“Autumn is a second spring where everry leaf is a flower.”
Month: September 2018
September – Back to School – Photo/ArtStandard
In honor of last week’s Constitution Day as well as attempting to counter the current narrative in this country that the press are the enemy of the people and wrong is right. I have faith in our country, but more importantly its people that we can turn this crazy train around and get back on the right track.
Prompt 3/12 – School DaysStandard
Prompt: Reading and Writing – Literature, Grammar, Penmanship, English class
Fandom Friday – SPNFamily, YANAStandard
This was just a silly thing from last week. I can’t explain why when I saw it, it gave me feels. It’s another example of a small thing that pulls the fandom family together, and reminds us that we aren’t alone. We have allies and friends, and support.
Happy Constitution DayStandard
Last week, I drew a little sketch about the free press and the scales of justice, and I still need to color it, but I’m happy with the first draft (or whatever you call the first art of a piece).
So, quite randomly, I just searched for Constitution Day so I could get the sketch colored and posted by then.
Well, surprise, surprise, it’s TODAY!
It was also a coincidence that this morning’s writing prompt was Civics. I set that up last week.
I guess my brain must know something the rest of me doesn’t.
Prompt 2/12 – School DaysStandard
Prompt: Civics, Citizenship, Politics (as a lesson in school)
September – Back to School – RecipeStandard
Lunch Box Snacks
It’s hard to believe that packing a lunch is the easy part. A leftover to microwave. A sandwich to cut – rectangles or triangles? Peanut butter or turkey? Jam or cheese?
Many schools have rules on snacks. Some depend on allergies if the snack will be eaten in the lunchroom or the classroom. Some list “healthy snacks”, which I always find something on the list or prohibited from the the list that I object to. One example is they’ll include raisins, but exclude pretzels. Not sure the reasoning behind that. Raisins are great, and healthy, but not good for your teeth if you don’t have the opporutnity to brush them.
Here is my top ten list (not in preference orderr) for lunch box snacks!
1. Raisins or Craisins
2. Pretzels (my favorite)
3. Baby carrots or carrot sticks. Celery. Broccoli. With or without dip.
4. Granola bars (read the packaging for allergies, though. Same with pretzels. You’d be amazed how many pretzels are made on machines that also manufacture peanut snacks.)
5. Baggie of cereal. Cheerios, Kix, Lucky Charms, whatever your favorite is really.
6. String Cheese
7. Crackers and cheese or peanut butter.
8. Graham crackers with cream cheese
9. Applesauce. (This also goes well with graham crackers.)
10. Apples, oranges, bananas. Fresh fruit is always a good option.
Prompt 1/12 – School Days ThemeStandard
It’s that time of year again when I return to my bi-annual writing group. Our theme this semester is School Days with appropriate prompts. This time our homework is kind of an independent study, so we’ll see what I can come up with for six of these prompts. Prompts will appear on Mondays.
Remember, WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!
Prompt: Math (or Maths)
And Here’s To Twenty More!Standard
Twenty years ago last week, the first in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (a slight name change from the UK version) was released in the United States. I was unaware of its existence until sometime later when it was recommended to me by a teacher friend of mine. I have always been a fan of fantasy, played my share of D&D, written my share of worldbuilding. I was a little envious of JK Rowling. This was perfectly in my wheelhouse. One of the things I loved about Harry Potter was its multi-genre layers. The magic world but set in the modern world. Magic for stirring sauce and knitting. Friendships, and others, misfits but still finding your tribe, and right and wrong. It was everything at once.
And so, I read the first two books.
And then the third at the library. Continue reading
If I Could Tell You…Standard
Hearing is not as important as listening.
– Shoshanah Stern
[As photographed by Travis Hodges for the Women of Supernatural If I Could Tell You…2018 Calendar.]