White horse at the fence

Horses in Black and White

If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you know I share a LOT of photos, mostly in technicolor! I am happy to write that I am back to stretching my camera lenses with Cee's Black & White Photo Challenges. This week's theme is "animals," and my entry is this happy, cream-colored horse …

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Leap-of-faith

Writing 101: Fear of Fear

What do I fear?  Writing 101 prompts us to write in a style different from our own. Things I fear from retiring at age 55: I fear I will lose…friends, family, funds. I fear I will become…fat, frumpy, feebleminded and foolish. I fear failure and fries… yes, fries! BUT, With a leap of faith, And …

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Horseback-Riding

Borrowing Freedom

“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom” ― Helen Thompson The Writing 101 prompt asked us to write about where we lived at age 12. In 1972, I was 12 years old. I was raised mostly in the East County area of San Diego except for two years when we moved to the Portland, Oregon …

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From Togas to Leisure Suits: What is Leisure?

This is the beginning of a bi-monthly feature, called "Leisurely Thursdays," where we explore leisure. Note that we will NOT be exploring leisure suits, but rather the hard-to-define concept of leisure. Recreation and leisure studies suggested almost endless descriptions and definitions of leisure itself, which may include free time from obligations, spare time to engage …

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