Quarterly Review of Blogging: # 3

Nine months of blogging. I’m still at it, and posting most days, this is post # 213. I’m still having fun, learning, growing, and connecting with other bloggers. I continue to be amazed by this, as I really didn’t see it coming. I’m okay with this happy surprise. I started two new series: Feline Fridays and Words […]

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Micro

I. In general, small In science, one-millionth Just a little bit. II. My eyes don’t see them Microbes how can they matter Can’t live without them. III. One flake falls then two Tiny and ephemeral Soon its a blizzard. Micro“>Micro

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Weathering Spring Break

Its been a very long time (1981) since I was a student and had a true spring break. That said, I’ve been in relationship with teachers most of my life, and had colleagues with school age kids in my medical practice. The last week of March remains spring break in my mind. The University of […]

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Tri This: Taking the Plunge

Well, I finally did it. I signed up for a sprint triathlon this summer, with an open water swim. Its the TriBella Women’s Triathlon, to be held at Cherry Creek Reservoir on June 23. Thirteen weeks, but who’s counting? I am. Time to get serious, or more accurately, more disciplined, about my training. I’ve been […]

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Faceless Three Ways

I. Don’t look at the face Best you avoid connection Disengaged from pain. II. Less face, without face Turned cheek, don’t take a peek You might see who’s there. III. That which is beyond A specific incarnation Enter the mystery. Faceless“>Faceless

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Foreign–Lucy’s Take

Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. Foreign is today’s writing word. I haven’t done this before, Mama Steph does it. Foreign. That means not regular in my life. I am mostly a creature of habit, I like it the best if things are regular, like meals and bedtime and sink drink and nap and […]

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Identical?

I. The first day of spring Identical wording yet Anything can happen. II. Identical form Five then seven then five Each haiku its own. III. Chromosomes the same Expressed differently Can’t control the clone. IV. Yesterday, today A day like any other Same and not the same. Identical“>Identical

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Blush

Pinkish overlay On skin of any color Indicating life.   Clouds perfused with Color from an angled sun Rising or Setting.     Blush“>Blush

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Patience–wait for it.

I find out about patience by its absence. When I am impatient. Impatience for me is about expectations, mine in particular. I often have an expectation about how something is “supposed to happen”. There may be a solid external basis for this, such as a schedule stating times of bus AB leaving this stop and […]

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Sound Off

It is said that a weed is a plant growing where it is unwanted. Following that model, I find noise to be unwelcome sound. I am a sound sensitive person. Loud environments, with many sounds coming from many sources are difficult for me. Like most people, once I know what a sound is, I can […]

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Grasp

I loved the “monkey bars” when I was a kid. Grasping onto one bar, swinging to the next, moving along. We used to challenge ourselves to skip increasing numbers of bars. First, a hand on each bar, then skip one between grasps, then two, and finally three. None of us on the playground could go […]

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Soon

Excitement growing I’m captivated, hopeful Spring is arriving. Captivating“>Captivating

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Messy Meanders

I’ve read Bil Keane’s Family Circus comic strip for many years, and had been thinking about Billy’s meanders the other morning while working on a project. I was in the basement, working on getting my seed starting setup going for this year. I went up to my office on the second floor to get the […]

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Wonderings

I wonder about Many things of many types What to ponder next.   Mountains and oceans Birds and beasts and thunderstorms Stars and galaxies.   A tiny seed transforms Becoming a new being Plant or animal.   A mountain rears up Breaking through the planets crust. Slowly it erodes     Wonder“>Wonder

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On International Women’s Day

That a “Day” is required speaks to the issue. For millennia, the prevailing social structures on this planet have been patriarchal. Literally, that’s father-rule. This shows up in all facets of society. Founding fathers and God the father, and an original idea is often referred to as seminal, from seed or semen. Did you know […]

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Parrots in Palm Trees

Not my usual, but typical for Ocean Beach, the San Diego neighborhood we are visiting. We are staying in a small one bedroom apartment a block from the ocean. Our first evening, there were a lot of sounds to acclimate to in this new environment. Our neighborhood is densely populated, but we are on a […]

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The String Cheese Incident

Travel day. BA and I are going to take a few days at the ocean. Travel so far is going okay. Going through security, I hit the first snag of the day. I could see they were scanning and puzzling over something in my daypack. No surprise when they asked to search it. The surprise […]

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Lucy: My Early Days

 Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. Today I thought I would tell you a little bit about my early days. I’m remembering it a little bit cause my Moms are doing packing. I don’t like it when they go away. I think they should ALWAYS stay home with me Lucy. They say they need […]

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