Re-blog: Good News Tuesday for Sept. 29, 2020: Helping a Neighbor, A Pledge for the Planet, Friendly Abundance, and a New Job by JoAnna

As I am currently having a break, you can find good news over at JoAnna’s ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ

North Dakota Farmers Rally to Help Neighbor after Heart Attack When Lane Unhjemโ€™s combine caught fire at harvest time he went into cardiac arrest. But about 60 farmers put their own work on hold to join to help their neighbor harvest his wheat and canola crops โ€ฆ. โ€œin a record time of seven hours.โ€ The [โ€ฆ]

Good News Tuesday for Sept. 29, 2020: Helping a Neighbor, A Pledge for the Planet, Friendly Abundance, and a New Job

Re-post: Your Privilege is Showing: How Climate Change Movements Miss the Point by Kayla DeVault

I should really write about my McMillan Coffee Morning project next week. But this post from 2016 is such an eye-opener on how interconnected we are and how we first need to understand the impact on other communities of our behaviour and what we consume before we can start to make changes that will save the planet.

No one likes to be called “privileged” but if we do not start to question ourselves in that regard colonialism will just keep destroying all of us.

These are all hard questions and often difficult to answer, but I believe this pandemic gives us ample time to make a start. “Going back to normal” is not going to happen, no matter how much we wish for it.

Please head over to Kayla’s blog and give her a follow because she has a lot to teach all of us!

Letโ€™s cut to the chase: The current climate change movement, on both a national and international level, is an excellent cause with a plethora of misguided notions.  Not a piece you were probably expecting to come from a 2016 COP22 Youth Delegate candidate.  But itโ€™s a piece that has to be said, and it has [โ€ฆ]

Your Privilege is Showing: How Climate Change Movements Miss the Point

Re-blog: Good People Doing Good Things โ€” Quietly by Jill Dennison

Hi, all you lovely people out there. I am too exhausted to write a post so please head over to Jill and be inspired by all the love & kindness that is still out there in this crazy, crazy world. ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ

Yesterday, I thought my frame of mind was going to make it difficult to get in the mode to go in search of โ€˜good peopleโ€™ for this morningโ€™s post, but โ€ฆ I was wrong.  Once I got started, good people just began pouring onto my screen and I had to pick and choose just a [โ€ฆ]

Good People Doing Good Things โ€” Quietly

Re-blog: Dear WordPressโ€ฆ by Cyranny

Attention: Cyranny’s post might be rather sarcastic ๐Ÿ˜. Please enjoy

. . Dear WordPress, Weโ€™ve been good friends for almost 5 years now, and quite honestly, Iโ€™ve put up with your occasional glitches because thatโ€™s what friends do. I tried to find them endearing, thinking you had character and did things your way. So you can imagine how excited I was this morning when I [โ€ฆ]

Dear WordPressโ€ฆ

To Block-Editor Or Not To – My Action After Cyranny’s Post

Good morning all you lovely people ๐ŸŒผ . How are you my dears? I hope life treats you well and if not that you get all the help you need.

You’ve probably seen my re-blog of Cyranny’s post about bloggers who have trouble using the new block editor.

So I took some time to have a conversation with a Happiness Engineer (my chemo-brain allowed some coherent sentences ๐Ÿ˜‡) who kindly let me post it here.

Sadly he or she did not introduce themselves and I forgot to ask the name, so I can’t thank them.

Here is the conversation:

Bee: “Hi there, I am rather confused. You are called “Happiness Engineers”, but you seem to make many of my fellow bloggers rather unhappy. Could WP please be so kind and keep the classic editor. I feel you need some knowledge of coding to use it well and not everyone has the time to gain that knowledge. Does WP really feel they are so big now that they can lose often longtime and very loyal bloggers? That would be very disappointing! Kind regards B. Halton”

Happiness Engineer (HE) “Hi there!

That’s a very valid concern and I thank you for sharing this.

Please note that WordPress software is managed by WordPress community at and we adapt software for our hosting users.

