A Thousand “LIKES”…Wow! (Thanks and a photo of ME)

Yep…just got the notice in my message box–the one with the little bell that shows up when I hear from a follower.    This is very encouraging. This is a photo of ME…trying to hide behind my camera. One of my experimental shots…me taking a picture reflected in the glass door. <eye roll>

…and they lived Happily Ever-After?

(Daily Prompt: living happily forever.) When the beautiful Princess meets the handsome (and rich) Prince at the end of the fairy tale, and the author tells us that “they lived happily forever after,” the notion is at least implied that the author has taken us along the barbed and beautiful path winding through the storyContinue reading “…and they lived Happily Ever-After?”

Trash and treasure in 400 words…

[Day 19, writing101 Free Writing, 400 words non-stop] Four hundred words is not really that many,  it depends on the subject, the time, and style of writing. One thing I’ve been wanting to do (I don’t like that “been wanting to do” instead of simply saying “wanted to do.”  Anyway, the Word Police probably won’tContinue reading “Trash and treasure in 400 words…”

Beware of hot Pop-Tarts…and the Word Police

There is something that bothers me, and I have been meaning to throw the question out to see if anyone knows or cares about the answer. Here it is, the question– how and when was the word “ensure” imposed upon us as the preferred (if not required) usage in instruction booklets and manuals for allContinue reading “Beware of hot Pop-Tarts…and the Word Police”

Stream-of-consciousness…proceed at yer own risk

[DAY THREE prompt for Writing 101.] Note: this is my offering for this assignment, which is to write for at least 15 minutes non-stop, without thinking much about where it is going or where it has been.  This is how my brain works, in compartmentalized tid-bits of life.  Normally I give the post at leastContinue reading “Stream-of-consciousness…proceed at yer own risk”

“One for the money, 2 for the show, 3 to get ready, and 4 to GO…”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Show Must Go On.” Today’s prompt reminds me of the old rhyme “one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.” Although rather obscure in origin perhaps, it rings clear in meaning. ONE can be the Producer of the show. Continue reading ““One for the money, 2 for the show, 3 to get ready, and 4 to GO…””

Getting the most from Photography practice

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Third From the Top.” “Make sure I use these parcels of enlightenment to gain as much knowledge to make my blog photographs….as good as they can be.” (This is the third sentence (slightly paraphrased) from Mark Bialczak’s blog, at http://markbialczak.com/2015/03/25/photo-101-keeping-my-edge-aligned/  which I highly recommend.) (Actually Mark is referringContinue reading “Getting the most from Photography practice”

Frozen custard, please…

I could say chocolate or strawberry ice cream could fill in for vanilla in a pinch, but no thanks, I’ll pass on the Sweetened Tea, Almost-Blueberry, or Chunky Raw Cookie Dough.  Not that I will automatically refuse to try any new ice cream flavor, unless refusal is really OK, and will not hurt the feelingsContinue reading “Frozen custard, please…”

Where has the “Loyal Opposition” gone?

Whatever happened to the concept of the “loyal opposition?”  What that meant  was that the two-party political system we entertain here in the United States was composed of both Democrats and Republicans, who more or less took turns running the country.  The percentage of Rs and Ds varied at different times.  The “loyal opposition” meant thatContinue reading “Where has the “Loyal Opposition” gone?”