountered three—or rather they happened upon me. If you’ve followed my blog, you know 2017 was a pretty taxing year for yours truly. No vacation or time-off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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To push [one’s] button can mean to: purposely annoy or aggravate to trigger a [desired] response intentionally needle another person without reason deliberately erode someone’s patience calculatedly exploit someone’s weaknesses, or sexually be attracted to someone. And then, of course, there’s to deliberately push a button (a switch)—such as certain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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Time is (has always been) a fascination of mine. It moves quickly. “Now”—the true present—is merely a blink, a quick breath, before it evolves into the past. The future is always before us; it never truly is. 2017 was a so-so year. Okay, it was a crappy year, I readily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Creative Spider 3
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In a few hours 2017 will be another year ended, a memory. We’ll be wishing each other a fantastic New Year and [fervently] hoping it will indeed prove a good one. Surprisingly, I’m not alone in viewing 2017 as a trying year. Numerous year-end posts offer a vast gamut of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Yay (!) to another year coming to pass . . . one that was filled with trials and challenges, growth and progression. Yay (!) to an upcoming New Year . . . one [undoubtedly] filled with more of the same. <LOL> It’s all good! If Life threw no curveballs, how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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This week a Christian friend provided a bit of [a much needed] talking to. No need to go into details, but one thing she did state: “stop being bitter”. I’d never viewed myself as bitter. Now and again, I can prove resentful, yes. Sometimes I’m (very) sad, yes. Frustrated on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Okay, I don’t usually promote a company or product, or anything like that. That’s not the intent of this blog. That said, I have to commend Amazon for awesome service. Whenever I have an issue—and no, it’s not often—the CSR resolves it (more than) satisfactorily. Other companies rank far from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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It’s hard keeping up with social media. Maybe it’s just an age thing. I’m sure those born into the era of computers deal with it just fine. Finally got on Instagram. I’d heard it was for photos and vids, so I’d steered clear (my life’s been, and is, kinda in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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I’ve been talking to God a lot. I’m not sure He’s actually listening, though my Christian friends would declare that He most certainly is. The important thing is I’m sharing my thoughts and emotions, pain and turmoil. It feels good to purge. That intermittent, pitiful why-me-God? tone and attitude, however,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Traveled back in time the other night. Like, 30+ years. Watched a show from the early 80s. The plot: band wars in a grotty LA bar. The “bad guys” were in a punk band (they didn’t sound half bad, LOL) while the “good guys" (uh, gal) belonged to a new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Another year and another day to pay tribute to those courageous, selfless men and women who served/serve their country. Truly, though, we should honor them all year round. Whenever I see a troop, I feel honored, even emotional. That these individuals are ready to give up their lives to help... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Creative Spider 3