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Weekly Smile 85 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I’m sorry this is so late.  I was supposed to get in mid-afternoon yesterday but got home after midnight.  Oh well, so it goes.  In case you didn’t see my other posts, I was away for most of the last week.  Where was I?  Colorado.

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If you follow my blog you will see more about this trip in a later post.  I’m not sure when I’ll be able to go through all of the photos, but you can be sue I’ll have a photo post.  I did send a few phone-photos to social media before I broke my phone (another story for another day ;) ), like this one: Continue reading

Weekly Smile 84 Recap!

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I wasn’t around much last week, so I didn’t really have as much time to follow your smiles as I would have liked.  With a week that hatred and violence dominated the news, I do need to concentrate even more on the smiles.  We need to smile at each other more.  I truly believe there are more of us out there than there are those with bigotry and hatred.  One of the things I smile about the most is how open this little corner of the blogsphere can be.  There are no borders, no boundaries.  Different skin color is something to celebrate, not hate.  People of different religions speak freely with each other as friends.  Gay, straight, trans, or any of the rainbow collection of sexuality, all are welcome with an open hand.  If I find a blog that discriminates, i don’t follow it, and luckily, nobody has ever posted a nasty comment on my blog.  If they did, it would be gone.  This is a great group of people here and it makes me smile :) Continue reading

I Want Your Smiles! #weeklysmile 84 Reminder

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Some of you may know that my big smile is that I am not here!  Actually, I am writing this on Wednesday.  I am out in Colorado.  So I am sure I am smiling!  Obviously Colorado will be smile for next week too, so for this week, I will say that the anticipation of travel is what I was smiling about when I wrote this.

So, what made you smile this week?  Write about it and put your link in the comments below or do a ping back to this post.  (InLinkz has been getting funny so I dropped it.)   Next week I will do a recap post before I put up my weekly smile and include all of the links and even the short smiles people leave in the comments.  Yes, that’s right, if you just leave a smile as a comment, i.e., you don’t do a post, I’ll include that in the recap too!  So let me know what you smiled about!

Not sure the “rules” for the Weekly Smile?  Check here.

Last Week’s Smiles!

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Note – the Weekly Smile runs Wednesday Morning to Wednesday morning. I post in the morning (Eastern US) and put up the link usually between 7 and 8 AM EST. I also try to post on Sunday as a reminder. People can and do join throughout the week.  Sometime Wednesday morning before I post a new smile, I will post a Smile Recap of the week before.  have fun and Smile! :)

Weekly Smile 84 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

This has been a pretty good week and I have a lot to smile about.  Besides all of the little things, there are a few big ones that I really don’t want to talk about ;)  I’m not being secretive and you will hear about them later.  OK, here is a hint for one of them: look at my recent posts.  Need more?  OK, although I have not officially said anything to anybody, I am currently planning on August 21 as the official release date of The Fireborn.  Shhhh ;)  OK, don’t shhh, go shout it from the mountaintops, but I haven’t said anything yet ;)

Believe it or not, I actually spend a lot of time away from the computer, but I want to talk a little bit about sitting here.  Yes, I’ve had a lot of smiles about blogging.  Here are a few things I’ve smiled about the blogging world:  One of my favorite bloggers has returned after being away from blogging for well over six months.  That’s great :)  I’ve started another serial story, but with a twist, and it’s a lot of fun (see the Towards the Light page).  I’ve been in the middle of a series of posts about my upcoming book, and it’s been a lot of fun.  I did a major photo-post, which is always great.  I have been writing independent short stories.  I’ve read a lot of good posts, some about summer fun, some political ideology, some poetry, some philosophy, some fiction, some about other people’s book projects and book releases.  I’m sure I missed a bunch of stuff, but when I’ve sat down to read, I have had a smile.

That’s one of the things I smiled about this week, blogging.

So, what made you smile this week?  Write about it and put your link in the comments below or do a ping back to this post.  (InLinkz has been getting funny so I dropped it.)   Next week I will do a recap post before I put up my weekly smile and include all of the links and even the short smiles people leave in the comments.  Yes, that’s right, if you just leave a smile as a comment, i.e., you don’t do a post, I’ll include that in the recap too!  So let me know what you smiled about!

Not sure the “rules” for the Weekly Smile?  Check here.

Last Week’s Smiles!

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Note – the Weekly Smile runs Wednesday Morning to Wednesday morning. I post in the morning (Eastern US) and put up the link usually between 7 and 8 AM EST. I also try to post on Sunday as a reminder. People can and do join throughout the week.  Sometime Wednesday morning before I post a new smile, I will post a Smile Recap of the week before.  have fun and Smile! :)

Weekly Smile 83 Recap

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I had quite a few smiles this week, and looking at the comments and what people left, so did you :)  Here are some of the smiles last week:

Original Smile Post
Smile Reminder

Cookies and Moo
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
The Broken Spine
Daily Musings
Jottings and Writings
Rosemary Carlson
Lady Lee Manila
Sandra Pavloff Conner
Hangin’ Out With God
Always a Write

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I Want Your Smiles! #weeklysmile 83 Reminder!

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I’m sure I’m not the only photographer who has hundreds, perhaps over a thousand, photos sitting on my computer that I haven’t had a chance to go through.  Well, I spent most of yesterday, which was a rainy day, looking at photos.  I’m not done, not by a long stretch, but it has been great!

It started on Thursday Friday when I took a few minutes to go through videos that I took with my new camera.  I put a few of them together and came up with a short video.  I think the Eagle feeding its young is very smile worthy. Continue reading

Weekly Smile 83 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Did you see that I put up a Recap Page for the Weekly Smile Week 82?  Go check out all of the great smiles from last week!

And this week?  Were do I start? ;)  You all read about the stuff I do when I am at the cottage on Cape Cod.  Of course there are also all of those home owner things, like mowing the lawn that I don’t talk about, though I do smile there.  But from the way I talk, I spend all of my free time out doing stuff like kayaking, hiking, swimming, etc.  Last Saturday wasn’t a great day and some friends were in town, so I spent a chunk of the day with friends.  That’s always smile worthy :) Continue reading

I Want Your Smile! #weeklysmile Reminder 82

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

I just turned on my computer and went to Word Press to do my typical Sunday Smile Reminder.  Do you know what?  It’s too nice of a day to site in front of the computer.  I’m going to go do something!  That’s a huge smile :)

So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and put your link in the comments below.  InLinkz has been getting funny.  I had some issues and didn’t create a link page this week.  I think I will stop using them and will do a recap post at the end of the week with links to all of the posts instead.  Let me know what you think of this idea.

(!!!Note – if you missed it in the last paragraph, starting today, we won’t be using the InLinkz linky for The Weekly Smile.  Please put a link to your smile in the comments and I will do a recap post next week with all of the Smiles before posting Smile 83.)

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Note – the weekly smile runs Wednesday Morning to Wednesday morning.  I post in the morning (Eastern US) and put up the link usually between 7 and 8 AM EST.  I also try to post on Sunday as a reminder.  People can and do join throughout the week.

Weekly Smile 82 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Last year I did a larger electronic work, Lost Star.  I had thought of it as the start of a new era for my playing, but the new era turned out to be that I got so invovled with other things that I pretty much stopped playing.  OK, I did play on a rare occasion and even recorded a quick, joke song (A dark, sad version of the Christmas song, Jingle Bells.)  For the last few months, I’ve been so focused on writing, and, yes, on focusing (a new camera), that I have barely played a note.

A few weeks ago I decided to do a promo video for my upcoming book, The Fireborn.  I did some drawing and painting for it.  And, of course, I wrote some music.  I was happy with the results. Continue reading