Author Archives: Becky

Have a monstrously good Earth Day!

Earth Day at The Compound: As I’ve explained many times, I’m no gardener, so the things that thrive at The Compound do so with very little assistance from me. After our crazy weather, we thought we’d lost our bougainvillea. However, … Continue reading

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Possibility

I think it’s something I learned from my parents. Maybe my father did it in the Army–I never talked to him much about his life as a soldier who was responsible for training recruits–but I saw with my own eyes … Continue reading

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A dandelion by any other name…

I like dandelions–as I like anything that doesn’t require care and feeding and watering to thrive, because I’m not good with the gardening thing. I’m sure in my photo archives, I have lots of pictures of dandelion flower heads, as … Continue reading

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Button Sunday

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!

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Appropriate

A couple of weeks ago in a Button Sunday post, I shared a photo of an RPM dog named Bango and explained how that name came from my father’s childhood dog. On the most recent Rescued Pets Movement transport, Bango … Continue reading

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Photo Friday, No. 391

Current Photo Friday theme: Textures

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Rock the Drop!

Had so much fun dropping these today, and kudos to the manager of the Starbucks where I left the books across from an area high school. He was all for promoting reading and literacy. You can read more about Rock … Continue reading

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Preparing for tomorrow

Tomorrow will be the seventh annual Readergirlz Operation Teen Book Drop. Anyone who wants to can participate in promoting teen/young adult literature and literacy. I did this in 2012 and 2013, and can’t wait to do it again tomorrow. In … Continue reading

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Unsentimental Tea

As the narrator of Kevin Langson’s story “Brooding Intervals” explains his relationship with Mohsen, “We’d been meeting for sex, and increasingly, a bit of conversation and commiseration, for roughly six months.” So begins this tale of an afternoon told so … Continue reading

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Blood Moon

I’m never any good at these, but I always have to try. I almost missed the eclipse and grabbed the camera a bit late in the game, but shot these from 2:10 to 2:36 a.m. (Central).

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