Its my turn! No way! I’m right. No you’re not, I am. Its a kerfuffle! Kerfuffle. Isn’t that a fine word? Kerfuffle. A lovely rhythm, a nice mix of hard and soft sounds. Its a relatively new word for me. I don’t recall hearing it prior to starting a training in 1998. My course was […]

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Spell Check

A spook or a spy A fine beginning, but the Word is spoof. Spoofed!   Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Spoof. And yes, I really did start to write on Spook.

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Superstitious or Auspicious?

There are many superstitions in the world, vastly more than any one person can know. Friday the 13th being bad luck is a common one, and many consider the number 13 unlucky, enough so that some skyscrapers actually do not have a 13th floor. As it turns out, I was born on the 13th day […]

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Lucy: The Next Stop on My Tour

Good morning, its me, Lucy One White. So far, my farewell tour is going well. I’m doing more tour than farewell, which is good. I’m feeling better and have been busy with my usual duties of eating, drinking, sleeping, and bossing. Bossing is hard work, and my voice has gotten a little hoarse. (I’m still […]

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Winter and Road Construction

Back in the groovy days of my youth, I went to college in Minnesota. The saying there was that there were two seasons, winter and road construction.  That’s come to mind a lot recently, as there is quite a bit of road construction and repair going on in town, along with a redo of underground […]

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Summer Morning

Dappled light shimmers The lake and grasses. Resident Geese seek shady rest.   In response to today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Dappled and the Daily Addictions prompt of Resident. And for those of you who have been following the growing goose family, here’s what they looked like this morning:

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Zipping past, no pause Now you see me now you don’t Stealthiness is all.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Dart

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I haven’t ambition To use today’s clues In forms that once written Amuse not abuse. I’m sorry my friends This is all I will do In response to the prompts Of ambition and clew.   In response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt of Clew and the Daily Addictions prompt of Ambition.

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Watery Embrace

Race to embrace Here I am, did you miss me Happy to be here.   I have always loved the ocean, and scared my mom with my enthusiasm. In response to today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Embrace 

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Friendly and welcoming, to strangers or guests. This is often used in reference to lodgings, and also to environments. Where will I be comfortable? Antarctica or the Hilton, or somewhere in between? For me, and I suspect most of us, it depends on the day. Hospitable comes from the same root as hospital and hospice, […]

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Lucy: My Farewell Tour

Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. Today I am doing what might be my last posting. As you know, I am a cat of some age. I am not as strong as I once was, and my eyes aren’t working so good. I don’t always see stuff very well, and I forget what I […]

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Leave No Trace

Leave no trace is said About wilderness visits Quench every last spark.   In acknowledgment of the the many forest fires burning throughout the western US. Some lightning caused, some due to humans. Please be careful!   In response to today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Trace  

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For All

Its time to resurrect A lot of things. Particularly how we treat each other. Lets resurrect Compassion, respect, empathy. Recall that more is not necessarily better That sharing won’t lead to scarcity. Its time to remember That we are more alike than different, Even as the differences may be obvious and great. Lets recall and […]

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Lined up and ready For the starter to send them Off to the races.   Inspired by today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Serried Welcome to our new Tuesday prompter: Margaret of From Pyrenees to Pennines! Come visit the Ragtag Community page and follow to share in the fun.

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Sharp, acute, eager Then there’s neat-o and keen-o If you’re old enough.   Inspired by today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Keen. Come visit the Ragtag Community Site and follow us.

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I. Heavy or less so The scale provides a value Yours to interpret.   II. Do re mi fa sol Ascending then descending Sol fa mi re do.   III. Going up or down Temperature, difficulty All are relative.   IV. Protective layer Covering softer insides Function continues.   V, The earth moved How much, […]

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Once could be a fluke What if it keeps happening Will you reconsider?   Inspired by todays Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fluke Come visit the Ragtag Community site and follow to get your daily ragtag prompt.

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Many Milestones

This is a time of many milestones in my world.  I chose this word as today is my sister’s 60th birthday. Who knew that little pest would grow up to become a woman who today I enjoy and admire? Very different as children, we annoyed each other mightily, or as I’ve learned to think of […]

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Good morning. Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is MILESTONE. As we approach the milestone of providing prompts for one month, I invite you to use milestone as an inspiration for a post of your own. Writing of any sort or a photo or an illustration. Go wherever it takes you. When you’re ready to post, include…

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The Stations of the Cat

Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. Today I thought I would tell you about some important things in my living. I have a lot of stations where I do different things. I keep trying to train my moms about the stations and they sort of get it, but they aren’t the sharpest knives in […]

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Well Hail, Part 2

Louisville could now be known as the land of the Tarp People.  Tarps cover broken skylights on roofs and many cars with shattered windows are also sporting a tarp or plastic sheeting, along with ample amounts of that homeowner’s friend, duct tape. In my neighborhood, nearly every home has something bandaged. At the same time, […]

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I. We’ve always done it This way, mustn’t change a thing, Could be dangerous.   II. Unprecedented Weather and my neighborhood’s Covered in tarps.   III. Yes, others have gone Before me on this journey It’s still my first time.   Inspired by today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt; Precedent Come visit the Ragtag Community page and […]

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Tri This: Race Day

Yesterday was race day, my first sprint length triathlon. A half mile open water swim, followed by a 10 mile bike ride and a 5k run. I chose this race in particular for its smaller size (limited to 450 entrants in both the sprint and shorter super sprint events) and because it was a women’s […]

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Good Morning!

Cool room; long enough Healing restorative sleep Rejuvenated!   For Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rejuvenated Welcome Gizzylaw, our new Sunday Prompter! Come visit Ragtag Community and follow to you get our daily prompt.

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Growing Geese

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Pond. One of my favorite places visited on my training runs and rides is Harper Lake. Its really a pond, given that the trail around it is just under a mile. I enjoy being up there in all seasons. Its a busy place, with many people out and about, walking, […]

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