Tales: Bloganuary # 11 (Boldly Living Bourdain-ism)

The prompt for Day 11 of the Bloganuary challenge is “What does it mean to live boldly?” To live boldly generally means to live a life without reservations.  I use the word reservation becaues it will forever remind me of Anthony Bourdain.  A figure who has inspired me to travel and start a blog that…

Tales: Bloganuary (Critical Assumptions End Here)

The prompt for January 9th is “What do people assume incorrectly about me? For me, it depends on when and where you met me. If you met me as a child in preschool to high school, the assumption would be that I was a loser, nerd, or just another non-player character existing in the landscape…

Tales: Bloganuary (Writing is a Superpower)

The prompt for January 8th is “What do you like most about your writing? I wonder how many people found this prompt challenging to respond to in the briefest way possible. I love writing and have a long list of reasons I am drawn to it. That previous statement would seem even more bazaar if…

Tales: Bloganuary (Laughing at the Comment Section)

Day 7 prompt was What makes you laugh? This topic isn’t something that I think of very often. I can say that there are no actual defining criteria on what makes me break out in joyful laugher. One moment it can be because I am watching scenes from the old Dave Chapelle tv show and…

Tales: Bloganuary (Inspired by Jamaica Kincaid)

The prompt for January 6th is “Who is someone that inspires you and why? This is another difficult prompt because we encounter many inspirations throughout our lifetime. But, at the moment, I can only think of one person, and that person is Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardson, an author who goes by the name Jamaica Kincaid….

Tales: Bloganuary (What I Wish I Knew How to Do!)

I am a day late and a dollar short, but yesterday I intended on posting the on 5th day of Bloguanuary, and it didn’t happen. The prompt for January 5th was “What is something you wish you knew how to do?” I honestly have a laundry list of things I wish I knew how to…

Tales: 愛のコリーダ In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses or L ’Empire des Sens is a Japanese art film released in 1976. This film tells the story of two lovers and the passion that engulfs them as ones’ obsession turns deadly. This sounds like an introduction to a Lifetime movie, one where the man or woman does something…

Tales: Flowers at a Palace

My favorite photos are always of flowers and plants for some reason. This was taken at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, Austria. Plants and flowers are the only things in nature that are always photogenic; but never have to stop and pose, fix their face, or change their dress. They are just gorgeous naturally.  

Tales: Rural Lifestyle Expert, Fairyland Cottage

This blog is dedicated to looking at the work of Niamh Traynor, the owner, and creator of Fairyland Cottage. If I could describe the Fairyland Cottage channel, I would say that it is comforting, inspirational, and captures simple living at its best.

Tales: Rural Lifestyle Foodies (Part 2)

The YouTube channel Traditional Me is owned by Sri Lankan based, content creator Nadee. Her hobby is making delicious food for her family found in her native land of Sri Lanka and other neighboring places such as India, Malay, and Arabic countries.

Tales: Moving to Italy for 1 Year?

I believe everyone can equally say that this year has been extraordinary.  It was only around March when the reality of COVID-19 started gaining steam in most western countries, while other places were dealing with it as far back as December 2019 to January 2020.  For some, it took until mid-April for the lockdowns to…

Tales: Delight in Horror – Part 2

I swear, I will get to my horror movie list shortly, but I still have to explain why I have made this genre mine. This is the last part of the blog so take this as my Ode to Horror.  The first horror movie I truly enjoyed, made me think about what was going on…

Tales: What I’ve Learnt Thus Far…

Ultimately the best lessons I’ve consumed during these months is understanding that the world is a mad place, and it will always be. It will be no madder today than 100 years ago or 100 years from now. Just like everyone else, I march forwards with the crowd until we cannot march anymore, all while coming to various conclusions about ourselves and life, and this is what I’ve learned thus far.