MyTake-FOWC with Fandango – Eulogy

Fandango’s word today is Eulogy. After last night’s debate, I mean debacle,  you can probably guess what I am about to do. I will do an acrostic of eulogy, that is the opposite of a eulogy.

No Eulogy for Txxxp

Execrable (unequivocally detestable)
Yellow-bellied racist

That, my friend, is the “eulogy” he deserves (IMO).


MyTake #OMM #FOWC #OctPoWriMo #TankaTuesday

So today I am combining FOUR prompts. Two are not from WordPress, however Fandango’s word today, ensconced, goes along with the theme for October’s 1st challenge of OctPoWriMo “shining your light,” and a one minute meditation (OMM) for women, “Our brightest transformations can come from our darkest experiences.” – Jennifer Westrom LPCI am also submitting this for Colleen’s TankaTuesday #SpecificForm:Tanka.

Hard experiences can help a person grow and/or change. Hard experiences move one out of their ensconced belief, a belief of having the one and only truth, to finding out that there are other truths. It takes others to shine a light so that others can see even a glimpse of what is out there beyond their comfortable position.

The song goes, “this little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” I learned this in church, and it has become a song of resistance.  I like to think of it as a song of resistance. And actually it was a song of resistance in our church – challenging us to shine a light on sin and stand up for justice.

I once was ensconced
in a religion of fear
someone shone a light
possibilities were seen
another journey began

others saw me turn
away from fear and sadness
no longer entrapped
lonely, yet censorship free
I was ready for new paths

my little flashlight
now shines to light paths ahead
torching the darkness
roadblocks illuminated 
I am walking to the light


Week 39, Use a Tripod, 2020

This is week 39, 2020 of the weekly challenge. We were to use a tripod, and I tried a composite.

Title: Triplets

Description: Wow. I’ve never done a composite before. It’s hard. I learned a lot of lessons. This is far from perfect but it is good enough.

I used my canon on a tripod and took several shots. I did not focus correctly and Then after failing with many programs, i opened the photos in my iPhone SE and used the Handy Photo app where I was able to cut Jim out and place him in the picture twice. I then after almost not submitting this was able to “heal” a few spots in Snapseed.

Next time I will pay more attention to the placement of the subject.



Following are the photos I used to make the above composite.