WPC: Happy Place

“…What do you do when you need to restore yourself, to ready yourself to take on the coming week with energy and verve?” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge I spend several hours a night with our little squeaky friend asleep in my lap. The total trust and love that she demonstrates helps to renew my sense…

We’re (en)Jammin’ Today

Today is a good day; I learned something new. Are you familiar with the term, enjambment? I wasn’t until this morning’s Day Four assignment. In verse, enjambment is “…the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.” A friend of mine, Mark, is quite adept at this…

He’s a (blank) Fellow

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Our writing assignment for today includes composing a simile. By definition, “A simile…makes a connection or introduces the idea of similarity between two concepts that aren’t intrinsically connected, leaving an interesting mental image in its wake.” I don’t have a poem for today, but I can share some ditties that I have either said or…

DOS Boot

This week at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge we are invited to post a photo of a man-made object. I used the ProCamera app to take this photo at our son’s house this weekend. The Determined One achieved a victory in his battle with a problematic computer in the shipping department by making a planter out…

Do You Haiku?

Good morning, ladies and germs. Today marks the beginning of my foray into the land of Poetry. “There once was a pirate named Bates…” —yeah, we are not going to go there. I signed up to participate in the WordPress Writing 201: Poetry challenge to warm up for next month’s NaNoWriMo challenge. Over the next…

Dreams of Shanghai

Yesterday was the first Friday of the month which means that a new combination was available for purchase. The Shanghai Hipstapak combines swirls of watercolored rainbows that are layered on a background combination of city skyline and distant trees. I like the effect—a lot. I used the Jing lens/Gongbi film/Jolly Rainbow 2X flash (software setting)…

WPC: Boundaries

“…let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Sometimes boundaries exist for a reason. Sections of the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla are cordoned off during the year to protect the nests of Sea Turtle eggs. I used the Hipstamatic app (Doris lens, Ina’s 1969 film and…

New Tricks For An Old Dog

In 1969 I was working on a Bache & Co. brokerage house in Hallandale, Fla. I was 20 years old and halfway through my first year of apprenticeship. There was a guy on the job—let’s call him, Bill—who worked for a major communications company and was installing a PBX board that would handle all of…