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Bloggers PhotoWell, my name is Leighann (pronounced: Lay-ann) and I was born in a town named Paisley in Scotland.  As a child I was always writing stories, most of which were dominated by grammar mistakes - I was never good at it until I taught myself; my English teacher wasn't very encouraging.  I mostly wrote poetry but I do also write novels; fantasy mostly but I have written one drama, not my forte, actually.  During my high school career I was well known for my writing of poetry and I was published twice during; first at age 15 and then at age 17 (my mother was very proud, actually the talent comes from her, she, too, is a published poet).  However, I have been published in a range of anthologies since then.  Some of the poetry I have posted on here is from my teenage years but most are new.  I am hoping to self publish my first anthology titled:  Eternal Light, very soon regardless of how short I hope everyone who buys it will find at least one poem that they find captivating.

I am a person with a strange combination of hobbies; I love sports such as rugby, swimming, and another two which I actually do: Archery and Taekwondo, I have done those sports since I was 19.  I adore reading but I do tend to stick with what I like:  mythology, geological textbooks, Biology, Ecology, art, particularly Chinese and Japanese, fantasy stories, anthologies that I am also published in, and books on what I believe in - Paganism, which is firmly based on nature, which I believe should be more cherished than it is at present.  I also seem to collect cookery books almost subconsciously because I have quite a few, most are vegetarian and baking, but due to having "dedicated carnivores" in my family I have a few that have recipes on everything; I've been a vegetarian for 9 years (2002).  I am also in to Art which I managed to get an Advanced Higher in before I left school so I still draw whenever I have time.  People ask me why I never went to Art school but my answer always was is that geology was my future career; I didn't want to turn a hobbie into work.

I am working on a novel titled (at the moment):  Lazuel:  Dark Beginnings, based on a non-stereotypical vampire named Lazuel - it does not follow the traditional vampire supersitions.  It is a fantasy/horror and I hope during the summer to be able to advance on 4 chapters; I have only written a prologue and 3 chapters.  It will not be suitable for young readers due to the gore and descriptive images.  Hopefully, it will be successful.

I have a poetry group on facebook: Poetry Corner, the image is a scroll.  Everyone is more than welcome to join if they wish.

 

Most Recent Blog Post


Bad Teaching
Blog Posted:5/13/2011 1:50:00 PM

 

I have had many arguments over what is better and what isn't, but today I wholly believe I was right.

I am a member of a taekwondo team and a squad for the up-coming competitions is being formulated.  Two methods were perposed and the first one actually made me quite irate and I am usually a calm person.

This person said only one of each rank should be allowed to join both squads - under 18's and the over 18's.  This I saw as wholly unfair because you cannot tell someone they cannot join because the squad have already got one person of their rank.  This would not work with children, it would deeply offend and upset them and make them feel like outsiders.

The reason the person gave for this was because he wanted the squad to win gold medals, which again made me irate because competitions are NOT about winning, it is about learning from mistakes and showing ability.  If a person wins gold then well done but this person wanted just gold medals won, if a squad member failed to do this they would feel like failuresd, but in my opinion simply attempting should be enough.  I expressed this and everyone seemed to go silent and looked ashamed of themselves, as they should have; the instructor came in and saw my face and asked why I looked so angry and I told her, even she looked disgusted by the team members.  So, another idea was formulated.

A range of categories were to be made that so everyone would be able to join the squad if they wished to, regardless of what rank or weight or even ability.  The instructor created new categories within the present ones and so we would have a larger squad.  I am just glad she listened to me because what the members said was just the height of unfairness and, quite frankly, prejudice.  I really hope they learned their lesson today.
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  1. Date: 5/13/2011 5:12:00 PM
    Much of what is taught in America of Tae Kwon Do or any other asian martial art is not TRUE teaching, since they leave out most of the concept of respect and correct behavior and meditation. The Westernization of these ARTS has done little to improve them, as a Black Belt of Tae Kwon Do, this is what I observed. Light & Love

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5/3/2013WorldsFree verselife,social,society,visio
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