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  1. Evening-Out Excellence

    My wife and I had to drive down to Oregon to pick up our son and other cadets from their Leadership Academy. My boy is exhausted. A ton of physical activity and sleep deprivation rank high on the curriculum. He's up and about now, having earned his feeling of accomplishment.

    I just can't not notice one thing. Female cadets average about 10 to 15 percent in our unit, and the other units I've seen at regional competitions. Yet, at the graduation ceremony, approximately 40% were ...

    Updated July 1st, 2019 at 12:55 AM by Winston

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  2. Day 2 at the Forum

    Okay, so MAYBE spending too much time here nosing around and getting to know how things work instead of focusing on actually writing poetry. So off I go to my haiku calculator (yes, I have one of those, makes it easier to focus on the words than the syllables (anyway for my brain). It's actually just a spreadsheet with spaces for the words where I put the syllables for the number of syllables, not a cheat sheet where a program inserts words (wait, would that kind of computer program actually exist?) ...
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  3. watching my favorite movie

    I was watching my favorite movie Doctor Zhivago- which is about a man's struggles with giving up the last vestiges of his bourgeois life- truly inspiring and should be shown to all children- when someone knocked on the door.


    I thought about grabbing my glock, but decided not to as one time it was the Sherrifs knocking, and I didn't think it wise anymore, to answer armed. You see it was night, and I couldn't see them out the window.


    If they ask me I will ...
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  4. Ale-ing Thoughts

    At long last, the time has come. Both the Munich Dark Lager and the Red Ale are finally ready to drink. Both turned out better than expected. The Cascade hops I added really gave the beers nice floral-citrus notes, just as I remembered from my previous batches a long time ago. While I almost always forgo testing alcohol %'s, I have to say they are pretty strong. I get a good buzz off 1L, which is about 3 cans worth. Overall I'm very impressed with the result!

    I'm particularly happy ...
  5. Author Interviews By Fiona Mcvie

    Here is my interview with Christy J. Breedlove

    25 Tuesday Jun 2019
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    Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


    Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
    My name is Chris H. Stevenson ...
  6. Field Trip

    My wife and I checked out some properties today. We don't have an agent yet, this trip was just to get an idea of what we are looking at in-person.
    I mean, looking at stuff on-line doesn't cut it. At least not for me.

    The first property was larger, and the agency said it had special tax status for being "working woodland" (harvestable timber). So, we could periodically sell timber, and pay less tax. We need less than an acre for our homestead, and that leaves ...
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  7. A bric a brac conga...

    Friday night and heading up the High Street, just one more shift, then weekend, I thought. No yippee, no singing and dancing, I'm just so relieved to have got through another week of work. As I walked, I saw a young man up ahead of me exiting a Chinese takeaway carrying his little white plastic carry-out bag also holding an i-phone with his left hand and typing into his phone with his right. And that saddened me.
    "Don't cook just eat.
    Don't talk just tweet."
    I thought ...

    Updated June 23rd, 2019 at 09:00 PM by dither

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  8. Change of Title

    Even though I'm heart-sick that I haven't completed any of my novels, there is a fortunate side to this. It's not too late to change the title. In looking at Wattpad, I find there are over 100,000 stories posted either titled Zodiac Chronicles or some variation of it. Whether title this or not, this is an excessive amount of stories revolving around characters based on the Zodiac signs. So, how do I make mine stand out?

    First- change the title, or switch it around. This is what I intend ...
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  9. The worm is still a worm but...

    OH DEAR,
    THIS IS LONGER THAN THE LAST ONE, I'M SORRY.

    How weird is this? I DO think about things like this because, well? As cynical as I might be, you just never know. I HAD been hoping that the woman I got talking to at the bus-stop last weekend, the one with purple parka, would be there again this Saturday, although I'd never seen her before in my life, so why would she be there? It had been a random occurrence and that was that. Anyway, if she had have been there, and look! ...
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  10. YA Book Review--Consequences by Darlene McGarrity

    SUMMARY:

    Second chances lead to new beginnings… sometimes, they lead to murder. Seventeen-year-old Rose Jackson is a self-righteous, nature-loving truth seeker whose rocky relationship with her mother, Doris Murphy, is tested after Rose is court ordered to a youth house.

    With six months left before she goes in front of a judge for potential release, her patience is tested between an in-house bully, her neglectful mother, and an inappropriate therapist.
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  11. Daydreaming to Planning

    It would be hyperbole to say that I "hate" where I am now. There's a lot of positives to our neighborhood: Close to the grocery store, public transportation and public safety (fire & police). Traffic ain't bad, even though people drive faster now (and / or, I'm just getting older).
    When we first moved here, our kids were young, and the neighborhood was new. There were a lot of young couples, and our kids all played together. Now, the kids are grown, and a lot of of our ...
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  12. Harm Monica

    A few weeks ago in my drunken enlightened state of mind, I decided to go on amazon for a few items I've been putting off buying. Nothing crazy, just a handle for my 5 gal carboy and some sugar free Heinz ketchup (Don't judge me), but I needed to buy one more item to get free shipping. I thought long about what I need and couldn't come up with anything, so then I considered any items that I want.

    It was at the moment between draining and filling my tumbler that I remembered that I've ...
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  13. Easy. Life really can be, what you make it.

    THIS ONE CARRIES A " BOREDOM WARNING".

    If you really do intend to read this, I would recommend a comfortable seat, a light snack, and a warm drink. Good luck.

    I have just had the nicest weekend, and it isn't OVER yet. Friday night, my final shift of the week, the weather was fine, dry, and certainly not cold, although within a few minutes of my clocking off and starting the short walk to my bus-stop the rain had started to fall, only a light drizzle to begin with ...

    Updated June 10th, 2019 at 10:20 AM by dither

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  14. The Awards Are Here And They Call Them The Effy's.

    Hello fellow scribes. I'm now eligible for the EPIC FANTASY FANATICS READERS CHOICE AWARDS. I would be solely indebted for your one-click nomination for Screamcatcher. My team thinks we can pull a spot in this prestigious event. Please tell your friends to do likewise. Your nominations will get me into the quarter finals. from there on, the semi-finals will be in sight. We have about two hundred entries and each entry must stockpile 100 nominations to advance. I couldn't tell you what this ...
  15. Dear Anonymous (The spoken word)

    The words many think, but can never say because of the control this fellowship takes over people and their recovery. These vulnerable people don't even know it, because they are told, AA is the only way to heal.

    I am a recovering alcoholic and I wrote something in regards to Alcoholics Anonymous. I read it to a community of recovering addicts. It was my second time reciting on a mic, and as my energy and emotion ran high I stumbled on a couple words.

    Here's the link:
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  16. Same Rant, Different Numbskulls

    A few days ago, a Chicago Cubs player hit a foul ball that connected with a young child. The player (Almora) was visibly shaken, but honestly was just doing his job. You know who wasn't doing their job? The kid's parents.

    OOOOOH! Winston is parent-shaming! Yep. Someone has to.

    I'm donning my Captain Obvious hat here. The lower rows of a baseball park are dangerous. Balls, sometimes bats fly unpredictably into the stands.
    Even the most dim-witted, distracted ...
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