Dinner Time :: A Drabble

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For the love of words, where is my drabble? The sun has nearly set on this Friday, and yet I have not posted my drabble. You noticed, right?

Okay kids, happy Drabble Day: a short work of fiction, exactly 100 words in length.

As is the case whenever there is a “Wednesday’s What is It?”, I talk about the mystery photo before I share the drabble. Continue reading

A Photo on a Friday

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As promised by the weather forecasters, the clouds parted and the sun rose without any visible filters. Welcome to the weekend. So good to have you back, Sun. You’ve been missed. Greatly.

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Project 366: Day 16

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2012: A Photo A Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Schools, banks and other businesses are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his work to end the discrimination and the segregation of black men and women.

Thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. (and others), the boys don’t look at their classmates as a color. Nor do the boys exclude others based on race, religion or national origin. And, thanks to the civil rights movement, the boys have a rainbow of friends in their classrooms.

Yes, the lunch boxes and backpacks are put away for the day, and the boys are looking forward to a day of play. Still, we’ll stop and remember why we have this ‘day of play’. Continue reading

Project 366: Day 10

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My apologies, I am pulling from the picture archives again, because I am sharing a picture of someone else I’ve yet to see inĀ  2012.

As I listen to my youngest aggravate his older brother to no end, I have a greater appreciation for what this gal dealt with when she was younger. I can only hope I was no where near as annoying as Charlie is to Joe, though I have a feeling I was probably worse. Joe is only a year older than Charlie, and this gal is five years older than me. (16yr olds love it when their 11yr old sister is tagging along and/or causing trouble.) Thankfully, my sister didn’t write me off; I grew up. and we became friends.

Today, January 10th, 2012, I wish my sister, Celestial (not her real name), a happy birthday. (She’s pictured with our niece, SkippyJon Jones. (not her real name)) Continue reading