Gary Mathews

1,974 Flips | 47 Magazines | 259 Likes | 519 Following | 462 Followers | @Skipah | Owner and creator of Skipah's Realm

The Cure for Writer's Block ⋆

<i>You say “Skipah’s playing with the smoke bombs again.” I am quick to remind you this is one the cheapest and more entertaining ways to ward of</i> …

Social Media

Assumptions

Originally, I planned to title this post “Prejudice” and joke about how I’m prejudiced against customers, but I decided that was in bad taste to go …

Customer Service

Happy 4th of July 2018; or, Don’t Tell Us You’re Sorry We’re Open Today

Usually, like 99.99% of the time, if we answer the phone, it means we’re open. Don’t ask the dumb question.<p>I’ve been busier recently than I’d hoped I …

Online Life

An Interview With Lina Usma

<b>I’m pleased to welcome onto my blog, the lovely Lina Usma, who runs the largest newspaper in London for the Spanish speaking Latin American</b> …

East London

One In Eight Men

<b>Prostate Cancer. Did you know that in the UK, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives? It is the most</b> …

Cancer

An Interview With DJ China L’One

<b>Today would have been my dad’s birthday and as my dad was a great music fan, I think he would have loved reading about my guest on the blog this</b> …

Clothing

The Mysterious Tree Post ⋆

I’ve been in the digital landscape for close to four years. Every time I think I have the internet figured out, a quick looksy of how some of you …

Google Search

How essential oils can help you

I’m hearing so many good things about essential oils and how they can boost immune function, heal infection and help a variety of ailments. Botanical …

Essential Oils

How to manage anxiety about your disease and why it's important - A Healing Spirit

There are so many reasons to be anxious about your disease. Fear of pain. Looking different. Changes in relationships. Lifestyle limitations.<p>And the …

Depression

Sunday Stills: Who Are #Tourists?

Posted on June 24, 2018 by Terri Webster Schrandt<p>The last week in June finds the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge exploring the theme “tourist.”<p>Summer …

Tourism

Parenting While Disabled: My Latest Attempt

Parenting While Disabled. <i>There’s</i> a loaded topic.<p>I’m icing my left knee as I type this, having recently reentered the land where I can’t trust my …

Parenting

55 Frugal & Free Summer Fun Ideas

Summer is here! And summer is a golden opportunity for kiddo fun – but at what cost? No worries; there are plenty of ways to have fun this summer …

Kids

Why Is Say It With A Sock The Gift That Keeps On Giving? ⋆

They say that you can never go wrong with a gift. Nothing could be further from the truth. People often associate your level of care for them by the …

The Cool Dad ⋆

<i>I wish I got to see Harbour Town this summer!</i><p>Cue up the Nelly, the Midwest basically took the year off for Spring. By my unofficial count days in the …

Parenting

How You Can Learn New Things

We all know that continuing to learn new things is important. It keeps our minds agile and young and learning actually helps us to improve our …

Why Do Professionals Need A Vision Board?

Oh…did I just scare you away? Does the term ‘Vision Board’ make you think of ooie-gooie magical unicorns and crunchy, yogurt eating, yoga pants …

The Best Museums and Galleries in the World

<i>This post contains affiliate links.</i><p>I’ve lived a privileged life, I’m the first to admit it. I have a great love of the arts and am very interested in …

Have A Nice Day

‘You know how new hair grows in under old hair?’ I said to Neil through the bathroom wall. ‘Yeah?’ ‘Well, all my new hair is gray,’ I said. Before we …

Blogging Is Supposed To Be Fun

Over the weekend, I met a bunch of groovy people, drank a lot, saw Deadpool 2, kissed my husband at the top of the London Eye. And snagged Second …

The Day I Ate my Dental Work. Why do These Things Happen to me?

Today I spent 2 hours in a dental chair. My new dentist and his staff were very nice, and tried to speak as much English as possible with me. I do …

Nurse Life: The New Doctor

One evening on the night shift, I got stuck working in a pod by myself. Most of the pods in this ER had 8 beds, two RN’s and an ED Tech. I got stuck …

Best Ways To Get Around NYC

If you want to travel the world and see everything in all of its glory then you are not alone. Hundreds of people make the decision to do this every …

ATV Tires That Will Keep You Gripped ⋆

When it comes to ATV tires, it’s all about the grip. All terrain vehicles are designed to cut through mud, muck and sand like it’s all butter, yet, …

Seventh Heaven! ⋆

<i>2,555 days ago this piece of humanity was born, the world hasn’t been the same since! Kentuckians that is equivalent to seven years if you need a</i> …

Holy Chow! ⋆

<i>For the second time in my life, I cheated the Angel of Death, this four-legged warrior obviously had been into battle with Beowulf, and was in the</i> …

You've Been Slimed! ⋆

<i>Hot dogs are slimy, let me begin…I wish I was an Oscar Meyer………Holy crap I just looked up the lyrics this is a love song!</i><p><b>slime</b><p>slīm/<p><i>noun</i><p>a moist, soft, …

Horse Racing.....Skipah Style! ⋆

<i>This is what a home looks like if you are a successful horse handicapper, unfortunately, I am not part of that crowd!</i><p>It’s the most wonderful time of …

THUNDERSTRUCK! ⋆

<i>BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!</i><p>Once a year the Kentucky/Southern Indiana border war (Louisville, Kentucky district) decides to recognize a two-week cease …

The Midwest Manifesto ⋆

<i>It’s times like these I start humming the classics of Tiny Tim. Anybody born in this century is probably going to be clueless on that one!</i><p>I’m pretty …

Is Facebook Even Worth The Time And Effort For Bloggers?

Every time I turn around, Facebook is kicking us bloggers in the teeth. Quite honestly, I’m at the point where I don’t know why I bother anymore.<p>The …