Monthly Archives: April 2020

Let me bug you — “G” stories voting reminder

I used to take a lot of photos of bugs. See HERE, HERE, and HERE if you want proof. Would you believe I don’t see as many bugs here? No? Well, I’m not lying. And — because of it — … Continue reading

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Birds, more birds, and “G” stories voting reminder

The previous bird post covered the American robin. Today, I have a few more birds . . . but first a quick update on one of the robins. Remember I mentioned dI thought one of them was building a nest … Continue reading

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“G” stories voting — the last days

We’re getting down to the last few days of the G-Stories voting window. Sometime this weekend (hopefully Friday or Saturday) we’re going to call the voting closed and tally up the votes. If you’ve read the stories, you hopefully saw … Continue reading

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A “G” stories voting reminder and more solid stuff

Writers — well, some writers — are needy people. Writers want readers for their works and hope said readers will find something to like in what they read . . . but writers also dread the possibility of rejection if … Continue reading

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No Batman, but Robin, and “G” stories voting reminder

We have a lot of birds flying in and around our yard. I’m partially deaf and I hear a fair number of birdcalls, but Melisa has excellent hearing and she says it’s a euphonic symphony and I’m only hearing a … Continue reading

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Hard subjects and “G” stories voting reminder

Before we get to the hard subjects, if you’ve read them, the writers hope you voted for your favorite of the “Alphabet Challenge G-Stories” HERE. That’s also where you can find links to the stories in case you want to … Continue reading

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“G” stories voting and past stories plus videos

So, again, if you’ve read them, the writers hope you voted for your favorite of the “Alphabet Challenge G-Stories” HERE. That’s also where you can find links to the stories so that — you know — if you’ve yet to … Continue reading

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Another “G” stories voting reminder and more Note 8 photos

So, again, if you’ve read them, the writers hope you voted for your favorite of the “Alphabet Challenge G-Stories” HERE. That’s also where you can find links to the stories so that — you know — if you’ve yet to … Continue reading

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“G” stories voting reminder and Note 8 photos

Let’s get this out of the way . . . if you’ve read them, the writers hope you voted for your favorite of the “Alphabet Challenge G-Stories” HERE. That’s also where you can find links to the stories so that … Continue reading

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Covid-19 musings and stuff

Just a few things and a few thoughts I want to share. First, THIS link about happiness and mental-well-being. The site is the Happiness Lab and it currently features short episodes on coping with coronavirus Social Distancing and isolation. You … Continue reading

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Noise and Sharpness: Lighroom CC, Nik Dfine 2.0, Topaz Labs DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI

Recently, I mentioned a few programs in a comment. Program relating to reducing noise in photographs. Those programs were Lightroom CC, DxO PhotoLab 3, DxO Nik Collection 2.5 (Dfine 2), and Topaz DeNoise AI, Topaz Sharpen AI. It should go … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Challenge: “G” Stories Voting

Assuming everyone has read the stories, this is the place where you can vote for your favorite of the “G” Stories. For readers who stumbled here or who need a refresher, the stories can be found by clicking on their … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Challenge: “G” Story No. 1 of 3 — “Gauntlet”

This is the seventh round of The Alphabet Challenge mentioned in THIS post. As a refresher, the Broxson twins, Gary and Perry, and I will each write one story for each letter of the alphabet. Meaning, a story whose title … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Challenge: “G” Story No. 2 of 3 — “Geronimo”

This is the seventh round of The Alphabet Challenge mentioned in THIS post. As a refresher, the Broxson twins, Gary and Perry, and I will each write one story for each letter of the alphabet. Meaning, a story whose title … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Challenge: “G” Story No. 3 of 3 — “Granny Goodnight”

This is the seventh round of The Alphabet Challenge mentioned in THIS post. As a refresher, the Broxson twins, Gary and Perry, and I will each write one story for each letter of the alphabet. Meaning, a story whose title … Continue reading

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