“Unexpected Guest”


You walk into your home to find a couple you don’t know sitting in your living room, eating a slice of cake. Tell us what happens next. After completing my morning walk along the beach that ended with coffee with fellow walkers overlooking the ocean. We discuss and debated the important issues of the day, such as sports, the tides, and the upcoming Christmas holiday. These morning discussions … Continue reading “Unexpected Guest”

“Life Line”


You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insist she reads your palm. You hesitate but, agree. What does she tell you? I cannot imagine a female passenger sitting next to me on a long flight asking to read my palm. Hesitation is an understatement, and I would not agree. Now, I could imagine a passenger who had too many drinks … Continue reading “Life Line”

“Pick Your Gadget”


Your local electronics store has just started selling time machines, anywhere doors, and invisibility helmets. You can only afford one. Which of these do you buy, and why? This prompt provides fantastic choices. At my advanced age, I have developed a lot of wisdom, and I would not purchase any of the three. However, forty years ago, as a teenager, I would have enjoyed an … Continue reading “Pick Your Gadget”

“Pour Some Sugar on Me”


What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? Tell us about the anticipation and delight of eating you favorite desert. Not into sweets? Tell us all about your weakness for that certain salty snack.  Ahhhh, yes… the sweetness of sugar is an addictive commodity that is loved the world over. I … Continue reading “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

The Wanderer


Tell us about the top five place you’ve always wanted to visit The word “Wanderer” is the name I gave my motorcycle nine years ago. I wandered across the US from Key West Florida to Fairbanks Alaska, one town at a time. However, when I started blogging I discovered the world of nomadic travelers/bloggers, and I like the idea of becoming a nomadic world traveler. … Continue reading The Wanderer

Climate Control


The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?  Last month was filled with lots of daily writing to include my participation with the National Novel Writing Month, my online modern poetry class and the eight posting for this blog. I’m proud to say I finished with just … Continue reading Climate Control

“Teach Your Bloggers Well”


We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. In response to today’s WordPress post prompt,  “Teach Your Bloggers Well.” I start with the basic foundation of planning. To be successful in anything in life, planning, and preparation are the foundations towards success. So, the first important lesson is to explain … Continue reading “Teach Your Bloggers Well”

“The Outsiders”


WordPress Daily Post Prompt Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that. During the summer of 1968, at age 10, I was allowed to ride my bicycle down the sidewalk and around the block to a friends house. My only rule was to be home before the street lights are activated. If the front and back … Continue reading “The Outsiders”

“The Great Pretender”


WordPress Daily Posts, “The Great Pretender.” Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome? The imposter syndrome describes a feeling of inadequacy, & intellectual fraudulence, yet having the skills and knowledge indicating the opposite is true. I have experienced the imposter syndrome feeling many times throughout my previous career and currently as a writer, blogger, poet, and photographer. Although, I … Continue reading “The Great Pretender”

“Trick Questions”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trick Questions.” A Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece — about you. What are the three questions you hope she doesn’t ask you? It was March 19, 2012, and I was in Palayan City in the Philippines when I stopped at the Joross Internet cafe for an interview with a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter. The … Continue reading “Trick Questions”

“By the Comma”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “By the Dots.” We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks! Comma, comma, comma, comma! Every time I write, I sometimes become confused using comma’s properly. However; after, consuming … Continue reading “By the Comma”

“Frequently Asked Questions”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “FAQ.” Interview someone — a friend, another blogger, your mother, the mail carrier — and write a post based on their responses. I interviewed the Pre-Published Independent Author, and he is excited about his current National Novel Writing Month preparation also known as NaNoWriMo. The month-long event starts November 1, 2015, at 12:01 am. The excitement is … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions”

“The New School”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The New School.” You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds? If I was given the opportunity to redesign the education system as we know it in the U.S. The … Continue reading “The New School”

“Seven Wonders”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Seven Wonders.” Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be? In order to allow someone to understand what is being stated. My experience with the following seven words has been extremely helpful with whatever, word, words, phrase or comment isn’t heard, or … Continue reading “Seven Wonders”

“A True Saint”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A True Saint.” In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game. Three hundred years into the future scientist read my legendary historical blog “The Nomadic Adventure.” Several blog post inspired the scientist to name the first … Continue reading “A True Saint”

“Saved by Safety Equipment”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Saved by the Bell.” Tell us about a time when you managed to extract yourself from a sticky situation at the very last minute. I was returning home traveling east along a two-lane road crossing the western prairies of Kansas in the middle of July. I had been traveling three weeks on my motorcycle amassing over five thousand miles … Continue reading “Saved by Safety Equipment”

Day 4: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment; “Paddling Adventure”


We find faults in ourselves, in others, and in the world around us all the time. We may accept these imperfections or complain about them, try to fix them or celebrate them — whatever our attitude may be, they add friction and texture to our lives. The limerick at a glance: • Limericks are traditionally composed of five lines of verse. • The traditional rhyming scheme of … Continue reading Day 4: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment; “Paddling Adventure”

Day 3: Skin, Prose Poem, Internal Rhyme


Our skin often announces (correctly or not) our age and ethnicity, tells stories of injuries, operations, and accidents, and conveys to our brain everything from the pain of a slap to the warmth of a hug. Prose poetry at a glance: A prose poem is any piece of verse written using the normal typography of prose, while style maintaining elements of poetry, like rhythm, imagery, … Continue reading Day 3: Skin, Prose Poem, Internal Rhyme

Writing 201 Poetry Day 2: Gift, Acrostic, Simile “Hate”


There’s a whole array of sensations and emotions attached to gifts, whether you’re the gifter or the giftee. The tension between packaging and contents, the joy of tearing through layers of wrapping, the surprise or disappointment of discovery once you know what’s inside.”Hate” Some interesting ways to use acrostics include writing a poem that asks a question to which the answer is the spelled-out word; … Continue reading Writing 201 Poetry Day 2: Gift, Acrostic, Simile “Hate”

“Connect the Dots”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Connect the Dots.” Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life. Write about that. The scheduled J.N. Ding Darling Days will take place October 18-25 2015, which is located on Sanibel Island in Florida. Many people will not be interested in this event unless you live nearby. However, this is … Continue reading “Connect the Dots”

“Good and Evil”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Wicked Witch.” Write about evil: how you understand it (or don’t), what you think it means, or a way it’s manifested, either in the world at large or your life. The opposites of Good and Evil, Love and Hate, Night and Day, or Ying and Yang, are consistently seen throughout the history of humanity. Do not feed … Continue reading “Good and Evil”

“Papa Loves Jazz”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Papa Loves Mambo.” What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes? “Music Speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it a rest, heals the heart and make it whole, flowing from heaven to the soul!” As a … Continue reading “Papa Loves Jazz”

“Mirror ,Mirror, On the Wall!”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall.” Think of your blog as a mirror: what does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, and bio post. What does every element tell you about yourself? Nomadic Traveler, speaking to his magic mirror, Mirror, mirror, on the wall, do I have the fairest travel blog of them all? Mirror’s response, Why, … Continue reading “Mirror ,Mirror, On the Wall!”

“Too Soon”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Too Soon?.” Can anything be funny, or are some things off limits? The term “Too Soon” is based on the individual comedic person and their ability to handle a room fill with customers who want to laugh. No subject or issue is too soon if the comedian utilizes their skills in various formats to bring laughter. However, … Continue reading “Too Soon”