Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #128: Holidays (slightly re-imagined)

It's December, isn't it? Normally, December is filled with parties, and lights, and presents, and snow, and song, and bells, and family celebration. This year, most of those things have been canceled. Due to government pandemic rules, Christmas concerts are not held. Normally, each year on the day after Christmas, I grab my violin and …

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They’ve Got Us Right Where They Want Us (with thanks to a Ricochet friend for the idea)

Isolated from friends and family. Schools closed, so our children cannot see or play with their friends; in fact, being taught to fear their friends. Churches closed. Movie theaters, retail shops, bars and restaurants closed (these are all the places where we socialize together). Stuck at home. Working from home, distant from colleagues and supervisors …

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It’s Been A Year

2018 has been quite a year in the RB49 Universe.  We survived just fine, but not without some bumps and bruises.  Well, whose life doesn't have some bumps? On January 2, we got a new Grand-Niece, when my nephew became a Dad.  She's a cutie, and I'm going to her first birthday party tomorrow. Also …

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Final Photo Challenge of 2017-Favorites-Travels with/to Friends

2017 was highlighted by travels, to various destinations to meet with friends, and to get re-acqainted with old (in both senses of the word) friends.  Here are my favorite highlights. In February, Hubby and I traveled to Phoenix for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar.  This was our third trip to Arizona with the Hillsdale …

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Thoughts on My Fiftieth (yes, that’s 50th)

That would be my 50th High School Class Reunion, held this weekend.  A variety of activities were planned, including a golf outing on Friday, a tour of the school and drinks at a local watering hole Friday afternoon, and a big dinner Saturday night.  I have to say that I was one of a class …

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Photo Challenge, Collage. One Natural, One Man-Made

I love living in the Pacific Northwest, where the abundant rain contributes to a profusion of plant life.  Here in the temperate rain forest ecosystem, life grows in many layers.  Green growing things have other growing things on top of them.  Take this tree, for instance, at Rockport State Park, in the foothills of the …

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Photo Challenge..Is it a Table…Or a Bridge?

This particular dinner table is....wait for it...Both!  The people at this table journeyed from miles away to meet with the Honored Guest, a remarkable young man from Romania.  This Gentleman (capitalized because he is the epitome of Gentleman) is known to all of us online, and the friends at this table, along with dozens of …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

This is the very best Circle in a person's life: a Circle of Old and New Friends.  This is the dinner table at the Ricochet Tahoe Meetup in September of 2015.  At the beginning of the weekend, we only knew one of the Ricochet members.  At the end, we had made five new friends. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/circle/

Why I am not on Facebook (or Twitter)

I often have friends ask me why I am not on Facebook, since they all are.  They are constantly updating their profiles, and commenting on their news feeds.  They also complain a lot about other users violently disagreeing with them on Facebook, and doing so using nasty language. Well, I am a 67-year-old woman, and …

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