Summer Lovin’ – Weekly Photo Challenge

Show us something you love. It could be your favorite novel, the light of the moon on your deck at night, the beach on a hot day, or that special you-know-who. Get creative!


There is so much to love about the summer. Beaches and boats, bonfires and parties on the lawn. These are a few of my favorite things … and people, too.

SUM-SUM-SUMMERTIME Summer Lovin’ - Weekly Photo Challenge Show us something you love. It could be your favorite novel, the light of the moon on your deck at night, the beach on a hot day, or that special you-know-who.
MYSTERY ENDING — DROPPING THE OTHER SHOE

MYSTERY ENDING — DROPPING THE OTHER SHOE

MYSTERY ENDING - WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE

This weekly writing challenge focuses on the “weekly” part — start your post today, and build on it for the next four before publishing. Who knows where you’ll end up?

I promise, if there are developments, I’ll add them.

Yesterday was an easy day. A little humid. A trip to the grocery to pick up a few things, a prescription. A baseball game and the Sox…

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THROUGH FAIR AND FOUL

THROUGH FAIR AND FOUL

On Bees and Efs

I’ve had the same best friend for more than 40 years. I hope we live forever, so we can always be friends. She’s the one who knows me. She makes the sun shine for me.

Cherrie and Marilyn

I know her. We make each other laugh. We put up with each other’s tantrums, sympathize — empathize — with one another’s illnesses, worries, pain. Family crises. Quirks and weird idiosyncrasies.

We’ve know each other…

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GRASS WITH FLOWERS

In between the flowers, they planted decorative grass. It’s elegant, soft. Sensual.

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All taken at the Dana-Farber hospital in Milford using my Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS-25.

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SOUR CHERRIES AND HAPPY FACE

SOUR CHERRIES AND HAPPY FACE

Bad days are like sour cherries. Even in a great batch of fruit, you hit some duds. As you munch, you’re going to get some berries that are overripe, sour, or bitter. You bite into them, make a face, and put them aside. You don’t eat them because they don’t taste good.

Life is like this. Day follows day. Some days suck.

Yesterday sucked. Finding I’d been hacked, that our money was gone. That…

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IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON, ELLA FITZGERALD

IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON, ELLA FITZGERALD

Musical Marker - We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?

It’s been a long time since I followed pop music. For a long time, when it was all rap and hip-hop, I didn’t like it and didn’t listen to it. Now, to a large extent, I’ve gone back to listening to the music I grew up with.

Classic…

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AN AFTERNOON WITH ROBERT “MITCH” MITCHUM - GARRY ARMSTRONG

AN AFTERNOON WITH ROBERT “MITCH” MITCHUM – GARRY ARMSTRONG

Marilyn and I watched an old Dick Cavett interview with Robert Mitchum on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) last night. We laughed a lot. It was a reminder of how good late night talk shows were. It also showed the legendary tough guy Mitchum as an affable and literate man who didn’t take himself seriously.

The Cavett show originally aired in 1970. I met Robert Mitchum the following year. Turned out to…

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It is on the corner of Route 140 and Chestnut Street in Upton. I don’t know who maintains it, but somebody takes pretty good care of it. Maybe it’s the state, perhaps some private party has undertaken its upkeep.

It was a shoemaker’s shop from 1788 until 1938, when it became a forge. It is still known as “Forge House.” It has remained essentially unchanged since its conversion in the 1930s.

1788 FORGE HOUSE MONOCHROMES It is on the corner of Route 140 and Chestnut Street in Upton. I don’t know who maintains it, but somebody takes pretty good care of it.
James Lee Burke Talks About His Fiction, History, and the American Dream

Abandoning the badasses in his usual Louisiana haunts, the Edgar-winning author crafts his first historical novel about oil, movies, and the American Dream.

James Lee Burke Talks About His Fiction, History, and the American Dream

Abandoning the badasses in his usual Louisiana haunts, the Edgar-winning author crafts his first historical novel about oil, movies, and the American Dream.

James Lee Burke Talks About His Fiction, History, and the American Dream
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Abandoning the badasses in his usual Louisiana haunts, the Edgar-winning author crafts his first historical novel about oil, movies, and the American Dream.

Marilyn Armstrong's insight:

I haven’t read it yet, but it’s up next!


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