Where I am Now

Originally posted on "The Journal of Wall Grimm":

I was finally catching up in the blog/social media world when things got a little crazy last week.  Errands and appointments and responsibilities took much of my spare time, as it happens in the non-cyber world.  Then, as Saturday was approaching and I was anticipating that I would write a Grimm, I woke up very sick.  I’ve been kind of a foggy-headed laid up invalid since then.  It hit me hard.  Anyway, I’ll be back sometime this week to resume writing and attempt once again to catch up on things.

Thanks for your patience!



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“In Difference”


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It is natural but I hate it
this process and passing
as I sit by and watch
forced to allow its course
I want to cease it
perhaps to slow it down
I must deceive it
the worst of what is yet to come
and every day I notice more
and can do nothing
every day I say goodbye
yet cannot let go
Then I foresee years ahead
after all has happened
as the mystery of this time
foreshadows what lies before me
and I grieve what I see
regretting what is possible
although this end I can alter
for in truth if one is willing
there is the chance to change direction
there is the hope to begin again
however the purpose might oppose me
fighting is all I need to do
as I embark upon another course
emerging a better difference
though still I am burdened with inability
amidst my struggle to learn how

“The Journal of Wall Grimm” 208: The Drunken Maiden’s Morning After

Originally posted on "The Journal of Wall Grimm":

October 2, 2014

I realize I never finished my story about the drunken maiden.  It’s not a big deal or an amazing story, I just want to finish it because it includes an important message I want to convey to myself.  I guess I left off with how I stayed up all night with her while she was puking.  Then we both fell asleep on the bathroom floor.  When I woke I carried her to my room and put her in my bed, then I went to sleep in Pete’s room because he was getting up.  The story continues with the next day.

So Pete had gone off for the day and Cola was in her room/studio painting, sculpting, whatever piece of art she was working on.  It was a Sunday so I had to work later, but once Bogart and I were up, we went out back.  I was…

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“The Journal of Wall Grimm” 207: Brief Boringness, Undulating Brain Waves, and Grimm’s Philosophy of Attraction

Originally posted on "The Journal of Wall Grimm":

September 27, 2014

Yeah I’ve been a neglectful journal guardian. That’s just the way it is. Been busy. This is my college schedule for my second semester back:

Research Design and Analysis I Tues and Thurs 8 – 9:15

Cognition Tues and Thurs 2 – 3:15

Psych Testing Tues and Thurs 12 – 1:15

Psych of Personality Mon and Fri 8 – 9:15

Group Dynamics SAT 8 – 4

As you can see, Tuesdays and Thursdays are my full days. Monday and Friday I only have the one early class, so I work and I can still go to Blues Monday. I have Wednesdays off, so I don’t work either, that way I have one day off per week. Saturday is my biggest day, but group dynamics is pretty interesting. So that’s my school schedule, then I have Blues Monday, then I work Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun. And I am supervising or in a less degrading…

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The worth of these remembrances
brings this world to a close
immaculate and cold within
breasted by time
all corrupt about and forced
amidst an all consuming vagrancy
this world you love and loathe
to call your home
It is not all that has been denied
by the cast of crafted intention
your concubine of wisdom
as you are encumbered by these thoughts
of those forgotten ghosts
when once I had been a renegade
and now have become this man
bartered with intention
and candid with the touch
of simple words

I’m Back!

Originally posted on "The Journal of Wall Grimm":

Thanks so much for your patience while I’ve been on hiatus!  I’m back, I just need a little time to catch up, which should take me a few days to a week.  If by any chance you commented on posts and I don’t respond within that time, it will be due to the fact that it’s hard to find comments that have gone deep into the archives. I will dig around and try to find them all.

I haven’t been on any social media, or in my email, but I’ll be going through everything and getting back on track.  I will also begin posting again.  I anticipate that, at this time, I will post on average three times per week.  This will consist of two Grimm journal entries, and one poem.  Eventually, once my novel is submitted, I may begin to post more.

Yesterday I finally completed revisions of my…

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Guest Post: Felix Purnell “How to be Successful with Your Learn From Home Courses”


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How to be Successful with Your Learn from Home Courses?

For busy and harried housewives, students living on pocket money and unemployed or retired people, some of these “Learn from Home Courses “do provide avenues for better qualifications, income sources with possibilities of better job openings, or employment prospects.

