1. Baking can be an “in the moment” experience. It is difficult to ruminate over an issue, when one is busy measuring and following directions, while keeping an eye on the clock and the oven.
2. To me, baking can be a relaxing experience.
3. Baking is an opportunity to develop new skills or to work on existing ones.
4. I love that baking can be broken down into many individual disciplines and learning opportunities.
5. I love that I have succeeded in folding egg whites without completely deflating batter.
6. I love that baking is something for which I am passionate enough to make the time to keep trying.
7. Baking is an opportunity to develop intuition for what will work and what won’t.
8. Baking is an opportunity to experiment with different ingredients.
9. Baking is an opportunity to take a favourite recipe and to try to “embellish” it with different flavours.
10. Baking is the closest I will ever get to becoming a scientist, meticulously combining different ingredients and relying on their chemical properties to achieve grand results.
11. I love baking because I know exactly what goes into a recipe.
12. I love baking because I don’t use ingredients that I cannot pronounce. Continue reading
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1. A good book can pick you up when you’re feeling down.
2. A good book can help you relax when you’re feeling wound up.
3. A good book can help you get to sleep, on a sleepless night.
4. A good book can be the perfect diversion when you experience racing thoughts.
5. A good book can help you feel centred and in the moment.
6. A good book can make you laugh, make you cry, everything in between, and all of the above.
7. A good book can be the perfect companion on a rainy or snowy day when you don’t want to go out.
8. A good book can draw out strong emotions.
9. A good book can teach you something you didn’t know.
10. A good book can keep you on the edge of your seat.
11. A good book can make you laugh.
12. A good book can be a guilty pleasure.
13. A good book can be hard to put down.
14. A good book can be so compelling, you can’t wait to pick it up again.
15. A good book can be so compelling, you’re sad when it ends. Continue reading
I was recently thinking to myself how fortunate we bloggers are today. At what other point in history did we ever have it this easy when it came to sharing our creative thoughts, feelings and ideas?
Technology has made it so easy to write and to share our works with a huge audience, with just the click of a few keys. Of course, there is a whole technological backbone behind the scenes to make that happen, but the mere fact that writers can access that backbone with just a computer and a connection is a marvel in itself.
So if you take away the computer, the connection and the technological backbone behind it, blogging as we know it today would have been next to impossible.
Here are my top 10 reasons why:
10-Sending blogs in Morse code would have taken way too long
9- Attracting a worldwide audience would have meant sending blog posts out by ship
8- The lengthy translation to Latin would have made it difficult to carpe diem
7- What would a “search engine” have been like before the industrial revolution?
6- Constantly carrying parchment scrolls and inkwells to jot down random ideas would get pretty messy
5- Editing meant rewriting from the very beginning, again and again and again
4- Getting birds to tweet blogs would have required considerable patience and training
III- Top X lists would have been in roman numerals
2- After 134 blog posts, I would have run out of surfaces for hieroglyphics
1- Stone tablets were way too heavy
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