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Public Square

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January 20, 2020

African American History Monument     The South Carolina State House grounds are most definitely worth a stop; they have an impressive display of monuments honoring various individuals and commemorating events which matter, like African-American History. A good place to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.     From South Carolina Just Right Website:...
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Poet’s Corner

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January 14, 2020

Fragility     Life is housed In the most fragile of vessels Try as we might Our lives are lived Barely holding on To the very tip Of that branch Which is supposed To secure our world We are exposed to the elements Mercilessly battered and beaten Sheltered in a papery shell Which we...
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A View from the Road

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January 11, 2020

Amelia Earhart Lookout     My most favorite finds, on the road, are the serendipitous ones; like stopping to look at The View From the Road, on our way from Diamond Head, heading toward Waikiki, walking over to the marker and seeing that it is the Amelia Earhart Lookout! This lookout commemorates Amelia Earhart’s...
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Art

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January 9, 2020

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    Woman Seated in an Armchair, 1923 by Pablo Picasso  She must know it is winter; a little sad and yes, blue.  Her looks are not classically beautiful, but I find lovely.  ...
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Ephemera

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January 5, 2020

Carrousel at Griffith Park     “Ride, ride the carrousel, and reach for the ring. never to finish but begin again, life is a circular thing.” ~ Eileen Lynch ~   I found this print in Florida, where it had been discarded. I was drawn to the image, as I like carrousels; but had...
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Connected

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January 1, 2020

The Weight of Mobility   I have a love/hate relationship with the mobile phone. I appreciate and am fascinated by how a smart phone works, but hate the invasion into our personal life. Have you seen what is happening in China? In order to initiate new mobile phone service, the customer must submit to...
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Film’s Recommended by Marcial

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January 1, 2020

    This is a trading world and men, women and children, who cannot live on gravity alone, need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is in a business established by the Author of our nature.  If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses...
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Nature

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January 1, 2020

Birthday Orchid Kate purchased this Phalaenopsis, at Home Depot, about a week before my birthday, in September. It soon made its way up to Maine, where it has mostly lived in my bedroom since it arrived. I did bring it to the dining room table around Thanksgiving for a visit. Originally, there were two...
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In the Wild!

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December 28, 2019

A Squirrel Playing in the Snow     He must have found something to eat; I do not know for sure, but he did not seem to mind the snow. Obviously, I was quite entertained, watching him at play or perhaps it was at work.  
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Poet’s Corner

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December 27, 2019
Poet’s Corner

It Is Not the Same     It is not the same The house already feels different Though you have just departed The telltale signs of your visit are all around us The memories will linger on Past the New Year And well into the future The photographs will serve as windows To joyfully...
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