Greetings. I’m glad to note that I’m not the only one who would like to continue with a daily prompt. So here’s what I’ve got so far in terms of interest as prompt contributors: Me (Curious Steph), Martha Kennedy (I’m a Writer, Yes I Am), Lorna (ginlemonade.com), Curious Cat (CuriousCat99), Tracy (Reflections of an Untidy […]
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Killed while fighting Wars started by another Will it ever end? Today is Memorial Day in the US, a day to remember and honor those who died fighting for the country. I acknowledge and grieve the lives given in service by the men and women who fought in these battles, never of their own […]
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RBG—SEE THIS MOVIE! Whether or not you are a fan of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg or not, I highly recommend this movie. Its a fascinating documentary about a fascinating woman. I learned details of her life that I didn’t know, and following her path from being a kid in Brooklyn to her […]
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I. I have not yet met The one who bears my likeness I’m told she’s out there. II. Your Doppelganger Lives down the street from someone Surprised to meet you. III. Are you mine Or am I yours Each others? IV. Mirror mirror on the street What will I do When we first meet? […]
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For my non American readers, Target is a store in the US that carries a lot of stuff. Clothes, gadgets, tools, toys, housewares, cosmetics, groceries. Its not high end fancy stuff in general, but adequate in quality. It turns out there are Target stores in India and a few in Canada. There’s a store a […]
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I’m bummed. I don’t always read Ben Huberman’s posts, but when I saw yesterday’s title in my feed, which included Thank You, followed by an opening line of “Saying goodbye is hard”, I had a bad feeling. The Daily Post with its daily prompt and other cues and supports for blogs is going away. Its been around […]
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I’m not feeling guilty for adjusting plans to what is here now. Altering priorities. Taking time to breathe, reflect. Stopping on a training bike ride to take in the beauty, and get a photo of same beauty, knowing its ephemeral nature. Staying connected to this world that is my home. Yes, the “training plan” had […]
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When assumption appeared as today’s prompt, a number of words that rhyme with it started rattling around in my head. Yes, my head is a noisy place. As did the Feast of the Assumption, a Catholic event that I know little about save for its existence. The stuff one learns by noticing what’s on a […]
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spm t presume you’ve got your fingers on the correct place on the keyboard. Don’t assume that spell check/autocorrect knows what you are writing about. I have found its more useful to assume the opposite. So many opportunities for erroneous assumption, so little time! Assumption“>Assumption
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I. Leaves and blossoms grow Ice and snow melt into flow Where did winter go? II. First you see it and Now you don’t. What happened How’d it disappear? III. Vanishing act Here forever then surprise Gone without a trace. Disappear“>Disappear
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To start with, these are awkward photos–taken into the sun on my run this morning. I often run around this small lake in town, as its a soft path with a bit of nature, a gorgeous view of the mountains, and coming to and from my house, it makes a tidy 5K run. The houses […]
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In the never ending parade of curious signs, bumper stickers and labels, I present my latest collection: One more complication in life, when we realize that we aren’t doing what we thought we were! <a href="http://Complication“>Complication
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Hello again, its me, Lucy One White. My Mama Steph uses writing words sometimes (aka Daily post/prompt). I Lucy don’t do that, cause I don’t like nobody bossing me around. However, as it turns out, I know a little something about some of this week’s words. These words are infect, thin, pedigree, slight, forest, and […]
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Infect or in fact Rumors and lies travel fast Resistant to truth. Infect“>Infect
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I. Remove the weaker So the stronger plants can grow Garden 101. II. Once thick and shiny Now sparse dull and shedding fast Baldness takes a turn III. You can never be Too rich or too thin she said Marrying a prince. Thin“>Thin
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I. Not so big Just a little bit That’s enough. II. Given the cold shoulder Requests gone unanswered I call that a slight. III. They said just a slight Chance of thunderstorms today Lightning cracks the sky. Slight“>Slight
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Apples are fickle around here. Actually, that’s true of most fruit trees. Our “official” last frost date is May 15, but sometimes its warm early, and the trees get carried away and bloom early. A neighbor’s peach tree had gorgeous blooms in early April. A hard freeze after blossoms are fully open markedly reduces a […]
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I. Askew or ask you Point of view an opinion Perspective matters. II. The triggered brain Sees everything as threat Survival trumps all. III. Of course its skewed Rationality missing Passion or terror. IV. Fear easily rules The challenge still remains to Choose love anyway. V. Winter dark and grey Relentless, […]
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Forest. One of my favorite places. Sgeoil posted about this just yesterday, writing that the woods are where she feels most at home. I agree. However, today’s prompt reminded me of an experience that illustrated that each person has a different comfort zone. This episode occurred long ago, the summer of 1978. I was living […]
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I. Rebel for reason Healthier than doing it For the exercise. II. Awareness allows Intention to clarify What is right for you. III. Freedom to say yes Surprisingly increases Freedom to say no. Rebel“>Rebel
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Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair So Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he? Fuzzy Wuzzy may not have been fuzzy, but there sure is a lot of stuff that is fuzzy these days. Running this morning at the lake, I met a pair of geese and their fuzzy goslings. I think […]
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Good morning, its me Lucy One White. While Friday is my usual day for writing, I am going to do some extra writing today, because the word rapid is something I have very strong feelings about. Most things that arise in me have a strong sense of urgency. I need what I need and I […]
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Spring’s got it this year. The blooming trees are glorious, as are the bulbs and early plants. The other morning, as I was heading out early on my bike, the air was still. Every few feet, I experienced a different scent–each tree in bloom was making its own distinct contribution, and without wind or automobile […]
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Mentor Dementor What to do what not to do Not quite obvious Mentor“>Mentor
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I. Inhale then exhale Or the other way around Both needed to live II. Driven by the moon Oceanic ebb and flow Rhythms of nature III. Seasonal features Ever changing, essential Can’t remain the same IV. Empty heart must fill Circulation requires Full heart to empty <a href="http://Tide“>Tide
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I. Look at me! I’m so excited Childhood joy. II. Observe just notice No need to judge, change, alter Awareness is all. III. Paying attention Might just yield information Shifting perspective. IV. Observe take your time Allow questions to emerge Curious. What’s this? Observe“>Observe
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Well crap. This wasn’t how it was ‘sposed to go. Screech Bang Scream Scream — a problem, but not dead (yet). No, no, no, leave me alone, I just wanna sleep, its my day off. Please? There are no days off from life. Well crap. Abrupt“>Abrupt
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To do it or not Wearing your heart on your sleeve Its your heart, your call. Wearing your heart on your sleeve refers to someone who openly expresses their emotions. I’ve heard it used in both derogatory and laudatory contexts, which is not surprising given how loaded the expression of emotion is for many […]
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My sixty third year And still I am astonished Such bursts of color. Astonish“>Astonish
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Tantrum. An outburst Responding to overwhelm. Times up. Let it go. I find that sometimes it is healthy to “have a fit and fall in it”. Really feeling your emotions and expressing what is going on. A strategy I have used with myself and others, (and this is not original to me) is to […]
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