๐ŸŒ The World of Bubble Gum Monkey (It is Our World!) ๐Ÿ’

HOW CAN I FIND ANYTHING HERE?

Short answer: Clicking the main menu “How About Reading the Newspaper Before You Go?” will take you to this list of 100+ articles I’ve written organized by date and title. Clicking “Today’s Fresh Articles” will take you to the latest writing.

Long answer: I had another host, Bluehost, so that I could edit themes to try to get my website looking how I wanted and do HTML maps with buttons, but it didn’t work out well, so in failure I migrated to WordPress.com, which I had always written well on. It’s more streamlined, more like a designated writing space, but just a little quirky, I like the “hello Dolly” phrases and such, makes me feel like I’m in “2001: A Space Oddity,” but without getting killed by the super computer… “Daisy, daisy, give me your answer true.” Somewhere along the line I broke the automatic “blog” page of this blog and when I tried to restore it, function came back, but… it was still kind of hidden away like a business with a parking lot that doesn’t let you see the front door of the business (I’m talking about you VA Office! that’s right get another sign).

I have created the list of articles, but I want to figure out what tabs to apply to them and index them so that all the penis enlargement articles (there are none) would be on one page and all the psychological coping mechanisms I use would be on another page. I want to have a creative, yet functional way to navigate the website, by clicking emojis, but I see the very real need for a regular list.

IN OTHER NEWS

I just started Bubble Gum Monkey World an interactive Google Site to be able to do things I can’t do here on WordPress.com, it will redirect you if your okay with that, to be honest it’s the passion project and writing is the side project for me.

FUN-RAISING IT COULD BE FUNTASTIC FOR YOU!

Let’s Save the World Together! Really… Ask Me How. (Well actually Thomas will explain.)

NEW THINGS HERE

Added the story of my life to the philosophy section, updated many of the pages including the secret garden, the blibary, the “ever popular” (not at all popular) book club, added a link on the first blog post to the 100th, someone from my writers group asked me for the site name so… I felt the need to tidy up just in case I had “company”… I’ll be going through the rest of the pages and making series of material sooner than later.

TIME TRAVEL PORTAL (TO PAST ARTICLES)

The Bubble Gum Monkey Classic Posts (Origins Series):

