LIFE’S GRAND SLAM - A WALK-OFF HOME RUN

LIFE’S GRAND SLAM – A WALK-OFF HOME RUN

Grand Slam

The World Series starts tonight! In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory.)

We arebaseball fans, so when you mention baseball and walk-off home run in one breath, David Ortiz rises before my eyes. I know the Sox aren’t in it this year, but it’s…

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MONDAY — OCTOBER IN VERMONT

MONDAY — OCTOBER IN VERMONT

The mist is nearly gone ...

The mist is nearly gone …

As the rains washes the remaining leaves from the trees, autumn lingers in my photo files. It was a great autumn and I still have more than a few pictures to show you.

In the valley when the mist clears , you can see the farms and houses

From our grand tour of the White Mountains of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. October, 2014 is definitely one of the best ever.

Pink reflections at day's end

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IN WITH THE NEW

IN WITH THE NEW

The handwriting has been on my wall for a while.

Since April, my primary computer has been my Dell XPS 15 laptop. It has a fast motherboard, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB at 7500 HD, a backlit keyboard, high def monitor, a DVD that plays Blu-Ray, and a 9-cell battery. It weighs like a cannonball.

I use a lap desk with two fans to cool it. I treat it well, keep it clean. It’s never been dropped.

WHAT’S THE…

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IMMORTALITY AND THE DAILY PROMPT

IMMORTALITY AND THE DAILY PROMPT

Finite Creatures – At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?

I am not sure I ever thought I was immortal — probably because I didn’t think about it at all. Until sometime in college, I did not ponder the nature of life and death.

College was a peak time for that kind of mental muck-raking. Was it the drugs? No, I’m inclined to think it was going…

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DOUBLE STRIKE — BY GRETCHEN ARCHER — A NEW DAVIS WAY CAPER

DOUBLE STRIKE — BY GRETCHEN ARCHER — A NEW DAVIS WAY CAPER

It took me almost a week to read Double Strike. I could easily have read it in one marathon night, but I was enjoying it so much, I intentionally slowed down to make it last longer. I didn’t want to eat it in one bite, as it were.

double strike gretchen archer

I didn’t think it was possible, but Gretchen Archer and her cast of characters have gotten evenbetter — and they were already wonderful. Ms. Archer’s writing is crisp,…

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COILS, LOOPS, TANGLES, AND WIRE

COILS, LOOPS, TANGLES, AND WIRE

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 34

I think every photographer has a few subjects that he or she just loves shooting, but no one quite “gets it.” Except me … and other photographers.

My oddball thing are wires, hoses, knots, rope, and other things that are complicated and twisted. Tangles of things, including roads. There’s no logical reason why I find these interesting to shoot, but I do.…

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A NEW BOUQUET

bouquet october

Just because the flowers in the vase were from before we went away …

“You need a new bouquet,” says my husband. Here it is. The latest, greatest flowers on my table.

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TO RIDE FREE WITH THE WIND

TO RIDE FREE WITH THE WIND

Fourth Wall – You get to spend a day inside your favorite movie. Tell us which one it is — and what happens to you while you’re there.

I grew up yearning for a horse and devoured any book about them. My favorites books were the Walter Farley’s Black Stallion series. I probably read the book so many times its cover fell apart.

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All through my childhood, Walter Farley wrote a steady stream of newB…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Twins

At first, I couldn’t think of anything appropriate … and then, I saw Cee’s pictures and a light bub went off somewhere in my brain.

A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE: TWINS – MATED FOR LIFE A Photo a Week Challenge: Twins At first, I couldn’t think of anything appropriate … and then, I saw Cee’s pictures and a light bub went off somewhere in my brain.
MR. COFFEE RULES - ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

MR. COFFEE RULES – ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

Sometimes, I decide I need something. Something better than what I already own. Like … for argument’s sake … a new coffee machine.

When we were leaving for vacation two weeks ago, we’d driven a few miles before we realized we hadn’t turned off the coffee machine. It’s a very basic Mr. Coffee. Add coffee, water, push start. A few minutes later, coffee is ready. Maybe not THE best coffee on earth,…

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