Weekly Photo Challenge: What Takes Me Back?


You can click that link to see lots of nostalgic pictures. Here are mine. Perhaps they are so intensely personal to me they will inspire no  nostalgia in you, but then that is the nature of the beast, nostalgia. What stirs memory and passion in one person only reflects all that is mundane to another.

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Something about the water running off into the distance…


takes me back to…

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summers gone by…


…familial connections


times of laughter…


walks through the rain…


and moments that happen once in a lifetime.

All of these are nostalgia distilled and encapsulated never to be relived only reimagined around a table with friends.

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What makes you nostalgic?




Share Your World 2016 week 39

Share Your World has become one of my favorite challenges in the blogosphere. I have participated in it throughout the course of the last four or five years. Lately I have been a little behind in answering challenges. I just looked at this one and realized it has been about four weeks since I have participated! Oh my! Well I am not going to miss another!


I am writer hear me roar!

What is Share Your World? Here is the definition of the challenge from the hostesses lips or in this case finger tips:

Share Your World

Share Your World (SYW) is all about having a safe place for everyone to answer random questions that I post each week.  Here is the basic format.  I will ask you:

  • To answer three random questions each week.
  • Respond to a fourth item (I will randomly chose from this list)
    • Making a List out of a topic
    • Completing the sentence I start
    • Answering a Would you Rather question
  • Bonus Question is always the same  “What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?”  Because we all need to be reminded that there are many things in our lives to be grateful about.  

In the past I’ve written columns like this in newsletters for various companies and organizations.  And it was everyone’s favorite part of the newsletter.  Since blogging is an international activity, I also thought this would be a great way for all of us to get to know each other.  Share things about you, your home, your town, your country, your traditions.   So once a week, I’ll post four new questions for you to answer about yourself or the area in the world you live.

I’m definitely a glass half full type of person, so all the questions will be upbeat, non-political and hopefully fun for all.

If you adore challenges as much as I do, please check out WordPress’s Blog Event Listing for other challenges.

How Do I Participate?

There are two ways you can participate.

  1. Create a  SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your blog, title your blog post “Share Your World” or “SYW” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

So come on join in the fun by clicking on this icon  share-your-world2

Here are this week’s sharing questions:

A class you wish you would have taken?

I wish I would have taken more language classes. I love languages.

What’s your favorite comic figure and why?

Oh boy! This is a hard one. I was a comic book freak as a kid.

How about I pick one male and one female character?

I always liked Dr. Fate

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And oh let’s see…Saturn Girl

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Name something you wish you could like.

Skiing. Fishing. Bungi jumping.

Tell me about your first crush / first date / first kiss.

My first date was in the eighth grade. Her name was Raelyn and we went to the 8th grade prom together. It took me weeks to get up the nerve to ask her. About a half hour into the dance I went to get her some punch while she was dancing in a group on the floor. Someone near her was spinning around and punched her in the face breaking her nose. End of date.

Who was your best friend when you were 10?

I did not have a best friend when I was ten. We had moved across town and I had changed schools. I wasn’t a popular kid and so I spent a few years on the edges of school society feeling pretty alone.

What sign are you? Do you believe in astrology?

I am a Sagittarius . I do believe in astrology. I believe in most magic. That doesn’t mean I believe it is good. Just because something is real, just because something works does not mean it is necessarily something that is good for us. Astrology is one of those very real very not good things we are warned by the Bible to stay away from.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to present the C.cada program and the Ingleside Project at our Network worship conference in Mendon MA last week. This week I am looking forward to a bit of a quieter week.