  1. โœ๏ธ 100 Blog Post Journey โ˜ƒ๏ธ 2019
  2. ๐Ÿ“• The Four Tendencies โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  3. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Rock Bottom to Redemption โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  4. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Why I Want to Change My Child โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  5. ๐Ÿ“• My Experience with Conscious Parenting โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  6. ๐Ÿ”จ Persistence vs Opportunity Cost โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  7. ๐Ÿฒ Quick and Easy Beef Curry โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  8. ๐Ÿ’Œ Your Feedback is Welcome! โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  9. ๐Ÿ“ฑ My Experience with the Fabulous Motivate Me App โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  10. โœจ Profiles, Avitars, Identity, Ego โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  11. ๐Ÿง  Greet and Thank Your Mind โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  12. ๐ŸŽญ Emotional Diversity Project August 2019! ๐ŸŒป โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  13. ๐ŸŒ  Weekly Life Improvement System โ›ฑ๏ธ 2019
  14. โญ Life Improvement First Week ๐Ÿ 2019
  15. ๐Ÿ“• My Experience with Whole-Brained Parenting ๐Ÿ 2019
  16. ๐Ÿ“• Week 1 of the Whole Brained Child Beyond the Book ๐Ÿ 2019
  17. ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ Winds of Change ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ 2019
  18. โญ Life Improvement Second Week ๐Ÿ 2019
  19. ๐ŸŒฑ Love and Tomatoes ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ 2019
  20. โญ Life Improvement Third Week ๐Ÿ 2019
  21. โญ Life Improvement Fourth Week ๐Ÿ 2019
  22. โš’๏ธ The Challenge of Gratitude ๐Ÿ 2019
  23. ๐ŸŽญ Emotional Diversity Project September 2019! ๐ŸŒป ๐Ÿ 2019
  24. โญ Life Improvement Fifth Week ๐Ÿ 2019
  25. โญ New Life Improvement System First Week ๐Ÿ 2019
  26. ๐ŸŒ  Aligning Monthly Self Leadership with Values Based Living ๐Ÿ 2019
  27. โš’๏ธ The Challenge of Gratitude II ๐Ÿ 2019
  28. ๐Ÿผ The Real Secret of Life As I See It ๐Ÿ 2019
  29. โญ New Life Improvement System Week Two ๐Ÿ 2019
  30. โญ Life Improvement Project Week 3 ๐Ÿ 2019
  31. โญ Life Improvement Project Week 4 ๐Ÿ 2019
  32. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธStoic Walks ๐Ÿ 2019
  33. โญ Life Improvement Project Week 5 ๐Ÿ 2019
  34. โญ Life Improvement Project Week 6 โ€œBe the Change You Want to See in the Worldโ€ ๐Ÿ 2019
  35. The Lovely Day I Stopped Inconviencing Myself to Follow Traditions that are not Important to Me. ๐Ÿ 2019
  36. ๐Ÿ† Blog of the Month Award โ€“ November 2019 ๐Ÿ 2019
  37. ๐ŸŒŸ Be the Change Project ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿ 2019
  38. ๐ŸŒŸ Be the Change Project ๐ŸŒŸ II ๐Ÿ 2019
  39. Four Months of Emotional Meta Data โ„๏ธ 2019
  40. ๐Ÿ’— My Heart Song ๐Ÿ’— โ„๏ธ 2019
  41. ๐ŸŒ Hลkลซleสปa and Kwanzaa ๐ŸŒ โ„๏ธ 2019
  42. ๐Ÿ™Š Born to Lead Raised to Follow ๐Ÿต โ„๏ธ 2019
  43. ๐ŸŒช๏ธ The First Day of Kwanzaa โ€“ My Mother in Law Gives Me Some Humility ๐ŸŒช๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  44. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฟ How Can We End Mingi in 2020? ๐Ÿ’€ โ„๏ธ 2019
  45. ๐ŸŒŸ 10 Points of Gratitude in 2019! ๐ŸŽ‰ โ„๏ธ 2019
  46. โœ๏ธ The Day I Became a Profession Writer ๐ŸŒป โ„๏ธ 2019
  47. ๐Ÿ’ Journey of Kujichagulia (Self Determination) ๐ŸŒป โ„๏ธ 2019
  48. Procrastination and I โ„๏ธ 2019
  49. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 1) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  50. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 2) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  51. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 3) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  52. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 4) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  53. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 5) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  54. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 6) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  55. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 7) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  56. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 8) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  57. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 9) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  58. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 10) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  59. Lokahi = Restoring Life Balance โ„๏ธ 2019
  60. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 11) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  61. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 12) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  62. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 13) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  63. Establishing a Writing Habit (Day 14) โœ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  64. Spring Cleaning 2020 ๐Ÿงน โ„๏ธ 2019
  65. ๐ŸŒŸ Mindful Life Balance ๐ŸŒŸ I โ„๏ธ 2019
  66. Caffeine, the Drug I Love โ˜• โ„๏ธ 2019
  67. The Healthy Mind Platter โ„๏ธ 2019
  68. New Beginnings ๐Ÿ““ โ„๏ธ 2019
  69. Self Leadership ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ โ„๏ธ 2019
  70. Habit Change ๐ŸŽ โ„๏ธ 2019
  71. Eudamonia ๐Ÿ’ โ„๏ธ 2019
  72. Time Crunch Meal Plan ๐Ÿœ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  73. ๐ŸŒทThe Hardest Life Lesson๐Ÿ’€ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  74. Living a Different Life ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  75. โ›… Silver Linings โ›… ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  76. ๐ŸŒŽQuiet Desperation๐ŸŒ™ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  77. ๐ŸŽจ Stem Cells ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  78. ๐Ÿ“– Permission to Feel ๐Ÿ’– ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  79. ๐Ÿ”ฅ 10 Differences Between an Insufferable Family Life and a Challenging One ๐Ÿณ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  80. ๐Ÿ  True Freedom ๐Ÿฆœ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  81. ๐Ÿค– Emotional Intelligence 48% ๐Ÿถ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  82. ๐ŸŒŽ Worlds Within Worlds ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  83. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ Blogging and Mental Toughness ๐Ÿ˜ผ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  84. ๐Ÿ’ฐ Stoic Week 20 ๐Ÿฆด ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  85. ๐Ÿ’ฐ Stoic Week 20 II ๐Ÿฆด ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  86. ๐Ÿ’ฐ Stoic Week 20 III ๐Ÿฆด ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  87. ๐Ÿฅš I Also Have a Dream ๐Ÿฃ ๐ŸŒธ 2020
  88. ๐ŸŒŠ Life as a Sine Curve ๐ŸŽญ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  89. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Itโ€™s Fourth of July 2020 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  90. ๐Ÿฆ‹ Always Compare Yourself to Others ๐ŸŒ€ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  91. ๐Ÿž๏ธ A Poem About America ๐Ÿœ๏ธ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  92. ๐ŸฅšTen Steps to a Better Me๐Ÿฃ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  93. ๐Ÿ‘จ Gathering Strength for Next Week ๐Ÿ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  94. โฒ๏ธ Itโ€™s About Time ๐Ÿ™Œ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  95. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Self Leadership Can Take 5 Minutes ๐Ÿš’ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  96. ๐Ÿ’ Minimalism Monday ๐Ÿ‘’ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  97. ๐Ÿ› Transformation ๐Ÿฆ‹ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  98. ๐Ÿ”ฎ Word of Wordcraft ๐Ÿ“œ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  99. ๐Ÿฆ– Tech Talk Thursday ๐Ÿ’ป โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  100. ๐Ÿ“• 100 Posts Later Mark Manson ๐Ÿ† โ›ฑ๏ธ2020

