Category Archives: Daily Prompt

A Random Act of Kindness

The line was moving very slowly at the drugstore. The two women who just paid at the counter were holding the line. They were engaged in animated conversation, indifferent to the waiting people, some fuming with impatience. I surmised that … Continue reading

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The Cake Out In The Rain with Old Men Playing Checkers

I saw Ben Huberman’s Odd Trio Redux over the weekend calling for a post to be written about anything that comes to mind, but we had to incorporate a slice of cake, a pair of flip-flops, and someone old and … Continue reading

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The Call

I’m slowly awakened by a persistent ringing just outside my room. My eyelids reluctantly break their embrace.  I sluggishly turn my head towards the sound.  It’s the phone. Who could be calling on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Where is everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Catholicism, Daily Post Challenge, Daily Prompt, Death, Family, God, Letting Go, relationships, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, Weekly Writing Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Remembering Childhood Gifts

She was the first person beyond my family that I encountered first thing Saturday morning.  We chatted about the weather, the emergency drought situation, the fire on the next building just before the holidays. She was wearing her usual black … Continue reading

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Most Cherished

Daily Post asked for my most cherished, my number one. Here they all are!

Posted in Child, Daily Post Challenge, Daily Prompt, dog, Family, Great Dane, Kids, Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Dalliance, A Brush, A Flirtation

This morning, I felt the cold pull at my bones and gnaw at my fingers.  I had woken up early for my appointment today. After spending ten minutes checking a few emails, I reluctantly threw my covers to the side … Continue reading

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Farewell, Mr. Mandela

Farewell, great man!  We have always admired your steadfast insistence on never sullying your hands as your oppressors have on you and all the others who were oppressed in South Africa. I will never forget listening intently in one of … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Daily Prompt, Death, Democracy, Equality, forgiveness, Human Rights, Nelson Mandela, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

McAvoy’s Republic

Taylor Warren: Do you call yourself a Republican so you can make a claim to credibility when you attack the GOP? Will McAvoy: No, I call myself a Republican ’cause I am one. I believe in market solutions, and I … Continue reading

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Haiku Catchoo I & 2

Stroll along the beach, To eye, to sniff another, Tails up! Wag! New friends! I walk along side Of you, to shield you from harm. As long as I can. This post was inspired by the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing … Continue reading

Posted in Beau, BlogHer, Daily Post Challenge, Daily Prompt, dog, DPChallenge, Exercise, Fort Funston, Great Dane, Haiku, Hiking, NaBloPoMo, Nano Poblano 2013, Pets, Uncategorized, Weekly Writing Challenge, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Kennedy’s Legacy Lives On!

I was about 5 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.  I remember sitting beside my grandmother in her room when we were still living in Manila.  When the news flashed, my grandmother let out a religious … Continue reading

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