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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

T for ABC Wednesday

A portable tenderometer from Google search

I don't have a tenderometer (instrument for measuring tenderness of fruits and vegetables) and probably never will but it would have been handy several times during the last month because an Asiatic pear ripens differently than a Bartlett and yesterday I ruined a costly avocado by cutting it too soon.

Maybe it would be a handy item to have but because tenderometers are used for commercial purposes, I'm on my own again.

The anagrammer page touts Scrabble words, anagrams and several varieties of tenderometers.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fibonacci for Magpie Tales #93

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales prompts writers with the following offer:

abandoned by heirs
those golden tales forever curbed

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

S for ABC Wednesday

Sun Salutation is my favorite yoga movement, although this time of year it could be named snow salutation. I'm not so fond of snow and there's surely not much sun to be found.

I prefer the easy yoga. Simple stretches are good and easy to do. That's my key: Simple and slow. 

I credit yoga for my recovery from a two-month battle with pneumonia several years ago which left me unable to stand or walk. A couple of physical therapy visits in conjunction with yoga returned me to the walking state. I don't skateboard now but I never did and I'm sure not planning to learn that sport! It just doesn't fit my simple and slow motto.

Do you stretch with yoga or do you skateboard?

Image courtesy of :    http://www.livingwordsofwisdom.com

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales #92

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers the following visual for writers' prompt.

breath of Om
hatha yoga tryst
lotus grants
layers bendable
for flexible M

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

R for ABC Wednesday

Rocking and Rollicking in the Rakings

Gotta envy the energy of the young, but on the other hand, where would this one be without the raker?

A borrowed photo, a child called Sweetcheeks

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales

Tess Kincaid, Magpie Tales, offers the following image for writers' prompt #91.

image source: Google images, unknown photographer

Cheshire cat
dissembles in fog
Alice scans
infertile landscape
the music silent

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Q for ABC Wednesday

Quoz  (absurd person or thing) rocks and rules. Stricken by absurdity flu, much of the media misses the news by pandering to the quoz

I can sense a rant by this quat (insignificant person) coming on, so I'm going to quickly quit this post on quoz.

Downside of the quackers is a watercolor sketch based on a photograph.

Have you seen down from under?

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Two of my novels and several chapbooks of poetry are available in various formats through Lulu Publishing and available as e-books on Nook and iTunes. Thank you.

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales #90

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers this image as writers' prompt.

farmer's child
her hands man-like strong
she hid them
wished for model-slim
I saw mother's grace

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Two Nanowrimo novels and several poetry chapbooks are available as e-books or print on Lulu Spotlight  as well as Barnes & Noble and iTunes. Thank you.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

P for ABC Wednesday

An example of a paraprosdokian

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

If you feel the urge to snort, giggle and roar, follow the link where you'll find an assortment of paraprosdokians and suddenly you'll be passionate enough about them to begin writing your own.

Do you know paraprosdokians?

Fractal image.

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