My Poetic Path

my journey…shared in poems, prose and photos

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Movie Review: Matinee


matinee movie

If you enjoy humorous movies that showcase the 60’s (like I do!) you’ll want to check out my new review of:

Matinee, starring John Goodman.

I loved everything about this film. LOL funny from start to finish.

You can read my full review here.

Have you seen any really funny movies lately? Do share if you have. ;)

Can never have enough laughs, can we?

Have a great weekend!


Haiku Reflections: Black Cat Magic!


It’s almost here!

I don’t think you can top a beautiful black cat to symbolize the magic of Halloween. ;) Hope you enjoy this encore from the archives.

Wishing you a safe and spook-ta-cular Halloween.

Here’s to all the lovely memories this day/night also conjures up. :)

Originally posted on My Poetic Path:

black cat haiku

Wishing You a Magical Halloween Night!

Original Photocourtesy of Flickr. Isn’t this a beauty? :)

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“Preparations” by Carl D’Agostino


A chuckle to share courtesy of one of my fav blogs hosted by the talented Carl D’Agostino.

His cartoons are always a hoot, so original and yes, they do make me smile, every time a new one shows up in my WP Reader. Thanks Carl! ;)

I’m back from my trip and playing catch-up on the computer right now.

Hope you have a wonderful week and will be around to visit all my fav blogs asap. :)

Hugs, G

Originally posted on I Know I Made You Smile:

get ready halloween

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If You Enjoy Poetry….


I have a FREE Kindle promo happening this weekend for my collection of traditional poems: My Poetic Path.

Stop by, .ca, .UK…if you’d like a copy. Reviews are always appreciated too! ;)

Have a great week! :)

Originally posted on VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS:

My Poetic Path NEW cover (front)

You might like to check out my latest Kindle promotion this weekend.

This one is for my traditional poetry collection:

My Poetic Path: Selected Poems 2000-2010 

(click for product page at

The Kindle version will be available free this Saturday and Sunday at, .ca, , UK….

I hope you’ll check out all my other books/eBooks at Amazon too. ;)

I’m heading out tomorrow on my trip but will be online at least a few times next week to check on emails, my WP Reader…

Have a wonderful week and happy reading too! :)

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Help Please! Printer Cartridge ???

epson printer

If there are any printer cartridge experts reading this, here’s my question…

I have an Epson XP- 310 printer that I don’t like and plan to replace soon. 

Right now though, I have a FULL black ink cartridge in this printer but the color cartridges are running low or are empty. I’d like to use up this black cartridge before I get rid of this printer permanently.

I noted online that there is a way to override their (silly!!!) defaults of requiring all the cartridges to have ink in them, even when you only require black and white printing.

I went through the steps to find the driver for this printer but when I selected the right one on the list, it came up as “cannot change driver for this printer”! :(  What????

I’m not trying to change the driver, just select it. 

After that step is accomplished (which for me didn’t happen) there is a step in the maintenance tab apparently where you choose “status 3″ and this will allow black cartridge only printing for a limited period of time.

If anyone can help with this, I’d be oh so grateful! :)

Heading off on my trip tomorrow but will be stopping in here and at WP Reader, now and then next week. 

Have a great week! 


Changes, A Trip and Happy Thanksgiving!


I read a quote similar to the one above at a WP blog, a couple of weeks ago.

It really made me stop and think about this simple but rather profound statement.

So many of us fear changes in life.

But without making changes when necessary, everything stays as it is or changes in ways beyond our control.

Change CAN be scary. :(

But it can also provide a beginning and a new, exciting direction down the path of life. :)

Are you afraid of big changes in life or do you embrace them? 


I’m heading to the beautiful Okanagan area of BC at the end of this week, you can read more about that here.

In the meantime, have a wonderful Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers and a beautiful week to all. :)


Using Public WiFi Safely

Have you ever wondered just how secure it is to use public WiFi when you are out and about, say: at a department store, coffee shop, public library?

I was thinking about that today and came across this tip list that gives some good suggestions how to keep your laptop, cell phone….more secure, when you are online in public places. I hope you find it helpful too.

Hackers ARE everywhere, :( we need to take steps to keep them out, wherever we are

Happy and Safe Browsing! :)


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