HOME – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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HOME:

According to the old saying, “Home is where you hang your hat”.  
My hat has hung in many places, but these are the ones with the fondest memories:

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THE HORROR OF SUICIDE #SuicidePrevention

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

Have you personally known someone who committed suicide?  I have……

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NIGHTFALL – PHOTO FRIDAY

 Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

Photo Friday

The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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NIGHTFALL:

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PERSONAL SPACE

A little off-the-cuff rhyme for today:

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WRITING ABOUT WRITING

writing womanI’m accepting this invitation from MICHELE TRUHLIK to participate in a Blog Tagging Event about writing. To become a writer was my childhood dream and I tried to make it happen for several years in the 1970s. Discouraged by constant rejection, the need for a steady pay cheque and the challenges of life in general, my muse got buried, deeper and deeper as time wore on and I turned into a corporate workaholic instead. Now, thanks to the internet and the blogging world, the muse has returned.

Michele and I first met during last April’s A to Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE. We have much in common, including our love of dogs, classic rock, writing and the night.  We’re even in the same business! She’s also an animal advocate and will be ordained as an Animal Chaplain/Pet Shaman in 2015. ANGELS BARK is the name of Michele’s fabulous blog and you can read her “Writing about Writing” entry HERE.  

Thank you, Michele!

What exactly is a “Blog Tagging Event”? The tagged person has a week (flexible), to write a post answering the same 4 questions as shown in red, below, linking back to the one who chose them.  In this post, they will then tag 2 or 3 (or more) people to carry on the following week. And so on…

Here we go:

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PROCRASTINATION! BLAME IT ON THE COMPUTER

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF ROD STEWART’S “INFATUATION”

Here’s the original video, to give you the melody: 

heavy workload; paper nightmare

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ARCHITECTURE – PHOTO FRIDAY

 Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

Photo Friday

The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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ARCHITECTURE:

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SAVING LIVES WITH ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

My dear friend Tony suffered from liver failure and desperately needed an organ transplant.  He had slipped into a coma for the third time and we all thought it was over.  Finally, at the last moment, a suitable liver was found and Tony was blessed with 10 extra years of life.  After he died, his organs were donated to save someone else.

 ♥ Ode  to Tony

There are far more people in need of organ transplants than people willing to donate.  This can be attributed to fear, ignorance, religious objections, apathy, etc.  

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic in the U.S. addresses some myths and misconceptions:
[Please note:  Costs mentioned in the article are applicable to the U.S.A. only.]

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MOODY – PHOTO FRIDAY

 Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

Photo Friday

The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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MOODY:

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#MusicMonday: THE MOODY BLUES

Welcome to

♫ Music Monday ♫

animated band gif I’m on a concert high once again, having just attended The Moody Blues 50th Anniversary tour, “Timeless Flight”.

This band is indeed timeless, and sounds as good now, as in the past.  It was a magical night!

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FROM NATURE – PHOTO FRIDAY

 Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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FROM NATURE:

Mother Nature offers splendid vistas all over the world.  These are a few I experienced in Greece.

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REFLECTIONS ON FRIENDSHIP

Welcome to the Write Tribe Blog Carnival, 2nd edition.

[If you missed the 1st edition, see it HERE.]

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It’s an honour to be hosting this week.
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 To commemorate International Friendship Day (celebrated annually, the first Sunday in August), my topic of choice is a natural:

♦♦ FRIENDSHIP♦♦

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US! 41 YEARS ALREADY?!

It was 41 years ago today!

On August 4, 1973 my husband and I got married.  There was opposition from all sides and one of his aunts even cursed us!  We had been living together and decided to get hitched on impulse. I had an anti-marriage bias and this was a “now or never” type of situation.  With only two months lead time, we managed to pull together a formal Italian style reception, complete with live band and multi-course feast.  Everyone had a blast!

Anniversary - 41 years ago

High Park, Toronto
August 4, 1973

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PORTRAIT – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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PORTRAIT:

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#MusicMonday; REBEL SONGS

Welcome to

♫ Music Monday ♫

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I’ve always been a “Rebel Rockchick”, so this week’s feature is:

REBEL SONGS

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#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS JUL. 20/14

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’

** 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop **

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A weekly festival of writers sharing excerpts from their work.  Many different genres; something for everybody.  Enjoy!  

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This week, I’m returning to my Swiss boarding school memoir, “Internat Adventures”.  Previous instalment HERE.

Preamble –  My first year of high school was spent in a co-ed Swiss prison, er, boarding school, (there were actual bars on the windows!) which in German is called an “Internat” (short for International School). Last semester; Apr. – Jun., 1969:   Losing one’s first serious boyfriend to a bitter rival was such a heartbreak!  Said rival had previously injured me by shoving me from behind while I was changing a razor blade (this was before disposable razors).  The blade was driven bone-deep into my thumb, leaving a permanent scar.

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SOLITUDE – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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SOLITUDE:

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DEAD TREE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YARD

There’s a dead maple tree right in the middle of our otherwise lovely backyard.  Not being arborists, we didn’t heed the signs and now it’s too late.  

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dead tree in the middle of the yard

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BLACK and WHITE – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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BLACK and WHITE:

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MOURNING THE END OF AN ERA

It’s true that everything comes to an end.  Sad when it’s something that has been part of your life for many years.

Hubby and I just got back from an overnight stay in Niagara Falls.  It’s less than an hour away and a frequent “go to” place for us, when seeking a little R & R.

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