Monthly Archives: December 2016

#weekendcoffeeshare – 12/31/2016

Good morning and Happy New Year! Please come in and share a hot beverage with me this last day of 2016! I have a full bar for you today. Coffee – expresso, cappuccino, regular blend, decaf. Tea – everything from

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#SoCS – Dec 31/16

First, it’s the last day of 2016 and I want to say to all of you how much I’ve enjoyed writing these stream of consciousness challenge posts and, most of all, reading your posts, in 2016. There are wonderfully talented

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It’s been a tough year for many of us. We’ve had to be resilient. That is the theme of this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge – resilient. To me, nothing is more resilient than the ocean. Resilient is defined as recovering to

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Lying in London

“Patrick!” Rebecca cried. “What a wonderful thing to do! Look at that beautiful tray of food.” “It’s the least I could do for us tonight. You had a long day of shopping. I had a long day exploring London.” Rebecca

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Self-Esteem: Renew New Year’s Resolutions for the Children

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci When the New Year rolls around, people think

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The Runaway

She sat huddled in a booth in the back of the diner. Clutching her backpack against her chest. That man had tried to sit down beside her. She’d told him she was only 15 years old. He finally left. Jeff,

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Relief: The Politics in the U.S.

Today, Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge asks the question, among others, about what would cause relief for the current distress in our fellow citizens given the current situation in the world. To provide my take on that question, I’m going to narrow

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She Ran Calling Wildfire

It was early morning when I went to the barn to saddle him. It had been a year since the barn fire. We had pulled him out of that fire but he had lost his left eye. It took almost

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She had always wanted to visit Iceland. As a photographer, she knew that some of the most amazing pictures could be taken there and she made her living selling her photos. She had been in Iceland for several days and

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Wrapping Up My Blog for 2016 and Making Changes for 2017

Hello everyone! This week, I am dedicating my work on my blog to wrapping it up for 2016 and getting things going for 2017 with some changes. Watch this space to see what I’m going to do with the blog

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