This photo invokes memories of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, so although no aliens greeted us, I’m submitting it for Becky’s October Kinda Square challenge: Oops, I lied! We did encounter an alien – in the souvenir store! (He didn’t greet us but I did have my husband take a photo of […]Read More Kinda Square #5: Close Encounters
The Ragtag Daily Prompt today is the word lies. There is a lot I could write on this topic (for instance, most of what happened at the RNC these last four days). But I was just made aware of a John Oliver (I love this guy!!) show from a few weeks ago that is very […]Read More RDP/FOWC: How We Teach & Learn History All Wrong in America
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!