Saturday Caturday

The drains in my current apartment are wicked slow so when I take a shower or bath, the water takes a long time to drain. Radar is always on the job to make sure every single drop goes down the drain!

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A really fine read.



Those of you who have spent time in Rome or in many other cities in the world have seen them.


Egyptian obelisks.  Those four sided monuments topped by a pyramid shaped point.  The Washington Monument is an American shaped copy though one cannot enter the genuine article.

Once they all stood in ancient Egypt, monuments to the greatness of  the Pharaoh who created them and the glory of his reign.  The ancient Egyptians made a number of obelisks which were mostly placed in pairs at the entrances to temples.

Of the 28 existing obelisks standing today, only 6 are in Egypt.  The rest are located in London, Paris,  Istanbul, New York and Rome.  Why each of these treasures stands where it is today is literally a biography of each.

After standing in Egypt for a thousand years plus (the oldest surviving obelisk is over 4,000 years old) there…

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writer’s block #3

I found this in my notebook & didn’t remember writing it. It has phrases I recognize from my diary (various years & dates) & my frustration when I was first diagnosed with bipolar disease & prescribed all kinds of meds, which messed up my creativity & made me unable to write whatsoever. It’s not a great poem but not half-bad.

grey lady poems

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The Culinary Alphabet …..Series 3… the letter C…

Culinary letter C

Retired? No one told me!

Welcome to series 3 of the Culinary Alphabet…WHERE the middle letter is C…

Nothing is as it seems here…this new series is the brainchild of Chel Owens who writes at A wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing…my followers are so good to me they think up all sorts of permutations of the Alphabet…not sure if they want me to call it quits or what they will come up with next…Chel like Pete, however, will be called on to make her contribution every two weeks…they don’t get off scot-free…so I hope you have started brainstorming Chel…haha x

So what’s in store? In this series the A, B, C, etc will be the middle letter, for example, Brawn, Cabbage, and Yucca… how easy that will be who knows I am sure some of the letters of the alphabet could cause the grey matter to…

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