Sculpture Saturday


Chuanquan Square, Jinan, China

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, This week her sculpture of a horse, so though I can post anything, I went with a horse as well.

What you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

To see more sculptures, click here.

Sepia Saturday

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Today the photo prompt inspired me to look through Flickr Commons for photos of welders.


Tynew & Wear Archives & Museum, Welder, 1960

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Library of Congress, Welder, 1963

Welder making aluminum furniture

I actually would like to learn to weld. I’ve heard that women often make good welders.

If you want to see more welding-inspired photos, click here.



Which Way Challenge


Stairs to the temple bell

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 and picked up again by the Alive and Trekking blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets, exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.


See more Which Way photos by clicking here.

Today I Made

Today I made two green bean casseroles, a pecan pie and figured out how to create videos out of PowerPoint.

The library troubles in these parts continue. The speakers at the October meeting asked that what they said be included in the minutes in full. Then we saw the minutes and bland generalities were written instead of what was said. At the meeting last week we asked that the minutes be transcribed into the minutes so there was an accurate account of what was said.

The Library Board President refused the request. (The Board has to keep a recording of the minutes for several months so this could be done.)

The Board did agree to post the full recording of the meeting online. Well, they probably figured who’s going to listen to a recording that lasts over 2 hours.

I figured out how to download the recording, edit it so you could hare just the key public comments. Then I created PowerPoint slides with what was written in the minutes with recordings of what was actually said.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White


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







Click here to see more white photos, click here.


On Healthcare, Must-See

Recently, I’ve heard three sources Dr. Shiva Ayyaduri, who ran for the Senate as an independent in Massachusetts, Gary Wolfram, the economics professor on Hillsdale online and now Katy Talento (above) explain how insurance companies keep healthcare costs high. It’s in their interest to do so as if costs were affordable for all but catastrophic care, you would only get those policies.

In this video the focus is on how healthcare prices should be openly posted so people know what they’ll have to pay. There’s no reason that these should be shrouded in secrecy till the bills are presented to the “customer.”

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)!

I’d tell you that last Monday we had another Library Board Meeting. Several members of the public, who’d spoken the previous month and asked that their comments be published in the Minutes in full, were upset that they weren’t. Short summaries that sugar-coated their remarks were there instead. This Board certainly isn’t willing to serve their community. They have their own interests, which I can’t fathom, at heart.

I have been working on my economics class and I’m enjoying it, despite the amount of algebra involved. University of the People is mainly taught via textbooks so I found a good video source, as I like that style of learning combined with books. Hillsdale College has an Economics 101 course.

I’m reading Edward Rutherfurd’s The Princes of Ireland and am captivated by the ancient history in the novel.

My sister, niece and nephew just arrived for Thanksgiving. On Wednesday my other sister and her husband will arrive. This year we’ll all be her for Thanksgiving, which hasn’t happened in years.

Happy Thanksgiving!