Here are my top 4 earning stories:
From what I have gleaned about how Medium pay writers for their work, it’s the amount of time somebody spends reading a story that racks up the dollars, which means that the highest earning pieces are the most popular, if my understanding is correct.
The number of views each story has received is different, as is…
The English language often comes under fire for being difficult to learn or for its inconsistencies and, as a native speaker, I can see why.
But we have some weird and wonderful expressions that are used without giving a second thought to their origins, which got me thinking.
I hope you will join me on a journey of discovery to find out what these weird and wonderful sayings mean and where they originated from.
I have just returned from a short break in Norfolk, which is a five-hour drive away from my corner of England.
Predominantly flat land, those visiting could be forgiven for thinking it may be a tad boring, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The rivers, or Broads, are one of Britain’s National Parks, and were dug out to provide peat for fuel in medieval times. It…
“Would you like an ice-cold towel, madam?”
Melinda raised her head from the sun-lounger and peered at the young waiter proferring her a bowl piled with neatly rolled up white flannels.
“Thank you,” she said, taking one from the top and removing her sunglasses before settling it on her face, grateful for the coolness against her hot skin. …
High into the air we float
On our way to where?
To see the world from way up high; we fly
Air rushing into silk
Instantly transporting us upward
Reeling in the beauty of the light
Bound for a magical shore
A blissful haven of retreat
Lullabies of peaceful, mythical times
Luring us into their arms
Of ancient past times ingrained in our hearts
Over, above and far, far away
Leaving a relationship can sometimes feel like jumping off the edge of a cliff.
But it needn’t be scary — with some forethought and planning — you can take the plunge. I should know; I have done it twice. Once, after 23 years of marriage, and the second, after spending 10 years in a toxic relationship.
Once your mind is made up, the rest falls into place like a domino effect. Let me explain.
If you are deeply unhappy in a relationship, negativity is going to suck you down into a big, black hole. It becomes a vortex that you…
I was playing doubles tennis recently with some friends at my tennis club and was playing particularly badly, to the point where I was not only getting really angry with myself, but I was embarrassed.
I kept my cool and on the rare occasion that I hit a killer shot, my team mates were quick to congratulate me and gave me a metaphorical pat on the back; I felt like the no-hoper in the school playground; the underdog that everybody was suddenly rooting for.
My tennis partner took me to one side and suggested I play to my opponent’s weak…
Shadows fall across the sunlit morn heavy with mist
Silence save for birdsong echoing in the trees; haunting,
Pecking my brain, drilling holes in my fortitude
A tug-of-war rope pulling me this way and that, nausea
Overwhelming me, the lure, the draw, the pull of the
Amber nectar swilled bilious and bloated as subliminal
Thoughts scatter-gun through my mind’s eye and
My consciousness fights the realities of the day-to-day
Hum-drumming toils weighing me down like a lead weight
Dragging my body through the day, melancholic, robotic
Heaving my heavy heart with me threatening to engulf me
In the pain that I wear pinned to my breast for all to…