Tag Archives: Words

Weekly Photo Challenge: LETTERS

Words. I love them. I’m a writer, so they’re my stock in trade. And words are made up of letters. So I love letters too! These particular letters are well worn and time-tested. Obviously used lovingly. I found them in a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER (1)

One gumball machine in the mall isn’t much of anything — But how about a phalanx of them? Phalanx, from the Greek, serried rows of warriors or other assembled people or things, massed together — Well, that makes for quite … Continue reading

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The Moon Will Not Mind —

People have ideas about Zen. Like, Zen is silent, simple, clear, no? Sometimes, NO! Here’s a great story that made me laugh, borrowed from one of my favorite blogs, John Weeren’s About Zen: A zen monk said: “There is nothing … Continue reading

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  For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. — T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding

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Collectives: A Sleuth of Bears

Bears in the backyard! There are two more cubs behind Mamma in the shrubbery. Honest! (Why sleuth? Maybe it’s because sleuth is a word that means tracks, or tracking, which bears certainly leave.)

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