The Chuckles of Achievements

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The drive to conquer…

To always be besting the previous marks…

It begins as a little lad bravely jumping the narrowed-width of a mud puddle with a friend.

You both do it several times.

There is bragging and backslapping going on until you realize that neither of you are winners….

You were both successful.

Even at five… That will not do.

One of you dares the other to try to jump the mud-puddle from the long side.

It’s not dangerous- at least not in the death-defying way. The puddle might be as much as an-inch-and-a-half-deep.

There is a pre existing danger, however. You are both in your good school shoes.

You know how the rest of the story goes.

Even at sixty-years-old… little boys have the drive to conquer… To always be besting their previously high marks.

I think that is one the true aspects of a life-worth-living. Without having a mountain to climb, and ocean to cross, or a score to best… life is truly kinda dull?



Written for The Daily Post. Chuckle. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching. 

Opaque Conclusions

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Opaque Conclusions




An initial interest… Research… Establishing a quest… More research… collecting results… Fine-tuning a more honed question… Even more research…

Two of the loves of my life have these steps in common.

In one, archaeology, often you can dig and unearth artifacts that will assist at the drawing on a more honest conclusion.

In astronomy, however, the fine-tuning of a quest can be years in the making and years in the next execution of steps to discover a minutia of information in order to establish the more comprehensive honing of the next set of questions.

Neither of these ambitious hobbies are an exact science… no matter what the textbooks may say.

The research can be exact to the finest of intricacies… but…

Opaque conclusions… that’s why the answers are called theories!



Written for The Daily Post: Opaque. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching. 

The After-Vacation Doldrums

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Knowing that after a week- actually ten days- of vacation… waking up at 5am in the morning for a normal day at work might be quite a jolt?




Written for The Daily Post: Jolt. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching. 

Share Your World-2017: April 17th

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2017

APRIL 17th



  • When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?
  • Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?
  • If you were on a debate team, what subject would you relish debating?
  • What are you a “natural” at doing?


When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?

I HATE PENCILS!

Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?

No one would ever want to see me dance!

If you were on a debate team, what subject would you relish debating?

Standardized testing in schools. Should students have to wait to test-out-of grade level classes, or should each student be able to test-and-advance at their own individualized pace?

What are you a “natural” at doing?

Organizing to procrastinate



Written for Share Your World-2017: April 17th. Requirements: Answer the four questions.

NAPOWRIMO- 2017: #17

National Poetry Writing Month- 2017


 


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REQUIREMENTS: Today we were asked to write a poem in the form of a nocturne.

(Yes, I took some liberties with the rules…. That’s what poetry is all about?)



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Two Naps Are Better Than One!

I lay me down a quick nap to take.

The chores will be there when I awake.

A two-hour snooze was quite for the best.

Right after supper I’ll take another quick rest.



Written for The National Poetry Writing Month- 2017.

Piggily? Wiggily?

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“Abracadabra.” Sara stared at the dragon atop the grandfather clock. “Hocus… Pocus.” Her eyebrows creased. “Piggily…Wiggily.”

“Piggily, wiggily?” Evan burst out laughing.

“Stop laughing, Evan.”

“Piggily, wiggily?”

“Well, it’s got to be very simple magic. The caretaker said the dragon had last taken flight when the little girl was still alive. The brochure says ElsaMay died when she was only five. She couldn’t have known that many magic words.”

“Our tour guide…”

“The caretaker,” Sara interrupted.

Our guide/caretaker, also said this movie set closed right after Baby of Dragonslayer flopped.”

“Allecazam!”

“Sara?”

“Shush, Evan. I think I saw it move.”



Written for Sunday Photo Fiction. Requirements: Create a 200-words (or less) flash fiction story using the photo prompt.