That Time of the Year.

Polished clean ice Frostless and smooth skaters fly Across and above.   For yesterday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of frosted and today’s of Flight. The US national championships in figure skating are finishing today.  There have been some remarkable performances, and this link is to the winning pairs program by Ashley Cain and Tim LeDuc;  Enjoy.

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Weather Guessing

I had a friend who worked in meteorology when she was in the military.  Her branch was known colloquially as “the weather guessers”. I was reminded of this yesterday morning when the “light morning snow, accumulations less than an inch” turned into several inches of snow in just a few hours. There were a few […]

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Vagrant

Homeless wanderer By choice or by circumstance Can you spare a dime?   Illegal to be Poor, homeless, cold and jobless Hunger amoral?   Living out of bounds Unconventional some way Each reflects a truth.     For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Vagrant.

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What’s your angle?

I. Look at it this way Now try from another side Perspective matters.   II. My way suits my needs Yours may be quite different Neither one is wrong.   III. right acute obtuse long ago geometry side angle side   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of ANGLE  

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Still Missing Them

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Pet. I’ve had pets most of my life. We got our first kitten when I was in early grade school. Jose was his name, an orange tiger, one of several kittens born to a neighbor’s cat. Another from that litter was Seymour, a grey tabby who went to live around […]

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Soup’s On

To cook or not cook Very little question when Seeking tasty food.   Perfect timing for this prompt, as I made a big vat of my favorite vegetable soup this morning.  Now stored in containers in the freezer, ready for lunch or dinner. Also good for breakfast with an egg and hot sauce!   For […]

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Listing

So what is a chore?  Stuff that needs to get done. As I look at definitions, the most consistent meaning is a routine task of a domestic nature.  Often, there is an additional connotation of unpleasantness.  In my experience, the unpleasant part is optional. Some days I enjoy doing the dishes. Warm water, soap, very […]

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Shards

When I hear the word shards, glass comes to mind.  I’ve done some glasswork over the years, mostly making glass beads in the torch. It’s fun, playing with fire and color.  I’ve also done a little glass blowing, which I discovered to be quite consuming of both time and money in terms of developing technique […]

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Desk

My desk collects piles Stuff to be attended to Business work and play.   For today’s Ragtag daily prompt of Collection. This photo is from my relatively tidy desk at my professional office.  My home office desk features much more elaborate collections, ever changing.

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Morning

Sleep was elusive Go to yoga anyway Sunrise from hot tub.   For today’s Ragtag daily prompt of Vital

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Alert

I wrote a few days back about BA’s adventure with vestibular neuritis. The good news is that she’s continuing to improve, and while not back to “normal” she’s much better, walking on her own, doing stuff around the house and feeling stronger every day. She’s not driving yet, but thinking about it. Clearly, we’re in […]

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Crepitus

I. Rice Krispies or joints Limbering up for breakfast Sounds of a new day.   II. Crepitus the sound Of swollen tissues pop the Body’s bubble wrap.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Crepitus. A great word, I agree!

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Hospitals and Hospitality

The holidays are fading into memory as “normal” life resumes for many. Around our house, they were even quieter than usual as my partner BA developed a nasty cold around Christmas.  She wasn’t terribly ill, just tired and not feeling well.  By New Year’s Day she was feeling better and thinking that the next day […]

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Building More Than Blogging

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been writing much these past few months.  There are a number of reasons behind that, all part of life. A major contributor is my purchase of a van last August.  A van?  Well yes, a van. Specifically, a 2016 Ram Promaster 2500, 159 wheelbase hightop. […]

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Big Stink

Peeee-uuu what a stench Ashes to ashes dust to . . . . Rotten smells enroute     The photo (from Pixabay, thank you) is of corpse flower, Amorphophallus titanium, so named because of its putrescent (like rotting flesh) scent. Talk about a terrible beauty.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Putrescent.  Good one, […]

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Shop

I. Shop until you drop Merchants know it’s good for them Not so much for me.   II. A place to make things Tools supplies creative site This is good for me.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Shop

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Good Morning

A beautiful sunrise today. Its relatively mild and is predicted to be sunny and pleasant. What I’ve heard called the “warm before the storm”. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and snowy. so I’ll take advantage of the nice weather and ride my bike to yogalates and work this morning. I’ve been busy recently, developing […]

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Perhaps Another Day

Frozen fog morning Snow possible perhaps sun Petrichor absent.   Petrichor, the smell created by rain occurring on parched land. The word comes from petros, the greek word for stone, and ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in greek mythology. As someone who has lived most of my life in […]

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Timberrrrrr!

As previously mentioned, BA and I are in Madison Wisconsin for a few days. Today, walking from our lodgings to breakfast, we discovered what the sounds we had been hearing were about.  A large old tree is being taken down a few houses down the street. Its quite the production to remove a tree.  And […]

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Friend

BA and I are in Madison, WI for a few days, visiting some of her family and going to see a cousin’s photography on display at the Chazen museum.  We’re staying at an airbnb.  Its a small one bedroom apartment in the walkout lower level of a home. Quiet and just fine for our needs. […]

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Ice Siren

Enticing luster Pristine ice cold smooth as glass Calling me to skate.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Lustre.

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Let the Sun Shine

I am sad that this song from the musical Hair, fifty years old, feels more pertinent today than ever. I object to current use of violence, lies, disrespect and manipulation in the service of greed and power. Open your hearts to the people, planet, the universe. Release the fear, remember the beauty. From the same musical, […]

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Hot Air

Floating in the sky Fantasies imagined Back to earth is next.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fabulist.  These balloons were among a number I saw on my way to the office this morning.

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What’s a Week?

When I chose Week as today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, it was because of my surprise that it was Thursday again (that’s usually when I set up the prompt for Friday). Hadn’t I just done that? A week goes by so quickly. As I was pondering the concept of a week, seven days, I was imagining […]

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Autumn Blizzard

Snowstorm then hard freeze A leaf blizzard to follow Crunchy drifts abound.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blizzard After last weekend’s snowstorm, it has once again warmed up. I scuffed through a lot of fallen leaves on my run this morning, and was greeted by these views at the lake just after sunrise. 

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