The New World Posts (Soul’s Requiem Series):

  1. ๐Ÿ“š The First Rule of Book Fight Club ๐ŸฅŠ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  2. ๐ŸŒณ Self Acceptance Leads to Serenity ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  3. ๐ŸŒ  See The Good Sunday ๐Ÿฆ‹ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  4. ๐Ÿ’ Mindfulness Monday II ๐Ÿ“– โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  5. ๐Ÿ› Transformation Week II ๐Ÿ™€ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  6. ๐Ÿ”ฎ Word of Wordcraft ๐Ÿ“œ II โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  7. ๐Ÿฆ– Tech Talk Thursday ๐Ÿ’ป II โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  8. ๐ŸŽจ Fun Feelings Friday ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020
  9. ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿป So Here is My Life Saturday ๐Ÿ’€ โ›ฑ๏ธ2020

WHATS GOING ON WITH THIS BLOG?

I was humbled to have been asked to fix the lack of being able to find older articles, by interested readers, but I felt like I needed writing momentum to get through the 100 post challenge without getting stuck hopelessly trying to fix technical issues. Now that I’ve finished that challenge, which has a tremendous boost towards my confidence as a writer and person, I’m attempting to bite off fixing the blog navigation. This blog is “Bubble Gum Monkey Blog” and the Google Website is “Bubble Gum Monkey World” (inspired by Jurassic Park and Jurassic World).

JUST FYI THE EMOJIS ARE INTENTIONAL

For Me The Emojis Pay Homage to Our Different, but Equal Psychological “Lens” of the World and Give My Respect to Diversity…

You may have noticed I’m emoji crazy, I’ve been a huge fan of symbology before emojis even existed, they tie the left and right brain together for me, but they are different for everyone’s systems, I actually love that, so what looks beautiful to me, may not work or may be ugly on your system, it sounds like a flaw in article or web design, but to me it’s a reminder of how much our soul’s lens color our world (a lot, but not completely). I love looking at my blog from my phone, tablet and computer and seeing it differently. I prefer the emojis to not be broken, but when they are it reminds me of the sutras with certain words that are lost to time, rendered incomprehensible by language shifts. I find it beautiful and freeing, each emoji heals 1 scar from being brought up in public school and having my creativity forced through a colander to make teaching easier for the system. I use emojioedia.org to access emojis since I write from my computer, they show me a sample of what a symbol will look like across platforms.

WHAT’S NEXT SOUL’S REQUIEM SERIES

I’m in the process of quilting “the stories of my life”: 1. Healing from growing up in a hoarding environment and becoming a minimalist (Kaizen), 2. Life improvement hacks I’ve tried (Self Leadership), 3. the skill and journey of gratitude, 4. challenges of life facing and overcoming them (Life Improvement), 5. Finding peace in an ever changing world (Inner Peace), 6. How and why discipline is doable and worth it for a family (Family Life).

ALTERNATIVE TRANS-MODAL SELECTION METHOD

Article Flavors: (Pretending Words are Ice-cream Here)

(Disclaimer links are not very “finished” yet. Surprising right? Soon…)

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The many flavors of life… mine are guanabana, espresso, and guava, wouldn’t blame you if you thought vanilla, chocolate and strawberry though…

Matcha Green Tea = Kaizen (Positive Change): Habit Change, Organization, Decluttering (Digital Kon Mari)

Espresso = Self Leadership: Values Based Living, Life Balance, Attempted Productivity, Goal Setting, Dream Interpretation

Dark Chocolate = Consistent Gratitude: Grattidude Challenge

Guava = Life Improvement: Weekly Goal Setting Life Improvement System

Guanabana = Inner Peace: Emotional Expansion, Radical Acceptance, Martial Arts, Stoic Lifestyle, Stoic Walks

Black Cherry = Family Life: Book Reviews, Inner Meditations on Parenting, Conscious Parenting, Gardening, Four Tendencies

Sprinkles = My Blibary (Favorite Blogs)

Spoons = Contact and Voting

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Take an imaginary heart with you, they’re for you reader!

THANK YOU READERS, YOU COMPLETE ME

Special thank you to the readers who asked me to do an index, told me it was impossible to navigate this blog (I didn’t know it was broken at first) and showed me some options for “wrap ups” via your web pages or newsletters. I think you know who you are. โค๏ธ

Darkness can not drive out the darkness, only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that.

– Martin Luther King Jr ๐Ÿ’ž < (Aren’t you glad, we had this heart to heart?)