I. Pilings encrusted With mussels and barnacles Ocean eats the pier. II. The crust cracks open Aroma first then oozing Brie evokes delight. III. The crust cracks open Gas and ash precede lava Volcano erupts.     Encrusted“>Encrusted

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Ice is Slippery

The ice dance event concluded yesterday at the winter olympics. There was a lot of amazing and inspiring skating, and there were some odd and unexpected occurrences that quite possibly altered the final placements of teams in the competition. The first came during the short dance, when French skater Gabriella Papadakis’ halter dress neck strap […]

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A Compromising Award

I got an invite to do one of those “award” things again. I’m not clear on the point of these awards. From what I have observed, it seems to be a way of increasing blog readership, rather than an actual acknowledgement of one’s writing. You answer some questions in a post, link back to the […]

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Cat Tales: Toto

Toto. aka Uncle Toto, the Tangerine Dream, Snow Pants, Butterfly Jumper, Totus Toto started his career in our neighborhood living next door, with his human mom, a human brother and sister, two feline siblings, Tiger and Trigger, and eventually a black Lab named Codie. A long-haired deep orange fellow, Toto was most engaging, and would […]

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costume quartet

I. Wearing illusion Creating magic, deception No more ordinary II. Purposeful attire Specialized applications Team member or star III. Dressup or disguise Directing your attention Controlling focus IV. Special suits For all occasions Trick or treat. Costume“>Costume

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Suspicious clouds lurk On the horizon. Could be Another storm coming Suspicious“>Suspicious

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Seeking the Dream

As many of you know, figure skating is one of my favorite sports. Earlier in my life, it was gymnastics. I participated in these sports for fun, enjoying both the physical challenge of a technical sport and its expressive/artistic component. For me it’s about the process and the challenge, as I’ve never had any illusion that […]

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Roy G Biv goes to Olympus

Mnemonics. Ways to remember something. I’ve encountered a number of them in my life, and it is remarkable how many I remember and how effective they are. So who is Roy G. Biv? Rainbow man, the colors of the visible light spectrum, in order of descending wavelength. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. The […]

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Some Things I like

Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. It has been pointed out to me that my last two posts, Lucy’s Lament and Introducing Feline Fridays were a wee bit critical. While I can’t help it that I have very high standards, being a cat, and am ‘snickety by nature, today I will write about some stuff that I […]

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But Why?

But why? That’s the feeling that arises in me in response to deliberate cruelty. I recall my bewildered child self feeling this when faced with acts of cruelty, hatred, and just plain old being mean. I didn’t get it then, and I don’t much get it now. Intellectually, I understand that these behaviors are about […]

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I. A learner’s permit Such a rite of passage, then Driving is routine II. Permit, permit not I’ll make my own decisions No more outsourcing. III. Snowy windy day Weather wasn’t predicted No permit needed. IV. Replacing an old fence Building permit required Only if you ask. Permit“>Permit

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confused creature

Sometimes I’m easily confused. Today is one of those times. This is the weather report that I read in this morning’s paper:   Here’s what I see outside: its cold, grey and snowing lightly. Currently, the air temperature is 19 F. Where that fits between the predicted high of 43 and the low of 37, I’m […]

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Introducing Feline Fridays

Thus far in my blog, I’ve mentioned a few of the cats in my life, primarily Lucy and her late brother Jules. Former neighbor Waylon had a Cat Tales episode. Lucy got a chance to dictate to me in Lucy’s Lament, and she’s decided that she would like to contribute more of her perspective to this blog, setting […]

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a profusion of poop

Around here, most people have a dog or three.  I don’t, not because I don’t like dogs, but because the care and space a dog needs has never really fit in with the other circumstances of my life. It could work now, but there is the matter of the preexisting feline, who “does not believe […]

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A Different Tooth Fairy

Today’s daily prompt is cavity, with an obvious link to teeth and dentistry. That I have a complicated and checkered history in this realm is an understatement, something to be explored in detail on another day. There is however, a short story I do have about cavities. My childhood dentist was a quiet man. He […]

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Tri This: Race #2

The indoor reverse tri.  20 minute run, 30 minute spin bike, 10 minute pool swim. It really does turn the traditional triathlon on its head. The order of events is reversed, starting with running and ending with swimming. And instead of doing a given distance in each event, one does it by time. Its an […]

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Missing the Sparks

The Flatirons Sparks are a  synchronized skating team based out of the Boulder Valley YMCA. They began eight years ago and I was recruited by the coach to be their volunteer manager. We started with eight little girls competing at a very basic level. Starting out, the Y gave us some unused ice time, 6:30 […]

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Meadowlark, Take Two

Meadowlark was one of my first posts, number 6, posted on July 5, 2017.  I’m reposting it today, in response to the daily prompt of Trill“>Trill. I do love the trill of the meadowlark, and now, in cold and snowy January, its missing. I run the same trails, but with a much different soundtrack, the […]

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Left, Right or Both?

What’s your dominant hand? Foot? Eye? I’m pretty right dominant. I write with my right hand, although I mouse with my left–that’s what happens when your partner is a lefty and that’s whose computer you learn on. Athletically, I prefer to start/lead with my right foot. This is where things are less common. In twisting […]

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Lucy’s Lament

I Lucy despise tardiness. I am particularly offended when such tardiness pertains to the provision of essential services. To wit: I am cat woman of some years, with serious health conditions requiring medications. Even as I dictate this report, one of my service people, Mama Steph, is rolling her eyes. Back to my medication. I […]

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