Hi to my Readers…which includes Everyone

[Blogging 101 assignment for Day Four, identify your audience.] As indicated in my title of this post, there is really no specific intended audience or readership.  Right now I have readers and/or followers from just about any category of possible bloggers who are interested in my blog. This includes young students, teenagers, young mothers…no, let me rephrase that:  young parents, political heavy-leaners, carpenters, education, news … Continue reading Hi to my Readers…which includes Everyone

Flashback to the Ocean

[DAY 13, Writing101.   Assignment: a continuation of DAY 4,  Two Posts in a series.]   The post for Day 4 was about something we had lost, or that we had had at one time but no longer.] https://mumbletymuse.com/?s=day+four One windy day in Ohio (is there ever a non-windy day in my backyard in Ohio?) we decided to put up one of those big square plastic covers … Continue reading Flashback to the Ocean

Not lost, not forgotten…just on another page.

[WRITING 101–DAY FOUR:  Something that I had once but lost.] We are back in the days of the sailing ships powered by great billowing canvas panels,  dependent on wind power. I am not sure of the year, or even the type of sailing vessel.  It may have been a great Clipper Ship, or a fast-treacherous slaver, or a grand warship complete with cannons.  Maybe it was … Continue reading Not lost, not forgotten…just on another page.

On Writing Poetry for Fame and Fun

A couple of years ago I enrolled in some WordPress classes. They were free, and served to help in learning the WP system, and meeting new like-minded people online. Short stories, flash-fiction, various forms of poetry, and educational or informative opinion pieces. Photography classes were fun and instructional. All of the classes were interactive, no pressure—there was a daily assignment and interactive chat rooms and … Continue reading On Writing Poetry for Fame and Fun

re-post of Politico article about the FDA’s “nerdy virologists” panel working on Covid-19 vaccine approval

VACCINE RACE The ‘nerdy virologists’ steering the U.S. vaccine race The political backdrop could make the first coronavirus gathering of the advisory committee one of the most-watched in FDA history. A single-dose Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson. | Cheryl Gerber/Courtesy of Johnson & Johnson via AP By SARAH OWERMOHLE 10/16/2020 04:30 AM EDT As the race for the first coronavirus vaccines rounds the … Continue reading re-post of Politico article about the FDA’s “nerdy virologists” panel working on Covid-19 vaccine approval

Me and The War, reblog, Part 2 of Who am I to have an About Page?

[This post was the second installment of the life history of… well, Me. The first time it appeared was in 2015. For my VCBs: Very Cool Bloggers, this post will be a re-run, please bear with me if you’ve read it before, and please enjoy it if its new.] In the first installment of this feature, Who Am I to have an About Page? https://mumbletymuse.com/so-who-am-I-to-have-an-About-Page-?/   IContinue reading Me and The War, reblog, Part 2 of Who am I to have an About Page?

Writings from the past

On my “writing shelf” there is an assortment of notebooks and journals, which surface now and then and entice my writers’ eye to once again peruse the long forgotten, ignored, or awaiting rediscovery, and perhaps publication, of some of my literary works of yore. As I struggle to surface from my self-imposed sabbatical, or writer’s sulk… it occurs to me that these scraps and bits … Continue reading Writings from the past

2020 clear vision: forward and back

For days, even weeks, agonizing over dragging out and dusting off my blog Sometimes. It has been four years since my enthusiasm for working every day at adding a poem, essay on writing or politics, posting photos of Spring flowers and Year-Around Cats. My heart just wasn’t in it, as if a huge collapse of my brain-files had suddenly been sealed, and the world just … Continue reading 2020 clear vision: forward and back

A poem by Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar

Here is a lovely, lovely poem recommended to me in response to my chatting about the Pershing at the Front poem which I published a couple of days ago here on Sometimes.     My new blogger friend, ACFlory mentioned her own favorite poem…with which I was not familiar (which isn’t unusual, I’m no expert on poetry or poets.)   I googled the title, and located this charming site … Continue reading A poem by Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar

Teotihuacan 1996 revisited

Wow!   Two promises in two days….      I checked out my Digital Film/Slide Projector for my pal Judy Dykstra/Brown over at Lifelessons, AND in the same swell swoop…or is it fell swoop?… found some of my ancient slides of ancient archeological sites as I had promised my buddy BadFish! I will do a proper post about these pyramids  soon, right now the goal is to show that my … Continue reading Teotihuacan 1996 revisited

a primer of selective History

Please open your books to page twenty-four the teacher instructed, one morning … look at the  ladies’ dressed in their finery, feel free to smile at feathers and bustles, and laugh out loud at the shoes! Now let’s skip ahead to Chapter Seven, where more ladies are seen at their work, the clothing they wear is of buckskin, embellished with feathers and beads (and pride,) … Continue reading a primer of selective History

Deliyah…4-year-old reader of 1,000 books

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/01/12/meet-daliyah-the-4-year-old-girl-who-has-read-more-than-1000-books/?utm_term=.6403ea387b35&wpisrc=nl_mix&wpmm=1#comments Now here is an inspiring story out of the Washington Post this morning, a four-year-old who has apparently read one thousand (1,000) books so far. She hangs out at the Library of Congress. Yes…I hear you in the back there mumbling about the veracity of this story…and I’ll bet you either 1) don’t personally know any of Deliyah’s peers, other pre-schoolers, that is… or … Continue reading Deliyah…4-year-old reader of 1,000 books