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"Blogging Circle of Friends" furnishes the prompts & I write about them...

What is Circle Time?
Why did I decide to name this blog after it?...

[C]ircle Time is an activity that is often done in the early grades (usually, from preschool/nursery school through first grade) where the students assemble in a semi-circle facing their teacher who will read a story to them; teach a lesson; listen to them read (either individually or as a group); or any other activity that is more effectively-done in an intimate setting than being spread out at their desks throughout the classroom.

[S]tudents are often divided into two or three groups (in the case of working on reading, math, etc.) so that part of the class is being taught while the other students are doing busy work at their desks.

[I]n some schools, students are grouped according to their progress -- I'm sure you've heard of those kinds of groupings that call each group by the name of a bird species -- but we were called in alphabetical order instead.

[A]nyway...back to how this blog got its name...

[F]or one thing (the most OBVIOUS thing), it's a blog that has been designed with using it to write something using prompts furnished by Blogging Circle of Friends  .

[H]owever, a couple more reasons have to do with Kindergarten -- and, specifically, my Kindergarten days at 29th Street School in Anderson where I could be a handful at times. One shining example of this was how I met my friend, Patty. This story has found a place in my memoirs and has been given the following title:

[T]his was an example of how getting in a little mischief sometimes pays off, because I not only satisfied my curiosity but, also, got a really wonderful friend out of the deal. You know something? I just used a word that reminds me of Patty, and I didn't even mean to do it. Anyway, that just tells me that I need to write a story and call it "How "Big Deal Davis" Got Her Name.

[A]nyway, I remember when Patty and I were out sitting on her porch, and she came up with this really neat game where she said that she would make a scribble for me to turn into a picture. After that, I would make a scribble for her to turn into a picture. And so on and so forth...

[I]n a sense, those scribbles were prompts of sorts given by one person to inspire another one -- which is what's contained in this blog: getting inspiration from things such as quotes; clusters of words; videos; etc. that have been shared with us by another person to get our creative juices going.

[I]nspired by each other's scribbles, Patty and I came up with some pretty unique pictures (at least in our early-grade-school minds).

[A]fter learning this game from Patty, I shared it with some of my other friends and we played it. Quite likely, some of those friends shared the game with others. I have no idea whether this had been a game that Patty had come up with herself or if somebody had taught it to her.

[I]t was, obviously, an activity that was worth sharing with others so that they could join the fun. I hope that reading what I write in this blog will inspire you to want to find out more about B.C.O.F. and join in the fun.

[E]ven if you aren't interested in blogging with us, I hope you'll find this a great place to do some reading!!!

[W]armly --
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*ButterflyB*And so ends the Introduction to the blog...
Therefore, the next thing you might want to do is to start reading it...
Does that make sense to you?...
Hope so...
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So Many Favorites...So Little Time...
October 3, 2018 at 11:57pm
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Any Day Now...
September 25, 2018 at 11:53pm
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When Autumn Comes...
September 21, 2018 at 11:54pm
PROMPT: If you had to choose one season out of the four to live in for the rest of your life, all 365 days the same season, which one would you choose? Why? I enjoy the changing seasons with each season being special in its own way. However, if I had to choose just one, it would be Fall/Autumn with all of its bright colors, pleasant aromas, and simply its overall mellow feeling. It's loaded with holidays and romance, and the temperatures are so perfect (neither to... [Read more]
It's 1975 Again...
September 14, 2018 at 5:19pm
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A Doll Camera, A Decaying Queen, Etc.
September 13, 2018 at 11:56pm
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From Day One, I Spit Out ALL Pacifiers...
September 5, 2018 at 11:47pm
PROMPT: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." — Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights activist Let's discuss this quote. My folks told me that, from the time I was born, I spit out every pacifier inserted into my mouth. That pretty well sums things up. Even though I've learned over the years from trial-and-error how to best get my point across (or not), I still believe that it's import... [Read more]
I Love A Good Mystery!!!
September 4, 2018 at 11:55pm
PROMPT: “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ― Albert Einstein, The World as I See It What do you say? I, for one, love to make uncanny little discoveries, so I would be in full agreement with Albert Einstein that discovering/experiencing the mysteries of life (e.g. how Jesus shows up on everything from cave walls to a sky full of clouds) is beyond exci... [Read more]
Not Now Bat, Instead, Later
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Both Are Needed
August 30, 2018 at 11:50pm
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September Plans
August 29, 2018 at 11:56pm
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Here-And-There Is Home
August 27, 2018 at 11:53pm
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It All Began With My First Loose Tooth...
August 22, 2018 at 11:58pm
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August 21, 2018 at 11:59pm
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Tribute To A Very Special Angel Named Aretha
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August 16, 2018 at 11:57pm
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But What If The Third Thing Happens!?!
August 7, 2018 at 11:58pm
PROMPT: “When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.” ― Edward Teller What do you think about this quote? Outcome #3 is the kind of situation where you find yourself with neither solid ground to stand on nor wings to fly. Should this happen, there just might be... [Read more]
Just Like Doing The Hokey-Pokey!!!
August 6, 2018 at 11:51pm
PROMPT: Let these four words inspire your blog entry: love, faith, hope, and charity. {embed:https://youtu.be/s_P9PU5FcMQ} Having love, faith, hope, and charity in ones life is like doing the hokey-pokey, because that's what a well-lived life is all about. We thrive on love. As another old song says, it makes the world go 'round. God is love, and we're made in His image. First Corinthians, Chapter 12 describes what love at its most ideal should... [Read more]
The Incredible August Of 2018
August 4, 2018 at 9:42pm
PROMPT: Incredible August. Write whatever you want about this subject. Today is: Saturday August 4, 2018 All Day Long !!! If what it's been like for me in August so far is any indication of what the rest of the month is going to be like, this will be not only an incredible August but, also, an EXTRA incredible August! I've made a special place to focus on the first weekend of August 2018: I've also made a special place ... [Read more]
August 3, 2018 at 11:56pm
PROMPT: biscuit fresh established vain vegetation project Use these words in your entry. Right at the moment, a nice, warm, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk biscuit fresh from the oven sounds like a wonderful plan to me. This seems to be my established status for the time being: That I've been diligently working on something — and surely not in vain — on some kind of elaborate creative vegetation while everybody is pr... [Read more]

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