Share Your World- March 13, 2017

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Share Your World

March 13, 2017 



  • Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  • Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)
  • Describe yourself in at least four uplifting words.
  • If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert? 



Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

Guilty as charged. When I am waiting for an elevator, I probably push the button every 15 seconds. (Of course it makes the elevator come to me faster… Why do you think I do it?)

Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)

I am a man with a plan. My last small trip was to the Frontier Culture Museum in Virginia. (If you ever get to Virginia, near Staunton, go there!) I had each of the exhibits labeled on my paper, the number of pictures I wanted to take, and the questions that I wanted to have answered that I had thought about since my last visit. (I go six or seven times a year, maybe more. It is a great place to walk a 5K and enjoy the sites!) (Shame on you, name-calling is not allowed on Share Your World!)

Describe yourself in at least four uplifting words.

  • Adventurous (Any new task can light up my life)
  • Bold (I don’t care that it hasn’t been done before.)
  • Compassionate (You gotta shoulder when you need one)
  • Disciplined (There is a pattern to life… Follow it!)
  • Energized (If you can’t enjoy it, why do it!)
  • Flexible (Mistakes happen… All the time)
  • Grounded (I know who I am)
  • Humorous (Trash-talking …It should be an Olympic sport!)
  • Intellectual (If you don’t have the knowledge, go to someone who does!)
  • Just (Fair is fair… Where you come from or who your parents are don’t count.)
  • Kind-Hearted (Forgiveness is a virtue)
  • Logical (If there is a volcano at the end of the path, take a detour, stupid!) (It’s OK to peep first, if you’ve never seen a volcano!)
  • Motivational (Don’t you hear the Superman theme song beginning to play?)
  • Persevering (Never, never, never give up!)
  • Quirky (Yes, I still like corny jokes and one-liners)
  • Resourceful (Construction paper and the laminator are your friends)
  • Steadfast (I got your back!) (Then later, I might kick you in the butt for stupidity!)
  • Tenacious (I’m a bulldog after the last biscuit if it’s something I believe in)
  • Unflappable (Hit me with your best shot)
  • Vivacious (At least seven hours of sleep a night and life is good!)
  • Wise (Well beyond my years)
  • Xenophile (A lover of exploring the lives and cultures of other though archaeology) (It took a while to find that one!)
  • Yearning for the good-ole days is a waste of time! Find more
  • Zest in your life and make new memories!

No, I did not leave out the “O”… I am using it last…

  • Overachiever! (That goes without saying!)

If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert? 

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Written for Share Your World – March 13, 2017. Requirements: Answer the four questions.

Do You Remember the 45s

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From the time I was nine or ten, I was a major player in the world of show biz. (especially country music!)

With my own portable record player- it would play 45s- I would blast out my passions in our basement. (I cohabitated our one-room basement wiht our furnace) 

If my allowance was not spent on a item of clothing for my particular style at school, it was spent on 45s.

I was not big on the fashion scene.

One holey pair of sneakers was enough for me. Nothing fancy… I would rather be barefoot. Blue jeans and T-shirts would complete my trendsetting attire.

Because of my economical clothing budget, I was able to acquire many (MANY) 45s. (Wish I still had them!)

Here are three of my favorites. Enjoy… Mr. Roger Miller.

***We shared the same first name…

…And I knew that one day I would be as famous a singer as Mr. Miller.



King of the Road.



Dang Me



Do Wacka Do



I suspect my mother was very relieved when I started into junior high chorus and knew more singers than Roger Miller.



Written for The Daily Post: Record  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.  

A Murmuration of Starlings

I have always enjoyed watching birds, but until spending some time with my eighty (plus)- year-old  father, I was not actually a bird watcher. Dad religiously fed the birds on our small farm each and every morning. He could even identify one blue jay from another and one sparrow from another. Not me.

Here is what is exciting to see, but you do not necessarily want it in your backyard:



Here are the birds that I most enjoy watching:


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There were so many, I put them in two shows.


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Birdwatching with Dad is one of my best memories.



Written for The Daily Post: March 12, 2017. MurmurationI 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.  

Life’s Many Patterns

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Life’s Many Patterns 



Just as all types of music- no matter the genre- has a defined beat, I belief that life should mimic this standard.

I have struggled and struggled this new year to set aside time for writing. There have been family matters and work issues, and health complications, and (I could go on forever, it seems.).  Everything wants to take a bite out of my time.

If pursuing the life of a writer (whatever that will be for me) is something that I deeply desire, I have to establish a routine to accomplish the simple task of finding the time to sit in front of my computer and then have something to say.

With that I mind, I have decided to create a writing routine of topics to use with The Daily Post prompts.. When I sit myself down, I will have a much narrowed field of thought from which to pull ideas.

Today, is the first day of the pattern. I am planning to work backwards today and fill in the days that I have missed from the month of March. (I am a little OCD in liking to have definite beginnings and endings to things.)



Written for The Daily Post: March 11, 2017. Pattern. 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 Abstract Writer

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The Abstract Writer

Abstract: existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence

For the first two months of the year 2017 I have been an abstract writer.

I hope to bring clarity to my focus now that I have an established pattern of topics from which I can create.

(So far, it seems to be working!)



Written for The Daily Post: March 10, 2017. Abstract. 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.  

Nuances: Riddle Me This

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Nuances: Riddle Me This



Riddle me this… When is a chore not a chore?

When there is pleasure and enjoyment felt while executing the task at hand.



There is such a fine line that can infiltrate and undermine the successful completion of the necessary tasks of life.



The nuances between…

  • “I need to do this task.”
  • “I want to do this task.”
  • “I will enjoy doing this task.”
  • “You can’t make me do this task. I am sixty years old and I can blame well do what I want.”


I had an established patterned for my chore list- to set aside one room for cleaning each day. This was not getting done because I just did not find enough reward in the completion of the task.

Now, I complete 40+ chores each evening.

On days when I am not in school, I need a 40+ chore completion for the morning and the evening. If I desire, I can do them at the same time and have the remainder of the day off. This has worked well- so far.



Written for The Daily Post: March 9, 2017. NuanceI 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 areas 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.

There’s Nothing to Be Nervous About

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There’s Nothing to Be Nervous About

My First 5K



There is a countdown. I am more nervous about this than I ever thought I would be!

I will run (actually, that is a lie! I plan on walking the entire thing without feeling a smidgen of guilt!) my first 5K in seven days.

Upon the planning to this major event, the weather here had been way above warm.

I was out walking almost every evening.

I was loving it!!!

It has now turned back into freezing temperatures.

Today, I went to Walmart and purchased more appropriate clothes to wear while running (walking) in the cold. (I was blessed. I saved $60.00+ on them because I found everything on clearance.)

Now I have no reason not to continue to practice this week.

I am looking forward to this!!!



Written for The Daily Post: March 8, 2017.Nervous.  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.