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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January


Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 13th, 2018


This day’s prompt suggestion is a bit different. Here’s the instructions we were given. Thanks, Linda!

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!



So, we’re supposed to take the nearest item, find the 6th, 7th, and 8th word that is written or printed on there, and write something about that.

I don’t have a book near by, but I have stacks of post-it notes right here on the desk. I make tons of notes about all kinds of stuff. The above photo is the note on top of the stack today.

It is a note to look for some books I’ve heard people say were good. They are, “The Map of Time”, “The Map of Sky”, and “The Map of Chaos”, by Felix J. Palma.

The 6, 7, and 8th words were, ‘map of sky’.

I like that, as I’m fascinated by the sky and of course the clouds, sun, stars, moon, and planets. I always have been, ever since my dad made his own telescope. He worked a long time on it, grinding the lenses, and putting it all together. He did it right there in the kitchen. When it was all done, we really enjoyed taking it outside on a dark, starry night, to see the sky. We had star charts and maps of where to find constellations, and well, the moon was just incredible seeing it up close through the telescope lens. We even got to see the rings of Saturn, and lots more interesting things.

I have my own telescope now, and get it out sometimes to be stargazing. Of course I try to spot a UFO, too.

Anyway, these words I used for the prompt were good ones for me today! 🙂


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© 2018 BS



SHARE YOUR WORLD – WEEK # 3sywbanner

Today I’ll be answering the questions from Cee’s “Share Your World – Week # 3”   http://ceenphotography.com/2016/01/18/share-your-world-2016-week-3/

I’m also posting this for Linda’s “Just Jot It January” challenge.   http://lindaghill.com/2016/01/19/just-jot-it-january-19th-climate/


Q1 – What’s your favorite piece of art?

I like all kinds of art. I appreciate that anyone can create a piece of art, whether it is simple, or elaborate. It could be a painting, a sculpture, poetry, prose, crafts, or mixed-media, and if it makes me feel an emotion, I love it. Three artists I admire are…Khalil Chishtee (creates amazing sculptures using plastic bags – my favorite of these is called “Pursuit”), Kristen Cummings (creates portraits using jelly beans, and are astounding), and Claire Duguid (portrait artist who’s art is incredible). I wanted to post a picture of each, but not sure of copyrights.

Q2 – What made you smile today?

It was a day of no big laughs, but I’m sure I smiled at something, if only that the sun was shining and it was a bit warmer.

Q3 – Which place do you recommend as a Must-See? Please state which country, state, province, etc.

One place I recommend is Fort Davis, TX. I really want to go again. It is in south west Texas, close to the Big Bend area. There is a place to stay, called Indian Lodge, camping area, nature trails, and there is the old Fort itself, visitor center, bird watching opportunities, black bears, deer, and javalina to be seen. It is also right near the MacDonald Observatory, one of the largest telescopes in the world. There are ‘star parties’ and gift shops.  The area also, is close to Marfa, Texas, where you can observe the Marfa Lights. We saw these and they are very spooky. And, the climate is great, being warm to hot in the summer, and receives an occasional rain shower, and a dusting of snow in the winter.IMG_2049-0IMG_2048IMG_2050-0

Here’s a link to read more about these:




Q4 – Complete this sentence…When I was younger, I used to…

I used to like riding amusement part rides, but not anymore. They make me too dizzy!


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© 2016 BS