A to Z Challenge 2022 – Nonsensical Cybersecurity Haikus

Hi there! I snuck into WordPress today. Lo and behold, the temptation to join the A to Z challenge is just too strong. Star Trek’s The Borg echoes back, “Resistance is futile.” Darn, I missed the sign-up this year! However, I’ll host my own private mini-challenge within this post in order to celebrate the spirit…

WDYS #110 – Cau Chuyen Cua Ba Noi (Grandma’s Tales)

“Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, The greatest storytellers, the keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory. Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation. Their very special love sets them apart. Through happiness and sorrow, through their special love and caring, grandparents keep a family close at heart.”…

Escaping a Zombie Apocalypse

Halloween is drawing nearer! I plan on volunteering to pass out candy at an amusement park designed to be inclusive towards children with special needs. My friends have told me their plans to go visit a corn maze or pumpkin patches this weekend. I can’t imagine getting lost in a patch like this one! As…

Haunting Conversations

Full moon gleams with a milky glowThe night delivers foreboding whispersAs the wind wisps around the lonely sky It was 3 amHeard voicesArguments rather It sounded like my friend and his sisterShocked at the vitriol spewedI snuggled deeper into the couchwhere I slept for the night The hum of the floor fans Comforted me and…

How listening to foreign languages can enrich your writing

Today, I read an interesting article today by Shoba Narayan, a journalist, columnist, content creator and author of four books. She has won a James Beard award and a Pulitzer Fellowship. Under the subtitle, “Metaphors that Reflect Culture“, I ponder upon her sentiments. “Take a common metaphor in Tamil, often used to describe a person who…

What If We All Met?

VJ sparked an interesting fantasy, “What if we [bloggers] all met?” What would it look like? How and where, imagining animated conversations and unexpected bonds. Money and Covid not being an issue. I couldn’t help but indulge in this fantasy! Greeting you with floral leis and fruity snacks Hawaiian beachfront estate, palm trees swaying in…

Blessings of the Unknown

I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side. STEVEN WRIGHT Thirst for exploration beckons Sunset’s warm hues envelops Mysterious road trip excites Desirable excursion invites Woven shimmerDistraction awaitsWithin my peripheral Symbol of sheer transparencyDurable yet vulnerable A golden organza bag Lands beside my feetTrembling anticipationI untie…

#Paint-Chip Poem: You Had Me At Aloha

With the speed of a panther, blue ribbon hula dancersCartwheel onto the coastline kicking sand in the air A flock of red crested cardinalsSwoop in lightning fast circling the lighthouseChirping their sweet songs for all to hear The beauties spritz amongst each otherHawaiian Island Bougainvillea Eau de ParfumForever a fountain of youth Featured Photo: https://hawaiihulacompany.com/

First Kiss

It was the best first kiss in the history of first kisses. It was as sweet as sugar. And it was warm, as warm as pie. The whole world opened up and I fell inside. I don’t know where I was, but I didn’t care. I didn’t care because the only person who mattered was…

Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! This is my first letter to you! Forgive me, but it’s difficult to write to someone I don’t know so well. After all, you have so many look-a-likes! It’s tough to know who is the real McCoy. I also apologize as it seems that I’m a procrastinator writing this last minute,…