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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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February 15, 2019 at 11:53pm
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To Whom It May Concern...
February 13, 2019 at 11:57pm
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Stars And Transitions
February 12, 2019 at 11:49pm
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Comic Relief
February 11, 2019 at 11:56pm
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Message To My Muse Who's Making Me Multitask To The Max
February 9, 2019 at 10:56pm
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Are You Ready To Ditch The Apostrophe & The T?
February 6, 2019 at 11:57pm
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Is The Glass Half-Empty Or Half-Full?
February 2, 2019 at 11:56pm
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Using One Of Uncle Kermit's Favorite Phrases...
January 31, 2019 at 12:00am
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Coming Alive
January 29, 2019 at 11:53pm
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Sometimes, It Has To Get Ugly Before It Gets Beautiful
January 27, 2019 at 12:00am
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Random Acts Of Mix-Up
January 25, 2019 at 11:59pm
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I Love Giving Heads-Up
January 21, 2019 at 11:58pm
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Deliver Us From Dullness And Blind Acceptance!!!
January 19, 2019 at 11:53pm
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January 18, 2019 at 11:57pm
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January 15, 2019 at 11:41pm
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Two Apartments
January 14, 2019 at 11:56pm
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Legacy
January 11, 2019 at 11:58pm
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January 10, 2019 at 11:59pm
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January 9, 2019 at 11:59pm
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The Water Line
January 8, 2019 at 11:35pm
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January 7, 2019 at 11:49pm
PROMPT: Pick a title either (1) Happy Monday or (2) Blessed Monday and write about the reason Monday is either happy or blessed. I feel both happy and blessed this Monday, but I would have to choose blessed as the overall feeling because even on days that haven't gone as well as today, I'm still blessed!!! I'm ALWAYS blessed no matter how the day is going for the simple reason that I have a God-given life to live!!! Member of: ... [Read more]
In Loving Memory Of Phillip Thomas Alexander
December 31, 2018 at 8:18pm
PROMPT: Write about endings and/or beginnings. Today, my cousin, Phillip Thomas Alexander, passed away. This wasn't unexpected as he had been experiencing serious health problems for some time, but we were hoping that there would, somehow, be a change for the better. Phil's MUCH better now, though not the way we had hoped. He was ready to go but had hoped to still be on this side with his wife of over 52 years, Sandy, to celebrate the arrival of 2019. ... [Read more]
Two Of The Three Rs
December 29, 2018 at 11:58pm
PROMPT: Goodreads has a writing challenge each year. Do you participate in the challenge? How important to writing is reading other author's work? Do you read only books in your writing genre or do you mix it up? Goodreads has a writing challenge each year. Do you participate in the challenge? I wasn't even aware of this, so I've not participated yet. How important to writing is reading other author's work? I personally find it... [Read more]
Country Music Show Memories -- Summer Of 1976
December 28, 2018 at 11:41pm
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