From around the globe I found smiling people, all ages, all colors, all languages. Here are a few pictures I have taken in China, Kenya and Mexico as part of the Daily Post Photo Challenge with the prompt of ‘Smile’. See many more happy folks at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/smile/
Free at last. Every school child, every parishioner, every teacher, every minister, every parent, every person is now free to use whatever vulgar language they want. Thanks to the President of the United States. Hey educators, you won’t be fired if you cuss or decry various races with slanderous remarks. We didn’t fire our President… Continue reading Is This Who We Are? Is This What We Want?
Cee Black and White Photo Challenge this week has a theme of Candid Shots. I took the first picture while at the Women’s March in Washington DC in January of this year. A little sister is pushing her older sibling in a stroller along the march route, and both were wearing the pink Pussy hats… Continue reading Candid shots in Black and White
Hey Kids, What Time Is It? And if you grew up in the late 40’s and through out the 50’s, you knew the answer: It’s Howdy Doody Time. This week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday calls for writing about any word that starts with ‘ho’. That opens a lot of possibilities, but the one that comes to mind from long… Continue reading Howdy Doody Time–SoCS
Sidewalks. Most towns have them, and at one time most residents insisted on them. But, maybe that was before people stopped walking to and from place to place, and instead get in their cars to drive 3 blocks to the grocery store. Sidewalks were considered a necessity in early day America since walking in the streets was a muddy,… Continue reading Where’s the Demand for Sidewalks?
I’ve been preoccupied with the idea of playing lately, and as I glanced out my office window this morning I saw my neighbor playing with his granddaughter. Actually, he watched as she played. The toddler is old enough to walk, but barely, and amazingly, she can hold a remote control that directs a battery powered… Continue reading She Could Teach Me to Play
I know very little about playfulness, and I think it is because there are no grandchildren running around my house. Kids, especially the ones removed from our constant supervision, open us to play. They know how to have fun without planning or structure. They are hardwired to explore, discover, create, laugh, cry, run, experiment, question.… Continue reading Play? How Do I Do That?
I hear the 2 little girls across the street playing in their backyard, innocently giggling not knowing anyone is listening. And I wonder,” when did I quit giggling?” Was I 5? No, I remember climbing atop our garage to catch my older sister smoking when I was 5. I thought it was funny when I saw her inhale… Continue reading Where Did My Giggles Go?
This reblog may bring tears to your eyes and raise more questions than answers, but you will be moved by it’s message! https://thewarriorandwomaninme.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/value-of-a-tin-can/comment-page-1/#comment-5
Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:
The one defining commonality of the human species is that we love our children. So much so, that sometimes, that love is a vulnerability that is so intense, it can take our breath away. Would we do anything to protect them? That goes without saying. Can our…