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July 22, 2015

I'm going to start today to record on a daily basis whatever happens to strike my fancy. So, it is a very cool breezy day. I just posted 5 short book reviews to The Monthly Reading Challenge. I'm suppose to put away some winter wood today from the woodpile outside but I'm playing hookey from work to write so starting this blog will get done.

I'm having a daily fight with a flock of English Sparrows that are trying to take over my barn. They are making a terrible mess so they have to go. I have destroyed several nests so far they don't leave but they get out of the barn when I am around. I'm just starting the fight so I guess I don't know how far I have to go to discourage them.

I'm trying not to spread myself to thin on WDC because I find so many things that are interesting here and I am trying to work on a new story. I really enjoy sitting at my desk with a cup of tea and reading blogs on WDC.

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June 20, 2019 at 8:55am
June 20, 2019 at 8:55am
We write, we’re all writers. What subject would you like to write about, but haven’t yet. Genre? Type of character? Location? What? Tell me why.

signature dancing owl I'm reading Origin by Dan Brown. The quote is from kindle book page 233. "Langdon now recalled Edmond quoting the British prime minister once in response, to a comment someone made about religious people hating him: You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something!"

Write What*QuestionBr*

I have no idea. I like to research odd facts, that I think are relevant to life and write articles about them.

My biggest fault is I do more reading than writing. I have a book started and make myself notes scattered in odd spots but, don't get it all written out. Time is an element.

I have a lot of to do's that must be done for two people, dishes, laundry, vacuuming. Plus, an aging body needs maintenance, yoga, bike riding, calisthenics. Some days I say write and get it done. I probably need more of those days.

I write in the 30-Day-Challenge because it gives me a goal and it's nice to communicate with other people. Since I took the writing course in New Horizons Academy I feel more comfortable with fiction. I like to write nature into whatever I write. Real facts about herbs, flowers, animals, and weather.

Why? The computer age came along. I went to college late in life. The view out my window is a maple, apple, tulip, oak,cherry, trees - rabbits, deer, red squirrels, chipmunks, cats, dogs, woodchucks - a bird feeder - a hay field, and always different kinds of weather.

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Happy Birthday! Belatedly. I like your point of view *^*Bigsmile*^* ~Adrienne Have a great day.*Hamster*
June 19, 2019 at 10:16am
June 19, 2019 at 10:16am
You are going on a long trip. I know you’ll take toiletries and clothes. What else has to go with you? Give me a list of 3 things you must take with you and explain why these are necessary.

signature dancing owl “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.” ... https://www.adventureinyou.com/travel-inspiration/best-travel-quotes/

Travel Needs

1.Binoculars 2. Kindles plus chargers 3. Phone 4 .Camera {optional because both kindle and phone have a camera but, not one as nice; with a long range lens, that I might need for birds and scenery. I can't do just three so I guess I'll be over packed. I better drive if possible. *Wand*

Binoculars are necessary because I might need to see farther than my glasses or eyes can see. Kindles carry my books, journals, and games in a very compact form, in case I need recreation or can't sleep, phone has contacts, books, weather reports, GPS, etc. I don't want to get lost and can find quick info or travel guides, and of course I already explained my camera has a long range lens and I like to use it for slides and other pics. All this stuff plus some changes of clothes in a back pack should get me there and back. Just think I can carry a whole library in a back pack, awesome. Hm. an extra leash for my dog. Hm. snacks for me and the dog. OH well, let's just go.*Headphones* Yes those too!

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Thank you for joining me on another August adventure. Hope you join me for the book signing tour next August. *^*Heart*^* *RibbonB*
June 19, 2019 at 9:29am
June 19, 2019 at 9:29am
Which 'semi-famous' Hollywood star would you like to meet? Why? When I say semi-famous, I don't mean a major film star. I mean someone you've seen in several movies, but never in a starring role.


Supporting Actors

This is not my best information realm. Since, I am inclined to watch movies for the entertainment value and mostly forget who the actors are.

However, recently we have access to a new TV channel and it is running older TV shows like Nash Bridges and Jag.

After watching some Nash Bridges reruns I began to notice movies where Richard Anthony better known as Cheech Marin plays supporting roles. I was unaware of how many movies he plays in.

In his role as Joe Dominguez, Nash Bridge's partner he is playing a down to earth detective with a humorous side.

There is a movie I have played many times in my home because my parrots like it so well. Yes, there he is Cheech Marin, in Paulie, a movie about a talking parrot that journeys across the USA looking for his lost owner.

Marin has played in lots of other movies like Tin Cup and voiced Disney Characters, like Tito the chihuahua. Whatever the role he takes on, I always like the believe-ability he brings to the role.

