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Ha'Tikvah (The Hope)
As long as in the heart within, the Jewish soul yearns, and toward the eastern edges, onward, an eye gazes toward Zion. I should preface this by saying I'm not Jewish.
New Feature? Content Warnings, please and thank you!
Dear Vocal and all my fellow Vocalites, I really want a clear and consistent way to provide and receive Content Warnings here.Donna ReneePublished 10 days ago in Journal
Morning Pages of a Prodigal Writer
It’s 5am on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. I am easing into being 32 years old. I do not usually journal here. My morning pages are kept elsewhere in a red book without lines. But a blank page is still a blank page and I have ink that needs to run.Loryne AndaweyPublished 8 days ago in Journal
The Writer's Writing Guide
Recently, there have been a lot of articles and series about the writing craft. For example, Rick Henry Christopher has started a series called The Writer's Workshop with different creators. So far, he has featured Scott Wade and Stephanie Bradberry. Heather Hubler has been conducting and publishing fascinating interviews with wonderful creators in a series, titled Center Stage: Creators in the Limelight. She has so far featured Gina C., some guy called Paul Stewart, and Dean F. Hardy. While Stephanie Bradberry has been working on a masterclass that includes Introduction to Innotating Poems, How To Analyze A Haiku, and Introduction To Annotating And Analyzing Poems.Paul StewartPublished 11 days ago in Journal
International Day of Mathematic - Pi Day and How Pi helps NASA Explore New Planets
Pi Day is celebrated every year on March 14th, which is also known as 3/14 in the American date system. It is a day when mathematicians and scientists around the world celebrate the mathematical constant π (Pi), which is used to denote the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter. The approximate value of Pi is 3.14, which is why March 14th is celebrated as Pi Day.Manpreet Singh BhinderPublished 16 days ago in Journal
More Flim Flam from the Aquarian's Journal
Not that he needs my defense, or even wants my ridiculousness to support him. I’m sure he’s perfectly capable of standing up for himself, but here’s my interpretation of his words, in response to Shane Dobbie’s article, Hooptedoddle and Flim Flam.KJ AartilaPublished 19 days ago in Journal
Why I Write for Vocal Media
Today I thought I'd write something different and get a little personal with you all. So far on Vocal, I have posted a selection of poems, a few short stories and most recently I've even thrown an article in there, but I have yet to write anything that gives you a little background on me, Amber Annabelle.Amber AnnabellePublished 24 days ago in Journal
Thoughts of a Server
I have a hot take. When you waste food at a restaurant, specifically meat, you are doing something wrong. Before you jump to the conclusion that I'm just another angry vegan, hear me out.
About Haiku Challenges
I recently read a story by Mike Singleton - Mikeydred where he expressed his displeasure with the frequent Haiku Challenges on Vocal.
The Dishwasher Dilemma
Introduction Dishwashers are just a part of any normal household like microwaves, washing machines and televisions, but I am old enough to remember not having some of these and I still don’t possess a microwave. As I write this I am doing a Windows Update on my Laptop Computer prior to my holiday in Alnwick (in a flat overlooking Alnwick Castle where some of the Quidditch scenes were filmed for the Harry Potter films) where I will be visiting The Poisoned Garden and Barter Books, but this point on this is to chat to you about the situation with my Dishwasher.Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 28 days ago in Journal
I woke up one morning last week and found something very interesting when I checked my Vocal profile. There was a notifications icon right next to my profile picture. I have to say the site of that notification icon brought me a great deal of relief and joy. Every Vocal writer is about to do a lot better on this site for a number of major reasons.Joe PattersonPublished about a month ago in Journal
Are There Any Luxuries Worth Buying?
Jay-Z once said, “...if you can’t buy it twice, you can’t afford it.” While I consider that to be sound financial advice, it does have its limitations.Loryne AndaweyPublished about a month ago in Journal