Category: W is for

In this excellent collection of some of the coolest posts from this past #april2013atoz blog challenge, Sandra Tyler has gathered some of the more interesting posts from various bloggers throughout the challenge.

Sandra browsed the over 1,000 participants in the challenge for the long haul, asked for suggestions, edited some posts down to an anthology perfected post and published them all as issue #3 of the The Woven Tale Press.

Take a peek at some of the more beautiful, unique, interesting, creative and downright funny posts that she came across that she deemed worthy to become anthologized.

Bookmark this issue’s page, give yourself time to browse it at your leisure so you get the full value of these special edition entries.

I am so glad I participated (and finished) the challenge this year. It was my first, probably NOT my last. Once I decided on my theme it was a most rewarding experiences. And tons of fun! I met many new friends along the way, both those visiting my posts and by visiting new and adventurous bloggers I might never have become aware of. I even met one (or more?) blogger from my own neck of the woods!

A Woven Tale Press #3

A Woven Tale Press #3

I’m not going to add any links to others who accepted the 2013 challenge, because you will have plenty of links and choices to catch the rest of many of the included bloggers.

So, here it is, your link to a wondrous mini adventure into the A to Z April 2013 blog challenge. The Woven Tale Press #3 (or click Woven Press image).

On second thought, to pay homage to Ms Tyler, whose concept and hard work brought us this lovely blog gift, I will link you to her blog: A Writer Weaves a Tale

Thanks a billion bunches for all the hard work all the atoz challengers took on. It would certainly take more than a year to read all the posts of all the challenge bloggers, so this issue now on the e-stands is a great place to start an exploration of the many participants for 2013.

Namaste + smiles and hugs…



Day 23 of the April 2013 AtoZ Challenge… enjoy…

I may have forgotten to mention my theme – it is fractals, fractal art, everything fractal up to and including my new book Fractal Dreams! Have a look around my pages and such to see lots more fractals. Also, every Friday I post a FridayFractalFeature (fff, for short) for all to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and engaging in the A to Z 2013 Challenge! This is my FIRST ever, so I’m pretty excited! So every day I will post a fractal whose title starts with the letter of the day… and perhaps other things fractal related.

W is for….
the fractal for W is: Wind Layered



Wind Layered is not in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.

Check out all my art at the following galleries:

#fractals #AtoZChallenge #bloghop

Disclaimer: I am NOT a mathematician, so please forgive the uneducated tone of my definitions. I am an artist, so I try to explain the math of fractals to the best of my (limited)Β  ability.

Don’t forget to check out some of these other excellent AtoZChallenge participants:
The Armchair Squid
Let’s Get Out of Here
Literary Engineer
A Pieceful Life

it feels like there should be a part 2, but since I couldn’t find it, here something else instead…

and now, back to your regularly scheduled Wednesday…


OH MY… Don’t Cry…

W is for… Who, DR WHO!

Waiting is waiting is…

Hi… before I get to the waiting part, here’s a word from our sponsor (jk)…

and now…. here is what I am (and I hope ALL of you are) waiting for:

Aren’t you excited? I SURE am EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See it? It says right there: Available December 2012. There’s not that many days left in December, 2012 doncha’ know…

All this week, I shall feature another waiting and excited soul’s trailer — stay tuned for more people who are/have reason to be excited too!!!
I can’t wait to share them all!!!


OK, I admit Michio Kaku IS a hard act to follow…

W is for… waiting


Video made by: Gail Thornton, the very talented!
Redmund Pro: M3, Red, the very driven
FineArtsAmerica: Buddhakat’s latest gallery – WITH a bio pic!!

And Still They Laugh…



W… is for Wednesday

L… is for Laugh


GB says NSFW, for sure…

IMHO, This fella is really good, and I must admit, he is new to me (at least that I can remember)… Even though this performance is almost 20 years old, and a couple references are dated, by and large his routines could be done verbatim today and resonate. I wouldn’t call him a “precursor” or “ahead of his time”, but I would say he sees/saw the world as it really is, and not influenced by anyone or anything.
One of my favorite comments about him was that, when his folks took him to a therapist in his teens, after one visit, the therapist told him “…it’s them, not you…”
I DO like his style, and he has excellent timing… I think he reads his audience really well too…
these vids are all pieces of a performance he gave in London in the year prior to his death (he may have known at performance time that he was dying, tho he may not have quite got the imminence of it all…)
If you knew of him, hopefully, you guessed right withOUT looking. If you did not, I am pleased to introduce you to him.

The first quote I gave you is a direct quote from this performance (nearish to the end, methinks).

Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.

so it’s time to decide if you’re ready to find out who the hell this is, because, obviously, even if you don’t recognize him, his name is on each episode/vid. Longest one is only about 13 minutes, most are 10ish or so. Bio and links at the end of the post…


For the most part, NSFW!!!


Revelations 2/8


4/8 NSFW!!!!!!!!!

5/8 NSFW!!!!!




BIO can be found at:
his website

Another reference that I used as hint/clue here on Wiki:

Denis Leary

For many years, Hicks was friends with fellow comedian Denis Leary. But in 1993 Hicks was angered by Leary’s album No Cure for Cancer, which featured lines and subject matter similar to Hicks’ routine.[22] According to American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story by Cynthia True, upon hearing the album “Bill was furious. All these years, aside from the occasional jibe, he had pretty much shrugged off Leary’s lifting. Comedians borrowed, stole stuff, and even bought bits from one another. Milton Berle and Robin Williams were famous for it. This was different. Leary had practically line for line taken huge chunks of Bill’s act and recorded it.”[23]

The friendship ended abruptly as a result.[24]

At least three stand-up comedians have gone on the record stating they believe Leary stole Hicks’s material as well as his persona and attitude.[25][26][27] In an interview, when Hicks was asked why he had quit smoking, he answered, “I just wanted to see if Denis would, too.”[28]

In another interview, Hicks said, “I have a scoop for you. I stole his [Leary’s] act. I camouflaged it with punchlines, and, to really throw people off, I did it before he did.”

