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What do you see # 41 — Orphan’s lament

  Mama and I one sunny afternoon were climbing in the branches of the pomegranate tree and savoring the sweet juicy fruit when we heard a rustling in the bushes below. Mama carried me on her back to a higher limb and put me on a thick part where I could cling and gave me… Continue reading What do you see # 41 — Orphan’s lament

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Haikai Challenge #150: Sturgeon Moon

Late summer paddies glow under the sturgeon moon – shadows swim upstream.         Image: Ando Hiroshige - Mt. Kyodai and the Moon Reflected in the Rice Fields at Sarashina in Shinano Province, No. 25 Ando Hiroshige (b. 1797 - d. 1858)   Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #150: Sturgeon Moon

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2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 3 PICK 10- MSJADELI – SELECTS SOUNDGARDEN- DOWN ON THE UPSIDE — slicethelife

It was my turn again in the draft pick Hans is doing for 100 days.  This is the last pick in round 3.   https://www.youtube.com/embed/sC2GjXMk7i4?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent 2020 Album Draft- Round 3 Pick 10- with the final pick in the third round- MSJADELI selects- Soundgarden- Down On The Upside. MSJADELI’s blog Tao Talk- can be found at… Continue reading 2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 3 PICK 10- MSJADELI – SELECTS SOUNDGARDEN- DOWN ON THE UPSIDE — slicethelife

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dVerse — Back yard, right corner

The black locust tree umbrellas the yard behind the house except at the edges. The lawn slopes down, as the house is raised above the high water table; it makes mowing with the rider a bit tricky. At the corner itself, there is a maple tree that was transplanted early in the Spring. There is… Continue reading dVerse — Back yard, right corner

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Movies, Movies, Movies! #44 — August 4, 2020

Welcome to another installment of Movies, Movies, Movies!   It's a good batch. Married Life (2007) Starring: Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel McAdams, David Richmond-Peck, Timothy Webber, David Wenham, Anna Williams, Ty Olsson, Fred Keating, Erin Boyes Director: Ira Sachs Genres: drama, romance Synopsis: Cooper and Brosnan's characters are business associates and friends. Cooper's… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies! #44 — August 4, 2020

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dVerse — Haibun Monday — Now I am 6

  I turned six over fifty years ago, so there is a lot I don't remember about the day of my sixth birthday party. I do remember these four girls. My cousin, Susie, and I were inseparable as kids. She, being four and a half years older than me, was the natural leader. Back then… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun Monday — Now I am 6

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FDDA 2 — blog — top 10 most viewed posts

  Fandango is the host of Fandango's Dog Days of August.  Fandango says: Today’s theme is “blog.” Share a story, a poem, a photo, a drawing, some music, or whatever you wish to about you blog. Why you started it, for example, what your blogging goals are, what you like to blog about, why you did… Continue reading FDDA 2 — blog — top 10 most viewed posts

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#SLS — “White Room,” by Cream

Jim Adams is the music-loving aficionado host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have the accumulation related prompts of Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure and hopefully this will fit for everyone. Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not… Continue reading #SLS — “White Room,” by Cream

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FDDA 1 — trip — Upper Peninsula of MI

My youngest son spent four years at university in the Upper Peninsula. There are many memories of trips to and from there, so it's difficult to choose just one, so instead this post will be a few highlights. On the trip where he first went up, we rented a panel van. It was his friend's/roommate's… Continue reading FDDA 1 — trip — Upper Peninsula of MI