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kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.31.2012
For the final day of NaBloPoMo with the theme of "play" I wrote a poem using all the idioms I had planned to use for playful inspiration.  I hear you ask a simple question, Can you come out and play?What would you like me to do, I ask --Play the fool, play dead, or play for keeps?It’s not...
carla-hefley's picture
May.31.2012
The Orange Building is back.  Wait, I think the last one was The Green Building, but they accomplish the same thing.  They let the many workmen have a place to go that is not in a corner of my backyard!     Construction is on going and little Clayton's yard is a rock mess....
kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.30.2012
When I was a kid, I would have horrific nightmares.  Not horrific in that they included blood and gore, but horrific in I was always running for my life.  I would dream that I was being pursued and I knew if I was caught or discovered it would be lethal.  I would find myself on the...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.28.2012
I always wished that I had an imaginary friend.  I was an inventive child, but not like the imaginative kids that conjure up a playmate to keep them company, become their partner in crime and their confidante.  Imaginary friends are golden.  They are always available to come out and...
carla-hefley's picture
May.28.2012
Memorial Day.  Today is the day everyone puts a flag on their porch and remembers those they have lost, whether it be from natural causes, murder, or war, it is a day to honor and remember. Many will visit a cemetery to place a flag or flowers, I am not one of those.  I know for a fact...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.28.2012
I like to play hard.  Run? Tell me how far.  Bike? I’d give up my car if I didn’t live in the rain capitol of the country.  Swim? With summer coming on, it brings memories of when I joined a master’s swim class, otherwise known as swim team for adults.  Next week, I’m meeting...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.27.2012
My daughter says it would be easier to learn how to drive if I didn’t use the “stressful voice.”  You know the one that says, “Slow down. . . “ that starts first slowly and then once again with full volume as a directive, “SLOW DOWN!”  Or perhaps it is not just the voice, but the grasping...
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May.25.2012
I throw my stone trying to hit the square.That is the hardest part of the game.My agility is such that a one foot hop,A precarious balance as I reach for my token,Or a strategic moment that reminds me thata two-footed jump is required are child’s playto this middle-aged player. I’ve drawn the court...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.24.2012
As I make my way through my music playlist, I find myself yearning for the few simple buttons on the control panel to help manage my life.  Rewind. Play. Fast Forward. Pause. Stop.  I found this image and I think it says it all. I couldn't say it better myself.  
kelly-tweeddale's picture
May.24.2012
Planning is overrated.  My experience is that even the best-laid plans go awry.  No matter how meticulous you are, how thorough your due diligence is or how accurate the data backs ups your assumptions, given the unpredictability of life, something is bound to change.  And change can...