Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 5, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #17

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #17

“The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind.”

– William Falconer

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.”

– John Updike

Today’s theme = Sailing

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 5, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #16

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #16

What will you do this week to celebrate the arrival of May?

My two cents, but please share yours:

The spring rains decided to take a break this week. So, I’m going to indulge for five minutes each day and enjoy watching the boats out on the nearby lake, all sparkling in the sunshine under the Texas-blue sky.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 5, 2021

Movie Corner – 2021 – Post #4 – Perfect for May

Movie Corner – 2021 – Post #4 – Perfect for May

What movie would be perfect to watch in May?

My two cents, but please share yours:

This month, I’m going with another classic romantic musical, Camelot (1967). This lush version of the King Arthur tale stars Richard Harris, Franco Nero, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 28, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #16

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #16

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

– Steve Jobs

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift!”

– Joyce Meyer

Today’s theme = Focus

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 28, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #15

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #15

What is currently your favorite afternoon ritual?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Recently, I’ve been indulging in a mug of chicken broth with a scoop of collagen powder whisked in. This warm drink is as comforting, as soothing, as a cup of tea, but is loaded with nutrients that help me focus in the late afternoon.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 28, 2021

Hand-Me-Down Wisdom Corner – 2021 – Post #2 – Focus

Hand-Me-Down Wisdom Corner – 2021 – Post #2 – Focus

What is that old saying about focusing?

My two cents, but please share yours:

“Where you focus, that’s where you’ll go. What you focus on, that’s what will grow.”

I’ve heard this saying for a long time but have no information on where it originally came from. It certainly does seem to be true. So, I’m very careful to make sure my priorities are well sorted and my time is well spent.

What are your thoughts on this?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 21, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #15

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #15

“The stars look the same from night to night. Nebulae and galaxies are dully immutable, maintaining the same overall appearance for thousands or millions of years. Indeed, only the sun, moon and planets – together with the occasional comet, asteroid or meteor – seem dynamic.”

– Seth Shostak

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”

– Jack London

Today’s theme = Meteors

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 21, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #14

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #14

What is currently your favorite spring and summer evening activity?

My two cents, but please share yours:

In our area, weather permitting, spring and summer are the best seasons for watching meteor showers and planets. In years to come, the optimal seasons will shift. But for now, I’m looking forward to the Lyrid and Perseids meteor showers.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 21, 2021

Book Corner – 2021 – Post #3

Book Corner – 2021 – Post #3

What are you currently reading, and are you enjoying your books?

My two cents, but please share yours:

For fiction, I’m part way into The Seventh Victim (Texas Rangers Book 1) by Mary Burton. This book is more serial murder mystery but has some romance. So far, I’m enjoying this story.

For nonfiction, I’m starting to study Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks by Roibeard O Maolalaigh with Iain MacAonghus. Learning this language is part of my preparation for writing my next series, a set of Scottish time-travel romances.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | April 13, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #14

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #13

“How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?”

– Charles de Gaulle

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Grilled cheese and tomato soup is the ultimate comfort meal.”

– Ina Garten

Today’s theme = Cheese

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