Archive: October 2014

The End Of October Follow-Ups

  • October 31, 2014
The End Of October Follow-Ups

October 2014 was a fantastic month for TomSlatin.com.  Not only did this blog see record traffic, but we also saw a lot of new followers to the blog.  As a special thank you for the additional traffic and followers, this post has been written to showcase those who make this blog worthwhile. The WordPress followers who follow this blog (as of October 31, 2014) include Katarina C.S., vadana33, Robin Matteri, embrycwalt, jisbell22, clayearley, A.D. Martin, danzywrit, jane e, Dee, patricia49, josiecoccinelle, kelzbelzphotography, mborn2bfree, jenna50jmkeftr, Julianne Q Johnson, isidro58n,...

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Keyframe

  • October 30, 2014
Keyframe

keyframe - noun. A moment that seemed innocuous at the time but ended up marking a diversion into a strange new era of your life—set in motion not by a series of jolting epiphanies but by tiny imperceptible differences between one ordinary day and the next, until entire years of your memory can be compressed into a handful of indelible images—which prevents you from rewinding the past, but allows you to move forward without endless buffering. There are moments in my life that I refer to as being magical.  Little snapshots of memories forever embedded in my mind that I will never forget. ...

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Up Around The Bend

  • October 28, 2014
Up Around The Bend

May 2011

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Old Sneakers

  • October 27, 2014
Old Sneakers

May 2011

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Writing Prompt Number 95

  • October 26, 2014
Writing Prompt Number 95

What is your favorite chess piece?

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Henry David Thoreau Quote

  • October 25, 2014
Henry David Thoreau Quote

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder... — Henry David Thoreau

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The Piano

  • October 24, 2014
The Piano

October 2014

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Quest To Create Iconic Photography

  • October 23, 2014
Quest To Create Iconic Photography

I have always felt a strong desire, a compulsion, a quest to create iconic photography.  A recent visit to an art gallery, I viewed an exhibit of Dorothea Lange's iconic photography, which only served to fuel my desire. I have spent the majority of my time searching for that one epic photograph, and although I have come close, I still have not yet found what I am searching for, although I have a very good concept of what I wish to capture, if I could only capture it.

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I Haven’t Gotten It All Figured Out Just Yet

  • October 20, 2014
I Haven’t Gotten It All Figured Out Just Yet

I noticed a Facebook update recently from a childhood friend, who has recently decided to go back to college to pursue a degree in Psychology.  It must be convenient to have ones life planned out just like the plot of a paperback novel.  In life, I have not been so lucky; I haven't gotten it all figured out just yet.

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Writing Prompt Number 94

  • October 19, 2014
Writing Prompt Number 94

How long have you been able to live off the grid? No e-mail, Internet, electricity, running water, etc.

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Early Morning Sunrise On School House Road

  • October 18, 2014
Early Morning Sunrise On School House Road

October 2014

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Entanglement

  • October 17, 2014
Entanglement

October 2014 This post was sponsored by About A Bag. Best Men’s Messenger Bags under $30 Guide

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Melinda Haynes Quote

  • October 16, 2014
Melinda Haynes Quote

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing. -- Melinda Haynes

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Barbara Kingsolver Quote

  • October 14, 2014
Barbara Kingsolver Quote

Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer. -- Barbara Kingsolver

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Broken Rocking Horse

  • October 13, 2014
Broken Rocking Horse

October 2014

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