New Blog Post: Moving From A Monoglot To A Polyglot Culture

Hej Folks,

Just a quick post to say I’ve written a new post on my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone called Moving From A Monoglot To A Polyglot Culture. This has been playing on my mind for sometime since the last time someone asked me why I’m shy and I don’t speak more Danish round our office in Copenhagen and this is the result of that thought a few weeks after the fact.

Also whilst I’m here I thought I’d say how it went at the Helium Competition at their Pulitzer Center. I was 3/12 at one point then my ranking dived bombed more badly than any of my other Helium articles, so I guess it shows you you should write what you know no matter how well you do your research! I was just hoping to win an iPad otherwise I wouldn’t have entered on that topic.

I also just brought my .com domain for my 6 book Science Fiction Series which is exciting (8 letters all one word, which is pretty good for a .com url these days). There probably won’t be much up there until I’m ready to launch the first book but it’s good to know I have it in reserve for when I’m ready; makes the project all that more real.

Anyways, that’s all folks for now!

Peace, Niamh

http://www.niamhbrown.com

New Helium Article for the Pulitzer Competition: What are the best ways to engage young people in family planning?

Hej Folks,

As a writer at Helium I was sent a newsletter telling me about a current competition in their Pulitzer Center which can see the winning magazine articles published along with a prize of an iPad, something I really want as I want to play with Garage Band so I can start creating music for you all again (as I’m limited in what I can do on the guitar nowadays due to my medical condition).

I have entered the competition under the article title What are the best ways to engage young people in family planning?. I have to get into the top 4 to be considered for the winning spot. I’ll let you know when it goes once the winners are picked 🙂

Peace, Niamh

http://www.niamhbrown.com

Niamh Brown now on Facebook!

Hej Folks,

Just a quick post. It only took me forever but I’m finally on Facebook. Out of all the tools I’ve used to try to manage quotes and links this seems to be the one that makes sense, as after a while of looking over everyone’s shoulder I can see finally how convenient Facebook is!

So from now on things like that will go here as well as general news and the artwork I create. Niamh News will continue as it has done but I’m just moving some of the functionality from word press and delicious to Facebook to make it easier for me in the long run. Often I forget to update my quotes or links page for example so I’m hoping this will allow me to collect as I go instead 🙂

Peace, Niamh

http://www.niamhbrown.com

New Niamh Poetry Gifts: Compounded

Hej Folks,

Some of you may know my previous short poem called “Insane World” which I turned into a gift store on cafepress. I recently came up with another short poem inspired by Buddhist philosophy of the noble truths. I’ve created a new cafepress store called compounded, for this new 6 word poem which I personally find a useful day to day reminder.

The poem goes:

(We are all)

Compounded Conditions Continually Changing in Circles

~ niamh brown ~

http://www.niamhbrown.com

New Blog Post: What a Little Kindness Will Do…

Hej Folks,

I had a little incident this week that moved me so I decided to write about it in my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone. The post is called ‘What a Little Kindness Will Do‘ and it’s about how little things can get under our skin or turn our day around completely.

Enjoy 🙂

Niamh Brown

http://www.niamhbrown.com

The Cancer by Niamh Brown now 30% off at Lulu.com! Hurry whilst offer lasts!

Hej Folks!

I’ve been tweaking and updating a few things on my website (see new advert pane) I decided to give my self published science fiction short story The Cancer a different look. I gave it a grey scale palet as I felt it was more fitting to the subject matter. It light of this update I’ve decided to put the eBook The Cancer by Niamh Brown on sale at 30% off! Hurry whilst the offer lasts!

Peace, Niamh xxx

http://www.niamhbrown.com

So you want to learn Danish…

Hej Folks!

Well I’m back. I realise it’s been a year since i posted anything on my news blog. This is mostly because I’ve been spending my free time learning Danish and as I still have a looong way to go it will dominate my spare time considerably. However, for now I have something I can report!

I’ve started a Danish Language Link Exchange, called Dansk Link (Danish Link). The Dansk Link goal is to be an exchange of free online danish language information relevant to migrants who have moved to Denmark or those just interested in learning Danish. Dansk Link is also open to contributions in the form of links to online resources posted in comments.

Feel free to use it, share it and if you have any contributions feel free to post them. Enjoy! 😀

Niamh

http://www.niamhbrown.com