Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 10th March 2017 – Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, Kevin Morris, Jessica Norrie, Pamela Wight and Nicholas Rossis

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily

As the legalisation of the marijuana continues across the United States and in other countries it is clear that opinion is split on the subject. Here is a post that might make the issue clearer.

Studies may lead to help for PTSD – as well as a greater understanding of addiction
and schizophrenia by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Foundational Concept of the Intentionality Series – Opinions vs. Facts

Reefer Madness? Weed, Ganja, MaryJane, Cannabis, Pot, Hemp, Herb, Reefer

Some of my Senior readers may not recognize each of them, but practically any teen can tell you that they are all names for marijuana.

You know, that stuff you can roll into a joint that – except in jest – only the most out-of-it refer to as “a funny cigarette.”

The technical term for marijuana is cannabis – for a very good reason.  Since at least 1967, various chemical constituents of marijuana have been classified as cannabinoids.

They act on cannabinoid receptors in cells throughout our bodies, and alter neurotransmitter release in the brain – but they are NOT all the same.

Read the rest of this very informative post:

Kevin Morris hosts Lucinda E. Clarke today with a post about becoming a writer.  The inspiration and the commitment needed. I am sure that Lucinda would love to receive your comments.

N.B – Kevin Morris still has a signed copy of Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind available as part of his recent competition.. Please head over to find out the details:


Asked that question when I was five and my answer was ‘Yes’ – asked again at school leaving and the answer was still ‘Yes.’ But you know how it is, life gets in the way and I took the ‘family approved’ route and became a teacher. Five countries and almost two decades later, I fell into writing almost by accident and was commissioned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation to write for radio. This led to scripting for television, then major corporate companies, government departments, and all points in between. From 1985 until 2008 I earned my living by writing, producing and directing videos and broadcast programmes 

Read the rest of Lucinda E. Clarke’s Guest Post:

Jessica Norrie

Time for a Friday regular.. Jessica Norrie introduces some factual and fictional feminists across time and books, who proved they were capable of much more than was expected of them.

Fictional, factual, feminist!

Last week I posted two days late for World Book Day, this week two days late for International Women’s Day. So what? Every day should be international women’s day, until the ridiculous imbalance between two types of human being is resolved.

That’s a big ask, so I’ll start with a few examples you can show your daughters and your sons. Stand by for two heroines from my childhood reading, two from that of my children, and a couple of adults. Some fictional, some factual, all pointing in the right direction though the route may look circuitous to some of you.

Enjoy Jessica’s selection of admirable women in fact and fiction:

Pamela Wight explores our age in a different way in her post today.. How many times have you met someone and felt that they were an old soul. Do the women and men that came before us still have a presence in us today… How old do you think you are?

How old am I?

I peer inside myself, deep deep down, but really, the first shallow answer to that question is the same answer after I’ve dived into the well of my soul.

I am 482.

Perhaps older, but in our strange culture of age and the importance of youth, this number will suffice.

I am ancient. I feel it in my bones. Not my physically sore, stretched, aging bones, but in my metaphorical bones. The bones of me – the structure of my being.

Read the rest of the post and tell Pamela how old you think you are:

The cover of our books do more that give an indication of what be behind them. They are the first thing that will catch a potential reader’s eye. Nicholas Rossis welcomes his guest Amber Brunning with a post on ebook covers.

This is a guest post by Amber Brunning, a writer at She likes to cover stories in careers and personal development. When not working, you can find her online chatting with her friends or reading industry blogs.

7 eBook Cover Design Tips and Best Practices

Some authors are also artists, but these talents don’t always overlap. If your main focus is on the story (or work of nonfiction) you’ve completed and want to release to the world, your cover is one of the most important tools you have to draw in the readers you’re seeking. Contrary to the old adage, people really do judge a book by its cover. So make sure people browsing for eBooks have a positive judgment of yours – it may just help you make a sale. 

Read the rest of this very informative post:

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s selection and please do not forget to leave the link to your most recent post in the comments section.. thanks Sally


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