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    Missing

    I watched a documentary about Glenn Campbell on CNN. Yes, him. The country music star known for such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman", the teen actor alongside John Wayne in "True Grit" and an honest-to-goodness shucks ma'am down home good 'ol boy TV show host. He was also diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago. The documentary focused on his last album and tour after learning of his illness ... though it's not quite right to say they learned of it. It was just official.

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    A Rainbow-Filled Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     


     

    Here's this week's heap of haikus:

     

    tanka haiku:

    Crowded Conveyance;
    Two women, a dog, a bike,
    a small child and me.

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    The Times Being What They Are

    I just shared these videos on my FaceBook page. They express better than I can how I feel.

     

     

     

     

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    THE PINK PANTHER

    I awoke in a fog.

    Then I discovered that HBO is free for a day.

    And here is Revenge of the Pink Panther.

    THE REAL PINK PANTHER.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge_of_the_Pink_Panther

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    More Orchids In Bloom

     

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    This little beauty is a Digbyana Orchid.  This one dates back the the 17th century and originally came from Central America. It's name is Brassavoa nodosa Lady of the Night after a Italian Doctor, Antonio Musa Brassavoa. This is an original species but there are hybridized variations now.  This one is one of the easiest orchids to grow. At night it has a lovely citrus smell almost like lime.  That is why it's nick name is Lady of the Night.  This plant is around 15 years old. 

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    International Relations

    A person I "met" on Tumblr because I reblogged his photographs, Bouwe Brouwer, from the Netherlands [here is his Tumblr site Pjotr's pics ] got into a discussion now that we are friends on Facebook, he does a lot of creative writing, most of which hasn't been translated into English. But he shared with me some of his haiku poems,many of them translated into English.

    Here is one:

    oude stadsmuur

    vervaagde namen

    van tieners

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    A Fadin' Away Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

     

    Here's this week's heap of haikus:

     


    I'm fading away,
    Slowly, inexorably ...
    I can't help but laugh.

     

     

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    E-Expectations

    I published today this post "E-Expectations" on my own website elusivetrope.com (yes now I have my own website) and repeat here. I just started the site so there isn't much content and since I try to write something every day, it does help me keep things short.

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    A Semi-Theatrical Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

     

    Here's this week's heap of haikus:


    I would strain to hit
    high notes, she would patiently
    get me to relax.

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    Peach Pie Recipe From Canned Peaches

    Romona and I had a discussion about old cookbooks on face book recently.  This recipe was adapted from the cookbook that we were fondly remembering.  I still have my worn out copy and one day my kids will get to throw it away. It the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook.  This edition was first published in 1953 until the late 1950's. I was a very popular cookbooks because it was full of step by step pictures on how to cook. I have owned other copies of this cookbook over the years but gave one each to my 2 oldest grandkids. I have a current copy but still love the one from the 1950's.

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    A Happy, Humid Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

     Here's this week's heap of haikus:

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    double haiku:

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    APPLESAUCE RAISIN SQUARES WITH BROWN BUTTER FROSTING

    I have had this recipe since high school and it came from McCall’s magazine.  For a long time I used the clipping from the magazine until I started transferring my recipes to 4″ x 6″ cards and I added that it came from McCall’s.  The magazine has been out of publication now for over a decade.  But in its hay day it offered great recipes that anyone could make.

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    Another Getaway Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

    Here's this week's heap of haikus:

     


    With hands o’er hearts and
    eyes on the flag, a bugle
    plays a mournful “Taps”.

     


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    A Friendly Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon


    Here's this week's heap of haikus:

     

     


    double haiku:

     

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    A Friday Afternoon in Bloom at the Haikulodeon


    Here's this week's heap of haikus:

     

     

    When you have a lot
    that's on your mind, let your day
    begin quietly.

     


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    A Surrealistic Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

     

     

    Here's this week's heap of haikus:

     

    White House State Dinner
    Obama recites haiku ...
    Where was my invite?

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    Homemade Dishwasher Soap - Inexpensive, Good for the Environment and Sparkling Clean Dishes

    I make my own dish washer detergent for pennies compared to the products that are offered for sale. It is an easy recipe and the ingredients are at your local store.  I make it once or twice a month so I have the recipe taped on the storage container.  In this case a recycled trail mix container.

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    Cattleya Orchid "Springtime"

     

     

    It opened today.  The last time it bloomed was 15 years ago.

    Hillary eats food and drinks too!

    I've been reading a lot about Hillary's trip to Chipotle and some have criticized this as a foolish focus on the irrelevant. I disagree, though I do think most of the writers are missing the real meaning and nuance of the story.

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    Orchids Are In Bloom

    This is the time of year for Phalaenopsis type orchids to bloom.  This type of orchids are the most common and easy to grow.  The blooms can last up to 6 weeks and are the favorite for a showy house plant.  They originate from South East Asia and Northern Australia. I have several on my front porch that is putting on a show this year. They make a great gift plant instead of cut flowers because they last so long. 

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    A Late Blooming Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     


     

    Here's this week's heap of haikus:

     


    Desire often hides
    behind the structures of our lives
    seeking permission.

     

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    Confessions Of A Politiholic

    Hi, my name is barefooted and I'm a politiholic.

    (Hi, barefooted!)

    It's been ages since my last confession but I've been meaning to ... what? Oh, that's a relief, you really don't need to hear all my sins. Some of them would curl your toes. Anyway, where was I? Right. Well, I suppose I should start at the beginning of my sordid descent into political hell ...

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