Hello and welcome! Come on in and take a seat. I’ll get you a nice mug of a very strong French Roast, though, as always, we have a variety of teas, hot cocoa and other warm, nonalcoholic beverages. And today you’ll want the warm liquids as it is snowing outside. Outside where, you ask? Well, by the picture at the top of the page those who have stopped by before should know I’m in New Hampshire this weekend.
After all of the excitement of last week this has been a pretty boring week. I’ve dipped a little deeper into yoga and plan on continuing down that path.
I’m involved in a creative project, but I don’t want to say too much until I’m ready to unveil it. OK, it involves music.
Then there’s work, work around the house, paying bills, taking care of animals and other boring adult activities. If you didn’t read my review of Alienora Taylor’s book “Come Laughing” you may not get the joke.
And that’s about it.
Oh, one thing. We finally took down our Christmas tree. I know, it’s late January, but as you’ve seen in my other posts, we’ve been very busy. The animals were very sad to see it go away and I’ll miss it. It if it didn’t eat up so much space I’d keep it up all year. (Last year we broke down and got an artificial tree).
From my post earlier this week some of you may have seen I’ve been experimenting with other social media a bit more. I joined Google Plus and have actually started using Twitter for a little more than having my blog posts go out to no one as tweets. I’ll get my “platform” up and running at some point.
As I said in my last few “Coffee” posts, my blog is actually doing better this year, which makes me happy. On the other hand, as I write this I haven’t had a single view in almost 15 hours. Strange.
Some of you may have noticed that I have been trying to clean up my blog a bit. Idiot Writer gave me a few good pointers and I’ve started to create new pages and a new menu system to make finding old posts easier.
I’ve been getting involved in the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion social media movement. I’ve decided to create a Trent’s World theme for this:
Empathy is the glue that holds society together and compassion is what makes a group of people a civilization. Without holding our hands out to our fellow humans we become savages. We are all in this together, in a closed system, so we must all help each other. How lonely life must be for those selfish people who don’t realize this simple truth! How lonely for anyone who doesn’t realize that all are our brothers and sisters! How lonely must the self-righteous be!
I’ve posted it on Facebook and Tweeted the first sentence with the hashtag #1000Speak.
If you don’t know about 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion the hope is that on February 20 at least 1000 people will blog, tweet, etc about compassion. Hopefully our voices will help counterbalance all of those who blog about hate, extremism and intolerance. Sign up on the Facebook page.
I hope you all had a great week and that next week is even better! Thanks for dropping by and sharing a cup of coffee, or the hot beverage you chose, with me!
Part time Monster, which originated the “If We Were Having Coffee” posts, is now hosting a weekly Weekend Coffee Share. Go over there and join other bloggers for a cup of coffee!