He is a stand-up comedian and has worked on many pictures as an independent with Robert Rodriquez.

While trolling for information about this actor I found that he does not speak Spanish and the name Cheech is short for chicharron which is equal to fried pork rind. I once named a dog after Cheech Marin.

reference: I found some of this information on Google and other information about Richard Anthony on Wikipedia.

*HotBalloon*Bye now!


June 17, 2019 at 10:20am
June 17, 2019 at 10:20am
In this scenario, money is no object, so you can buy anything you want. Only thing is, you can’t buy this for yourself. What will you buy, and who will you buy it for? Be creative here!

Manx Cat from Japan
“If your world does not include enough access to different people, and their world does not include enough access to you, you are speaking from ignorance.”
― Jon Stewart, The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests

I'm reading an audio book about "The Daily Show" So, I looked up some of their quotes to share. Good reads has 28 quotes from The Daily Show. https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/49192296-the-daily-show-an-oral-history-as.... Laughter is still the best medicine.


As for the prompt, here is what I would do. I would get in touch with my children and find out what needs they might have and buy them things. One of my sons needs a farm. Maybe 2 of them do. I would buy Rick at the least a set of drums and some lessons, or maybe hand him a check so he could buy something for himself. Although, he probably has out grown the drum Idea. So, maybe not. I would buy my daughter a different house in a more rural setting. K needs a new truck.

I sometimes wish I could just gift some large amounts of cash to PBS, the local Shriner's Hospital, St. Jude hospital for children, and there is a charity that drills water wells for people all over the world, people who don't have fresh water. Also send some money to Wounded Warriors.

I think I would find someone who needs a dairy farm and plow money into some enterprise like that.

I would like to start a solar panel factory locally, people need jobs closer to homes in this area. Plus, I'd build a surplus of panels every year and sell them locally at cost, to ordinary home owners and pay some one to help local people learn how to use and install solar panels.

If some enterprising person would start a bamboo factory for sheets of bamboo instead of plywood. Farmers could grow bamboo for the factory. Hay, cattle, and bamboo, what a thought. Schemes? Maybe, but if the weather doesn't straighten up crops are going to suffer this year.

Did you know they make a solar generator? I always think if the electricity goes down in a storm or other problem, for any length of time a solar run generator would be more practical than gasoline or fuel oil.

I always said, "They, whoever they are, wouldn't let me make money because I would spend it to fast in odd ways."

Our internet is back maybe I'll be around more this week. Bye, ya all.*Wave4*

PS: I read about a new process to recycle plastic into sheets of insulation. *Cool*

June 11, 2019 at 9:39am
June 11, 2019 at 9:39am
What are some of the outdoor games/activities that'll be happening at your summer barbecue?

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"...experience does not follow the rules of classic logic, it follows the rules of quantum logic." from The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav

Summer Barbecue

Most of the summer events I've been to lately have been given by my son and daughter-in-law. They have a pool. Games are usually watching pool babies splash each other, dive for objects or play water ball games.
If there is a net set up it is usually volley ball. I've come to regard eating as part of the entertainment. *Laugh*

Another type of sport is the vocal sharing of recent pet antics that belong to families.

Some one used up most of our internet allotment for downloads. We have new phones so setup may be the problem. So, I'm not sure how much I will be here until the 14th when it resets.

Summer is on its way. Bye.
June 5, 2019 at 11:14am
June 5, 2019 at 11:14am
5 journey songs
build a vacation around a song

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2. From Paul Simon Album: "The Rhythm of The Saints" a song called the coast.

Lyrics: A trip to the market
A trip into the pearl gray morning sunlight that settles over Washington
A trip to the market
A trip around the world

3. Xavier Rudd:
Follow The Sun

4..Xavier Rudd: https://youtu.be/m4gQTYGHfRg
Come Let Go

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My songs whirl around south sea island vacations and modes of travel. Who hasn't listened to John Denver's song "leavin on a jet train" and thought of walking out the door and going off into the sunset to explore the world. Following the sun as it lands on different places on the earth, at different times of the year. Heat and light and carefree living. Backpacking to white sandy beaches and watching the dolphins play in the waters and parrots call in the trees.

Vacation Dreaming
June 4, 2019 at 10:35am
June 4, 2019 at 10:35am
Design your own week-long cruise vacation. What would you do? eat? See? Is there a theme? Let your imagination run wild. *Bigsmile*

Manx Cat from Japan A CRUISE?

