All Powerful

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“My  god is all gods in one. When I see a beautiful sunset, I worship the god of Nature; when I see a hidden action brought to light, I worship the god of Truth; when I see a bad man punished and a good man go free, I worship the god of Justice; when I see a penitent forgiven, I worship the god of Mercy.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet who lived from 1892 to 1950. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for her poetry. And later in life won the Robert Frost Medal.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – worship

Five, At Least

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To avoid panic attacks from lack of words for this particular prompt, I chose this apt quote…

“I don’t like to get too complacent.  I like to give myself five panic attacks per project.” – Jessie Buckley


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – complacent

Successful Work

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“The thinking of creative and successful men is never exerted in any direction other than that intended. That is why great men produce such a prodigious amount of work, seemingly without effort and without fatigue. The amount of work such men leave to posterity is amazing.” – Walter Russell

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – prodigious

A Creative Mind

“Since new developments are the product of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.” – George Washington Carver

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As writers I thing we are inherently creative… what do you do to “stimulate or encourage” your mind when you write? Is there a place you have to be, sounds you have to hear or something you see that triggers a thought for your blog?

I can’t write in silence usually, I need music or something in the background for sound. The place doesn’t seem to matter too much- I have written many different places. I have gotten inspiration from pictures or things before, but I do a lot of word prompt post (like this one is). Other times, day or night, words just come to me and I write or type as fast as I can to keep up.

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Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – therefore

Mumbles … Guile

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“As parents know, little children are, by their nature, without guile. They speak the thoughts of their minds without reservation or hesitance as we have learned as parents when they embarrass us at times. They do not deceive. They set an example of being without guile.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Just a little quote to share with this post … I have gotten very far behind and have set a goal to be back to at least only a day or two behind by the first of the year. I have been reading and writing as much as I can today. So, I once again ask for your patience in getting to your posts eventually. I really want to start the year out with a clean slate in front of me.

So it’s time to get back at it and think about the next FOWC. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. It was certainly a different year with so many missing at celebrations and those gone for good. Be safe everyone … socially distanced (((HUGS)))!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – guile

Mumbles … Scalawag

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I learned a couple of things today.  First of all, Scalawag is not just a term pirates used.  It was also a derogatory term used after the Civil War by Southerners towards those in the South that were working with the Northerners trying to reunite the country.  I always just thought it was a term for someone like a scoundrel or rascal.

But that is not all I learned.  I learned that Kirk Douglas wrote (along with Robert Louis Stevenson and two others), directed and starred in the 1973 movie Scalawag.  Never heard of it?  Neither had I, but I see according to IMDB it was made in Yugoslavia and only got a 5.1 out of 10 rating.

And I did a search for a quote with the word in it.  Leave it to George Carlin to come up with something, “I went through the usual stages: imp, rascal, scalawag, whippersnapper.  And, of course, after than it’s just a small step to full blown sociopath.”

I hope you learned a little something today too.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – scalawag

Worldly Wisdom

“All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.” – Henry David Thoreau

It all starts with a small seed that becomes a big idea.

Just a personal note to all of those on the US West coast… stay safe from the fires and smoke. I have checked in with a few of my friends but still know a couple in that area I haven’t heard from. Only 3 and 1/2 month left of this awful year. I really hope 2021 is better. (((HUGS)))


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – heresy

The Hopeful Bird

This prompt from Fandango is all about the quote. I love this quote as it is about faith, not religion. I believe in a higher power of some sort, call it Mother Nature, Father Earth, Science, whatever there is a “force” greater than myself. So this quote has always been a favorite of mine.

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore


For Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #26 – your favorite quote