Story Challenge: Letter “N”

This week’s Story Challenge is the letter “N” and my mind immediately goes to NO, NEVER, do NOT— I think you get the picture here.

I decided to take a look at the warning signs around my workplace to show how many things workers canNOT do. As it turned out, there are a lot of helpful warning signs that are cautionary in nature and only a few signs that are flat-out NO, or NEVER messages.

This exercise made me realize that my reaction to many suggestions has been to turn them into rules and that is a problem. I can take a suggestion, but I don’t especially like following a rule. Hmmmmph, a mental change is required at this point (my boss will be thrilled…).

Thank you, Frizz, for this challenge and this experience of personal growth.

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Whatchacallit? — iPhoneography continued

I took this photo with my iPhone4…

image of GGB East Plaza.

East Plaza of Golden Gate Bridge
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…and edited it with the Camera Awesome app into this photo.

Edited image of GGB East Plaza.

A nostalgic view.
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I am unsure whether to call this second image a photograph or something else — an iPhoto, an edPhoto? It looks like an old postcard to me, like something from 30 years from now.

Is there a word out there already or will we have to come up with a term to define these photographs that have been edited into another form?

Please share your thoughts on this subject. I am eager to learn what you think.

Related post: iPhoneography Rocks!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

The subject of this week’s Photo Challenge is “mine”, as in a place, object, or view that’s entirely yours, or you’re a bit selfish or possessive about.

What’s mine is now yours, enjoy.

Closeup of a dahlia.

“The earth, like the sun, like the air, belongs to everyone and to no one.”–Edward Abbey
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The Tag Blogathon

I received a tag from Brad @ for a Tag Blogathon. This is a new experience for me, but I am willing to give it a shot, so here are the rules: Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves. They must also answer the 11 questions the ‘tagger’ has set for them. They must create 11…

Story Challenge: Letter “M”

This week’s Story Challenge is the letter “M” and it means Make-believe for me today. Last night the Lioness (wife) and I attended the latest We Player’s production of Shakespeare’s 12th Night at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

“It was a typical night out in San Francisco starting with a shipwreck on the beach and ending in a fight down on the docks…”

For 3 hours we entered the World of Make Believe as the Hyde St Pier was transformed into the land of Illyria, this time set in the 1920s. It was impossible not to set flight to fantasy as the wooden-hulled ferry Eureka and the steel-hulled, square-rigged Balclutha transported us to the Barbary Coast atmosphere of this beautiful maritime park.

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