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June 6, 2017
Silver Linings, a #BoW Entry
After a long and successful career as a restaurateur, I expected my retirement to be one of music making. That goal was looking good pre-covid! I had joined a couple of choruses, had begun singing at open
A Storyteller's Theory
Some people are touched by the special magic of story telling. The things of life; like summer showers, rain into words on their heart and they are compelled to capture them. The thoughts, like butterflies
The Last Heartbeat | From Present To Omnipresent | Death And Science
Death is one of the topics that most people find hard to talk about. Either you are the one consoling a friend who lost someone, or you yourself just lost somebody. It is not an easy conversation. Especially
Hearts and Spades: Burying my sister - Day 1433: 5 Minute Freewrite: Prompt: spade
We are never ready for this, no matter how many years a loved one has suffered from a terrible illness. Not even when it's your 97-year-old grandma who was mobile and sharp-witted to the very end. How
A squirrel is suddenly statue still, poised half way up an apple tree’s trunk, its cheeks packed with goodies to store, a breeze stirring its fur, sun glinting off a nearby drop of dew, a waft of acorn
Hive Account Recovery - User Guide
Shit happens and you may one day be faced with your account being compromised: your private keys have been leaked or stolen and your account and funds are at risk, if not already gone. Fortunately, each
Plant-Based Cooking Challenge 👨🏿🍳 Week #25 👩🍳 Come Join Us!!
Greetings again my fellow Hivers, it's me @JustinParke with the latest Plant-Based Weekly Cooking Challenge, where I feature last week's winners and provide a new set of ingredients for this week's challenge.
Visits from lost loved ones coming to us via birds, butterflies, and...frogs?
This morning, a lovely photo of a bird came with this question in a Bird Group I'm on (on Facebook, where else): This bird landed on a friend's lap while sitting on their patio. It stayed for a few seconds
A Change of Plans, Two Steadfast Hearts
The socks were packed. The medicines were packed. The pet supplies were packed. Even the Berkey water filter was packed. "Don't pack that yet. I am going to finish it before we move." Only Edgar's
Oh, those bright yellow socks, a badge of honor for Staying Above Ground and a reminder not to just let things go, but take action immediately when symptoms of illness arise. Tell that to an old farmer
Single Prompt Option - The Weekend Freewrite -8/28/2021
Since we have stepped past the mighty 1000 - yes, now we have been freewriting together for more than 1000 days, I thought we mix it up a bit. 1000 prompts are just oo much and too overwhelming to sort
Blog of the Week Winners - 23/30 August 2021
We keep on saying this, but it's true: there were some fantastic contributions to the edition of #bow which came to an extended end on Monday, 30 August. Again, there were some standout posts and this
Cosmic Addresses: Reflections On Identity, Time & Place
Do you remember when you were a kid, and wrote your address on the back of an envelope, when envelopes were tactile, gluey and crisp things you could stuff with glitter, love letters, dollar bills and
Have You Ever Emailed a Tree? [Plus, Win HIVE] - ENTRIES CLOSED, THANKYOU!
One of the problems in our world is the tendency to think of trees as inanimate. By doing so, we see them as objects, rather than subjects, rather than living beings. If we were to see a tree and wonder
"Have You Ever Emailed a Tree?" Dear Honey Locust: I'm so sorry!
Dear Little Honey Locust, I am so sorry about the deer. We didn't put a fence around you, thinking you had already proven yourself the toughest of survivors. First, you took root in our flower bed, right
Email To My Favorite Tree
My dear favorite tree to climb! How long it has been! More than half a century, to be more or less exact. Exactitude, as you must know better than any human, seeing as you are a tree, falls by the wayside
A Tomato Glut & Suspicious Looking Herbs Down at the Bloomin Allotment
Today was the first day of the tomato glut at the allotment. I've had the odd single cherry tomato the past two weeks but nothing like today's haul. This signals that time of year where I get so many at
From drawing to mosaic - Dreaming about What ?
Dear steemians, Dreaming about What ? 20x20 cm (glossy glass paste and ceramic) Initially, there was this drawing that I decided to crop and redo in mosaic ... Funny challenge you say! (especially to find
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsche I'm in my fifth year on the blockchain and despite an initial reluctance due to my
"How great to have power!" - My resourceful mother is not powerless when storms kill the electricity
Gardening, cooking, canning: I gave up trying years ago, but Mom is going strong even when faced with a power outage in the midst of canning tomatoes. So I am purloining her stories and photos to share