Archive for June, 2012

Like A Kangaroo

Posted on June 21, 2012 11:03 am under General
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There are many types of baby carriers, but nothing beats nature. With an average speed of forty miles per hour, kangaroo moms can move quickly, even with a little one on board. That’s a good thing, because joeys may spend up to six months in the pouch before facing the outside world. Read more »

Oldfashioned Security

Posted on June 17, 2012 5:19 pm under General
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Some people are unhappy with the government’s decision to discontinue mail delivery of federal benefit checks. By March 2013, federal benefits will be paid directly to a bank account or debit card.

Significant portions of U.S. recipients do not have bank accounts – nearly 10% for those in the southern states. Difficulty accessing ATMs and associated fees for debit card usage are also cited by opponents of this change. Others see it as a security threat, claiming that it gives the government the ability to track their expenditures.
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Big Bass

Posted on June 17, 2012 12:50 pm under General
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When I see the word bass, my first thought is a live jazz band with an impassioned musician plucking soulful notes from his instrument.

Fishing? Not so much. Still, that hasn’t always been the case.

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Succinctly Yours Week 65

Posted on June 16, 2012 1:13 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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We have finally found a new house and will be moving from Memphis to central Tennessee in twelve days. There is a lot to do before then and I’ll probably be without internet connection for a few days after the move.

I have scheduled Succinctly Yours posts for the next three weeks. By that time, I hope that we will be settled in our new home and have an internet connection. It is not likely that I’ll be able to participate much, if at all, during this time. Please don’t disappear, while I’m gone. Just submit your links as usual and be sure to visit one another. I’ll look forward to catching up after our move.

Photo for Monday, June 18th


Word of the Week:metamorphosis

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I did manage one microfiction for this week:

Polly sat calmly, unaware that her metamorphosis from bird to feather pile was imminent. (91)

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Heart’s Desire

Posted on June 13, 2012 1:01 pm under General
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Thanks to jildorshoes.com for sponsoring this post. They have some awesome Tory Burch Reva ballet flats in shiny black patent leather and a wide assortment of footwear that ranges from summery flip-flops to killer heels. Check them out now.

Sally Robbins was the prettiest girl in my third grade class. Sally was petite with long dark hair that reached her waist. I was tall, with shoulders that were ready for a football team. My short hair ended in a huge poof of bobby pin frizz that accentuated my round face. I was smart. Sally was smart and popular. I wore hand-me-downs from the doctor’s daughter. Sally always had a new outfit, inevitably accompanied by shiny black patent leather shoes. Read more »