Story Challenge: Letter “j”

This week’s challenge is the letter “j”. I have chosen this photo of a Jellyfish that I took at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The Jellyfish display is the most amazing thing that I have ever seen at an aquarium. They are like Nature’s Lava Light, so graceful and colorful as well as being hypnotic to view.

Jellyfish, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Jellyfish, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Story Challenge: Letter “j”

Distance and the Loneliness of the Dark Side of the Moon

Between the recent passing of Neil Armstrong and this weekend’s Blue Moon, the Apollo 11 mission has been in the forefront of my thoughts. While considering the enormous distance from the Earth to the Moon, I thought about the loneliness Michael Collins experienced while orbiting the Moon, alone, while his fellow astronauts were together on the surface.…

The Battle of Blair Mountain

Here is an excellent note from Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Orlando] that shines a light on a little-known part of our nation’s history: “This weekend marks the anniversary of the most brutal confrontation in the history of the American labor movement, the Battle of Blair Mountain. For one week during 1921, armed, striking coal miners battled scabs, a…

A Short-cut to a Thousand Words

…The effect of methamphetamines on a face sculpted in water-based clay [was] made as a tool for D.A.R.E. This sculpture was originally created for the artist’s young daughters to show some of the effects of drug abuse. The lesions and more graphic aspects were deliberately not depicted…  —from Meth-Amorphosis, YouTube video

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