Sometimes, things that appear to be going badly, end up going very well. Friday was one of those times. I had a post planned for WATWB. It had been planned for over two weeks, but I ran out of time during the week. I thought about writing the post early Friday morning, but I was... Continue Reading →
It’s Saturday, so we’re at the bar with Brad, a.k.a. Skippy, trying to wrestle Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt to the ground: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘for/fore/four.’ Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you want. Bonus points for using all three. Enjoy!” If we... Continue Reading →
Last week’s day-trip to New York City was a short (as many hours on the train as on the ground) but jam-packed adventure. I had my trusty point-and-shoot camera with me, but I think all of todays doors were taken with my phone. We were on the move, and Dim Sum, Pastrami and beer were... Continue Reading →
I’m not sure if the title is the one-liner or if I should go with my plan to use the sign. Or, perhaps I should put it in the form of a question to the artist/planning board/park designer: “What were you thinking?” Yeah, that works. As I hinted last Saturday, I had an adventure last... Continue Reading →
Step yourself down to Parliament, Mississippi so you can read and hear) as Teagan moves us one step closer to solving the mystery that’s brewing under the big tent. Jinx knows…Do you?
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
Collage featuring hymnal by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by Teagan
Welcome back to the crossroads.
I think this is an upbeat chapter. You could say it has a good gospel beat. (Winks.) However, the characters experience some uncertainty. Hence the melody in this introduction.
In Chapter 7 — A Lament, Birdie Devovo was reluctant to go to the revival service, even though Dough Armstrong asked her to be there for moral support. When they arrived, we saw Birdie had good reason for not wanting to go. This time Doug has to struggle with something.
Those struggles put me in mind of one of my favorite songs, Hallelujah, written by Leonard Cohen. The song is not about religion, and neither is this story. Even though the song is from a later era, it felt like a perfect fit. I love hearing Cohen sing…
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Another week, another Monday off. I did manage to snag some nice pictures during our first full sunny weekend in a long time. I hope you enjoy.
It’s been a crazy week on WordPress, so it seems appropriate that we wrap it up at the bar trying to deal with Linda G. Hill’s weekly stumbling block: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘leaves.’ Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!” Thanks Linda, I think we can... Continue Reading →
Chapter-9 will go live tomorrow. If you missed Chapter-8, you should catch up now. Things are heating up in Mississippi. Jinx is calling.
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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Welcome back to the crossroads.
Image collage by Teagan, featuring a photo by Dan
This chapter has two things from Dan Antion, who shares his photographs to illustrate Brother Love. Read on to see how I used Bubblegum and Newspaper in this episode.
The third “thing” that is used to drive Chapter 8 is from Fraggle, aka C. J. Hyslop, who is a marvelous photographer. It’s easy to see what a terrific imagination she has at Fraggle’s Other Place. What was Fraggle’s thing? Camera, of course!
I have to give Dan credit for a line in this chapter. In our discussion about the two evangelists who inspired my Doug Armstrong character, Dan talked about something the preacher from his past said about not inviting people to dinner. Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean.
Chapter 7 — A Lament.
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I know I’ve shared doors from Old Sturbridge Village before, some night shots from our Christmas tradition and some photos of the gingerbread houses, but I can’t resist sharing some pictures from our visit there on Father’s Day. I’m pretty sure I have several that I have not shared before. If you want to scroll... Continue Reading →