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#MM Saturday Mix — Cry for the fallen

image link The twelve city commissioners were each direct descendants of the original city leaders from a hundred years ago. The closed leadership system had grown stale at least fifty years ago, but the citizens had been demoralized for longer than that. The word sterile came to mind. The commissioners cared about two things and… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — Cry for the fallen

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dVerse — Madness — Possessed

Mr. Jones tells about his childhood friend, a boy who lived with his mother, stepfather and brothers and sisters. The boy and his sibs never knew who would be chosen to “ride along” with stepfather, but they all knew what it meant. Years later, the boy, who is now a man, still lives at home… Continue reading dVerse — Madness — Possessed

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dVerse — Haibun — American Worker

image link American Worker The labor market for the unskilled and for those who don't have a piece of paper to open doors to full-time living wages is something I'm still getting used to observing. OK, let me take a step back and say, even if you are a skilled worker with a piece of… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun — American Worker

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 14th 2019, Tao Talk and Jade Li origin stories (I love the phrase origin story!)

Tao Talk was born a long time ago at deja news, then moved to yahoo. The individuals who posted there were people who were sick of the mayhem, trolls, etc. at the usenet group, alt.philosopy.taoism and wanted a quieter place to have conversations about taoism. As all things spring from the Mysterious Mother and all… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 14th 2019, Tao Talk and Jade Li origin stories (I love the phrase origin story!)

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dVerse – haibun – Hiroshima –Hibakujumoku

Looking way back at the Jurassic period ginkgo trees flourished across the Asian continent. Over millions of years, their fossils began to diminish. Two and a half million years ago, only a “handful of ginkgo lineages” remained, in the forests of Central China. At some point 1300 to 1400 trees made their way to Japan.… Continue reading dVerse – haibun – Hiroshima –Hibakujumoku

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #95 — acatalepsy

Source: https://www.adventureinyou.com/ I went out and did a little reading and found info at wikipedia (my favorite learning destination). It talks about the philosophy of the Stoics, who believed that truth could be absolutely apprehended, which is katalepsis. There was an “opposing” group called The Academics, who believed this was not true, and called it… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #95 — acatalepsy

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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

dverse · haibun · nature · poetry

dVerse — Haibun — Summer’s Growth Bath

Merril is the host of dVerse today. Merril says: So today, I want you to conjure the magic of nature in your haibun. Think about the words, too, as of course, you do in poetry anyway. With the almost-daily rains, every herbaceous being grows lush with green. Where the bearded iris have two blossoms other… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun — Summer’s Growth Bath

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dVerse — Haibun — Grounding

image link (not the actual cemetery) Frank J. Tassone is the host of dVerse for Haibun Monday. Frank says: What is worth remembering? Why are some events so important that we need to memorialize them, while others we can let slip away? How do we truly honor whom, or what, we want to remember? Using… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun — Grounding

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Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 25 May 2019 — Coffee Talk

My first job aside from babysitting was at 17 years old, in a small, family-owned bakery on a small-town main street. One half of the storefront had the baked goods cases and built-in cabinets (where the back was open to the back, so bread could be slid in from there.) The other half of the… Continue reading Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 25 May 2019 — Coffee Talk