What’s in a name?

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Truck. Here in the US, the first meaning that comes to most of us for truck is a large motor vehicle used for hauling goods. Small ones “pick ups” to enormous tractor trailer rigs “18 wheelers” or “semis”. In Britain, at least some of those vehicles are known as lorries. […]

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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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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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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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Fair

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

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Coddiwomple?

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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Elder

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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THE STASH

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 […]

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Tender

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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contact

Encircled by love In person or virtual Healing with a hug.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of encircle.

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Five prompts, one haiku

Freedom to be blue Or purple. Live life with zest Make contact with cats.   I was out of town most of last week, and since my return, life has been hectic. More on that later. Doing a little catching up with my Ragtag prompts, and as it turns out, Freedom, Blue, Zest, Contact and […]

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Abiding

The art of being With whatever arises Come rain or come shine.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Abide

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Rumblings of Pleasure

Borborygmus is the singular, but I’m using borborygmi, the plural, because who ever has just one gut rumble. One of my favorite words, and a fabulous demonstration of onomatopoeia, a word that sounds like what it represents. Said in a low, rumbling sort of voice, borborygmi does sound like tummy rumblings. Despite our many years […]

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Adding Zing

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Zing. What better way to add a little zing to your life than by zinging up your food. This is by no means an exhaustive display of the zinging agents in our kitchen, but it shows two of the main categories: hot stuff and vinegars. Enjoy!  

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DUCK

Morning at the lake Formation and synchrony Breakfast of champions.   For Ragtag Daily Prompt: Duck

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A Golden Era

Today is the 49th anniversary of the first moon landing. Not the golden 50th anniversary, but close.  I remember watching on our black and white TV. Hearing those amazing words. “Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed”. Followed some hours later (I recall it being in the middle of the night) by Neil Armstrong’s famous […]

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CLOUDS

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Clouds. Here are a few from last November: A good reminder, for me, at least, to remember that despite so many ominous signs and clouds in the world, that there is great beauty and possibility as well. Lets go for that!

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OPEN SPACE

Where I live, there is a lot of open space. Land that has been purchased by the community, whether county, city or town, and now dedicated to remaining open, and undeveloped. It is often open to recreational use, hiking, and sometimes mountain biking on the trails. It is a fabulous community resource, and is well […]

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Kerfuffle

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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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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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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Dart

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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Clueless

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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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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slang

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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