Secrete Spartan Justice.

Secrete Spartan Justice. Sounds like a spy novel, doesn’t it? I’m just catching up on some more prompts from the last week. I. Goodbye to comfort Rest transforms to discipline Too much or not enough.   For Monday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Spartan   II. A few molecules Drip into circulation Small amount big change. […]

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Coming back to some prompts

I. External structure Increasing support or strength Helps integrity.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Brace   II. It ain’t over ’til its over. It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.   For Wednesday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Comeback.  Its the beginning of the major league baseball playoff season in the US. Who […]

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Fall Swings

Its autumnal these days weather-wise. Yesterday was nearly cold, with a high of  56F (13C).  This morning, it was 38F (3C) when I headed out for my run. Time for an ear band and light gloves. The paper says that today’s high is predicted to be 86F (30C)! That’s an enormous temperature range to happen […]

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Good morning, Ragtaggers. Today is Friday, September 28, and today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Justice. Take Justice as your inspiration, and use it any way you like: prose, poetry, photos, art, food. Share your results with the community via pingback (directions on the about page if you need them). Thanks for reading and participating.

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Get Rowdy

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Effervescent.  One of my favorite fizzy drinks is kombucha, which is basically a fermented tea, often with some flavorings added in the second fermentation. I haven’t ventured into making kombucha, but I’ve sampled a variety of forms. I’m not big on sweet drinks, and some commercially available kombuchas have a […]

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Change it up.

Migration inspires Growth from a new perspective Not a quaint idea.   For this week’s Ragtag Daily prompts of Migration, Inspire and Quaint.  I’m slowly catching up.

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Crepuscule. Great word, meaning twilight. And as another blogger K. Ottaway noted, its easily mixed up with other words, if your mind is wired like mine.  Like corpuscle if you’re medically/scientifically inclined.  Crepuscular rays, light spread out from low horizon and clouds. Somehow, my mind likes to take crepuscular rays, turn them into crepuscular clouds […]

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Ice is slippery A reminder to all skaters Getting up again.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Slippery

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Greetings to all you ragtaggers. Today is Friday, September 14 and the prompt is Grubby. Have fun, use it any way you feel inclined to, and share your efforts with us via pingback (directions are on our about page if needed).

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We are taking a few days at the Oregon coast, relishing some time at the ocean. It is a Feast for the senses here, the crash of the waves, the noisy gulls as they enjoy their morning repast of crab and mussels. The colors change as the sun lights the mostly cloudy sky, patches of […]

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Ah, Poor Bird

Ah poor bird Take thy flight High above the sorrows of this sad night.   I recall this round from years at Girl Scout camp, a fine source for group singing. It dates to Elizabethan times, but its actual origins are unknown.  I found this video of it on YouTube, done by a music teacher […]

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Tough outer coating Or a sharp expressive sound Armor or alert.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Bark.

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Absent Cats

As many of you know, Lucy the cat left our household last week. Her brother Jules left last November. Its pretty darn strange not having any cats in the house. For the last 40 years, I’ve shared my home with cats. Before that, I had cats, too, but they/I lived at my family’s home or […]

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Friday greetings, Ragtaggers. Today’s prompt is ABSENT. You can be present and use it any way you like. Poetry, prose, photography, other art–your call. Share it with the community with a pingback (directions are on the about page if needed). Have fun, and thanks for participating!

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Here to There

Practice apparating Or you might end up splinched Beam me up, Scotty.   Apparating and disapparating is the Harry Potter version of teleportation. And then there’s the older version from Star Trek, with its classic line of “Beam me up, Scotty”. In a Wrinkle in Time, tessering was how it was done. It would sure […]

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Not much melanin Prone to sunburn and freckles Better wear a hat!   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fair

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Coddiwomple–now that’s a word!  A new one for me (I’m not up on my Old English Slang) meaning to travel in a purposeful manner towards towards a vague destination. I was awakened by loud wind gusts early this morning, and finally gave up and got up a bit after 4. A few hours and a […]

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Happy Friday to you all. Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is FLUFFY. Take fluffy as your inspiration and do with it what you will. Share your creations with us via pingback (directions on the about page if needed). Let’s see what gets whipped up today!

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Goodbye from Lucy

Hello, Lucy One White here. As I mentioned a few weeks back, my oldness has been bothering me. I started writing this last week, and then I got too sick to keep writing, so I told Mama Steph what to say for me and she is writing it after I crossed the Rainbow Bridge to […]

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Elder or older One has both wisdom and years The other just age.   Medicinal plant Good for coughs, colds, flu and more And then there’s the wine.     For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Elder

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Remembered Lyrics

Try to remember You must remember this or Yet another song.   I remember songs in different ways. Some recall is triggered by words, some by melody, a chord or snippet of tune, and often, its the rhythm. Utterly different words with the same rhythmic pattern can precipitate a download of a song. I might […]

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Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Yarn. At my house, we’ve got yarn. I’m not a weaver, but my partner BA is. Yarn, or thread, or fiber in some form is the basic raw material for a weaving project. Yarn. It can be made of cotton, rayon/Tencel, wool, polyester, linen, silk or some combination of all […]


Good Night, Sweet Prince (ss)

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. William Shakespeare, Hamlet   Today we said goodbye to Lucy, known to many of you as Lucy One White when she wrote her Friday columns. Lucy turned 20 in June and has been in precarious health for […]

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Tender is the night Or so its said As is the skin of a newborn child Untoughened by the world and experiences Of pain of wanting and simply Exposure to the elements. Tenderness and durability Both important Timing and application Essential for growth and health.       For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Tender

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To Speak or Not to Speak

Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. I’ve spent the last many years attributing this to Mark Twain. As I looked it up, I discovered that its also often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, and its a paraphrase of Proverbs 17:28. Clearly its not […]

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Greetings Ragtaggers! Today’s prompt is RESPECT. Take it as your inspiration and share your creation with the group via pingback. If you need directions, they are on the about page. Write, paint, photo, do what ever respect provides you. Thanks for contributing, and enjoy the contributions of others in the comments.

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