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#Haikai Challenge #123: first sparrows [twittering] (hatsusuzume)

Pink blanket pulled up Behind frozen bones of trees -- Sparrow's silhouette Snuggling in my warm bed Wakened, with Spring, by his song Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #123: first sparrows [twittering] (hatsusuzume)

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dVerse — quadrille — Katz Quadrille

Katz Quadrille Cabbage calls Honey moons Grapes grope Scoby sirens sing Flour water waits Attuned for Wild whooshes Yowling yeasts descend Bashful bacteria nuzzle up Sauerkraut kimchi cha-chas Meandering mead Charismatic chablis Kiwi kombucha kicks San Franciscan sourdough Fermentation frenzy Build it and they will come To learn more about Sandor Katz and Wild Fermentation,… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Katz Quadrille

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#FFFC 51 — 3DM

Vert first saw the advertising in a sidebar with her email program. Three-dimensional Memory (aka 3DM) was a new service that many beauty shops now offered along with waxing, massage, nails, and the old favorites hair coloring and cutting. 3DM allowed clients to re-experience memories from their unconscious. Intrigued, she decided to give it a… Continue reading #FFFC 51 — 3DM

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#SLS (2nd selection) Every Time it Snows, Olivia Newton-John and Jon Secada

I don't do it often, but today is a double feature.  Here is my second selection. Jim Adams is the ever-responsible host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim was called away for a few days but still made sure to post the prompt for Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have Duet, so you should look… Continue reading #SLS (2nd selection) Every Time it Snows, Olivia Newton-John and Jon Secada

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#SLS — Joni Mitchell & Peter Gabriel, My Secret Place

Jim Adams is the ever-responsible host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim was called away for a few days but still made sure to post the prompt for Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have Duet, so you should look for songs that are sung as duets. Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to… Continue reading #SLS — Joni Mitchell & Peter Gabriel, My Secret Place

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#MM — Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — winter’s music

Hot tea and beer bread heat the morn Cracking ice screeched notes with foghorn Freezing lake channel Sounds seldom banal My flannel's Song is warm     Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Saturday Mix.  Sarah says: Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 25 January 2020! For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have… Continue reading #MM — Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — winter’s music

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A WAR IS COMING — Insightful Geopolitics

Geographical information on Iran and insights into why we should not be messing with it.   The Beginning of The End After the elimination of Iranian Quds Commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani on 3rd Jan around 1 a.m. local time, the US president warned leaders in Tehran, in a series of tweets, against following through… Continue reading A WAR IS COMING — Insightful Geopolitics

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Book Review: 1Q84

image link I finished Murakami's three-volume, 1,300+-page story this week. It was read in its entirety using Kindle's program for PC. Although I'm firmly in the corner of hard copy books, I learned a new appreciation for reading e-books. The ability to highlight passages in different colors and store them in the attached “notebook” was… Continue reading Book Review: 1Q84

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #119 — Mysterious Mother and the rise and fall of humans and Earthweal Open Link Weekend #4

In the beginning, when Mysterious Mother was waving an arm as long as a spiral galaxy, creating all things that spring from her, she made a decision with humans. She had magnanimous love for all of her creations and made them with the skills to have them all playing well together until, at last, they… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #119 — Mysterious Mother and the rise and fall of humans and Earthweal Open Link Weekend #4