Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black & White

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that feature black and white, mirrors, airports, clouds, reflection, vehicles or power lines.

I decided to use a photo of my sister’s dog. I’m trying to use it for a craft project after I trace it in Illustrator. We’ll see how that works out.
Join the fun.

If you want to see more fun photos, click here.

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Parenting Tip Gold

I can’t believe I never heard of Jeanne Robertson, a super perceptive comedienne whom I just discovered on YouTube. Her humor centers on her home life which old and young can watch, even in the same room. Yes, no off color or snark.

This story of how she and her husband handled an errant son is priceless.

Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Here’s my first stab at a video Weekend Coffee Share using a video on Adobe’s Spark, which is free. (So many Adobe products are very expensive IMHO.)

There’s a tune that will play so mute your computer if that’s a problem.

The video didn’t take long to make, maybe 30 minutes, but that is longer than to just write a post, but I’ve been stretching my creativity this past week, which I’ve enjoyed.

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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Jinan, China

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Hanging Temple, China

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Drieshaus Museum, Chicago

On Friday’s Cee challenges bloggers to post photos that depict ways, paths, roads, taken and not. To see more Which Way photos, click here.
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Poem of the Week

Portrait by a Neighbor

By Edna Vincent Millay

Before she has her floor swept
Or her dishes done,
Any day you’ll find her
A-sunning in the sun!

It’s long after midnight,
Her key’s in the lock,
And you’ll never see her chimney smoke
Till past ten o’clock!

She digs in her garden
With a shovel and a spoon,
She weeds her lazy lettuce
By the light of the moon,

She walks up the walk
Like a woman in a dream,
She forgets she borrowed butter
And pays you back cream!

Her lawn looks like a meadow,
And if she mows the place
She leaves the clover standing
And the Queen Anne’s Lace!

Meeting the President

Guess who met the President on Thursday.

Yep, Scott Adams and in this video he shares his narrative of the experience with no details as far as the content of their talk.

If you’re pressed for time, you just need to see the first half of this. Later, Adams answers questions and reiterates what was first said.

After the Protests

Today some Chicago about 150 citizens* took to the streets during rush hour to bring attention to the problems they face on the Southside. Shootings, school closings, poverty are all serious in Chicago neighborhoods and the mayor isn’t doing enough about it.

A few weeks ago there was another group took to the streets for some of the same reasons.

I think the mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, should hold a televised (local or cable TV) meeting to brainstorm a list of changes that can really make a difference. Representatives of the marchers, representatives of the schools, law enforcement, and other stakeholders should be invited. Show the city what you want and how it can be done.

*This number was reported on Chicago Tonight on August 2, 2018.