Monthly Archives: October 2012

November 2012 Calendar

Every month I print out a calendar for hanging on the wall at work; 13×19 size for the front office, 11×17 for my office, and a 8×11 proof. This is the second month I share it here for those unfortunate … Continue reading

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The Halloween 2012 Post

Enjoying some Spirits, this Halloween night So, it’s Halloween, and I wrote a little something (I’m at lunch).  But before I post it, I want to post some of the NanoWeen stories I tweeted last year (it’s a twitter thing … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month

The idea of NaNoWriMo is attractive, as is the sentiment at the base of it. It’s meant to teach a writer (or would-be writer) to forgo fear, to stop the self-destructive critic from interfering, and to write with abandon, regardless … Continue reading

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The Big Dump 2012 – Looking Up

I tend to look up a lot.  Perhaps it’s the hope of finding an escape from this rock, a portal that briefly opens up and offers us the change to leave all the crap, and travel to a better world … Continue reading

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The Big Dump 2012- The Bugs Edition

I processed all of the photos from Late July, August, and early part of September (before the Alaska crusise), and there are too many for one post (or two, or three). Soo-oooo , I’m doing a number of posts covering … Continue reading

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Haiku – Not The Poem

Lush Haiku is now, For rain is often found here. But today, it is not. I like writing.  I like humor.  I like traveling.  Occasionally the universe aligns, offers up an opportunity, and I try my hand at humorous travel … Continue reading

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The Blood – Torin, Part I

Some might know I am a contributing writer at Legends Undying.  As such I am charged with providing a post for the Monday of each week.  For the past three weeks I offered up stuff I had already posted here. … Continue reading

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Tree Swallows – 2012 Edition

Earlier this year I posted a few photos of Tree Swallows.  I even posted a series that got me first place in a blog contest (Tell Us a Story), promising of “more later”. Well, it’s later, and this is more. … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – The Mission

Conrad issued another writing prompt, this one with a zombie theme. “Write a story where for 24 hours anyone that dies rises within an hour or so. And those newly risen dead people aren’t very happy and want to beat … Continue reading

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D’Alise Photography – The Equipment

I sometime get asked what kind of photographic equipment I use.  Usually this is right after something like “Those are really nice photographs!!” Mind you, I know the intent is good, but I will gently remind readers that it’s about … Continue reading

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Buggy

Continuing with my catch-up efforts, the next installment of photos.  Yep!  All about bugs.  Sure, some are not technically bugs, but you get the idea.  Disclaimer . . . these photos are  not as good as the ones in the … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – Thoughts in the Wind

Conrad issued another writing prompt, and I responded.  This was written in about 15 minutes, including two re-reads and editing.  Click on the title to read the full prompt and my comment/entry, or just read the story below.  I copied … Continue reading

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Preview of Stuff to Come

I’ve known places, seen things you, my readers, will never see, I’ve been to Alaska and back . . .  frontiers! I’ve stood on the back deck of a ship bound for Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glacier,  watching the stars … Continue reading

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Hummers of Summer 2012 – Part Two

This is another relatively quick hummingbird post.  I can tell you the SmugMug gallery (HERE) has more than what you see here (63 photos), but if you are happy with these, then by all means stay away from the awesomeness … Continue reading

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