If I had my druthers it would be one of the ones that go down the coast of Alaska. I would load a kindle with books for reading, spend time doing yoga classes, read, and take side trips into some of the coast line towns that the cruise offers. I would need to take some powerful binoculars; so, I could watch the ocean and coast as we sail past.

I could take a train across country to get to the starting point of the cruise. All imaginary thinking, because I have critters that are dear to me. I might make it through a whole week without them, but I would not want to try.

Spring Weather Abounds, see Ya!

June 3, 2019 at 2:48pm
June 3, 2019 at 2:48pm
Tell us about your ideal vacation day!

Manx Cat from Japan

If it was just one day I would like to have some cash and just shop in a place that has malls and lots of stores. It's been awhile since I went to Big Lots or Ollie's. I can go on line of course, but it's a lot of fun to just troll through merchandise until I find some thing I'm looking for.

Or, another good day would be to visit someplace with walking trails and have a picnic out after the walk. Maybe the dogs could go along. They like walks. Hmm. Maybe shop, walk, and then eat.

Actually, I wouldn't mind going on a train ride either. Just ride and watch the landscape rolling by as we move along.

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May 30, 2019 at 10:04am
May 30, 2019 at 10:04am
Congratulations on making it to the last day of the competition! What was your favorite prompt from the last month? What was the most rewarding aspect of participating in the competition?

signature dancing owl I used the dancing owl today because making it clear through the month was a very joyful experience.


“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Day 30

Every prompt brings it's own type of endeavor. I guess I worked at the one on bias most because, we are living in a time, in this nation, that is revisiting the past. There is a certain kind of influence in politics that brings out the worst kind of bias in the nation. I was interested to see meddling manipulation was happening all over the world.

I'm always rewarded when I blog daily because I end up writing something other than the blog that is worth while. Why blogging motivates me to finish a story here and there I don't know. Blogging daily gets me going earlier. Plus, reading what others write makes me feel like there are other people out there in the world.

I'm always startled when the 30th arrives. Not much of a calendar watcher. Which reminds me to put some reminders in my calendar.

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May 29, 2019 at 7:03am
May 29, 2019 at 7:03am
I need help building the stock of prompts in the Challenge War Chest! Write four prompts of your own and then choose one to write your entry on *Smile*

Fairy playing a flute

Quote:"...the deepest truths are best read between the lines, and, for the most part, refuse to be written." by (Amos) Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) from A Treasury of Great American Quotations

1. Do you spend some time daily communing with nature? Walks, bicycle rides, automobile rides or other forms?

2. There is a tall ship festival on Lake Erie every year. What kinds of special festivals do you look forward to during the year?

3. Recently someone made a point of telling me how prepared they are if the country shuts down for several months. After the amount of books published in fiction over the last few years about holocaust type problems, have you ever thought about or prepared for a local disaster or national disaster?

4. Iphones get so much publicity, what are some of the other cell phones out there that work well? Are there phone problems or special phone aggravations that never reach the public? How have cell phones changed society or the lives of people you know?


Ha! Now I get to tell my story. We use Tracfones. I realize this is an inexpensive way to keep a phone. But, basically we started up in the year 2000. I was in college and we could not afford some of the other companies. Recently, I received a notice that they are upgrading their network and our androids would be inoperable at the end of the year. I did not want to change phones over the Christmas holiday plus, if I changed my phone now I would get an upgraded phone for 15 percent off. With the package I would get 2 day free shipping with Fed EX.

After purchasing I received an email that the 2 day shipping was not valid until the company mailed out the phone. It was 2 days before they sent another email saying the phone was mailed and 8 days and arguments with Fed Ex employees before the phones were delivered. Now, they say it will be one to three days before the phones are activated. they turn off the old phone when they activate the new phone. Even after you change the sim card. This is really a rural place and we use the phones to keep in touch when K goes to work. Plus, this is the phone my children can use to reach me.

We have had good basic service down through the years and did not think it was a bad idea to upgrade. Recently, I had some trouble getting into a website I use regularly (Not *WDC* ) . When I talked to the web manager they wanted to know if someone I knew worked for the company????

Guess if this keeps up we will be looking for another way to keep a phone. Sometimes changing every thing in life at once can be a real bummer. This kind of public harassment went on during the 8 years of Reagan's administration. I hate to lock it on the politics but, if the rest of the lower income public is experiencing these kinds of nitpicking harassment's in their daily lives we should be hearing about it in the media. Other wise I will have to take it personally.

I was receiving death threats at one time and we had to have our telephone calls traced. This was in the 90's so it was a bit of time ago. It turned out to be a couple girls in my daughters high school class that thought an A frame was shaped like a witches hat. *Laugh*.

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