Fictional Perspectives On Apocalypse 1. Most people hate the rain, ruins their hair and makeup. Gotta wear ugly rain boots, cars splash you when they pass. Some people love the rain. Standing in the pouring rain can be so freeing, and it's always fun to splash around in the puddles. If you ever wondered how … Continue reading Perspectives On Apocalypse
I love the look and feel of the simple and rustic country. The uncomplicated life where you can hear silence as if it was a real thing. In my dreams, one day, I will have an escape in the country to retreat to when I need to unwind and de-stress. Until then my collage of miscellaneous photos … Continue reading Escaping To The Rustic Country
A Short story for which I don't have a title. Your Father: The living room smells of your father's pipe and your mother's cooking. It's lamb chops this evening. It's the type of smell that would make you queazy if you weren't used to it. You're sitting on the new couch. It's lavender and at … Continue reading A Journey Into Domestic Violence
"When most people think of Seattle, Washington, they picture cultural icons like Starbucks, Microsoft, and Boeing. But the city is also home to a thriving community of ethnic Aztecs. Here, an Aztec dancer dressed in handmade "atueno" (traditional dress) dances at an event held in honor of the Aztec New Year (March 12). The Aztec, … Continue reading Aztec Dancer
"I saw the beautiful grove reflections in the early morning blue pond." ~ Mashiro Hiroike Source: 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year | National Geographic
If only somehow, someway, a bridge of trust had allowed my love to quell your self-imposed embitterment." ~ Amanda Ricks
"Those hot summer nights spent on the porch, with my skirts hiked up, a glass of perspiring lemonade beside me, and a drip of sweat sliding torturously down my temple."
Image quote created by my favourite Photo editor, PicMonkey: crazy-awesome photo editing "Some moments are as special as the breeze from an angel's wing on a summer afternoon." ©2017AmandaRicks
In the spring of 2014, I started my first solo blog, and I named it Surprising and Powerful Lives. My first post was about people's different appetites and how activity could affect your appetite throughout the day. It was awful. I diligently continued to write more posts and a few kind hearted people read them … Continue reading How To Improve Your Writing Skills And Grammar
"After a 5 hours hike up Volcano Acatenango I had this beautiful view to active volcano Fuego" ~Martin Engleman. Location: Volcano Fuego, Guatemala. Source: 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year | National Geographic
Sharbat Gula, The Afghan Girl, has mesmerised the world, first with her stunning green eyes on National Geographic's Cover and now with her continued life story. For the first time read her whole story covering the last thirty-three years. New photographs included. By Amanda Ricks and Surprising Lives
I think I originally wrote this in 2015 but recently found it in my files. I immediately thought of the valiant struggle that a blogger friend of mine is currently experiencing. With that thought in mind, blessings to everyone out there who struggles late at night in the dark.