Category Archives: Challenges

Pure Function: Coal Chute

On Friday (I think) when I looked up the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge and saw that it was Pure, my initial reaction was excitement. It seemed like a word you could do a lot with. And then … Continue reading

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Four, zero, zero

Books I picked up from the ‘Free Table’ where I work: Four Cost: Zero (to state the obvious) Time I have to read them in the immediate future: Zero Being an adult, I am frequently reminded, means that there are … Continue reading

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Spare(d)

I live across the street from an interesting piece of local history, a semi-vacant lot that used to be home to a church, and may yet take on a new life. The church was built in about 1926. By 2010 it … Continue reading

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Story with Pictures

Once upon a time there was a young woman who loved photography. Spent hours in the darkroom (yes, this is a story from the olden days) and took pictures every opportunity she got. She even got a nice new 35mm … Continue reading

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Learning Late

I’m fascinated by learning, and the ways we learn. It has always seemed to me that there are three main ways to learn – by example, by experience, and by explanation. Example comes first – when we are babies, all … Continue reading

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Reflections from A to Z

The first place I learned about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge was at the WriteOnSisters blog, and initially I was confused. In retrospect, I’m not sure exactly why I was confused, but it didn’t take me too long … Continue reading

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All things seem possible in May*

  So as I mentioned little over a month ago, somewhere around March 21, I decided that the thing to do for April was to make myself completely crazy, and in the course of one day, I committed to doing … Continue reading

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Z is for E(z)ra*

And The Days Are Not Full Enough And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass        Ezra Pound   Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was … Continue reading

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Y is for Yellow Lines

My daughter – who is several years from driving age – has taken to saying ‘Stay in your lane!’ when she feels that someone is impinging on her (usually artistic or intellectual) territory. It took me by surprise when she … Continue reading

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X is for Diez

RIMA X Los invisibles átomos del aire en derredor palpitan y se inflaman, el cielo se deshace en rayos de oro, la tierra se estremece alborozada. Oigo flotando en olas de armonías, rumor de besos y batir de alas; mis … Continue reading

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