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Thursday Inspiration 31 — Grey Day

It was a miserable December morning in Michigan. The meteorologist predicted 40's degrees F and sunny last night, but it was 30 degrees and grey skies. Even the clouds were grey, probably with cached snow. Usually I would put the pillow over my head and go back to sleep in disappointment; not today. Today I… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 31 — Grey Day

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dVerse — imitation practice — Grace Transformed

One of my favorite poems even before I began to write poetry is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, “A Psalm of Life.” It's one I've turned to many times when I've needed a jolt of encouragement, and it has worked every time. Aside from the positive, life-affirming message, the idea that somewhere along the way I… Continue reading dVerse — imitation practice — Grace Transformed

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Coloring Club Plus — 11/21/19

One of the best songwriting duos of all time, Bacharach and David. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" is a song written by Burt Bacharach (music) and Hal David (lyrics) for Dionne Warwick in 1963. In January 1964, Warwick's original recording hit the Top Ten in the United States, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, South Africa, Belgium and… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 11/21/19

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#FF — Adventures in OMB

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Horatio Maurice Peabody worked out of a cubbyhole at Michigan's Office of Management and Budget (OMB.) Mr. Peabody's desk had three monitors, one ten-key adding machine, three legal pads, and a Yahtzee cup of pens and pencils on it. His job was to analyze where too little money was… Continue reading #FF — Adventures in OMB

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Coloring Club Plus — 11/20/19

The new (debut) Fran album is here!  The new (debut) Fran album is here!  I listened all the way through twice today while coloring.  I've got to say dayum is it good.  I'm sure varying favorites will rise over time, but the song I chose today had me crying, it is so relevant to my… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 11/20/19

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dVerse — surrealism — Holiday Dance

Reclining in my easy chair Eating apple chips Crunching a duet With the groans of icebergs Red mash, Blue mountain Match made in a sitcom Archie! Archie! Archie! Meathead's spaghetti Ball necklace Miniature reindeer With red noses Prance dance by as A terrible trollbird alights On the iceberg's peek Dali dances by With a mountain… Continue reading dVerse — surrealism — Holiday Dance

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Movies Movies Movies #12 – November 19, 2019

Domestic Violence (2002) documentary Starring: real-life individuals, mostly battering victims, shelter workers, and police officers Director: Frederick Wiseman Synopsis: blurb from netflix: “By shadowing residents of The Spring, Florida's largest shelter for battered women and their children, documentarian Frederick Wiseman sheds light on domestic violence and reveals the complications that make it such a difficult… Continue reading Movies Movies Movies #12 – November 19, 2019

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Coloring Club Plus — 11/19/19

Disraeli Gears is the second studio album by the British rock band Cream. It was released in November 2, 1967 and went on to reach No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. It was also the group's American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller in 1968, and reaching No. 4 on the American charts. The album… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 11/19/19

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Coloring Club Plus — 11/18/19

The Best of Cream:  The Millennium Collection, produced by Bill Levenson @2000 Universal International music.  This compilation contains 11 of their biggest hits, so it was difficult to choose one.  I went with Politician because of so much political chaos around the world right now. Politician was originally on Cream's third album, Wheels of Fire,… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 11/18/19

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What do you see? #4 “My Precious!”

Gollum learned to train crows in the mountains as an act of desperation and hope. It was done in an effort to have minions who could scour the land in hopes of catching sight of his golden ring,  “Precious.” He carefully climbed trees and absconded with young crow hatchlings, then fed them with insects and… Continue reading What do you see? #4 “My Precious!”