Here is The Blissful Adventurer 2012 Year in Review Haiku. Haiku was one of my most successful creative expressions here in the blog world in 2012 I want to share some of the best of the best with you all today for my final blog of 2012; easily the most successful year I have a had as a storyteller. [Read more...]
The Blissful Adventurer – 2012 Blog of the Year
Imagine my surprise when I clicked on the link from Cara Olsen to her outstanding blog This Little Light and saw she had selected me among a few of her very talented peers as Blog of the Year for 2012. Cara herself had received the honor and as the protocol dictates shared her love and recognition with other writers she admires in the same vein. Cara, as many of my readers already know, is a novelist/blogger of exceptional mettle and integrity. Her work proves one can have faith and a firm grasp of the human condition and that they are not mutually exclusive. To be chosen by such a talented scribe is truly a blessing in these end of 2012 days. Thank you Cara Olsen. You are blessed and blessed with good taste [Read more...]
iPhone 5 Fun Photo Friday besides being a lovely title replete with alliteration is my first foray into the natural world with my new iPhone 5. Since studying under Sam Krisch (one of the leading iPhone photo artists in the world) for a brief period I feel my universe has opened and I am now capable of creating images that range from the ethereal to the theatrical. This is how my mind works, this is how I see things in the light. All the world is truly the stage and I, merely a player with a piece of technology that finally render my inherent disabilities somehow functional. (more on this another time) [Read more...]
This week’s Haiku Sunday is a Hipstamatic Move across the West. It has been a bit since I featured this app and since documenting the journey from Colorado to California this week I felt it an appropriate time for the Haiku and Hipsta!
here he comes riding
lands that were once his now not
because he is now dead [Read more...]
Haiku Sunday – The Denver Adventure’s Final Days is a photo and poetic chronicle of our last two weeks living here in Colorado. Mixed emotions, joy, sadness, and the fear of the unknown all share in this largest HS of all time. (Roll over images with your mouse for the titles)
shining app sized bites
loving the views hating douche
morgue before-after [Read more...]
This week’s Haiku Sunday (Monday) features images taken from our visit to Sushi Den’s private garden and eco-friendly greenhouse in Brighton, CO. We visited for an amazing picnic hosted by the restaurant. I love clouds and sky they remind me of being someplace spiritual and untouchable. (All photos taken with the iPhone 4)
wrinkles in the sheets
lying next to the only thing
that makes my heart beat [Read more...]
First of all let me apologize for my long summer absence. After my return from Italy and the TBEX bloggers conference I felt truly overloaded. Too much impetus, too fast, and the bug of introspection set itself firmly in my mind.
This is where the difficulty comes in writing dear followers of bliss. I began to allow my introspection into my prose and my poetry. I finally, after many years of holding back began to share with a strange new world the inner workings of my head. I loved the feedback and the give and take. WordPress in many ways was my writers forum, a place to practice a craft and to experiment with style and sharing.
I believed the WP.com community to be a place of safety. At the same time, we all have an audience and a voice our readers are accustomed to hearing. The morose side of TBA was a bit much for some of my readers and a very dear friend and fellow blogger let me know as much. [Read more...]
This week’s edition of Haiku Sunday – Italy iPhone Photography by Juliet Housewright celebrates the eye of my talented wife on our most recent Italy journey. Juliet’s work will have its own gallery on The Blissful Adventurer soon and these images will certainly be part of it. Enjoy today’s Haiku and stay tuned for a big announcement tomorrow!
Feet seem happiest
when dappled lights and warmth find
a place to alight [Read more...]
This week’s Haiku Sunday from 14,000 feet above our normal life commemorates the 4th of July hike on Mount Evans and Summit Lake we took with the brilliant food travel writers Come due Maiali (like two pigs). I strongly encourage everyone to dive into their lovely blog and find out what happens when a Russian Princess meets an American Renaissance man and they begin to tango around the world.
If I only had
a brain said the scarecrow as
he leapt from his perch