Category Archives: United States

Western Landscapes and “N” stories voting

The action for the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories voting has been hot and heavy these last few days. A good thing to see and likely due to Sunday’s noon deadline, when the poll will close.Just a friendly reminder that — … Continue reading

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Vultures for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories voting will close at noon on Sunday, August 16th. I mean, it sure sounds like you have a lot of time left to read for about 30 minutes, then ponder about which story merits your … Continue reading

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Third X Two reminder for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories voting has entered the doldrums period. Yup, during every round, there’s a point where voting stalls and the poll languishes in solitude with nary a click to keep it company. You have no obligation to … Continue reading

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Third reminder for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories are sitting there, looking pretty and waiting for readers (and voters). You could be a reader (if you’ve not already read the stories) and you could be a voter (if you’ve not already voted). And, … Continue reading

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Second reminder for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories are active and the stories are fiercely battling for supremacy . . . sort-of. You have no obligation to do anything . . . but it sure would be swell — if you’ve not already … 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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He yams what he yams

We love going on road trips.  . . . but COVID-19 has put a damper on the spur-of-the-moment-hop-in-the-car-with-a-bunch-of-coffee-and-snacks-and-head-out drives. Now, we need to consider stops as necessary dangers because of idiots er, stupid er, ignorant er, irresponsible er, careless people … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Memories — No. 1

For them not interested in reading, you can explore the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll … Continue reading

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It begins in a field . . .

. . . specifically, this field. That’s an unedited photo from the Nikon P900 of a field in the Crab Orchard Lake Wildlife Refuge.  It was an overcast day with intermittent rain (it wasn’t raining when I snapped this). I … Continue reading

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Samsung Note 8 Photos — July 2018

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Samsung Note 8 Photos — June 2018, Part 3

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Owling Good Time — The Pueo Files

Because our typical daily driving distance is between four and eight miles with speeds seldom exceeding 35mph, once a week we go for a long drive . . . for the sake of the car; a long drive at higher … Continue reading

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Samsung Note 8 Photos — June 2018, Part 2

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Samsung Note 8 Photos — June 2018, Part 1

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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