Empty-handed and Less Traveled Roads. And other social media DOHs.

August 23, 2011

Empty-handed and less traveled roads. And other social media DOHs.
by Stan Faryna

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Notes:

There are bloggers that I cherish, like, and fan – bloggers who have embarked upon a pilgrimage to fame, fortune, success, and happiness. They travel a road less traveled – in a manner of speaking.

These bloggers arrive at destinations (100 readers/month, 1,000/mo, 10,000/mo, 100,000/mo, etc.). They often arrive empty-handed with great expectations and hope. They move forward into empty-handed whole-heartedness. They move forward undaunted by disappointment and seemingly unrewarded faith, due diligence, and sacrifice.

They connect. They uplift each other. They do amazing things, day and night. They declare victory in the midst of the test. Again and again.

I relish and celebrate their courage, fortitude, and hutzpah.

The trials of these brave bloggers remind me of my own pilgrim’s progress. My disappointments. And my spiritual defeats.

Road to Cacica

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Girls just want to have fun! #fanart

August 22, 2011

Click through the snapshot above to see the wide picture.

The uber Monte Carlo Club in Cismigiu Park, Bucharest.

Lumi living it up the night before the lights went out. A scene from my science fiction novel about the end times. The rough first draft of the story begins here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

Lumi as seen/vid recording through K-9s being worn by our protagonist, John.

Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Want To Have Fun


Do you love strongly? And other social media DOHs. #whole-hearted

August 17, 2011

Do you love strongly? And Other Social Media DOHs.
by Stan Faryna

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Are you getting all the love you want? Are you connecting with people? Deeply? Often?

Am I? Am I getting all the love I want? Am I connecting with the people that lift me up?

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The bare-footed man of Bucharest #fanart

August 11, 2011

Anti-Christ?

What is the bare-foot man holding here? Is that our protagonist’s ear?!

The bare-footed man is the antagonist in my science fiction novel about the end times. The very rough first draft starts here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

There are rumors that the bare-footed man collects ears.

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

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Confessions of a freak-geek-misfit and time agent in exile. Faryna Podcast EP8.

August 8, 2011

Confessions of a freak-geek-misfit and time agent in exile.
by Stan Faryna

Warning:

This blog post and podcast includes adult language used in a sparing but strong manner. If you are offended by adult language, check out the other podcasts linked at the bottom of this blog post.

When we bring light to darkness, some things must be said. Otherwise, the light cannot penetrate.

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Stacey Herbert’s blog post on DIY Blogger NET inspired a dozen or more of heart-warming human stories from some of the most amazing bloggers out there. And it wasn’t just the blog posts that were awesome, the comments were often just as warming, just as inspiring, and – healing – as the blog posts.

Stacey writes about some of the #NA (NicheAmnesty) blog posts here. Her next step is to take this community building to the next level with NicheAmnesty.TV. You can also learn more here. Read the rest of this entry »


Once upon a time: a hottie sunning on a yacht #fanart

August 6, 2011

Grety Mitulescu

Once upon a time, Max had a very different kind of life. In this glimpse into her past, Max is sunning on a yacht. Perhaps, listening to Hurt’s song, Silver Lining.

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Max is a mommy, survivor, and sharpshooter in my science fiction novel about the end times. The rough first draft of the story begins here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

Before her husband was killed in a car accident. Before her daughter was kidnapped and her mother brutally slain. Max had a very different life. But things change. For Max, the dark time began three years before the lights went out.

Hurt, Silver Lining