The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

WEMon: The Weird Ways We Say, “I Love You”


Inspired by Writing Essential Group and the July 21st challenge Today’s challenge: write about the weird ways we say, “I love you”. Write about the guy who gives his wife snow tires for her birthday. Write about the mother who loves just a little too much. Write about the perfect, “I love you” that came just a little too late.   I haven’t written a lot about two of the men in my stable of […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Aqua

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    Rosasite from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico 3.0 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm Rosasite is a secondary mineral found in the oxidation zone of copper-zinc deposits. Crystals are acicular, that is, needle-like. They form dense, compact layers on matrix or as nodules as shown here. Great care must be taken when handling the mineral. Suppress the urge to caress the velvety masses, otherwise, you are stuck with a thumbprint on your specimen.  *** […]

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 29

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Have you ever been in a submarine?  Nope. If you haven’t, would you want to? Nope again. Just last week my friend told me about her tour of a submarine stationed near her home. She described the times when the sailors were in enemy waters and needed to retreat to their bunks and remain absolutely silent. For hours. The submarine was “turned off”, including air circulation. The sonar of another ship can […]

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Building Rome Week 30 – Accepting Feedback

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Building Rome is a weekly mini-challenge hosted by  Bradley Corbett over at Green Embers. The goal is to come up with some small, achievable goals for the week and work toward them. Each week has a theme: this week it’s Accepting Feedback. Make a goal this week to get honest feedback about some aspect of your life, work, hobby, or what have you! How to participate: Make a post with your goals for the week […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Rainbow

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Lab Grown Bismuth Crystals from Germany 3.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge  Native bismuth crystals are extremely rare. Even then, there is some argument whether the material is simply crystalline or cleavages of the mineral. These things matter when it comes to the hardcore mineral collector. Trust me. I know. Lab grown crystals and are quite spectacular in terms of shape and colour. […]

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Kindness is as Kindness Does


Tuesday was garbage day. Since I have been on my own for over a week, there was not much to take to the curb. I thought to myself, “Why bother? It can wait till next Tuesday.” Then, after I remembered my advice about loving kindness and doing the chores that need doing, I prodded myself into action. Picture this: There I am, standing at the curb holding a bag half-filled […]

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