7 Bullet Friday – Biting the Bullet

  • Que Pasa Festival 2017: Que Pasa was a blast! Here are a couple of pics of our Salsa Rueda dance group. By the way, ladies often outnumber the gents, so for our demonstration I danced the leader role. As one of the ladies in our group says, “Denise, you ‘da man!”
    Find more details at: Salsa Rueda Club of Richmond and Salsa Guy Richmond
     
  • What I’m “reading” this week: I just finished the audio book version of Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. It’s the first in a series followed by Firefight and Calamity. It’s a story about an ordinary boy named David who has grown up in a world were super heroes (called Epics) are real. But, these men with extraordinary powers are not heroes, they are tyrants and dictators who look upon the rest of humanity as their minions and subjects. In presents an interesting question, does absolute power corrupt absolutely? And, if so, is it possible to find a super-human who is good and wants to fight for freedom and equality? This book has a fun side with our hero appreciating good metaphors because he sucks at them and humorously plausible Epic names like ComFlux, Mitosis, Limelight and Aftershock.
  • Bullet Journal: I’m biting the bullet and starting a bullet journal, BuJo to the obsessed. My reason for taking this on? I have way too many notebooks. I currently have one for each of my interests: general writing, Dragon World, dreams/inspirations, random thoughts/lists/to-do, and a calendar. I went looking for a way to put everything in one place and still have it organized and I found the Bullet Journal by Ryder Carroll. All you need is a notebook and a pen and you can create everything that you need. Of course, there are those who add color and pictures, brush lettering, etc. The beauty is, you can be as plain or as fancy as you want.
  • My favorite Abraham quote this week:
    “You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you’re wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, turned in, turned on as you can possibly be.” —Abraham
    To learn more about Abraham (channeled by Esther Hicks), the Law of Attraction, or to sign up for Abraham’s daily quote visit: http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php
  • My favorite writing prompt this week:
    “A child is born with an imagination so strong, it leaks into reality.”
  • My favorite writing quote this week:
    “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things that I’m afraid of.” –Joss Wheden
  • My Favorite from the inter-webs: My week has been chock-full or BuJo research. And even though I’m an artistic person, I’m also very practical. I want a BuJo that will help me be more productive with my writing, my blog and my art. Finding help with creating BuJo spreads that are professionally focused is a challenge. But, then enters ProJounaler, a page dedicated to people who want to track projects without getting too caught up in appearances. Although you can make attractive and colorful spreads, it’s the content that is the focus here, so it’s a ProJo.
    Check it out at: https://projournalers.org/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/projournalers/
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