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A Matter of Life & Death

image link that goes to article about risks of high protein diet for those in middle age Carol worked as a dietician as part of a multi-disciplinary team that included doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, personal trainers, and psychologists. The team served those who were considering bariatric surgery. There were two things unique about the team.… Continue reading A Matter of Life & Death

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Still hungry

image link Happy Sunday to All.  A short one today. Gizmo the kitten approached her snack as an act of espionage, crouching, trying to dip low enough behind the shoes to remain unseen. What gave her away was her curse of a twitchy tail. It was temporary, but the movement caught the attention of the… Continue reading Still hungry

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#MM Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 29 June 2019, FOWC, WoD, and 3 Things –Guirnalda des Petunias

Crystal Clear River in Bonito, Brazil, flowed through paradise with the graceful movement of a ballerina. The village leaders, who were proud of their piece of heaven on earth, proposed the first fiesta in 1993. They named it Guirnalda des Petunias, or Garland of Petunias for the petunias that grew wild along the edges of… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 29 June 2019, FOWC, WoD, and 3 Things –Guirnalda des Petunias

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50 Word Thursday — A Possum’s Tale

Image by Prawny from Pixabay Bobo the Clown was very sad because his pet opossum, Huckabee, was sick. Huckabee refused to eat, and for a possum food is their world, so Bobo was worried. The circus was in Palm Beach for a week, then the troupe was shutting down for vacation. Bobo had plans to… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — A Possum’s Tale

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Topping the Charts

image link Johnny was serving his time in the military with honor. He'd left Jeannie, his sweetheart, back home. The two exchanged frequent letters that were filled with the plans they had for marriage, home, children, career when Johnny came home. Two years into his three-year commitment, Johnny received a letter that started, “Dear John,”… Continue reading Topping the Charts

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Wait

image link From the attic, the young girl watched the elderly German couple tend their garden. She awakened each morning to the sound of the sprinklers spraying the plants. Over the weeks she watched the watermelons grow from egg-sized to plate-sized to ever-larger. The old man pulled weeds in the mornings and the old woman… Continue reading Wait

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Kwaang

Harrison pressed the buzzer at the night dry cleaners and a voice came over the intercom, “Pick-up or drop-off?” “Drop-off” “Number of items and how many pair of pants?” “17 and 7” A buzzer sounded and Harrison entered the small shop. The disembodied voice over the intercom belonged to a small, wrinkled, bald man who… Continue reading Kwaang

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The Life of a Simple Cobbler

Shoemaker At Work is a painting by Farideh Haghshenas Renaldo was a cobbler by trade, just like his father before him and his father before him. Renaldo had lived in the same town as his forbears. He went about his daily activities with a certain comfort. There was a dearth of surprises in Renaldo's life,… Continue reading The Life of a Simple Cobbler

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Justice for the Fookers (long)

image link It was the 50th anniversary of the day the Governor of Whosville, Foul Fooker, gave the order to the State troops to fire randomly into protesting students and other students walking on the campus of Higher Ed U. Myra Madison, age 70, lost her sister, Nancy, that day. Nancy was leaving her honors… Continue reading Justice for the Fookers (long)

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The God of Bubblegum Mountain

image link He told me God lived on Bubblegum Mountains, the strawberry peaks that greeted the sun first each morning in the summer. Naive I was but I had a few questions for The Almighty so I set off across meadows filled with flowers and grains, streams with boulders and crawdads, then across a sweltering… Continue reading The God of Bubblegum Mountain