Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado — Living The Q Life

Anyone visiting Colorado should definitely make their way to Colorado Springs to visit the Garden of the Gods. The rock formations, with their vibrant reddish-orange color, are visually stunning against the back drop of Pikes Peak and the surrounding foothills. It is hard to imagine that the majestic orange sandstone rocks that are so beautiful…

COVID-19: America’s IQ Test — Ishmael’s Legacy

When I was a growing up as a child of the 70’s and 80’s, the news was a fairly straightforward thing. There were only a handful of channels on TV, none of them ran for 24 hours, and each of the major networks offered a non-biased, factual evening news program. It didn’t matter too much […]…

A Question of Manners — sparksfromacombustiblemind

In trying to think more globally, I will allow that each country/culture (ethnicity), has it’s own set of rules about manners. Generally we all (seem) to hold certain ‘rules’ as standard: Fair treatment towards others (Golden Rule thinking: Treat others as you would like to be treated), don’t judge other people (walk a mile in […]…

Parked at Home — Travel Between The Pages

Here in the United States some of our most popular National Parks are starting to re-open. Yellowstone National Park re-opened last week, so did Grand Teton and Grand Canyon National Parks, along with a dozen or so others. The National Park Service created this clever series of posters to address safety concerns. I’m in no […]…

Bad Days Happen — Writing Holistically

What are you overcoming today? I’ve been feeling a bit lonely lately. It’s weird. I am generally a loner. I like my own company. I don’ t need a lot of social interaction. Perhaps social distancing for Corona Virus and Teleworking Full time has led to too much alone time for me. I won’ t […]…

Stay the Course — From The Darkness Into The Light

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 I f we believe that the eternal souls of our children hang in the balance, why would we take a casual approach to parenting? If our eyes are fully opened to […]…

Perfect Keto | Berry Method Keto — Neisha Loves It

Do the best you can today, and then do that again tomorrow. – Grassfed/Grain-finished/hotdogs = better than chicken nuggets from McCrappy -keto approved … The post… 12 more words via Perfect Keto | Berry Method Keto — Neisha Loves It

Memorial Day Closes… — The Last Refuge

A long-held musical tradition at military funerals, the music of Taps originated from a Civil War bugle call entitled, “Extinguish Lights”. A plaintive call, the sounding of Taps signals the end of the fallen serviceman’s duty and is the final tribute from a grateful nation. To those who have given the last full measure of […]…

Memorial Day 2020 — Running Forward…My Way

As a history buff, I have always had a fascination with cemeteries. Each stone memorializes a person or persons who had lived. The words I type can not express my emphasis on the word “lived”. I mean that in every essence of the word. These people, who lived in another dimension in time, had emotions […]…

25th May: Memorial Day — Blog Site of Gabriele R.

Memorial Day (previously, but now seldom, called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to […]…

America — American in Korea

Hello. Usually I post in two languages, but for this blog, it will be all in English to respect America’s heroes. I was raised by one of America’s heroes. He spoke several languages just like I do. That is what got me started with language. He took me overseas while I was still very young, […]…

early winter — rarasaur/ By Sarah : Words I Want To Say

It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you. It’s an issue of scarcity. I have run into a shortage of words. When the phone rings now, there’s nothing but a chirping repetition in my mind. A mimicry of the noise I should be making when I am, instead, entirely composed of silence. My […]…

New Yorkers blend tributes to virus victims and frontline workers with the traditional remembrance of the nation’s war dead — BCNN1 WP

New Yorkers marked Memorial Day with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of big parades as the coronavirus reshaped the solemn holiday, blending tributes to virus victims and frontline workers with the traditional remembrance of the nation’s war dead. via New Yorkers blend tributes to virus victims and frontline workers with the traditional remembrance of the…

Share Your World — Memorial Day Edition — This, That, and The Other

Melanie, over at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, is celebrating the U.S. Memorial Day holiday in this week’s Share Your World Prompt with a focus on patriotism. Here we go. In your opinion, does patriotism require the belief that one’s country is the greatest on earth? As a first generation American whose parents emigrated to…

50 Top Pizza — Discover

We might not be able to travel very far these days, but nothing should stop us from living vicariously through 50 Top Pizza, where three Italian experts have been ranking the world’s best pizzerias since 2017. via 50 Top Pizza — Discover

