Flags and Visual Arts on This Blog in 2023

Another year, and another set of interests for me. These should last for a while, though, as they come in a new phase in my life where I will be able to dedicate more time to them, and have chosen them more carefully after having tried them out last year. I am also enjoying them more in being happier in life than I have been in a long time, if not ever. Last year, I finally stopped the slow spiral into a black hole I had let myself and my life spiral into over the past handful of years, reversing course just before I hit the event horizon. I made some lifestyle adjustments, immersed myself into these and other interests, and am now back on track to being the best version of myself.

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OneLove Hairdos on Players at Qatar World Cup?

The OneLove armbands have all but been practically banned by FIFA and its overlords at the World Cup in Qatar.

But what if some players were to sport hairdos with the same logo and visual?

Would FIFA extend the ban to hairdos that is part of a person rather than something they put on outside of official uniforms, or modify on official uniforms?

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Theory vs Reality

In April 2021, I submitted five entries to a postcard story (500 words or less) writing contest by Geist magazine. One got short-listed, but not this one. Still, I enjoyed the thinking and writing process, and wanted to share it with you. The picture is the image of the postcard I chose to go with the postcard story. I hope you’ll like it.

If you liked these postcard stories and wanted to see others I had submitted, please click here.

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The Non-Christian Gambit

In April 2021, I submitted five entries to a postcard story (500 words or less) writing contest by Geist magazine. Of these, two used the same postcard image shown at right, with the other story being the previous post. They were both inspired by stories in David Eagleman’s delightful short story collection about the afterlife called Sum. One of my entries got short-listed, but not this one. Still, I enjoyed the thinking and writing process, and wanted to share it with you. I hope you’ll like it.

If you liked these postcard stories and wanted to see others I had submitted, please click here.

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Torn Souls

In April 2021, I submitted five entries to a postcard story (500 words or less) writing contest by Geist magazine. It didn’t cost much so I put a batch in of whatever I got done by the deadline. This one was inspired by stories in David Eagleman’s delightful short story collection about the afterlife called Sum. One of my five entries got short-listed, but not this one. Still, I enjoyed the thinking and writing process, and wanted to share it with you. The picture is the image of the postcard I chose to go with the postcard story. I hope you’ll like it.

If you liked these postcard stories and wanted to see others I had submitted, please click here.

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