Easy Being Green…Gardens I’ve Seen

I hate green.  Green is my least favorite color, at least in clothing and accessories and household goods.  I don't wear green on Saint Patrick's Day, or any other day, for that matter.  And I'm the opposite of an "environmental wacko", since I don't believe that humans are a blot on the landscape, or destroying …

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Weekly Photo Challenge…Solitude

The ultimate solitude for me would be sitting here: The private veranda off our cruise-ship stateroom.  With a good book.  Listening to this: I find the sight and sound of the ship cutting through the water incredibly relaxing.  This is, in my opinion, the best part of a cruise. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/solitude/

Weekly Photo Challenge, Relax

Hakan just HAD to use a cat to illustrate the Daily Post Relax theme.  When you are owned by a cat, you find lots of occasions of your owner relaxing...that's what cats do! If that's not relaxed, nothing is!  Kikyo, who owns the place, likes to stretch out in the sunshine near the sliding door …

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Weekly Photo Challenge…A Most Extraordinary Dinner

In May of 2013, I organized my first Seattle Ricochet Meetup, a physical meeting of Ricochet members, around a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar held in Seattle.  Ricochet members are always up for a meeting, and many Seattle members support Hillsdale College.  I posted an invitation on the Member Feed, and asked for advance notice …

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Transition..Building..to Ruin..to Building

In the town of Bury St. Edmunds in England, the Abbey buildings have been crumbling for centuries.  From the original stone buildings, ruins.  Local residents pulled stones from the monastery ruins.  To build new dwellings.  Modern residence, built right into the ruins of the 11th Century Abbey.  How did the monastery become a ruin?  From …

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