I am that I am

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All About Me. Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. The title is self-explanatory. It's my name.  No fancy titles.  Why is even more simple, it's the blog that goes with my author site,  1standingstone.com. I blogged on and off since 1998 or so.  More off than on because … Continue reading I am that I am


Breakfast Surprise


[20 minute rough draft of 613 words] A Dog Named Bob You have 20 minutes to write a post that includes the words mailbox, bluejay, plate, syrup, and ink. And one more detail… the story must include a dog named Bob It really had started out to be a wonderful day. Really. The sky after … Continue reading Breakfast Surprise

That ship pretty well sunk and took a lot of dry dock to fix.

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On the Edge. We all have things we need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours? Weights. As I said in previous posts Weight lifting is my zen. I hate aerobics with a passion but do enjoy a good HIIT. It's working back up to the HIIT level … Continue reading That ship pretty well sunk and took a lot of dry dock to fix.

Lilacs = Granny, love, freedom, happiness

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Smell You Later Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you. Lilacs. Always and forever, Lilacs.  When I smell the bloom, it is 50 years ago.  Spring.  Freedom from being trapped in the house all winter.  We had a 176 acre farm I would run all summer long.  I … Continue reading Lilacs = Granny, love, freedom, happiness

Well, this isn’t working now is it?


Dear Leader If your government (local or national) accomplishes one thing this year, what would you like that to be? Well now, this isn't working now is it?  It hasn't for a long time else you wouldn't be screaming at each other like a bunch of 1st grade girls in the middle of a fight … Continue reading Well, this isn’t working now is it?

Honesty is such a lonely word

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Truth or Dare Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWu0N0qPeME Honesty is such a lonely word Everyone is so untrue Honesty is hardly ever heard And mostly what I need from you. ----Billy Joel Honesty always is correct.  It saves you having to remember which lie you … Continue reading Honesty is such a lonely word

I would change the entire thing.

Childhood Revisited Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them? I didn't want to be here.  I know that.  I think I was born knowing that because I cried all night the … Continue reading I would change the entire thing.

You never get to leave.

Nightmares Describe the last nightmare you remember having. What do you think it meant? PTSD nightmares are simple.  You replay the incidence incident over and over again.  If it is Viet Nam, you go back there every night trying to fix the hell that it was.  If it is a rape, you try to escape … Continue reading You never get to leave.

Favorite TV Shows Theme: Loyality

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  What TV Shows were my favorites? Age 10 [1968]:  Star Trek Age 15 [1973]:  M*A*S*H Age 20 [1978]:   M*A*S*H Age 25 [1983]:   Toss up between Magnum and Simon & Simon Age 30 [1988]:  Toss up between Magnum and Simon & Simon Age 35 [1993]:  Keeping up Appearances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqAmHIVyiSg Age 40 [2003]:   NCIS  and New … Continue reading Favorite TV Shows Theme: Loyality

Just like swinging a broadsword

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The Zone Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity — running, chopping vegetables, folding laundry, whatever. What’s it like when you’re in “the zone”? My sport is weightlifting.  I love it.  It is me.   And when  I am doing it, I am it.   When someone asked me what it … Continue reading Just like swinging a broadsword