About

Thanks so much for dropping by!
my photos, poems and opinions are meant to both
entertain and challenge
as my mission is to make people THINK!
I am passionate about ending to violence
at every level
and lessening my carbon footprint
want to know more then please read my posts?
Know that we are ONE
and that community and connection

strengthen our resilience and inner kindness
Meet the Blogger” is my other blog to introduce
a diverse range of the awesome writers!
Contemplation ignited my creativity …
Lack of tech skills evolved in my blog becoming ‘Aroused’
shortened from my intended “Aroused by Arete”
as we all need morality [arête]
to progress along our paths
Feel free to escape and recharge here
then leave your imprint in the form of
comments and likes
but NO awards thank you!

I love sunsets, beaches and birds

 

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104 Comments

    1. Totally appreciate that Kerry … heavens knows i need the traffic! But do think i will go award free, will reply to your fun questions in time.

      I thought every one had turned all their devices off … but seems I no longer get new posts emailed directly. You had a heap that i wasn’t aware of … still working this system out.

      So appreciate your warmth and honesty – what is your book about?

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      1. I did exactly the same thing when I started blogging – had no idea how many people were following me. For the same reason I had to turn down my first award thingy. My book is about my struggles with living in a third world country while coping with a mental illness. It is equal parts hilarity and poignancy but very honest. It is a short book and an easy read.

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  1. Hi, Thank you for liking my about page. You’re the 5th person to like my page so thank you. I’m still quite new to blogging so I really appreciate any likes and follows that I get :). I really like your blog and look forward to reading more :).

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  2. Opals are my birthstone…And well most personalities are a tad fractured, whilst still beautiful 🙂

    After looking at your piece for Andy… I’ll have to have a look around.
    I’m in South Easter, PA, USA.

    I do daily little poetic bits based on a book called Instant Karma at my short verse sit. WP changed a few things around – so I have links to other sites on all of my posts. Cheers.

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      1. I don’t present challenges or prompt – I just participate – I leave a link to the prompt(s) on the bottom of the post. I’ll have to look into your challenge.
        I’m pretty full up though on prompt challenges. So I tend to mash or combine prompts for my long verse or fiction sites when I feel like I am behind. 🙂

        I have been writing for …a long time 😉

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  3. Hi Kate
    Thank you for following my blog – I had no idea you weren’t since you are a regular reader! I have writer’s block at the moment so might reblog some old posts until I find my muse. 🙂

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    1. Yes Kerrie I have been following you … Cancelled the wrong “follow” button and had to subscribe again! Have to giggle about my tech challenges.

      So glad all went well with your eye op!
      Will post today’s Creative Question soon – may be joining in a few challenges might get your creative juices flowing again?

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  4. You happened upon a post of mine and liked it…ergo my return the kindness clause is activated and I had to pop over and have a look at yours. Nice modus operandi, global citizen….I like that. It fits with my ethos that underneath the political angst people just want to get on. Blogging proves that too because I’ve made friends all over the world. Hope you don’t mind me following 🙃

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      1. You are more than welcome and thank you for saying that…I’m having a day of despair so that’s just pepped me right up 😊

        Would love to be from Australia but alas I’m in the UK…Not that that’s bad but I quite like the sound of living in Aus 🙃

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  5. Hello, thank you for coming by my blog and liking one of my posts, I appreciate it and wanted to take the opportunity to check out your blog as well. I look forward to exploring your site and getting to know you better. Have a good one! Steph

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  6. So lovely to meet you Ginger!! Great to know Comically Quirky, she’s awesome. Many blessings to everyone on your blog (and I love “calmkate” what a great name …. 🙂 ) Blessings, Debbie ps – have a great rest of your weekend

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  7. Hello Kate, I’m a domestic avoider too! reading your about page put what has been a difficult week this week into perspective for me. My car broke down and can’t be repaired. Over the last few months I had been thinking of using my bike to replace the convenience of a car, I love to cycle for pleasure and was not sure I could do it all the time, we live in the counrtryside and 7 miles from the nearest shop. Now it seems the universe is testing me or it feels that way, this morning I opened a notification for a speeding fine from April 14! I’m so glad you visited my blog which led me to yours. Thank you.

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  8. I believe you and I have been floating around the blogosphere for the same amount of time, give or take a month. I share a lot of your views – the understanding that war doesn’t bring peace, concern for the carbon footprint, the belief that we are one. I’m glad I finally got to meet you.

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  9. hi, I am pleased to have been chosen by you to be featured in your other blog….I would libe love to share my thoughts to others who may have not been able to reach me thru my site..Thanks and let me know how we go about it .

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    1. that is just an illusion of words Will … I had tried loads of words with kate to get my user name and it was the first after sooo many available … but I certainly strive to become more calm!

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  10. Hello Kate 🙂 Found your blog through Miriam’s link for Dan’s birthday poem!
    I’ll be checking out for your next posts… and I’ll probably go peek at “meet the bloggers” too!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  11. Hi 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind me reaching out in a comment — I couldn’t find a way to contact you privately (you can always delete this comment…)

    I noticed that your Gravatar doesn’t link to your blog. This makes it more difficult for others to find you. Please take a look at my blog post linked below, which explains the easy steps you can take to fix this 🙂

    https://wibble.blog/2018/02/27/using-gravatar-to-build-traffic/

    Happy blogging!

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