Archive for December, 2011

Sofware Dreams

Posted on December 31, 2011 5:17 pm under General
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I’ll never forget the first time I saw computer-graphed equations. It was in the seventies and a co-worker was displaying the results of his work. Beautiful curved lines intersected and intertwined to create a picture that deserved to be a work of art. Until that time, I had perceived computers as a way to automate business tasks and analyze data.

Despite that early introduction, it was several more years before I heard the Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 41

Posted on December 31, 2011 2:09 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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2011 Weekend Writers Retreat #52

Posted on December 30, 2011 2:22 pm under Weekend Writer's Retreat
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  1. Write a post on your blog that shows us your original creative writing.
  2. Somewhere on your sidebar or post use our button or provide a text link back to the Weekend Writer’s Retreat.

    a meme for writers of all kinds

  3. Add a direct link to your WWR post, not your blog, on the current week’s Linky Tool.
  4. Have fun reading and commenting on other’s submissions and finding out what they think of your writing.

We look forward to seeing what you have written.

A Virtual Wonder

Posted on December 29, 2011 5:39 pm under General

As a child, I enjoyed doing errands with my mother. The grocery store held the promise of candy or gum. Woolworth’s produced a nickel toy from their vast selection. The pharmacy meant sitting at the soda fountain and getting whatever I wanted for free. It took me a while to realize this only happened, if your uncle owned the pharmacy. I enjoyed selecting stamps at the post office and checking out all the gadgets at the hardware store. Each visit held possibilities for excitement. The bank was the sole exception. Solemn as a church, without even a couple of stained glass windows to provide distraction, banks were the epitome of tedium.

Adulthood did nothing to increase my fondness of banks. Read more »

Hope’s Blossoms

Posted on December 28, 2011 12:21 pm under Story Ideas
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Hope died, when fate conspired to demolish everything she treasured. Her husband, her child, her work and her home were gone. On the last day of December, Constance Martin made a final resolution and drove to Kesler Bridge with a plan to end the pain.

Jarmal planned on stealing enough cash to transform his ghetto existence. He hadn’t planned on the demise of his getaway car. As he hurried across the bridge, hoping he had shaken the cops, he saw the answer to his dilemma: a jumper and her shiny BMW. He had to get the keys before she let go of the rail.
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