Building More Than Blogging

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been writing much these past few months.  There are a number of reasons behind that, all part of life. A major contributor is my purchase of a van last August.  A van?  Well yes, a van. Specifically, a 2016 Ram Promaster 2500, 159 wheelbase hightop. […]

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RDP Friday: BUILD

Greetings, Ragtaggers. Its Friday again, and here’s your prompt for today: BUILD. Build what you will with it and share your results with us via pingback, or post a link in the comments.  If you tag your creation with Ragtag Daily Prompt, RDP, and Build, it will be easy for another non-follower to discover your…

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Big Stink

Peeee-uuu what a stench Ashes to ashes dust to . . . . Rotten smells enroute     The photo (from Pixabay, thank you) is of corpse flower, Amorphophallus titanium, so named because of its putrescent (like rotting flesh) scent. Talk about a terrible beauty.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Putrescent.  Good one, […]

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Shop

I. Shop until you drop Merchants know it’s good for them Not so much for me.   II. A place to make things Tools supplies creative site This is good for me.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Shop

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Good Morning

A beautiful sunrise today. Its relatively mild and is predicted to be sunny and pleasant. What I’ve heard called the “warm before the storm”. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and snowy. so I’ll take advantage of the nice weather and ride my bike to yogalates and work this morning. I’ve been busy recently, developing […]

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Perhaps Another Day

Frozen fog morning Snow possible perhaps sun Petrichor absent.   Petrichor, the smell created by rain occurring on parched land. The word comes from petros, the greek word for stone, and ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in greek mythology. As someone who has lived most of my life in […]

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RDP Friday: FRIDAY

Hello Ragtaggers. Once again, its Friday, and that’s today’s prompt, FRIDAY. Use it any way you like and share your creation with us via pingback. Follow the comments and see what others have come up with. Enjoy!

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Timberrrrrr!

As previously mentioned, BA and I are in Madison Wisconsin for a few days. Today, walking from our lodgings to breakfast, we discovered what the sounds we had been hearing were about.  A large old tree is being taken down a few houses down the street. Its quite the production to remove a tree.  And […]

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Friend

BA and I are in Madison, WI for a few days, visiting some of her family and going to see a cousin’s photography on display at the Chazen museum.  We’re staying at an airbnb.  Its a small one bedroom apartment in the walkout lower level of a home. Quiet and just fine for our needs. […]

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RDP Friday: SLIDE

Once again, its Friday. Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is SLIDE.  One of those words that’s both a noun and a verb. Use it any way you like and share your results with us using a pingback. (directions on the about page if needed) Thanks for being a Ragtagger!

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Ice Siren

Enticing luster Pristine ice cold smooth as glass Calling me to skate.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Lustre.

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Let the Sun Shine

I am sad that this song from the musical Hair, fifty years old, feels more pertinent today than ever. I object to current use of violence, lies, disrespect and manipulation in the service of greed and power. Open your hearts to the people, planet, the universe. Release the fear, remember the beauty. From the same musical, […]

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Hot Air

Floating in the sky Fantasies imagined Back to earth is next.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fabulist.  These balloons were among a number I saw on my way to the office this morning.

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RDP Friday: WEEK

Hello Ragtaggers, its Friday and the end of another work week.  Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is WEEK.  Use it as your inspiration for writing, a poem, a photo or other art. Share your creation with us using a pingback (directions here if you need them). Have fun!

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What’s a Week?

When I chose Week as today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, it was because of my surprise that it was Thursday again (that’s usually when I set up the prompt for Friday). Hadn’t I just done that? A week goes by so quickly. As I was pondering the concept of a week, seven days, I was imagining […]

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Autumn Blizzard

Snowstorm then hard freeze A leaf blizzard to follow Crunchy drifts abound.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blizzard After last weekend’s snowstorm, it has once again warmed up. I scuffed through a lot of fallen leaves on my run this morning, and was greeted by these views at the lake just after sunrise. 

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Cold!

Arctic cold blast brings Record low temperatures The leaves freeze then fall.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blast. Snow this time of year is not unusual, but the very low temperatures are.  Its a chilly 14F (-10C) this morning. The bright sunshine is welcome, as is the predicted thaw. I’m always surprised at […]

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What a Difference a Day Makes

Cycles, rings, spirals. All patterns of movement, recurring events or themes. Yesterday was the end of the growing season here. It was a beautiful autumn day, with a clear blue sky, and a high temp of around 70F (21C). The weather was predicted to change overnight, with several inches of snow, and today the high […]

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OFF FLEEK

While running some errands today, I noticed this display.  Magnetic false eyelashes. This struck me as very odd, so I read the package. According to the directions, you put one layer above your upper eyelashes, and the other below them, creating a lash sandwich held together by magnets.  Quick and easy, no messy adhesive, or […]

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On Fleek?

Did I miss something Another new word in use Where did groovy go?   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fleek.  Its an interesting choice for me. I’ve heard it a bit, and my contextual interpretation was close, and I’ve wondered, where did that come from?

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Damp It!

When I see the word damp, my first thought is of weather.  Its been damp here for days, grey, with drizzles of rain and snow. The weather folk suggest that this morning’s fog will soon yield to a few sunny and warmer days. I’m ready. As much as I don’t like extended heat and we […]

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RDP Friday: DAMP

Happy Friday, Ragtaggers.  Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is DAMP.  Take damp as your inspiration, and share your creative output with us via a pingback.  If you’re needing instructions on a pingback, they are found on the about page.  Also, if you include, RDP, Damp and Ragtag daily prompt as tags, you’ll be easier to find…

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Herd Working

Today’s ragtag daily prompt is Herd. I’m recycling one of my favorite photos/events from last November. This is a herd of goats who are rented out to weed.  These photos were taken when they were working for a few days weeding on Davidson Mesa, one of my community open space areas, where I often run […]

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Color

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Color. I love the colors of the natural world; plants, rocks, clouds, water.   Autumn is often spectacular with changing leaves. Owing to our long hot dry summer, followed by a rapid cooling, our colors have been somewhat muted, and many trees are rapidly going brown and then dropping their […]

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Rugged

No longer a kid All parts working and more worn Rugged or ragged?   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Rugged

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Plump

Desirable in food Rhymes with lump that’s my feeling When self applied.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Plump.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.

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Now What

Arising after You thought it was all over But wait there is more.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Sequelae. I’m a retired family practice doctor, so sequelae is a familiar concept. Sequelae can be relatively mild and close after the initial event, such as a sinus infection following a cold. And then there […]

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What’s in a name?

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Truck. Here in the US, the first meaning that comes to most of us for truck is a large motor vehicle used for hauling goods. Small ones “pick ups” to enormous tractor trailer rigs “18 wheelers” or “semis”. In Britain, at least some of those vehicles are known as lorries. […]

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