Monthly Archives: July 2020

Alphabet Challenge “M” Stories voting results

The polls for the”M” Stories are now closed. Soon, the “N” Stories will go live. You can check the results of the voting HERE<<link (M Stories). But, as I know no one cares, I’ll force the results onto you now. … Continue reading

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Topaz Labs has Sharpen AI on sale

Topaz Labs is having a small sale ($20 off) on Sharpen AI (HERE<<link) until August 7th. It’s not much off, but if you are in the market, it’s not bad. Better than a poke in the eye (maybe). Here are … Continue reading

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Juneau in Monochrome – Alaska Cruise 2017 – Part 1

The previous Juneau 2017 post is HERE.<<link That post has color photos and rather than mix color and monochrome photos, I decided to duplicate the post with the monochrome versions of the photos. Think of it as a nod to … Continue reading

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Down to the wire for “M” stories voting

Man, it’s a tight race! . . . except for first place and last place. If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories … Continue reading

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Juneau – Alaska Cruise 2017 – Part 1

I’m writing this on the 28th of July, 2020 . . . my last post about our 2017 Alaska Cruise was exactly one year ago (HERE<<link) and covered the last of the Haines photos. Had I been aware of it, … Continue reading

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Again, still pining for “M” stories votes

Only a few more days to make a difference in some unknown writer’s egos . . . not that they need any help in that regard. If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your … Continue reading

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A Dresden book review and “M” stories voting reminder

A departure from the usual with just one photo for this The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories voting reminder. If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your favorite of the three. Links to … Continue reading

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Four more days of “M” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories votes are waiting in the wings . . . but I wish they would rush into the bright lights. If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your … Continue reading

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Still pining for “M” stories votes

The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories voting has stagnated . . . Yes, it sometimes gets a second wind near the end, but why wait? If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your … Continue reading

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Another reminder for “M” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories voting has entered the doldrums . . . I mean, I get it . . . we’re about to go to war with China, be ravaged by a pesky virus, and ruined by an economic catastrophe … Continue reading

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My mother’s cross-stitch projects — Part 3

A conversation between my sister and diem3 had me remember the photos I snapped of my mother’s cross-stitch projects. I should clarify . . . in Part 1<<link, I identified her work as needlepoint, but it’s cross-stitch. I corrected that … Continue reading

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Mantis and “M” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “M” Stories voting has stalled. The “M” stories, mired and morose and melancholy, sit waiting for kind readers to stop by and give them a chance to enthrall, or at least entertain. . . . er . … Continue reading

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Flash Hummingbird and “M” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “M” Stories are duking it out, and you can help cheer on the eventual winner. If you’ve not already done so, read the stories and cast your vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the … Continue reading

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Birds on a wire and “M” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “M” Stories are duking it out, and you can help cheer on the eventual winner. If you’ve not already done so, read the stories and cast your vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the … Continue reading

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Hard rock reminder for “M” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories are out there, fighting it out for the top spot in the biweekly poll . . . and you can do your part to cheer them on. Of course, you don’t have to do anything . … Continue reading

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