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writer, teacher, movie lover, traveler, reader

Wordless Wednesday

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Cuban Scarcity vs. American Plenty

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Silent Sunday

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Job Training

Yesterday I stumbled across the National Able network website about job training programs sponsored by the US government. I was just in time to join a webinar. I learned that this program has two kinds of training programs. Trainees learn … Continue reading

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Sculpture Saturday

Saturday Sculpture encourages bloggers to share photos of any and all kinds of sculptures. To join, you need to: 1. Share a photo of a sculpture on your blog. 2. Link or ping back here to No Fixed Plans, the … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

The daisy follows soft the sun By Emily Dickinson The daisy follows soft the sun,And when his golden walk is done,Sits shyly at his feet.He, waking, finds the flower near.“Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?”“Because, sir, love is sweet!” We are … Continue reading

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Word of the Week

Four-flusher: (n.) One who deceives or bluffs.  The phrase comes from poker, in which a “four-flush” is a meaningless hand. (One needs five, not four, cards of the same suit in order to have a flush.) You can’t believe a word that fool says—he’s a real four-flusher. Sometimes you’ll see fourflusher and that’s fine. There’s more than one spelling. I came across this researching the 1914 municipal election.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

White Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos with lots of white.  How about the small wat at Chiang Rai’s The White Temple? What will you choose to share? … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Monk with a Camera

The documentary Monk with a Camera chronicles the spiritual journey of Nicholas Vreeland, whose grandmother was famed Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. Early in his life Nicky was a stylish, well-heeled, privileged boy. He became fascinated by photography in high school … Continue reading

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