Strawberry Rhubarb Kolaches — e2 bakes brooklyn

Another kolache recipe? You better believe it.If you know the magic that is a warm, fresh kolache from the Czech Stop in West, Texas, (the town, not the region) you know why I keep making them in my own kitchen here in NYC.They’re super soft and tender and filled with anything from prunes to pecans […]…

Spanish Garlic Shrimp — On the Home Front

For the nights where you need a dish that’s full of spice and flavor that won’t weigh you down, one that’s perfect for these warm spring evenings, try my version of the popular tapas dish, Spanish garlic shrimp! I’ve often said that food or a good recipe are the best souvenirs you can ever take… via…

Imagine Having to Explain to Your Child… —

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley: Renika Williams, center, in the feature film Healing River. This week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a black man named George Floyd choked to death while a white police officer knelt on his neck, ignoring his pleas. I am not qualified to speak about this. And by “this” I mean the ongoing… via…

Windowpane — Mother Wintermoon

upon my window panea trail of muffled raindropsechoing my tears Chaiku MW Breath, fog and raindropsSeeping into my soulMy eyes turned upwardsToward the promise of the cloudsWhile my feet Are drenched in mud puddlesSending shivers deepInto my bones The view from my roomIs spattered with raindropsIn the heartbeat of the rainI can see dams breakingSweat…

Choose Love — I love the Psalms

When we choose love over hate, forgiveness over vengeance, trust in God over reliance on our own ability, we defeat Satan, the true enemy of our soul. via Choose Love — I love the Psalms

FOTD – May 29 – Coreopsis — Cee’s Photo Challenges

Welcome to my Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD). Please feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it. Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts leaves and berries as well as flowers. I took this photo on May 24, 2020. I would appreciate you continuing to post your entries on […]…

Day 74: Soup and Spatchcocked Chicken — Cooking in Isolation

For lunch we had (canned) soup and the tiny bit of tuna we had leftover. Matt made us breakfast sandwiches with the last of the bacon and the English muffins. For dinner Matt made kale with wild rice pilaf and grilled a spatchcocked chicken slathered in spices and lemon. We have a ton of chicken […]…

The Hunger for Significance by R.C. Sproul — Yirah Group

Billions of people are searching for personal worth, but few know where to find it. In our pursuit of meaning, we must look further than our relationships and careers to something far more essential. In his classic book The Hunger for Significance, now with a newly designed cover, Dr. R.C. Sproul gets to the heart […]…

A Question of Manners — sparksfromacombustiblemind

In trying to think more globally, I will allow that each country/culture (ethnicity), has it’s own set of rules about manners. Generally we all (seem) to hold certain ‘rules’ as standard: Fair treatment towards others (Golden Rule thinking: Treat others as you would like to be treated), don’t judge other people (walk a mile in […]…

Homemade Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich Recipe — Aspired Kitchen

I have been craving a Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich for a while, but with COVID and the uncertainty of whether or not my job was going to stay open, I’ve been limiting my cash spending and have almost totally cut out restaurant & fast food meals. I’ve been cooking way more (hence the new blog) and […]…

Tell Me the Old, Old Story (오래된 이야기를 들려주세요) — American in Korea

안녕하세요. (Hello.) 잘지내요? (How are you?) 내 소망이 모든은 괜찬아요. (I hope everyone is fine.) 한국인들이 축복 이예요. (Koreans are blessed.) 그들의 문화가 시작된 이래로 하나님에 대해 알고 있어요. (The have known about God since the beginning of their culture.) 그리고 그들의 문화는 세계에서 가장 오래된 문화 중 하나이예요. (And, their culture is one of […]…

Shrimp Fried Rice — Jenahoward — My Meals are on Wheels

Shrimp Fried Rice is the healthiest fried food you will be able to make AND enjoy! If you are like me, you probably love getting Chinese takeout. I’m pretty obsessed with appetizers at Chinese restaurants and need to order a few key apps like Crab Rangoon and Chicken Fingers. Another […] The post Shrimp Fried……

Killed for a fake $20: George Floyd was arrested for ‘trying to pay store with counterfeit bill’ before white cop knelt on his neck until he died – as Minneapolis mayor says ‘he’d still be alive if he were white’ — BCNN1 WP

The Mayor of Minneapolis says he believes George Floyd would still be alive today if he had been white as it’s revealed the 46-year-old black man was arrested, pinned to the ground, and ‘murdered’ by cops for allegedly trying to pay at a local deli with a counterfeit $20 bill. Floyd, a father of two, […]…