Credibility: FOWC with Fandango

Written for Fandango:


When out of the blue 
you see him alone 

No one to talk to  
no one on his phone 

He hasn’t got much 
left to say anyway 

his credibility lost 
on this very sad day 

He made up that lie 
to make him seem grand 

The only thing left 
is the scar on his hand 

No one to talk to 
now always alone 

Devious and deceptive 
deep down to the bone

©2020  CBialczak Poetry

Fandango’s Dog Days of August

Written for Fandango:

Fun Fact:

Curious Carrots

During World War II, British intelligence spread the rumor that the Royal Air Force pilots enjoyed superior night vision because they ate copious amounts of carrots. Spoiler: it was a total lie. The truth was the RAF was using their newly invented radar to spot German planes in the dark. It was a massive military secret, and in order to keep German intelligence “in the dark” they made up the carrot fact.

Just to be clear, vitamin A in carrots is good for eye health…it just probably won’t help you detect enemy airplanes in the dark.

Blogging Insights 43 # Inspiring Others


How do you think a blogger can inspire others in the blogosphere?
I think the best inspiration is commenting on someone’s post, whether it is to talk about the subject of the post or the way it is written. When one gets a comment it gives you more inspiration to do it again. It is hard to keep the enthusiasm when you write and the feel like no one is looking at your work. That is what blogging is for, right? Showcasing interests and talents, connecting with others through common hobbies or goals?
I don’t think it is necessary to “like” everything you read but it is important to let the bloggers know that you are reading their work. Something made it catch your eye. You don’t have to say that you love it, you can comment on the topic in common or about an experience you had that they may be familiar with.

I think blogging is about connecting with others. If it wasn’t we would all walk around with a pad of paper or Word documents on the computer. People like to share the things they feel they did well. Acknowledging the effort is such an uplifting gesture!

Share Your World 8-24-2020


For the next several weeks “Share Your World” will have two parts.  The awesome blogger, Roger Shipp, is the creator and host (if you will) of the first part.   He found a unique way of passing some of the quarantine time and that was from watching ALL the “Harry Potter” movies.   He came up with some really fun and intriguing questions (four a week for each movie) about the movie in question.   This week we visit “HP And The Prisoner Of Azkaban”.   I’m going to link to Roger‘s blog so you can post your link over on his blog OR you can do it here as usual.

Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  1. One of my favorite gifts that Harry Potter received came from the Weasley Twins; and was “Mrs. Mooney’s Marauder’s Map”. This magical document showed every classroom, hallway and secret corner in all of Hogwarts. It also showed you the location- by name- of every person in Hogwarts.  If you had such a magical map of your town, what would you use it for? If you would not use it, is there another person to whom you would gift it? I think I would gift it. I don’t have much interest in the town that I live in. I have a handful of friends and now that my daughter is out of school I don’t have much reason to think about it.
  1. When was the last time you made a snowball? Were in a snowball fight? I made snowball this past winter. I didn’t have a snowball fight because I have always hated getting hit. My first year at college there was a snowball fight between two dorms. Almost every window broke. I don’t know if anyone got hurt but I wouldn’t be surprised.
  2. Many cultures set great value in each child of the family having godparents. Did you have godparents? Are you a godparent yourself? I did have godparents and I know my godfather was my Uncle Joe. He died when I was a toddler. I don’t know who my godmother was.
  3. You have found a secret tunnel under your house. Where does it go? It goes to my happy place. It is the perfect temperature, no bugs, no negativity and a place where I can zone out and “talk” to my son in heaven. Only people who really love me know where to find me.

Muggle Questions (of a more philosophical bent this week):

Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?  I think wisdom is more useful. If you are wise you can find intelligence but if you are only intelligent you might not never know what to do with it.

How important is play in living a healthy and fulfilling life? Paramount. Laughter heals.

Is happiness just chemicals flowing through your brain or something more? It is much more. It is chemicals that get triggered but something has to trigger them, either internally or externally. I think everyone is capable of happiness but they have to be willing. I also think some people push it away and prefer to be miserable.

GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional)

I am grateful that my stepmother is home from the hospital and alive. I am grateful for the time I get to spend with my dad.


Feel free to share some photos, an image, a meme, a story or incident or a poem that helps you feel grateful.