SYW Holiday Edition: On Beating the Holiday Blues, Jolly Jolt, Jesus’ Birth, and Christmas Music

Melanie’s weekly Share Your World this week is about celebration of the winter holidays. Questions: What’s your remedy for the Holiday blues? Sing carols or if singing is not your thing, listen to cheerful holiday music. Go to a light show at your local botanic garden or zoo or wherever there is a holiday light […]

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Life Lines

For Becky’s October Square (lines & squares) and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: hands, I decided to take a look at the lines on my palm. Analyzing these lines is called “palmistry” and while I consider this to be superstition, much like astrology, it still somehow interests me. I guess it has to […]

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Pull Up a Seat in Poulsbo, Washington

Attending our niece’s wedding recently, we stayed in the town of Poulsbo, WA, with a population over 11,000 and a Norwegian flavor (its heritage is Norwegian, so there are Norwegian flags everywhere). An early settler, an immigrant from Norway, actually had the surname “Paulsbo” but the pen he was writing with was kind of scratchy […]

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Kammie’s Oddball Challenge

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge is to feature photos that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.  Oddball is defined thus: Oddball: noun a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming adjective whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical Some vestige of bygone days in a Parisian apartment building water pump in Vienna that looks like a sad […]

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