Meanwhile, Back in Hawaii …

More proof of climate change. What will disappear next?

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Amid all the news of bombs sent to former leaders yesterday and the surrounding conspiracy theories, you may have missed the fact that the U.S. has shrunk by approximately 11 acres.  More to the point, we have lost one of the Hawaiian Islands.  Yes, folks, it is true.   East Island has vanished after coming into contact with Hurricane Walaka, an intense storm that hit Hawaii earlier this month.  You remember that, right … I mean, all the news outlets were covering it, right?  No?  Hmmmm …

According to a story in The Guardian:

Scientists have confirmed the disappearance of the 11-acre island after comparing satellite images of the surrounding French Frigate Shoals, part of an enormous protected marine area in the north-western Hawaiian Islands.

“I uttered a swear word. I had a ‘holy cow!’ moment, somewhat in disbelief that it had disappeared,” said Chip Fletcher, a professor of earth…

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What If I Take a Break…

Teagan takes a break.

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Saturday October 27, 2018

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who got on the party bus for the launch of Atonement in Bloom.  I can’t describe how much I appreciate everyone who shared and contributed to the launch.

Deme and Honeybell are still in a party mood

I don’t seem to know how to really take a break.  I lightened my workload by rerunning Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers (latest episode here).  Yet somehow doing the posts still takes a good deal of time.  So today, I’m trying harder to take a break.  This post re-shares a bit of whimsy I wrote a few years ago — even then I was working on Atonement in Bloom.  

Here I explained what I call my “What if?” game.

What Would Happen If There Was a Character Like…

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Come on out to play!  Are you ready for a…

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A Toony Afternoony …

A bunch of cartoons from Jill

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Okay, so I’m not exactly next in line for poet laureate.  It’s a gloomy, cold and rainy afternoon here, but at least it’s Friday.  It is also daughter Chris’ birthday (48, but don’t tell her I told you!), and so I have some extra things to get done this afternoon, such as baking her favourite cake that takes a few hours, as it is a multi-stage process.

The news has been full this week, and I don’t know about you, but I’m still reeling from it all, only believing a small portion of what I’m hearing.  The one keyword that sums it all up is chaos.  In fact, that word seems to sum up the last 21 months since the inauguration of … well, you-know-who.  I thought that since I need to be doing some other things this afternoon, and since you’re on news overload anyway, a few cartoons…

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Will General Mattis Ruin His Reputation By Backing President’s Lie/ GOP List Of Lies

Another list of lies.

Gronda Morin

While the number #1 issue that is the concern and worry of the vast majority of voting Americans for this upcoming November 6, 2018 US election day is healthcare, the republicans are scrambling to deflect their attention from this very problem.

While the republicans have made their claim to fame for years for trying to end the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA)/ Obamacare, which extends access to quality, affordable healthcare with the mandate for pre-existing conditions’ coverage to millions of previously uninsured folks, they are now caught flat-footed on how to win voters with nothing to offer them, along these lines.

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The US Congress representatives have voted/ bragged about having voting against the continuation of Obamacare only 70 times. Currently, 20 Republican led states have filed a law suit which is still in process, against the US government to allow insurance companies in their states to sell healthcare insurance policies…

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Three Notable Deaths …

Three people who died recently and had made important contributions to our lives.

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There have been a few notable deaths in the past week or so that may have gone largely unnoticed in light of other news centered around the ‘man’ whose initials are DJT.  This morning, as I attempt to keep from sliding into the rabbit hole, I decided to focus on these ‘notable deaths’.  (Isn’t it a bit of an alarming state when focusing on death is uplifting???)

Dorcas ReillyDorcas B. Reilly … the name may not ring a bell, but I can tell you that she has affected my life twice in the past month or so and does so several times in the course of a year!  No, she wasn’t a rocket scientist or even a politician.  She wasn’t a scientist, but rather an artist … a food artist.  I have always said that cooking is an art, not a science, and Ms. Reilly proved that.  In 1955, she was…

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Leaky Weeks

A two-for-one laugh fest. If you enjoyed it just swing to your right and click on the book covers to read more of Russell’s wacky humor. To help out Russell, even more, you can reblog this post from your blog as I’ve done from mine.

What's So Funny?

In effort to improve my wit and humor, my daughter gifted me a book entitled “The Insult Dictionary.” The good thing about these insults is that many of them go back hundreds of years, so when you use one, the party you’re addressing doesn’t even realize they’re being put down.

One of my favorites is; “Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas.” Noun ~ A drunken man who urinates under the table on his companion’s shoes. Please share your favorite slanderous saying in the comment section.

If you’re new to Friday Flash Fiction, our resident expert on swimming up to your neck in 100-word tales is Doris Salacia Wisoff-Fields. If you’d like to participate in this exercise of madness, head over to her blog for step-by-step instructions. To view the ensemble of practicing fic-titioners in the writers in FFF Hollywood Squares Authors Block click here.

copyright – Roger Bultot

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Whole Damn World Gone Crazy!

The world seems to be going crazy.

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secret-service-press-release.pngLet me just give you a few samples from this evening’s headlines:

Limbaugh on bomb threats to Democrats: ‘Republicans just don’t do this kind of thing’The Hill

Reports that suspicious package was sent to White House are incorrect: sourceReuters

Trump supporters cook up wild conspiracy theory about George Soros bombing himself as distraction from caravanRawStory

Fox News expert claims mail bombs could be sent by liberals ‘trying to get the Democratic vote out’RawStory

The View’s Meghan McCain compares bombs targeting Dems to Republicans getting ‘heckled at restaurants’MSNBC

Trump decries ‘political violence’ after years of stoking it Politico

Trump: ‘Do you see how nice I am behaving tonight?’Politico

Let’s take a look at Limbaugh.  Apparently, he was studying under Alex Jones, the master of conspiracy theory, for several years and now that Alex has been essentially neutered, Limbaugh…

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