An Intellectual Spoon Bender FPQ # 15

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Fandango has posed another of those intellectual spoon benders this week.

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that, in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubts.”

Do you concur with Mr. Russell’s perspective? Why or why not?

Well, I’ve read posts by a lot of bloggers whose opinions I respect and, frankly I totally agree with all of them. Continue reading “An Intellectual Spoon Bender FPQ # 15”

Spoonie Saturday – What Color is Your Spoon?

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Greetings fellow spoonies, friends of spoonies, and not really spoonies. If you’re not acquainted with what a spoonie is, here’s an explanation from the big book of wikipedia: What is a Spoonie

Today finds me in a place I love, but coming down with a cold. When you’re a spoonie, even a mostly recovered, no longer in danger of hospitalization spoonie, there is always a ghost in the machine. The specter of chronic disease haunts our daily lives. Today is about as much rest and care as possible because in two days I will begin the trek back “home” to finish out the worst of winter and pick up our RV before making yet ANOTHER trip back up to SD for the summer. Continue reading “Spoonie Saturday – What Color is Your Spoon?”

Getting to Know You

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So msjadeli over at tao-talk.com tagged me for this episode of Getting-to-know-me, thanks for the tag. Without further ado…

  1. Name a moment in your life when you felt you were most courageous.

I’m not what I consider a brave person. I holler for Superhubs at the site of spiders. I can’t stand scary movies. Yet for reasons I don’t really understand, most of my friends and family consider me brave. I’d like to say that I felt brave that time, when in the midst of heavy gunfire, I ran, snatched a child that was running straight into the path of danger and threw both of us behind cover, but honestly, that was reflex, not bravery. For most people bravery comes in the face of death but, frankly, I’ve stared death in the face enough times that he’s rather like an old uncle, creepy, weird, but familiar. No the only time I’d say I was really courageous was when I, finally, managed to extricate myself and my children from the bonds of a physically abusive marriage. That my friends, took guts. Continue reading “Getting to Know You”

An Extraordinary Life

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For Kiras Sunday Scribbles. All I can say this week is WOW, I mean like WOW. If you don’t already follow her, you really should!

An Extraordinary Life

Don’t weep for me when I am gone
no mournful dirge, no saddened song
in joy and memories delight
for mine has been an extraordinary life Continue reading “An Extraordinary Life”

Fandango’s Provocative Question # 9 – part 2

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Fandango’s Provocative Question # 9 part 2

Fandango has another whopper for us this week. I already answered the first part of this but I thought I’d answer the part 2 too (pun intended).

As a blogger, do you enjoy ‘virtual relationships’? Do you consider them to be real?”

Yes, I enjoy ‘virtual relationships’ in fact I like them better than most IRL relationships. While it is true that not every virtual relationship is all encompassing, most people don’t know everything about me; the same is true of my interpersonal relationships. Frankly there’s only one person who really knows all of me and he’s sitting across the table.

Virtual relationships take on a special meaning for an introvert, even an extroverted introvert such as I (yes there is such a thing). What makes on-line (I’m just going to use that instead of virtual all the time) relationships special for me is simple expedience. They are available whenever I need them to be and they can be as deep or as shallow as I want them to be. That makes them very important and very real.

We have things in common, things we share. We have differences wide and varied that make for fascinating and illuminating discussions. I look forward to this prompt every week partly because I love reading everybody’s opinion. I have on-line a much more diverse demographic than I would ever have in person.

So, yeah, I like virtual relationship and they’re as real as anything else in this wacky world of ours. Do NOT get me started on the “Matrix” theory.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

 

 

Fandango’s Provocative Question # 8

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Fandango has another of those wonderful provocative questions this week.

When was the last time you did something for the very first time? What was it that you did?

Hmmm, this is pondersome. I really don’t want to go back to the 50’s when I started walking or even the 70’s when I became a mother, although those were both definitely “firsts.” Every time I think “oh yeah there was the very first time I …” right on the heels of the thought comes the “oh wait, I did something like that before.” So just for the sake of argument and my sanity, I’m going to just go with this.
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Just Jot it January day 3

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Brought to you by Lindaghill.com – #jusjojan. Do stop by and join in the fun.

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 3rd, is your blog. Why did you start blogging? How did you come up with your theme, if you have one? How has it changed your life? Tell us about your blog in your jot! Enjoy! Continue reading “Just Jot it January day 3”

Just Jot It January #1

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Linda over at Lindaghill.com started up the Just Jot It January set of prompts and it looks like fun so let’s have a lash, shall we.

Today’s prompt: Resolutions or anything you want.

I don’t really do resolutions. I don’t think I’ve ever kept one up for more than a few months, so I do “intentions.” I know it sounds funny but it takes some of the pressure off when I “intend” to do things rather than “resolve” to do things. Words are powerful things. Continue reading “Just Jot It January #1”

Mystery Blogger Award

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The Rules

1 Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2 List the rules.
3 Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4 Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6 Answer the questions provided by your nominator.
7 Nominate 10- 20 people.
8 Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
9 Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny
question (specify).
10 Share a link to your best post(s).

Big Thank you to Chris Hall at Lunas on line for the nomination and to Okoto Enigma for creating the award (link doesn’t seem to be working).

Three things about myself:
1 I love cranberries, just raw, dusted with a little sugar.
2 I haven’t watched TV in over 12 years, although I do watch some DVDs.
3 I have over 147 books (both Ebooks and hard copies) in my “to be read” stack.

Chris’s Questions:

What song will always get you on the dance floor?

I Get Around by Dragonette  I Get Around

What’s your signature dish? Baked wild sockeye salmon

If you could meet any author throughout the whole of history, who would it be and why? William Shakespeare. Why? Did I mention it was Shakespeare? And to assure him that someday, people will appreciate his work.

If you could only read one book genre for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? High Fantasy. I love getting lost in worlds filled with dragons and magic.

Which do you prefer: jelly beans or fish fingers with custard (this is the silly question!!)

Jelly beans but only if they’re black.

My questions:

1 Is a hotdog a sandwich? (This is the silly one)
2 What’s the best kind of pet to have? (Dog? Cat? Goldfish? etc.)
3 Is abstract painting (i.e. Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse) really “art”?
4 Where do you find your inspiration?
5 What kind of prompt to you enjoy more, word or picture?

Link to your best post? That’s tough, define “best.” I mean really I like them all or I wouldn’t post them. That being said, this one particularly speaks to me. Medicine Wheel.

When I’m nominated for awards I answer the questions posed to me and write questions of my own if requested. I don’t nominate others. It’s time consuming, I can never remember who does awards and who doesn’t and I have a dreadful fear of leaving someone out. So, feel free to join in the fun with your own answers to any or all of the questions and consider yourself nominated because, let’s face it … YOU ROCK!

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

30 Day Song Challenge – Day 25

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Today’s prompt: A song you like by an artist no longer living

Oh, man! That’s tough. I’m a child of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, there are just so many great artists that didn’t make it. Musicians that I idolized like the rest of my generation. Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Freddy Mercury, Ritchie Valens, Jim Morrison, John Denver, and of course the late great Jim Croce. I’ve always thought of Jim Croce as one of the greats.  I remember when it happened. I was sitting in my car in the high school parking lot in southern California, the radio announced the news, I sat and cried through the next 5 songs (all Croce’s), I skipped class and drove out to the local reservoir, staring at the water and the mountains wondering how the hell life could be so unpredictable. Ahhh, the lessons of youth. On a brighter note, one of the classics he left behind.

Working at the Car Wash Blues

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