There’s no place like home

Catching up on some Daily Prompts.  I am waaaaay behind, I know, but it’s been hectic!  So here goes:

If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you?

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I’m certain we have covered this one before?  Yes, definitely we have, my response to the prompt can be read here.

Since writing that piece, I must admit that I would be nice to have a “home-base” to return to between travels.

I’ll settle for Spain, thank you kindly!

Here is what other bloggers had to say:

  1. Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home | The Bluebird of Happiness 幸福
  2. Daily Prompt: There’s no place like home | con-Stella-rations
  3. Home of the Nomads | toopietheturtle
  4. Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home. « Meanwyle…
  5. Questions for a Nomadic Snail | E & E
  6. pencil pilot
  7. Daily Prompt: Moving | sukies original
  8. daily post challenge/There is no place like home | Carmela Snelbaker
  9. Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  10. Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home | Let There be Peace on Earth
  11. Home | Hekau: Words of Power
  12. Why This Is Not A Travel Blog | Breathing Space
  13. Home | aNadventures
  14. Nomadic Retirement: The American Way | Resident Alien — Being Dutch in America
  15. So. I went to Michigan | Adventures in the Underground

21st Century Citizen

Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

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Photo: http://fostercityblog.com/2013/03/then-and-now/

Sometimes I miss the world as it was when I was a child.  I look at children today and pity them.  When technology is down, it’s as if they don’t really know what to do to occupy the time.  In my time (gosh, that makes me sound so very old!), the world was our playground.  We could play outside whenever we wanted.  We had dolls and books for rainy days and TV was restricted to half an hour every day.  I remember my sister and myself listening in on phone calls – all phones were still routed through a central switchboard with an old lady at the other end “Nommer Asseblief?” (Number please?) and I miss the simplicity of those days.

On the other hand however, I am so grateful for where we are in terms of technology.  It sometimes is a curse, but can you imagine how difficult it would be to do our work without internet, email, etc?  It would be a nightmare.  Not to mention writing.  I have so much respect for Shakespeare, Hemingway and the likes.  How they managed to become famous without the internet boggles my mind.

So, generally speaking, I think I am pretty happy to be happy to live in the now!

Here are what 25 other bloggers had to say:

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  1. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen – show us MODERN. | masadiso79’s Blog
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  3. 21st Century Citizen | Geek Ergo Sum
  4. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen « Mama Bear Musings
  5. Abandoned, but for the sun and moon above |
  6. 21st Century Cat lives
  7. Catherine B.’s Blog | 21st Century Woman | Daily Prompt | Modern
  8. Product of my environment | Musings of a Suburban Creampuff
  9. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen / Modern | Postcards from
  10. RUSSIA’S REWIND | Standing Ovation, Seated
  11. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | Under the Monkey Tree
  12. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | brent’s iPhone 4S & japan
  13. I Could Be King And Drive a ‘49 Packard | The Jittery Goat
  14. Back When I Was Young: Movie theatres were BYOF | DCMontreal
  15. 1984… | thoughtsofrkh
  16. What is Modern to You May Not Be Modern to Me [Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen] | unknowinglee
  17. Born in the wrong decade | chaotic keyboard
  18. Imagination fodder | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  19. 21st Century | thelissachronicles
  20. 21st Century Citizen: Uncomfortable Me | Khana’s Web
  21. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | Faraziyya
  22. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | iChristian
  23. Lydablogger | Being Modern – I Belong
  24. Lydablogger | Being Socially Modern
  25. “Can I borrow a cup of cornmeal..” | Relax…

Which Google Search Term Got You Here?

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Photo: http://www.sovereignman.com/trends/try-this-google-search-11964/

 

Rummaging around the old Stats Tab, I decided to take a look at what search terms were used to get to my blog. What an interesting and thought-provoking tale it tells!

The majority of the search terms are all positive like “Robin Sharma’s Rules for Being Amazing“, “Obtaining Clarity” and “Success“.  I am very happy about this and hope that somewhere along the line I was able to inspire.

Unfortunately there are some terms which had me slightly troubled:

“Happy fathers day to someone old enough to be my dad” – this was the most popular one during the last seven days.  “Happy fathers day” I understand, but “to someone old enough to be my dad“?  I must admit, I don’t quite get that one!

Then there are quite a few with “photograph my penis” or “love your penis blog” somewhere in the search term.  I guess that would refer to my post about rules for boys.  Bottomline:  it is never, ever, ever a good idea!  Forget about it and move swiftly along.

The most disturbing search terms will have to be these two:

  • “View Rape Video”
  • Rapetown sex game”

At first I was disgusted, to say the least, that someone would be searching for rape videos or that there is actually a game you can play, which would include rape.  Don’t get me wrong it still disgusts me and it is just another sign of the absolutely sick society we have become.  However, let’s look at it from another perspective.

What would happen if we all had to do posts about how we object to rape; how we refuse to accept that it has become a part of who we are?  I’m not saying that our words can turn the scum of the earth into a decent human being, but perhaps we can plant a seed somewhere in him.  Perhaps that seed will sprout and, somewhere in the future, he might think twice before raping.

I certainly hope that the persons who came to be here by following any of those search terms, got something to think about.

Rape is wrong!  

  • I don’t care how bad your childhood was – you have the choice to learn from it and be a better person.
  • I don’t care how mad you are at your mother for not hugging you – it’s your choice to let go of the pain and show more love to your children than you ever had.
  • I don’t care how much you hate your ex-wife – only you can choose to treat women with love and respect.
  • If you have perverted sexual needs which can’t be satisfied by a normal, healthy sexual relationship, look up Copper Sulphate.  It worked wonders for the army boys.
  • If you feel the urge to take your frustration out on someone who is obviously not able to defend themselves against you, get a punchbag.
  • If you feel your mind playing tricks on, get medical advice next time you are “yourself”.
  • If you are on drugs or have a drinking problem, seek help.

There is simply no excuse which can justify such a horrendous act towards another human being.

Making someone else pay for something that was done to you will never fix anything!

 So, if you found your way here by means of some perverted need, stop and think about what you are doing.  There are many other ways to solve the problem.  Rape is not and never will be the answer.