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The Papaya Scorpion Dance (LONG)

Image by Lerey Eric from Pixabay Every winter Jimmy and I took our vaca in a different tropical location, where it became instant summer the moment we stepped off the plane. Sometimes the euphoria was so intense we would bow and applaud Mother Nature for her infinite wisdom in keeping at least part of the… Continue reading The Papaya Scorpion Dance (LONG)

family · relationships

MM Music Challenge — Teach Your Children Well

In college I was taught that a human being was a mesh of their biopsychosocial components. I believe this is true. I also believe that “social science” is inexact at best and actively harmful at worst. A person is a custom-designed, ever-changing, unique palette of biological influence (e.g. genes, chromosomes, physical attributes), psychological influence (e.g.… Continue reading MM Music Challenge — Teach Your Children Well

poetry · triquatrain

Tale Weaver – #225 – Reflection – May 30th — Journey into the Mirror

  "Woman Looking into Mirror" by Elizavella Designs I chose to write a poem in the triquatrain form, which was created by Robert L. Huntsman. Journey into the Mirror Walking through a mirror's door, vortex of what's come before Swirling twixt the times, the places, and the seasons Depending on who you think you be,… Continue reading Tale Weaver – #225 – Reflection – May 30th — Journey into the Mirror

Coloring Club · music

Coloring Club Plus — 5/31/19

Angles is the fourth studio album by American rock band the Strokes. It was released on March 18, 2011. After touring in support of First Impressions of Earth, the Strokes went on an extended hiatus in 2007 and then regrouped two years later to begin writing new material for a fourth album. The album took… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 5/31/19

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Lucky Winner

Image by Peter H from Pixabay OK, this story is way longer than I wanted it to be, but... Bella had been working as an accountant in a humdrum job for a number of years. Right when she started, her co-workers asked her to join a lottery club for $2 a week. After a dozen… Continue reading Lucky Winner

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #89 — Haiku Trio; dVerse Open Link Night

image link Floribunda Hotel Dirt pile shrinks, beds grow Red, orange, yellow, and green – Seasonal tenants.   image link Dahlia Red velvet spokes Circle their churned butter hub -- Summer's color wheel.   image link Summer Miner Rat-a-tat-tat-tat Hollow head drives long beak deep -- Green wiggling nuggets.   Reena is the host of… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #89 — Haiku Trio; dVerse Open Link Night

Coloring Club · music

Coloring Club Plus — 5/30/19

Per wikipedia: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs is an album released by Marty Robbins on the Columbia Records label in September 1959, peaking at #6 on the U.S. pop albums chart. It was recorded in a single eight-hour session on April 7, 1959, and was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1965 and Platinum in… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 5/30/19

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50 Word Thursday — Family Business

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay "We never stop anywhere for long."  -- Darren Shan, A Living Nightmare The Giuseppe family had been in business for a long time. Traveling in their wagon, parking it on the outskirts of towns, as their ancestors had, they never saw a day when their services would not be in… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Family Business

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Ready

Image by pixel2013 from Pixabay Peace was on an extended vacation. She'd gotten fed up with the petty bickering and always the conflicts between humans. Enjoying herself in the delicious quietness of floating on a windless sunset, Peace decided to ask Ocean what her secret was in keeping so still. Ocean responded, “As you know,… Continue reading Ready

fiction · Friday Fictioneers

#FF Trouble in Paradise

  PHOTO PROMPT © Susan Eames Trouble in Paradise Harold and Maude, both age 74, were in Hawaii for their honeymoon. It was a second marriage for each. Both prior divorces were from spousal abandonment, which left carryover insecurities. Each was determined to keep the other satisfied and wanting more. Maude was an organized planner… Continue reading #FF Trouble in Paradise