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Response To “Wicked Witch”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Wicked Witch.”

The Assignment:
Write about evil: how you understand it (or don’t), what you think it means, or a way it’s manifested, either in the world at large or in your life.

The Response:
I understand it better than most. Not only do I have a guardian angel, Lucifer, I am a guardian angel of the arch variety.

I believe I answered quite well on the topic in my piece, “In Perpetuity“.

The poetry is in Acrostic format. Should this be a place where you would like to spend eternity and need help getting there, keep it up!

So y’all know, I also have a witch and a very good friend with magic crystals. While the things they can do are extreme, it aint even close to the level of living undead hell I can put you through. I seem to recall mentioning, “veracity“?

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Neon Medusa

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An Angel’s rendering of what the eventual home will look like for those that, shall we say, deviate to the deviant.

New World Beginning

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God’s Patent, Satan’s Spawn, spirits of heaven, demons of hell, a new world has begun
God’s Patent, Satan’s Spawn, hands of life, claws of chaos, a new world has form
God’s Patent, Satan’s Spawn, day of truth, night of evil, a new world has life


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If you’d care to read more of what I have to say, and for your own salvation I strongly suggest you do, visit here, “Random Angel Musings“.

Okay I’m kidding … Maybe.

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved, in perpetuity.
October 08, 2015

PS … I don’t do Halloween

All imagery and writings, mine.

Challenge Response To – From The Top

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “From the Top.”

If you had the chance to be reborn, would you choose to return as your present self, or would opt for a fresh start? Tell us about what motivates your choice.

LMAO! This is the piece I released early this morn while the day’s break was still a rumour.

No I wouldn’t choose this way to be. I just found the timing of the topic a scream, so to speak.


It was, “Because You Asked”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Handwritten.”

Been a while since I’ve done it. There are a couple others that came after this but I just don’t happen to have that writing book with me right now.

Come to think of it I haven’t written in my journal for a while either. That would be the leather covered item with a high quality 1/2 size paper that I do not share with anyone.

When I write by hand the discipline is different. I do mean discipline too. When it goes down on the page that is how I want it to stay. I don’t like stroking things out and replacing what I’ve put down on the page. I think about it, I don’t use my thesaurus, I don’t wite it down elsewhere and transfer what I wrote. That would be copying not writing by hand!

I like the feel of the pen in my hand and the stark beauty of the blank page. I even have a pen that only I use. I will not let anyone else use my pen. You can see my pen in this piece. “Weapons Of Mass Persuasion“.

The piece written by hand and transferred to the electronic is up on site, “Because You Asked” is the name.

Because you asked fini

Another I wrote by hand and transferred to the electronic is, “Because We Are“. This one is in Acrostic.

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
September 11, 2015

Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Your Number One.”

The #1 song in the US on my date of birth

Well considering I’ve gone on to make, “MAJIK” perhaps the song is highly relevant and poignant.

I do have a great love for “The Word” and for Art. Both my words and art and that of others.

I guess there is something relational to Alvin because I do get in to stuff and can be a smartass. Follow the link and you can judge for yourself.


The Chipmunks also did a version of, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and I do know alternative words to that little ditty. Yeah, you don’t wanna know! Well I just choose not to put it here but if you ask quietly, remember you asked!

Being Canadian and therefore a Member Of The Commonwealth I checked the UK Chart as well. That just depressed me. NOT. NOT, NOT!

I’ve written lyric poetry that just needs someone to put the dots put to it.

It is just so unfair. Don’t know where Purple People Eater or Love Potion No 9 charted or when but purple is my favourite crayon and I’ve written a bit of eroticism that is very well received.

Winter Freeze is the PURPLE art.

Delight is my best piece of eroticism. The poetry 45 minutes. The art, 8 hours.

John Donne is an other I love.

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

My thanks to Laura Bruj for nominating, and bringing me this award.

The rules say announce with a post and like the person who nominated you. Well this is the post and I do like the person who nominated me.

My apologies for not completing this task sooner!


Post 7 interesting things about yourself it says.

1. I like dragons and my first ever favourite song had a dragon.

I’m also a fan of “Jane And The Dragon

Dragon is cool and I do so very much appreciate the art of tearing and shredding!

