This provided me with a real springstone to learn this new position

This gem was heard by the (un)Civil Professor of Malaphors, Martin Pietrucha.  This is a congruent conflation of “springboard” and “stepping stone”,  both describing something that launches a career or activity.   46 more words


What Panama has to offer Silicon Valley companies, benefitting both

Upcoming countries, like Panama, have to figure out how to become and stay competitive in the future.

The Panama Canal with logistics, a solid financial sector, mining and tourism are already in place and growing. 106 more words


Hedgehog Tips: Springboarding

Hi there!

I’ve got another writing tip for you today, and it’s one of my favorite activities. This one isn’t something that you can do on your own, however. 403 more words

Hedgehog Hideaway

Lossie can use this game versus the Broch as a springboard

Tomorrow afternoon Lossiemouth have an away clash against an in form Fraserburgh at Bellslea Park. The last few games have been frustrating for the Coasters with defeats to Brora, Inverurie Locos and Nairn County in the Highland League Cup. 272 more words

Highland League

Take 5 - Time to Talk

Inspired by today’s #TimetoTalk campaign by the mental health charity, Mind; I’m taking 5 (or a few more) to talk about my mental health, and encourage you to think about yours. 384 more words

The Great Outdoors...Indoors

So whilst preparing for a life changing adventure, you have to make certain priorities. For example, you must ensure your fundraising targets are met and you have to buy the correct kit. 117 more words

Then and Now

Then and Now: The Forest at Tryon Creek

By Bruce Rottink, Volunteer Nature Guide and Retired Research Forester

Prior to the creation of Tryon Creek State Natural Area (SNA) around 1970, no group had as much impact on the forest as the loggers… 1,480 more words