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Share Your World – June 11, 2018

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Time again for SYW, with more questions from Cee, and answers from me! Join in this fun weekly challenge, by clicking the above link to find out how. 🙂

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If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

Galileo, because he and his ideas fascinate me. His contributions to the field of astronomy gets my attention because of how much I love looking at the stars, moon, and planets through my own telescope. It has been said he is the ‘father of observational astronomy’.

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“Galileo”, by the Indigo Girls, was released in 1992 from their album, “Rites of Passage”. It was written by Emily Saliers, and is on the Epic label.

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?

I liked the middle 60s and all the 70s. I was a teen in the 60s, and was still having fun at school, then graduating, getting married, having kids, traveling to places near and far.

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?

Being nice & friendly to all…people and animals, and promoting peace. And…for my writing of all kinds of things like essays, poetry, fiction pieces, diaries, and this blog! 😉

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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

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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!

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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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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

SHARE YOUR WORLD – WEEK # 3

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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/

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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:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald_Observatory

http://www.nps.gov/foda/index.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa_lights

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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