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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Corners

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Can’t remember where this was – I think Australia

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a corner in Phnom Phen

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Sydney, Australia

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

The Power of Philosophy

Today I attended the Great Books’ Discussion at my library. We read David Hume’s “Of Personal Identity,” which was a short, but very challenging read. Basically, Hume wants us to question if our concept of “self” is at all real. Is it perhaps an imagined thing?

Hume blew me away with his poking and questioning the idea that the self is real. He seems to think it’s more of an idea, a fanciful notion that unthinking people like.

Much of his thinking depended on how prevalent change is. People change all the time. A person can be foolish and then wise, thin then fat, shy then bold, etc. Bodies change. Feelings change. You get the idea.

I don’t buy Hume’s thinking because I do believe in a soul. There’s a core being that is more important than how I look, which will change, or what I feel, which will change, etc. Now Hume would challenge me because I can’t scientifically prove I have a soul or we have a core, but–and this would drive him crazy–I don’t think science has all the answers.

I know they don’t. Today across the US we’re viewing a total eclipse, but scientists can’t figure out why the corona, the perimeter of the sun is much hotter than the inner core of the sun. That’s only one of many questions they can’t answer.

Though I don’t buy Hume’s thinking, I did relish gathering round a table with other readers and hashing out these ideas and probing something I very much took for granted. The group leader always prepares so carefully and the others round the table were quite engaging and respectful of others’ thoughts as we had a civil discussion.

Share Your World

I found this set of questions on Dawn’s blog, Lingering Visions.

When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time?
I try to turn off the lights unless I’m planning to return soon. If I’m going out of my apartment, I’ll leave a light on for when I return.

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? 
I’d spend it on a writing class and an exercise course. Actually, that’s what I hope to do this fall.

Complete this sentence: My favorite thing to do on my cell phone is…
take photos. I don’t even have a working SIM card for the US. 

What inspired you this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Hmmm . . . oh, I’d say my cousin who has quite an eBay shop. I may dip my toes into this area.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for good friends. I was suddenly dismissed from my job in China and I’m fortunate to have good friends who’ve shared kind words.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

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Water – Tasmania

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Sky, air, Lijiang

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Sand – Earth, Melbourne

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

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A gallery is a collage in a way

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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