2.16.18

Prompt: What road sign best reflects your life right now?   'nuff said

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Ides of March

Prompt:  Write about the calendar day "What did he say?" Caesar asked his aide. "It sounded like, 'Beware the tides of starch.'" "The tides of starch?" "That's what it sounded like.  You can never tell with soothsayers, they are such mumblers." Caesar stared at the back of the soothsayer as the man shuffled away on …

3.14 Day

Prompt:  Write about a memory you'd like to erase Richie Proctor and I played in back of a lumber yard where our father's worked and where construction crews sometimes unloaded refuse which meant that I should not have been surprised when I stepped on a nail sticking out of a two-by-four. The nail had gone …

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Prompt: Complete this thought: "Someone really needs to design a better..."   Internet Culture. A little weird coming from an IT person, maybe, but I believe the internet is both the best and worst invention of the last 50 years. Coupled with advancing technology (hello, smartphones!), the internet has drastically changed the world culture. The …

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Prompt: In what way are you strong?   I am strong in resolve, in my belief that I can learn anything if I try hard enough. I've failed (a lot), but even in the middle of failing, I have this voice whispering that next time (or maybe the time after), I'll succeed. This persistent belief …

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Prompt: What do you think is the most important question in life?   Why? Why questions spurred all my learning as a child. Why is the grass green or the sky blue? Why do things fall when I drop them? Why is ice slippery? Why questions are the questions that push science forward. Why is …

3.13.18

Prompt:  Write about a campfire memory The Madison Dam is at the head of the Bear Trap Canyon, and Lake Ennis spreads outward from that dam into a mountain valley.  My wife's father, brother, sister and I stopped on the shore of the lake and caught three trout.  We had no cooking supplies, and  two …