Indeed, it would not be wrong to suggest that Home Courses, whether online or manual, not only offer productive and useful usage of time and efforts but also ensures that this is properly and effectively channelized for greatest personal benefits and advantages. However beneficial or helpful Home Courses may be in the short or long terms, it is important to make sanguine that these educational firms work in true purpose and not cross purposes with the aims, ambitions and objectives of the desiring aspirant, no matter how well qualified and experienced he or she is, or not. There are certain aspects to be kept in mind always, and the following are some of them:

1. Home Courses can never substitute college or campus studies: The sad truth is that some employers do not give any weightage to Home Courses, however popular or successful they may be. This is because home courses are conducted in home settings and the results may not truly reflect the caliber, achievement or potential levels of aspirants. It is quite possible that third party help may have been taken to pass the examinations or some other equally unethical means adopted, in sheer desperation, to gain lost academic grounds. The aspirant needs to make doubly sure that Home Courses that she wishes to pursue are not debarred or blacklisted by future or potential employers, for whatever reason.

2. Some professions are not agreeable to Home Courses: Practical based courses like Nursing, Midwifery, Teaching or even Law: Disciplines which cannot be taught through theories alone. It is important that the incumbent take practical classes, attend patients in hospital settings or work practically under a lawyer or law firm to gain indispensable, practical knowledge, experience and exposure to the profession. It is important to consider the practical needs of the home course before taking it up, paying cash upfront.

3. It is very important to establish, reinforce and perpetrate a one-to-one nexus with instructors for ultimate success in Home Course: Perhaps this is the most important aspect for newcomers who do not even know the basics of getting\ around Home courses. There is no point in pursuing a home course without proper support and technical assistance from somebody responsible in the client company to attend to academic needs. In case the service provider does not have a track record of prompt, user-friendly and regular communication, it is far more farsighted to avoid such home courses since it would certainly end in debacle for the student aspirant.

4. Final bit of advice is to consider that the proof of the pudding is in the eating: Student aspirants must gain academic benefits in terms of excellent performance and career prospects, some of the motivating factors for taking up such courses. If this is not forthcoming, the success rate of such ventures stand heavily compromised. Aspirants must not take up any Home Study Mills without checking its track record or success rates. It is also necessary to check the reputation of the firm and its management before making any kind of economic commitment for Home Course Studies.

Author Bio: Felix Purnell is a freelance writer and academic expert. He is currently working for EssayReviewo.com, an online portal to provide best essay writing companies list to users to help them stay safe with their online writing deals. He loves to write more about online education related topics and thus contribute something useful form his expertise and experiences to the readers.

I’m Not Going Anywhere…But I’m Not Exactly Here…

Originally posted on "The Journal of Wall Grimm":

I apologize. I’ve been deeply invested in the revisions of my novel and have been having a difficult time returning to my blog with much dedication.  It’s actually been great for me personally, as I’ve been editing a piece I hadn’t realized needed so much work.  As a result, I believe my talents as a novelist are improving greatly.  I’ve always considered myself more of a novelist than a poet, yet I’m learning that I’m more talented as a poet.  This is a direct result of my blogging, and I want to thank all my readers for the feedback I’ve received.  It has benefited me immensely.  Since I’ve been blogging and receiving so many amazing comments and insight into my work, I’ve found the ability to draw on the elements and techniques I’ve used in my poetry to incorporate into my novel writing.  The novel I’ve been working on is…

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IN MEMORIAM: To dearest Ajaybhai – my blogging angel

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(c) Ajay Mody {Ajaytao}

It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that we mourn the passing away of Ajay Mody, also known as Ajaytao, blogger of “Ajaytao2010” and the “Ajaytao Botanical Photography” blogs. He left this world on the 10th August 2014 after a short illness at his home in Mumbai, India.

Ajay was an incredible blogger,  a great friend and a proud Mumbaikar. I was humbled, yet reassured, by his kind and spiritual take on life. His imagery was moving and beautiful. He loved nature, loved children and loved life. He has been a great blogger and a firmly loyal friend to many of us.

United by a common knowledge of Gujarati language and our love for blogging, I first encountered Ajay in April 2013 after I stumbled across his blog, possibly after he had visited one of my articles and liked them. The simple imagery of flowers…

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“The Journal of Wall Grimm” 206: Grimm, Bogart, Pete, Cola, & Gary Oldman (II) Go Camping

Originally posted on "The Journal of Wall Grimm":

September 4, 2014

Well it’s been almost a month since I journaled and I don’t have an excuse, but I’ll offer some up anyway. There were birthdays, which I never mention birthdays, but yeah, Pete’s, my mom’s, and Sharly’s birthdays are all in September.  Solenne came back, but I’ve only seen her once since she returned from England, because I just went camping for a week, which is what I’m going to write about today.  Also, I registered for classes, I’ll document that another day, classes start today, and I bought the books, and…yeah, I guess I just haven’t felt like journaling any of that. I never finished part II of my story about the drunken maiden either, but I’ll get to that sometime.  It’s not like this amazing tale or anything, nothing to anticipate.

All right, anyway…my name is Wall Grimm and I went camping.


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