Tag: The Scintilla Project

A shot of a younger me after a cross-country run!

The Scintilla Project Day Fourteen — Run Away Fast As You Can

1. Talk about a time when you were younger and you embarrassed your parents in public, the one that still shames you. 2. We exert control over ourselves and others in many ways. Talk about a time when you lost that control. This can go beyond the obvious […]

Casey Palmer holding a Dating for Dummies toolkit that he'd received for his birthday.

The Scintilla Project Day Ten — Young Casey Casano-no

1. Sometimes we wish we could hit the rewind button. Talk about an experience that you would do over if you could. 2. Write about spending time with a baby or child under the age of two. The challenge: if you’re a parent, do not talk about your […]

Jon Barker at Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles with some MASSIVE plates of food before him for a birthday feast!

The Scintilla Project Day Nine — I Once Was Lost, But Now…

1. Talk about where you were going the day you got lost. Were you alone? Did you ever get to where you meant to go? 2. What is the longest thing you know by heart (for example, a prayer, speech, commercial jingle, etc.)? Why did you learn it? […]

Flowers randomly shot in Paris, France

The Scintilla Project Day Eight — Worst. Date. Ever.

1. Many of our fondest memories are associated with food. Describe a memorable experience that took place while preparing or eating food. 2. Write about a time when a preconceived notion or opinion (about a person, place, thing, etc.) turned out to be wrong. What did it take […]

Casey Palmer swing jumping at age 12

The Scintilla Project Day Seven — A Recipe for Catastrophe

1. Write about someone who was a mentor for you. 2. What have been the event horizons of your life – the moments from which there is no turning back? — The Scintilla Project’s Day 7 prompts I had to do some real soul-searching to write this one. […]

My badge from the 1996 Spelling Bee of Canada, reading: SPELLING BEE OF CANADA; MISSISSAUGA AREA; PALMER, CASEY; INTERMEDIATE; 97-0678

The Scintilla Project Day Five — Jack of All Trades, Master of None

1. What talent do you have that your usual blog readers don’t know about? Talk about a time when you showed it to its best advantage. — The Scintilla Project Day 5 prompt When you’ve lived so many lives, is there any talent you have that everybody knows about? I’m […]

A snowfall in the suburbs of Mississauga

The Scintilla Project Day Four — The Bottle Episode

1. Being trapped in a confined environment can turn an ordinary experience into a powder keg. Write about a thing that happened to you while you were using transportation; anything from your first school bus ride, to a train or plane, to being in the backseat of the […]

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