Microadventure Planning: Escaping To Recharge

Microadventure Planning: Escaping To Recharge

As soon as I heard the term microadventure from explorer Alastair Humphries, I thought everyone needs more of these. To honour that twinkling thought in the mundaneness of normal routine, the theme here is planning more short escapes. With winter soon starting, there’s no better time then the present to start firing those idea neurons. … Continue reading

Writers In Rome

Writers In Rome

Rome is connected through a network of glorious cobblestone pathways. Cobblestone pathways like the words to a thousand page novel going on and on, into glorious book heaven, leading in and out throughout the city. The pages in my mind were falling all around from the second and third story stone windows floating through the … Continue reading

The One Week Writing Challenge

The One Week Writing Challenge

  Here’s seven days of writing ideas to sharpen your writer tools. Write away to your glorious hearts content. Monday: Oh Monday… how painful thou art. Write a 100 word piece about pain or conflict, and resolve it by the end. Best get this out of the way now, then move on to bigger and … Continue reading

Düsseldorf Wanderings

Düsseldorf Wanderings

They refer to a section of Düsseldorf as the longest bar in the world with more then 300 connected bars. It also boasts very handsome architecture. I arrived on a grey, cool day sometime at the end of October. The Rhine river flowed surprisingly quickly through the city. Some of the mid-rise stone buildings are a clear indication of … Continue reading

There’s Something About Liège…

There’s Something About Liège…

The French accent I’m listening to has a bit of a sharp edge to it as I approach the train station. Two hours from Cologne and I’m in an entirely new country, new language, new culture. I’m not so familiar with the Northeast France accent but I wonder, does it sound like the Belgian French … Continue reading

Ten Days Of Writing Exercises

Ten Days Of Writing Exercises

Sick of being categorized as the best E-How.com writer? Creating relevant and smart sounding HR blog postings got your down? Tired of copywriting TV advertising for law firms specializing in motor vehicle accidents? Time to think outside the “computer screen” and practice tailoring your wonderful scribbles to a new audience. Day 10: The good old … Continue reading

Summer Caving Tales

Summer Caving Tales

Bushy ferns line the pathway along a several km lakeside trail and through the thick forest. Sunlight pours in through the treetops. Groups of campers come by on a wide trail clearly marked. This is my microadventure. My day trip in the Gatineau park north of Ottawa. Gatineau park is in the Outaouais region, which … Continue reading