Left behind

A little play on words, this week’s set is of discarded objects, or things left behind, or are just behinds. I also cropped each shot so that the focus was on the bottom left third of the frame… based on the ‘Rule of Thirds‘ for photography. I know, I’m lazy brilliant. (Photos shot with a Nikon […]

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Soup Swap: Easy Ranch Chili

The best cure for cold weather is a big, steaming bowl of soup… or stew, or chili. No matter what region of the country you live in, or what country for that matter, there is a favorite soup. For me, chili is what I crave when it’s chilly outside (that was my obligatory soup joke… […]

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Ride along

Arriving with a deputy, we parked down the street from the apartment. I patted my pockets, double checking I had everything I needed. Nervously kneeling behind the squad car, I watched the SWAT team positioning itself around the building. The lead officer pounded on the door, barking out orders for the perp to come out, […]

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Graffiti Wisdom: love is blind

“Love is blind, but desire just doesn’t give a good goddamn” ~ James Thurber I’m not gonna lie, when my husband and I met, I was hot. Tall, thin, really thin, and ready for love. Even though we dated for three years before we married, I knew (he knew), after only six months that we […]

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Making the naughty list

Published last week in my small hometown paper, this article caught my eye. There have been no follow-up reports to date as to the nature of the parent’s alleged bad behavior or if a letter was indeed written on the child’s behalf.

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Color blind

In 1968, I was six years old and in the first grade at a small rural elementary school in East Tennessee. I had a friend named Cindy in my class. We ate lunch together, played jump rope together at recess, all those things little girls do. Being little girls, I wanted to invite my friend, […]

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