Here’s my latest installment in Sandman Jazz’s June 30-Day Book Challenge. Day 16: A book you’ve read more than once: I don’t often do this, much as I’m tempted, because there are too many other books to read! However, every few years, I need an injection of Jane Austen, so I reread Pride and Prejudice. […]Read More 30 Day Book Challenge: 16, 17, 18
Lens-Artists’ 100th(!) photo challenge is long and winding roads. And to end, I can’t resist – because this is what I was singing in my head while composing this post.Read More LAPC: Long & Winding
I found this song on YouTube and really liked it. In doing research on it, I found out that it was composed and sung by British composer Leigh Haggerwood in 2010. He wanted to bring back the spirit of Christmas that he felt was lacking from the UK charts for decades. He was disappointed by […]Read More Song Lyric Sunday: Christmassy Music
This is in response to Fandango’s weekly “Who Won the Week” challenge. My vote goes to Adam Schiff, who spent the whole week exercising extreme self-control while sitting next to Devin Nunes with his ridiculous invective (and Schiff probably wanting to strangle Nunes!). Finally, in his concluding remarks, after we had heard the riveting and […]Read More FWWTW: Thanks, Adam!
Lens-Artists’ photo challenge for this week is Taking a Break. When the weather is hot (or even when it’s not), it’s always nice to take a break, such as… before a Beach Boys & Ringo Starr concert at Ravinia, young Parisians enjoying a warm afternoon in the sculpture gardens behind the Louvre, after work at […]Read More Summer in the City: Takin’ a Break
The world’s first steam powered clock is in the Gastown neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This plaque tells about it. Glass panels on the sides allow the curious visitor to see the mechanics inside this clock. Another photo showing the whole clock is in my previous post. For more timepieces and other interpretations of […]Read More December Squares: Steam Clock of Gastown, Vancouver
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge this week is to show “live music.” Music is a very important part of my life. I love all types of music and am especially fascinated by “world” music – music from different countries and cultures. Our favorite orchestra in the Chicago area is Chicago Sinfonietta. Every concert […]Read More Music All Over the World
Feb. 8, 2018 We left Ngorongoro Crater, driving around the south and west of its rim, on our way to Ndutu Lake and the southern Serengeti, passing several Maasai villages along the way. On our way to Olduvai Gorge (see my post dated April 3), we came across some giraffes and zebras on an embankment. […]Read More Tanzania: Twiga* Time!
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme this week is happy. This Maasai man is happy he got the fire started. My grand-niece Sylvia is happy eating ice cream! The baby elephant is happy nursing. My friend Marcia is happy playing her viola at Christmas. This mother cheetah and her cub are happy playing. My grand-nephew Joshua […]Read More CFFC: Because I’m Happy…
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week continues with the alphabet: T – Needs to have two T’s anywhere in the word. Last year, a long-time elderly member of my church passed away. A memorial service was held at the retirement home where she had been living for several years. On the back table was her […]Read More CFFC: Turtle Time