RDP: Flatus

When I saw the Ragtag Daily Prompt for today, I laughed! Really? I thought. Does that mean what I think it does? Indeed it does – I looked it up, and here’s a little etymology: Flatus comes from 17th century Latin (I imagine Chaucer made good use of it!), and literally means “blowing.” I don’t […]

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RDP: Flowering Trees

Ragtag’s Daily Prompt today is Rosy Hues. This is the time of year for blossoms on trees to be in full display.  These beautiful trees delighted us on our walk around campus today. Close-ups of the above

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RDP: Dancing, Yeah!

Ragtag Daily Prompt today is Dance. A Sunday afternoon on Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil: Ballet and… …political protest batucada: “Fora Temer” – a protest against the vice president (Temer) who took over for Pres. Dilma Roussef after her arrest. Panama Canal Cruise – in Mexican town of Tuxtla Chico, Chiapas Panama Canal Cruise on […]

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RDP: Nations of Allies

The Ragtag Daily Prompt today (1/25/20) is nation. The blogger, Marilyn Armstrong, who wrote about the state of our nation said it much the same way as I would, so I won’t repeat the sentiment, but instead provide a link to her blog. For my contribution, I remember more valiant days in our history.  I […]

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RDP: Panoply of Animals

I didn’t set out to collect little animals, but in truth I love collecting little things from different cultures, and animals are universally loved. I have collected small animal figures from Mexico, Brazil, Tanzania and others that I have either acquired or inherited. I tried to fit most of them on one shelf for this […]

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RDP: Slippery in Winter

Last winter was a mild one for the Chicago area in comparison to others in recent memory. We got some snow, after which it thawed a bit, then turned cold. This made the roads and sidewalks icy and slippery. It became easier and less hazardous to walk on the crunchy snow than on the sidewalks […]

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