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Threshold ~ Bladud Fleas #writephoto

“It’s a bit big.” “What is, woman?”, said Mr. Neanderthal regarding Mrs. Neanderthal with despair. “The door”, she replied. Mr. Neanderthal turned to take in the enormity of the threshold to the world outside as if for the first time. … Continue reading

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The Calming Clouds~ Fandango #writephoto

Darren stormed out of the house, slamming the door behind him. Concerned, his wife ran outside after him and found him standing there, hands on his hips, staring off into the sky. “Darren, what’s wrong? she asked when she got … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Choosing Peace ~ Debbie Roth #writephoto

On voting day, I went to the county seat in Los Angeles to cast my vote.  The line was wrapped around the building!  And wherever I turned, it seemed that people were uncomfortable, and it was the same with people … Continue reading

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Waste

Trampled where they fell, the dead and dying, Mud and blood tainting each final breath, Their cries unheard, unheeded by the guns, Made one with sacred earth blasphemed by death. Shells crack and cackle, ‘necessary evil’, A whispered ‘Mother!’ lost … Continue reading

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#writephoto regulars ~ Meet Marilyn Armstrong

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. Today we meet Marilyn Armstrong, who blogs at Serendipity. Without those of you who write and read the pieces inspired by the weekly photos, … Continue reading

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Guest author: Kevin Morris ~ Wild Flowers

“I perceive The flowers as I Pass by. Should I Grieve That they will die? I paused and smelt And felt Their slim stems that I Could so easily break. I chose not to take And did the blooms forsake, … Continue reading

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Where are we going? (2) – The Vice – Steve Tanham

It may be that the present compressed and negative feelings that we humans are experiencing is a birthing chamber rather than a vice. This outrageous suggestion ties in closely with what was written in last week’s blog. In it, I … Continue reading

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What value the human? (2) – The disassembly of consent – Steve Tanham

Reblogged from Sun in Gemini: Last night BBC2 aired part two of the documentary Secrets of Silicon Valley, subtitled ‘The persuasion machine’. by Jonathan Bartlett. The programme charted the rise of the modern Tech giants, many of which are not traditional … Continue reading

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Where are we going? – Steve Tanham

Where are we going? When things are going well in ‘our’ world, there is an understandable tendency to assume that a generally benign evolution of civilisation is taking place, one in which we play our part, however small, being a … Continue reading

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