Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll grab you a mug of very strong French Roast. By the mug I handed you I’m sure some of you realize I’m on Cape Cod this fine day. And it is a fine day! Beautiful, warm and sunny.
Talking beautiful day, it’s not yet lunch time and I’ve already taken a long walk on one of the most beautiful beaches on Cape Cod, taken the dogs for a couple of walks, supervised puppy play and did an over 5 mile run. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’m going to do a 10 K run at the end of the summer. Two weeks ago I was just under 6.5 km. I’m now up to 8.2 km. I don’t think it will be a problem to push it up to 10 K in 7 more weeks.
It was a very busy week. Again, not much to talk about, just living. Well, one thing I can say is I’ve been spending a lot of time playing my keyboards. Mostly just practicing and playing for fun, but I hope to do some song writing soon. And not all work and practice – yesterday evening I did a two hour paddle board lesson. It was fun, though I do like kayaking better.
Blogging has been a bit slow. I haven’t had time to visit everyone as often as I’d like and I haven’t been as inspired to write new posts as I’ve been in the past. It’s almost like summer rerun season on the blogging front for me. Of course i don’t watch TV so I don’t know if they still do summer reruns like they did in the 70s, but I’m assuming….
On Monday I posted a short picture essay of Paris. It gave me a good excuse to post my Paris video again. Watch it if you haven’t seen it ;) On Tuesday I posted a poem I wrote last year looking at Summer from a child’s point of view. On Wednesday I put up a little tongue-in-cheek post about some of the political arguments I often see in the comments of news articles. I’m sure you know the type – it doesn’t matter what the article is about, people can find a way to get into political name calling. I did a Throwback Thursday post about my cat, Bartelby. It starts with a macro photo of his eye, touches on his award winning painting and just talks about a great cat of the past. And then on Friday, after a long fiction drought, I posted a new short story. I’ll admit it was written in last minute panic, but I think it’s fun. If nothing else it is very short ;)
I also participated in #BeReal, an idea by Hasty Words who had help spreading the word by Lizzi, both on her site Considerings and on the site SisterWives by posting an impromptu selfie on Face Book and Instagram, a selfie to show “the real Trent”. So, here is that selfie of the “real Trent”:
Here is a quick, maybe not super accurate, recap of this hashtag and movement: A person’s beauty does not come from a professional makeover, from cosmetics, or a haircut, it is something from within. Nor is there a dollar figure we can place on a person’s worth. We need to see the beauty in people as they are and, just as important, we need to see the beauty in ourselves at any given time, we need to #BeReal. (I meantioned “haircut” because I took this just before going to get a haircut)
So, how was your week? Anything exciting happen? If you are in the US did you have a good 4th of July?
Well, it’s been fun having you over! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you all soon. I’ll try stop by for all of the coffee shares I can, but it’s going to be a busy day. There is a lot of sand and water calling my name
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