Monthly Archives: February 2022

Doug’s Fear

If the dictionary definition of “camera-shy” had an accompanying example, it should be my recently deceased friend Doug. Once, I found an old point and shoot camera that still had a few frames of film left inside of it. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Insight

High school algebra class was a daily 50-minute torture session that yielded little if any inspiration. Meantime, a few classrooms away was the art studio. There was a sense of boundless freedom about the studio that allowed me to unleash … Continue reading

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To Endure

I recently received notification that WordPress has been publishing this daily blog for eleven years. Add to this, more than another year on the Yahoo! blogging platform, and we have about a dozen years for bluejayblog’s existence. I mentioned this … Continue reading

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Muted …Floral Friday

Sometimes subtle, hushed tones are what most pleases the eye. This week has been one of those times for me. Simply laying low and mellow were what was needed. I brought out a few low-key vases that coordinate with pastel … Continue reading

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To Lead

“We should steadily intensify the work of establishing the Party’s monolithic leadership system to make the whole Party share ideology with the Party Central Committee, breathe the same breath as it, and keep pace with it.”–Supreme Leader of North Korea, … Continue reading

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To Snack

Dad kept a fire extinguisher nearby whenever my step-mom, Tippy prepared her special potstickers. If you watched Tippy’s method, you’d understand why. She mixed a couple of handfuls of finely shredded cabbage, another handful of finely shredded protein such as … Continue reading

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To Think

I was thinking about thinking the other day. The thoughts arose from the “monkey mind” during informal meditation after being distracted by a barking neighborhood dog. My thoughts meandered into the concept of self. There seems to be an experiencing … Continue reading

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