A Brand New Blog with a Fresh Perspective!

I’m drawing a line in the sand. Right…here. This will be the last post on It’s All a Matter of Perspective. It’s time for a fresh start, and I hope you’ll join me on the new blog, A Fresh Perspective,¬†and subscribe (over there) to keep getting posts in email. Please bookmark the link: http://jahangiri.us/2017 This Read More …

If We Were Having Coffee, I’d Tell You to #WriteBravely…

…but not foolishly. And kick you playfully in the shins, under the table, and wink. You’d say, “#WTFOW!” and I’d laugh. I’d say something about being a day late and a dollar short, but it doesn’t matter because this is my back patio and not Starbucks. “Awake now, are you?” I’d swallow another hot sip Read More …

A Taste of Home for the Next Generation (Interview with Sapna Anu George)

My guest, today, is Sapna Anu George. We met through Write Tribe, but really discovered our common interests once we started talking about freelance writing, family, and cookbooks. How did you first become a journalist and freelance writer? Sapna Anu George was exposed to language and words from a young age. Her grandfather worked for Read More …

Letter to My Errant Muse #wtfow #writebravely

Dear Fred, You and I have always had an uneasy alliance. I pooh-pooh the whole idea of a “Muse” as something akin to the myth of “writer’s block,” and say “I don’t need a Muse, for crying out loud.” You fling me a link to this scene and ask if I’d prefer to have a Read More …

Just Another Saturday Walk in the Park #wtfow #writebravely

Darkness envelops me like a blanket, and I burrow deeper into it, into sleep. It feels like warm, dark chocolate. But as I rise up from its depths, I remember I have things to do and the day’s a-wastin’. I reach out, fumblefingers inching across the bedside table in search of a strip of plastic Read More …

Maps

What do you think of, when you think of maps? Do you think of a quaint, old-fashioned globe? Or one of those huge pieces of paper that require magic incantations to re-fold properly? Travel Maps How do you develop empathy and appreciation for diversity? It helps to travel, and I was lucky to grow up Read More …

Write Tribe Festival of Words

The Write Tribe Festival Of Words Is Back #WTFOW, and I will be joining in the fun. The Write Tribe is a merry band of bloggers – if you read blogs, I’m sure you’re familiar with some of them – and they have accepted me into the “tribe” and made me feel like part of Read More …

Forgetting the Chupacabra #CCC #ShortStory

Lara loved to hike the verdant forest trails that paralleled the Little Lazy River. It was cooler, there, in the shade of old, vine-covered hawthorns and silverbells. The creek – it could hardly be called a river, really – meandered languidly in the sweltering heat; even moving water took on a sluggish, heavy stink when Read More …

Feeding the Right Wolf #WATWB

The theme for the end of June and the month of July has been life, laughter, and love. So much of all three. Yet despite two celebratory and relaxing weeks off, followed by a very productive return to work, the outside world oozes in with insidious soul-suckage. You can’t exactly go through life like a Read More …