Related sources:
Sacred Cow Artist Bios

From his Bio on his website:

On February 7th, 1994, Bill wrote his last words to the world:

I was born William Melvin Hicks on December 16, 1961 in Valdosta, Georgia. Ugh. Melvin Hicks from Georgia. Yee Har! I already had gotten off to life on the wrong foot. I was always β€œawake,” I guess you’d say. Some part of me clamoring for new insights and new ways to make the world a better place.

All of this came out years down the line, in my multitude of creative interests that are the tools I now bring to the Party. Writing, acting, music, comedy. A deep love of literature and books. Thank God for all the artists who’ve helped me. I’d read these words and off I went – dreaming my own imaginative dreams. Exercising them at will, eventually to form bands, comedy, more bands, movies,anything creative. This is the coin of the realm I use in my words – Vision.

On June 16, 1993 I was diagnosed with having β€œliver cancer that had spread from the pancreas.” One of life’s weirdest and worst jokes imaginable. I’d been making such progress recently in my attitude, my career and realizing my dreams that it just stood me on my head for a while. β€œWhy me!?” I would cry out, and β€œWhy now!?”

Well, I know now there may never be any answers to those particular questions, but maybe in telling a little about myself, we can find some other answers to other questions. That might help our way down our own particular paths, towards realizing my dream of New Hope and New Happiness. Amen.

I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.

On Saturday, February 26th, 1994, Bill died. He was 32.

RE: clues/hints:
category W is for William
yes, there was a Leary, Denis, not Timothy
I know some of the hints were off-the-wall, but so is this post, if you ask me (and so am I)!!!!



BELOW is a quote from an intelligent young man, something that he said many many years ago, before he died, in the (not “his”) mid 90’s.

IS this quote enough to bring his memory up to anyone? I’m betting the answer is YES. I would like to challenge all of my blogosphere friends to see if they can name the author of the quote below.
Further challenge – IS there anyone who can do this without looking up the quote?

Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.

I’m just curious to see who can ID this fella only from the quote above. Want to give it a try?

OK, then… let’s do that…


Of course I will attribute the quote, publish the real post I started, before this silliness overtook me, and, perhaps add another quote from him…
we’ll see…

but I will NOT leave you hanging… just a little fun before I publish the post I originally started writing…

(I KNOW someone will get this ALL on their OWN, so let’s just see… see…)


PS: there is ONE other little hint embedded SOMEWHERE within this post, in case you DO want to have a try at it without looking it up…

I’m off to finish the REAL post, which has now become the prize post, so have a little fun while I’m away…


B clues…
1) W-W-W-hat’s the category?

2_ who in the sam hILL can it BE?

3_ final draft almost ready to launch, but you will be able to self challenge as long as you like, as the title wILL not give anything away…

4_ I feel like such a trICKSster today – don’t know what’s come over me!!!

L8R G8Rs…


These are just a few inspiring videos I found today, thanks to one of my spirit sisters… for other excellent videos please go to The Daily Beast

Nancy Pelosi: Reproductive rights

Dalia Ziada: Arab Spring in Egypt

Leymah Gbowee: Women have been “Politely” silent

and shall be no more…

Lindsay Addario: War Correspondent and new mother

Women, we must speak and act what we know to be right. Now is the time. We have been “politely” silent too long, in my eyes. At any level you may find yourself in a position to speak up and/or out for what you KNOW is right. Be it against some injustice you have witnessed, be it in a classroom where equality can be undermined as well as anywhere.
This does not mean we all have to go out and buy nice new soapboxes, but you can if you want to. Not only will you be seen better, as you stand atop it, but you will look good too!!! Kidding aside, I challenge each and every woman to LOOK for, not just wait for, but LOOK for and FIND opportunities to speak out about injustice/justice, inequality/equality, lies/truth. If not us, then who?

It is easy to speak of these things in a room where all agree with our spirit and our passion and mission.

But what about when we are out in the world.
Perhaps there is a neighbor whose husband abuses her, physically, emotionally, in any way. Can we be silent?
Perhaps there is a neighbor who is in desperate need of health care, but can’t afford a life saving procedure or prescription. Can we be silent?
Perhaps you know a woman who has found her life partner and wishes to make this known to all the world, but they pass laws against it. Can we remain silent?
Perhaps your state is trying to pass a law that makes it illegal for unionized government workers to demand more pay, instead of losing it to rising their health care costs. Or to ensure there is equal pay for equal jobs. Can we remain silent?
Perhaps there is a child in your child’s class, that is homeless. Can we be silent?

Perhaps we need to share more of the things that can and must be changed, to help awaken our other selves, the ones who are afraid to speak up, but will throw themselves in front of a child to protect him/her from the bullet she knows is coming. Passion. Awaken our passion, and we cannot be kept silent.

“Be the change you want to see in the world” may have been said by a man (Ghandi), but that doesn’t make it any less true. We need to speak the change, act the change and be the change. Now. Please.


Breaking news this evening, regarding Whitney Houston.

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“The biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy,” Houston told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an infamous 2002 interview with then-husband Brown by her side.

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RIP, Whitney… I celebrate your journey. I hope it continues, in peace.

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