Sepia Saturday

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Selling. This week’s prompt inspired me to share some photos of people selling things. Enjoy.

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National Archives, 1909

Selling newspapers

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N. Y. Public Library, 1939

Selling fish

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National Library of Ireland, 1916

Grocer

If you’d like to see more Sepia Saturday photos, click here.

Saturday Sculpture

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It’s Sunday again, but it’ll take time to get into the habit of this wonderful challenge. Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory’s chasingmemory.

What you need to do is:

This sounds like a fun challenge.

Poem of the Week

Further in Summer than the Birds

By Emily Dickinson

Further in Summer than the Birds
Pathetic from the Grass
A minor Nation celebrates
Its unobtrusive Mass.

No Ordinance be seen
So gradual the Grace
A pensive Custom it becomes
Enlarging Loneliness.

Antiquest felt at Noon
When August burning low
Arise this spectral Canticle
Repose to typify

Remit as yet no Grace
No Furrow on the Glow
Yet a Druidic Difference
Enhances Nature now

Thursday Door Challenge

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Chicago

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American Eastern Time).

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Chicago

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Chicago

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: M or N

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Mural, National Museum of Mexican Art

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of things beginning with M or N. What will you share?

 

For more black and white photos from this week’s theme click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs

Chiang Rai Thailand

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of trees. What photos will you share?

Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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Mosque, Indonesia

Kyoto, Japan

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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney Opera House

Click here to see more roof photos.

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Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I fractured my wrist on Thursday. I was at my brother’s house and he has two dogs and one more he was taking care of. At one point, I took a step backwards not knowing there was a dog behind me so I fell over the dog. I put my hand out to break my fall. Immediately my hand puffed up. My brother got me some ice and took me home. I figured it was just sprained because it felt like a sprained ankle. I couldn’t move my fingers so it seems I hadn’t broken anything.

Later my sister-in-law came over with the splint my nephew had used. By Saturday my hand was still pretty swollen and black and blue so I went to a nearby bone and joint specialist that has an immediate care unit. Out I came with my arm in a splint. Needless to say it’s tough to get dressed, open a jar, or do most household tasks. I am testing out the dictation mode for my word processor and getting in the swing of that.

An added complication is that the library underpaid me for eight months. They discover the error and deposited all the money I was due into my account last week. Because it’s hard to get a full-time library job in these parts, I’ve been working part-time and qualify for Medicaid. However the big deposit disqualify me from that form of aid. So I had to pay out-of-pocket. An extra ouch. I am hoping that the library will take at least partial responsibility but that’s doubtful. If it weren’t for their error, getting the healthcare would be no problem.

Also at work the library got into the local news with two stories on the front page concerning the high turnover rate and the directors’ performance. Our turnover rate exceeds that of McDonald’s.

Just this year out of 43 employees 16 have left. I had lunch with some of my colleagues and what they told me about the harassment they’d witnessed in endured was frightful. The problems are worse than what has been stated in the two articles below. More on that another time. The library board take some action and responsibility.

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If we were having coffee, I just tell you I thoroughly enjoyed Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth in Cover Girl. In contrast, I’ve given up on Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le Fou, a crazy nonlinear French abstract New Wave puzzling Bonnie and Clyde.

 

WordPress, I’ve Told You

Once again WordPress has ignored my request not to advertise abortion services on my blog. Thus here are some videos that show the other side of the argument.

How many non-abortion services does PP provide?