The Rightness of Wrong



The Commercial Human


“When a thing is right for all the wrong reasons

then it is surely wrong for all the right reasons

 – and is there a difference in our natures,

we humans should be attending to?”

~ Penny L Howe, 2014


A great many words float about everywhere.

And photos and videos surely to spare.

quotes are abounding, good sayings so wise,

information is shared in all sorts of guise.


Then why am I troubled with all that there be,

Many bits and pieces – worrisome to me.


Too much, too much, my poor mind screams,

Can not take more – what does this mean?

It cannot be thought right to move at this pace,

We are advertising commercials filling all space.


Slow down, slow down, we really must pause,

For every effect, there is a cause.

I mean what I say but how can this be?

It’s easy of course, the blind cannot see.


Perhaps it is time to remove the artificial from our eyes and look to one another for that which is needed, so that all of life (including us) can survive and thrive!

~ Penny

Ligo Haibun Challenge – Torturous Love!

One of the two word prompts for this week’s Ligo Haibun (writing) Challenge is – torture! I don’t believe anyone can think about that word without coming up with sad, painful and scary feelings. I chose the broken heart from a shattered love relationship.

My offering:

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I Suppose

Lying midst scattered remnants of reality, I do not care to move, curled up in a fetal position, hugging knees tightly to my chest. The position, an instinctive leftover memory of safeness, I suppose. Am I fragile? I suppose so. Does a butterfly have wings that can be pulled off? Yes, I suppose this is true also.

The pain is overwhelming, you know. I don’t suppose you care. But if you did … if you did, the sweet sorrow from the tortuous pain you left me in, would be your undoing … or maybe not, I suppose.

my tortured soul
from rapture to exquisite pain
lies comotose


Do remember, this is a work of fiction everyone, I couldn’t be further from that state of existence if I tried. My days right now are full up with tennis (giving lessons), writing and drawing, enjoying family (baking) and the Autumn of things, and, of course, being online creating and inspiring others, along with you!  

Be sure to check out the other wonderfully written Ligo Haibun Challenge entries written by a talented group of international “word artisans”!
~ Penny

Social Mediapedia … that’s the ticket!

Iceberg in the Arctic - Tim Smith

Iceberg in the Arctic – Tim Smith


I’m sure no one has noticed the slight changes in the last 5, 10 years or so. Probably this is true only if you live in the Arctic (Although we have even bigger problems there with the rate of ice melt).  But we’ve become social media junkies. Not saying it’s a bad thing.

digital 12What I’m saying is that it’s a totally overwhelming thing. So what’s needed now is …


an intelligently laid out reference tool (simple also, you know – short sentences, small words, diagrams and illustrations) to navigate through life while taking advantage of the numerous and never ending digital pieces of equipment and programming of same that … 

“make our life easier?”

“brings us closer to each other?”

“simplify our daily activities?”

“make work more efficient and easier to do – so we can spent less hours working with more file0002120440786meaningful hours to spend with our friends and family?”

No wait, I’ve changed my mind, we don’t need a Sociomediapedia!

We need a Sociopathic-pedia to help us screw our brains back on so we can get back to a reasonable and sensible rate of growth that our minds can actually keep up with!

Thank you for taking the time (3 minutes and 17 seconds) to read this piece of work that I humbly submit to add to this days digital collection of data-mania! Hope you enjoyed!


This was written in a sense of love, frivolity and Eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious fun! Oh if you don’t know the meaning of that huge word just google it! lol, have a fun-filled weekend and try really hard not to take life too seriously … at least not all the time,


Overwhelmingly yours,

~ Penny