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Day 3515: I like this place in Oregon

Yesterday, when I saw this on a bulletin board at the beautiful Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon …

… I said to my dear friend Maria, “That’s the title of tomorrow’s blog.”

I like many places in Oregon too, especially when I am surrounded by lovely people and animals in Portland and also — from a distance — lovely people and animals in Boston and on social media.

What places do you like in today’s post?

I like this place in Oregon and I like that Michael sent me photos of the Daily Bitch Calendar I forgot to pack back in Boston.

I like this place in every day’s blog post when I express gratitude for all those I like, including YOU.

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Day 3310: Funny feelings

I’ve got a funny feeling that my images today are about “funny,” “feelings,” or both.

I’ve got a funny feeling that if you click on that screen shot to get free or discounted pies, it’s not going to work. Here’s the link to do that if you have feelings about pies:

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-pie-day-january-23/

I have a funny feeling that Joan wants to play.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “funny feelings”:

I have a funny feeling that there will be some funny comments on today’s blog.

One feeling I always have is gratitude, so thanks to all who help me post every day, including YOU.

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Day 3252: How I spent Thanksgiving 2021

How I spent Thanksgiving 2021 included:

  • blogging,
  • taking a walk,
  • spending time with people I love,
  • missing those who weren’t there,
  • eating vegetarian “turkey” and pie,
  • observing precious creatures at play,
  • facing fears,
  • staying safe,
  • reaching 16K followers on Twitter,
  • giving thanks for every precious moment, and
  • listening to Anaïs Mitchell’s 2010 concept album “Hadestown.”

Now I’m thinking about how I’m going to spend the day after Thanksgiving (which will include working from home and reading your comments about this blog post).

No matter what day it is, I give thanks for you!

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Day 3133: Rhetorical Questions

Do people know what rhetorical questions are?

Do you see rhetorical questions in any of my images for today?

Should I check YouTube for rhetorical questions?

Here’s a song that asks a rhetorical question:

Might you consider leaving a comment about this post?

Is gratitude a good way to end a post about rhetorical questions?

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Day 3106: Hugs

Hugs to all my readers!

It’s so wonderful to be experiencing in-person hugs with friends after all those months of virtual hugs (which have also been life-sustaining).

Are you getting enough hugs these days? Let’s see if there are any hugs in my images for today.

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When I was a kid, every time Norma Tanega’s “Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog” came on the radio, it felt like a virtual hug to me.

Now I’m giving a virtual hug to the late Norma Tanega for all the joy she gave me and others.

Who would you like to hug, here and now?

Hugs and thanks to all who help me experience virtual hugs through this blog every day, including YOU!

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Day 2593: Fresh on so many levels

Yesterday,  when I was fresh from a very good meeting with my cardiologist Dr. Deeb Salem, I saw this:

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There so many levels of meaning for the word “fresh.”

FRESH adjective
\ ˈfresh \
Definition of fresh
1a : having its original qualities unimpaired: such as
(1): full of or renewed in vigor : REFRESHED
rose fresh from a good night’s sleep
(2): not stale, sour, or decayed
fresh bread
(3): not faded
lessons fresh in her memory
(4): not worn or rumpled
a fresh white shirt

b: not altered by processing
fresh vegetables
2a: not salt
fresh water
b(1): free from taint : PURE
fresh air
(2)of wind : moderately strong
a fresh breeze

3a(1): experienced, made, or received newly or anew
form fresh friendships
(2): ADDITIONAL, ANOTHER
a fresh start
b: ORIGINAL, VIVID
a fresh portrayal
c: lacking experience : RAW
coming fresh to the job
— Helen Howe
d: just come or arrived
fresh from school
e: having the milk flow recently established
a fresh cow
4[ probably by folk etymology from German frech] : disposed to take liberties : IMPUDENT
don’t get fresh with me
5 slang : FASHIONABLE, COOL

I hope my other photos in today’s fresh post  are fresh on so many levels.

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Here‘s a song I remember that used the word “fresh”.

I’ll be looking for so many levels in your fresh comments, below.

I’m grateful on so many levels, here and now.

 

 

Categories: definition, group therapy, heart condition, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Day 2520: What’s so funny about 2019?

What’s so funny about 2019?

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Esquire Magazine asked and now I’ve asked, too.

What’s so funny about these 2019 images?

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What’s so funny about peace, love, and understanding?

What’s so funny about gratitude for all who helped me create this “What’s So Funny?” post in 2019?

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What’s so funny about “Thanks a hole punch”?

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Day 2268: What do we value?

Today’s blog post, inspired by this photo …

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… might seem like a logical extension of yesterday’s post, if logic is something you value.

I also value this opportunity to explore what we value and devalue in our culture, including older people.  During the  last few months, I have

  • heard  and read many jokes about older people, focusing on lack of ability, attractiveness, and other things we value,
  • defended the benefits of growing older to  groups of  younger people expressing nothing but fear about aging,
  • been told by an otherwise culturally sensitive younger person that “people of my generation” think and act a certain way, and
  • experienced my own internalized ageism, as I struggle against devaluing myself for looking and growing older.

What do I value about my photos from yesterday?

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I value our home, so I took this photo yesterday of a water stain on the ceiling.  We want to watch that stain, so our home doesn’t decrease in value as we and our home age.

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My friend Jenn values pugs and I value Jenn, so I take pug-related photos and send them to her.

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I value cats, so I took this photo at the supermarket yesterday evening.  I also noticed a Life Magazine about Dogs and remarked to my valued boyfriend Michael that the Dogs Life Magazine cover did not promise a feature on “DOGS vs. CATS.”   Michael — who values dogs  and cats and who doesn’t value conflict — had nothing to say about that.

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I took this photo because I value expressing joy,  and I assumed I would be able to use that image  very soon.  Sure enough, people I value shared some good news within the hour and I sent that image in an email.

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I value great people and I value puns, so I knew I could use this in today’s blog post, no matter what the topic.

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I value myself and other people, even when we’re procrastinating.  As is usual for me during this time of the year, I am procrastinating completing my taxes, because I value doing almost anything else more.

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I value all the meals Michael makes for me, even leftovers, because they are so delicious!

I value this video I found on Youtube by searching for “what do we value ageism”:

… and this one:

 

What else do I value?  Your comments and expressing gratitude, here and now.

 

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Day 2150: Animals

In two thousand, one hundred, and fifty days of daily blogging, I’ve never written a post with “animals” in the title. That seems strange to this blogging animal, since there are so many animals in my blog posts.

What animals will be inside my post today?

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Here are some musical animals …

… and more here.

Feel free to make animal noises in the comments section, below.

I wonder what animals feel gratitude? I know I do, so thanks to all the animals who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU!

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Day 1945: Adventure Awaits

Yesterday, when I was on an adventure awaiting the end of a wonderful day, I saw this.

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I love seeing life as an adventure, even when things happen that I don’t like. It’s good to know that wherever I am, adventure awaits.

Exactly a year ago, after awaiting a long time, I first saw the house where we now live.  Thus began our by-the-sea adventure.

New photos await, from yesterday’s adventure.

 

 

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An explanation awaits for that last photo — it’s a memorial at a high school for a beloved teacher. The complete works of William Shakespeare include this quote about adventure:

The day shall not be up so soon as I

To try the fair adventure of tomorrow.

SgtPepper1200’s original song “Adventure Awaits!” awaits you on YouTube.

 

The comments section awaits you, below.

No need to await my gratitude for all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — for YOU.

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