The community has decided to move away from the classic editor and adapt the block editor.

Bee: “How long will that be possible?”

WE: “We are still trying our users to get access to the classic editor. They can do so from the wp-admin interface.

I can’t provide any timeline but we’ll try it as long as possible technically and not posing a security risk for our users.”

“Ok and where can I contact the WP community to let them know my concerns?”

“You can find them here:

Bee: “Thanks very much. Am I allowed to post our conversation on my blog so others can find help or show their concern too?”

HE: “Of course! Feel free to post this on your blog.

You can also use Classic Block in the block editor”

Bee: “Thanks very much. Have a wonderful day!”

HE: “The Classic Block provides almost all the features of the classic editor.

You can see more details about the classic block here:

Bee: “It doesn’t seem to make any difference to those who have trouble with the block editor but thanks for the tip.”

HE: “Also, see on how to access the classic editor

It is basically the same steps that I told you (to go to wp-admin interface and access the classic editor)

Anything else I can help with or clarify for now?”

Bee: “No thanks very much. Have a wonderful day. Bee”

HE: “Please note that we love our users and always here to help them in anyways we can.

Thanks. You too!”

My next steps will be to contact the WordPress Community, however I need to rest a little now before I do that. I just wanted to let you know what they said to me.

I find the block editor unpractical but can handle it. I had these troubles with all the changes that WP made since I blog here and eventually got used to it.

However, I think this is a major and different change and bloggers who can’t get used to it should have the chance to do so and not be forced to leave.

One factor that worries me though is: ” Does using the old editor mean a security risk?”

Will need to research that. Stay tuned my dears… ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ

Re-blog: When Your Mum Speaks โ€“ Mum Chats about My Book! By Ritu Bhathal

What an incredible family! ๐Ÿค—

Unfortunately, I could not re-blog the original post, so you have to click around a little but it’s so worth peeps. ๐Ÿ‘

And while you are at it, sign up for Ritu’s newsletter and get a copy of the book. ๐Ÿ˜‡

I’ll let you know what I think once chemo brain fog decides to leave me. Happy Saturday to you all! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ

If you want to read about what my Mum thought of Marriage Unarranged, please, click below!

When Your Mum Speaks โ€“ Mum Chats about My Book!

Re-blog: Words to Remember ~ VOTE! (By Hook or by Book)

I feel it’s not fully my business but as I have many US readers I share this anyway. Please make sure you can vote and get that nutter out of the White House! ๐Ÿ˜ก

The video in Kim’s post says it all because it is a Republicans experience and opinion. Please heed the writing on the wall! Thanks ๐Ÿค—

Please comment over at Kim’s. Thanks again. Happy Tuesday despite everything. ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ

Words to Remember ~ VOTE!

Re-blog: A love story, part four. Graciously rattling the collection bucket

Please enjoy this curious story.
Made me smile broadly ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ

Tallis Steelyard

A love story, part four. Graciously rattling the collection bucket

Not everybody is lucky enough to discover their vocation immediately. Whereas I was obviously doomed to be a great poet, others often vacillate between any number of options. Indeed some people donโ€™t so much discover their calling as have it thrust upon them.

Hindle Walbarrow is perhaps a good example of just how life can lead a chap down strange paths. Indeed, just to recount the story of Hindle, I have had to lead you, gentle reader, down many strange byways. Still let us now turn our beneficent gaze upon young Hindle and his career. In spite of total apathy on the part of his mother, and total absence on the part of whoever performed the duties of becoming his father, Hindle was a pleasant youth. Indeed it might be said that he brought himself up well. He discovered early on that he had a facility for numbers. In happierโ€ฆ

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Re-blog: Self-compassion

How very true! Thanks for sharing Carol-Anne!

Self-compassion involves wanting health and well-being for oneself and leads to proactive behavior to better oneโ€™s situation, rather than passivity. And self-compassion doesnโ€™t mean that I think my problems are more important than yours, it just means I think that my problems are also important and worthy of being attended to. Kristin Neff Virus-free.

Self compassion