2. I cut my teeth on Science Fiction and Fantasy as a young person. The first S.F. was, “The Lensman” series by E.E. Doc Smith. I still aspire to be a 3rd Stage Lensman.

3. I very much enjoy the works of others as much as my own and promote them.

4. Sometimes I make up my own words and they work not just for me but for others too.

5. It has indeed been a long strange trip that isn’t over yet and the only one thing I am is Spiritual.

6. I love music and many of music’s genres. As was pointed out to me by a friend and I had never really thought about it, I am lyric driven as opposed to music driven. Y’all are gonna have to figure that out for your selves.

7. I do not hate.



My tastes are eclectic. I give to you a small number of those that I like

Sister Madly

A real good Teller of Tales, Fine Poet and Wonderful Imaginist

 Janice Wald

Janice knows her stuff and isn’t afraid to ask questions.
Practical solutions and established strategies to improve your blog

Paris Poems

Softer and heartfelt

Josh Daniel Photography

Josh is a damn good photographer with a real touch for real people

G.R. Hambley
August 17, 2015

Beneath My Feet – A Shadow Of Myself

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Beneath Your Feet.”

Beneath my feet, I find a shadow of myself.
My shadow providing shade for industrious ants.
The ants carrying their burden far easier than I mine this hot day

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G.R. Hambley photograph July 2015 – all rights reserved

Ladies, Pull Up A Commode!

I have never seen the need to reinvent the wheel. Having just gone in to a washroom at one of my coffee spots after a woman has just left the washroom and finding today’s prompt (June 19, 2016) on return to my table, does AIMLESS ever fit!


Ladies, pull up a commode!

Girls there is no pleasant way to say this. Some of you are getting guys blamed for your tinkle sprinkle on toilet seats in bars, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Coffee spots I visit, the bathrooms are unisex and it is first come first relieved.

Those coffee spots also have coffee elves that take good care of me. I’m hoping this P.S.A., Public Service Announcement of mine will also make their jobs a little easier!

I’ve noticed a few times recently when I’ve had to wait to gain access to a bathroom and gone in after a woman, on occasion there has been urine on the seat and spotting or a small pool of urine on the floor. Not enough on the seat or in the right place for it to be a guy. Too much of it on the floor to have been a guy who wasn’t completely off balance drunk.

And lets be realistic here, were that mess there when you went in, ladies you’d come flying out of there making noises about the conditions and rightfully so!

FYI ladies, most guys will leave the seat up when complete if it is a stand up procedure.

I know there are women that for what ever reason, and I do not care thing one or thing two what that reason is, that will straddle the commode rather than sit. If that is your chosen position to relieve yourself, so be it. If you’re going to straddle the toilet then you are responsible for cleaning up any mess you make.

Those same coffee spots I visit also have grab bars for those with physical difficulties. The positioning of those grab bars make it real easy to hang on and straddle the commode. No I didn’t try it! I have an extremely elevated spatial perception.

If you can carry a $20.00 lip pencil or stick you can carry a $1.00 bottle of hand sanitizer as well! That little bottle will sanitize things other than hands!

This leaving the mess and letting it be thought some man didn’t lift the seat must stop!

How To Use A Public Bathroom
1. On entry, lock the door and make sure all the paper products you’ll require are present
2. Get a piece or three
3. Adjust the seat for up or down using the paper from step 2.
3A. Line seat if desired
4. Assume the position
5. Make use of the commode
6. Use paper product if required
7. Paper product disposal, drop in commode, not on the floor!
8. Stand up, pull up, button up, clean up paper if used
9. Flush the damn toilet!
10. Go to wash basin (sink)
11. Turn on water
12. Wash hands (face if needed)
13 Get paper
14. Dry hands
15. Turn water off with the paper you dried with
16. Go to door of washroom
17. Open washroom door with the paper you used to dry your hands and turn off the water
17A. Hold door open with foot if necessary
18. Put paper in garbage can
19 Exit washroom

If you can’t respect the facilities and those that are going to make use of those facilities after you, THEN DON’T USE THE FACILITIES!

I have considerately provided a link to a viable alternative to using the public washroom.

Ladies Alternative Device

I feel much better now that I have relieved myself!

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
August 04, 2015

Bridge To Nowhere

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”

Where are you going? Nowhere far!


Niagara Falls, NY

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