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 …

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 …

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 …

Summer Morning Walk at Kickerillo-Misher Preserve

I don’t know that my heart was really in it, this morning, when I left the house for a brisk walk. The clouds were reminiscent of the dream fragments still clinging, like cobwebs, half-forgotten, in my brain. Tornado dreams, again–a direct hit, but with surprisingly little damage. I glanced at the sky, now and then, Read More …

New Blog Smell? 2013 Called, Wanted Its Theme Back

Trivia question for you: Why is my blog’s URL http://jahangiri.us/2013? Meanwhile, WordPress has undergone many updates, big and small. Readers visiting this site on mobile devices have increased 524.5%. No matter how much I liked my old theme, that was a clear signal that it was time to change – to be more responsive to Read More …

Baiting the Hook with Originality

Remember that old song, “Charlie Brown,” by The Coasters? “Why is everybody always picking on me?” What woman hasn’t heard this line: “They boys only pick on you because they like you.” We all know that’s mostly not true, but now and then… Well, you have to admit it’s fun to sit up high in Read More …