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 vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge M-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link

Here are a few photos reworked and presented as a thank you for your participation . . .

That’s access to a beach on Martha’s Vineyard.

Once again, these photos were processed using Topaz Studio 1.0 with the Impression 2.0 and Restyle (Topaz Labs) plugins.

That’s the Friendship of Salem<<link, docked in — obviously — Salem.

That’s from my trip out East to attend the Viable Paradise Writer’s Workshop.

A scene from my favorite National Park, Yellowstone. I believe that’s the Madison River<<link.

You can see the full-size photos in the SmugMug Gallery HERE.<<<Link

Edited to Add: it’s a bit confusing, but I had two posts with the same name, and the link below wasn’t pointing to the post I mention in the paragraph. Both issues have been corrected. Sorry for any confusion it may have created.

I chanced upon THIS POST<<link from 2013 and was struck by how much things are the same and what I predicted has come to be . . . namely, a racial wedge is being driven at the core of this country by people (Republicans, Democrats, black, white, latinos, and so on) who seek . . . well, I don’t know what they seek. Certainly not to unite onto a common goal of equality and prosperity for all. Be warned, you may find it uncomfortable. That’s because those kinds of conversations are always uncomfortable, and that’s also why we should have them.

Or, you could read THIS POST<<link which should be a lot more calming than the other. 

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