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A New Day Is Dawning!

A New Day Is Dawning!

Opinion Posted by John Liming (Monday October 3rd at 10:14 PM EST USA)---- If you have been reading "The Liming Liberal Digest," you will note that the format has undergone a dramatic change. I have done this in an effort to make the blog more interesting, a lot easier to read and perhaps, even more convenient to my faithful and valued Readers. I have stood by the principle that there is no one or nothing more valuable to this blog than my many ...

Could you eat horse meat?

Could you eat me? Millions of “beef” burgers were removed from supermarket shelves across the UK because they contain horse meat. The nation is outraged and justifiably so when it’s reported some burgers contain as much as 29% horse! The nation is then informed, as I discovered in the Telegraph newspaper, “Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to believe! If we stand back from this scandal and horse meat was readily available in supermarkets ...

Daddy

The prompt this week at 100wcgu is “…as the world turned...” ************ “That boy’s too old for you, an’ he ain’t nothin’ but trouble!” “Oh, Daddy…“ Her father watched as they peeled out of the driveway in Leon’s Corvette. Rather than seeing a movie, they “went parking” at Tucker Lake. Marie was disappointed, but maybe Leon couldn’t afford much else. She kept quiet. Marie had drunk beer before, but it never made her feel this dizzy. Her clothes were coming off but Leon wouldn’t stop. As the world turned, twirled and ...

Tarte de Pascoa (Easter Tart)

This traditional Easter recipe is courtesy of a friend in Northern Portugal. Tarte de Pascoa - A Traditional Easter Tart Tarte de Pascoa (Easter Tart) Ingredients Filo pastry (18 circles). I used 2 x 230g packets of *PÂte Feuilletée which I think is ready-made filo pastry. 1 medium onion (finely chopped) 500gr Spinach 4 Hardboiled Eggs 2 Uncooked eggs 70gr Parmesan Cheese 30gr Butter A little milk Salt Pepper *When I opened the packet of pastry I was disappointed to discover there was only one sheet, instead of the several I’d expected. Maybe I ...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” Tecumseh Weekly Photo Challenge: A Fountain of Light Weekly Photo Challenge: A fountain of miscellaneous displays of Light Weekly Photo Challenge: Concert Lights add another dimension to a musical extravaganza When I saw the title of this week’s photo challenge, my heart rejoiced. ...

From my perspective blogging is hard work

In today’s world with millions of blogs, new bloggers are constantly seeking constructive and different ways to build, promote and market their site to new visitors or prospective customers. It doesn’t take long after your blog is up and running before you realize that no one is coming! If you want to 'grow' your blog, roll up your sleeves and get to work. Simply said, blogging is hard work.., period. You cannot sit back and expect people to find your blog, you ...

Featured Blogger: Walter W. Smith – NewDigitalScapes

“Love can accomplish all things. Things that are most impossible become easy where love is at work”. St. Therese of Lisieux Featured Blogger: Walter W. Smith - N e w D i g i t a l S c a p e s ... Walter Featured Blogger: Walter W. Smith - N e w D i g i t a l S c a p e s... pier and flower in meditation Do you love art, words, music, photography, texture, color, and poetry? ...

milo...the camping cat

hi.  i'm milo. even the yard manager needs a break now and then. tomorrow afternoon we go camping. we don't rough it anymore. hey, i'm...uh...about 15...and if my two favorite humans were still tent camping... i'd have to stay home.  so we have a slide-in camper. i like being outdoors - but at my age - i deserve all the comforts of home... but on a smaller scale. i was born in plant city, FL. me asleep out back in plant city my mother, stimpy...disappeared while me & my brothers ...

Tips for Growing Peonies

This is one of the most exciting times of the year! Many beautiful flowers are blooming, particularly peonies. The peak season for peonies is April, May and June – just in time for wedding season! Peonies are large, luscious and sweetly-scented blooms that give roses a run for their money! These long-lasting, easy to grow and hardy flowers are popular ornamental plants that add colour and fragrance to gardens. They can live for decades with minimal care and maintenance. True perennials ...

Fun Flower Facts: Wisteria

Wisteria (sometimes spelled Wistaria or Wysteria) is a genus of deciduous climbers native to Eastern United States, China, Korea and Japan. It is a member of the pea family. Wisteria can climb to a height of 20 m (65 ft) above ground and spread up to 10 m (32 ft) across. Along with its climbing abilities, wisteria is valued for its beautiful clusters of flowers that come in purple, pink and white, with some of the species being fragrant. The flowering ...

Farm Report Aug. 18, 2012

A picture of my son and grandson on our recent visit to the farm The big news on the farm this year is the drought we have been having. It has been one of  the hotest and driest years on record in Iowa and much of the midwest. A lot of Iowa’s corn crop is not going to amount to much. This is going to be tough year for a lot of farmers, not just the crop farms but the livestock farms as well with the ...

Floriade 2013: Australia’s Celebration of Spring

While everyone else in the world is getting ready for Autumn, Australia is celebrating Spring with Floriade. Floriade, which is Latin for “design with flowers” is a month long flower festival that takes place in Australia from mid-September to early October. This annual festival is held at the Canberra Commonwealth Park with a different theme each year. The festival, which showcases a million flowers in bloom, is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Numerous, beautiful gardens with spring-flowering bulbs, such ...

Art and Eternity

My band released our first video this week.  Here it is, for those of you who are interested. At the end of the video I wanted to put the quote below, but we decided against it because we were afraid it would take away from the music. So I thought I’d share it here where words are expected. “The only thing that’s real... The only thing that lasts... Is the art.” Does this mean that I think souls aren’t real? No.  It means that I think that ...

Fun Flower Facts: Vanda Orchid

Photo Credit: Flickr user, orchidgalore Vanda or Vanda Orchid is a highly prized orchid valued for its large, fragrant, and long lasting flowers that come in many rich and vibrant colours, including blue, red, pink and yellow. Flowers grow to be 1-4 inches in diameter. The flower spikes will typically carry 8-10 blooms and arise from the base of the leaves. Leaves are typically flat, broad and strap-like, while some are fleshy (succulent-like). Vanda orchids are monopodial plants, which means they ...

Peer support through blogging

One of my reasons for returning to study is that I would like to set up an organisation whose sole purpose is peer support for adults (both women and men) who experienced abuse as a ...

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Freebie Friday: Free April 2014 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper!

While for some of us it’s hard to believe, Spring really is on it’s way! Here in Edmonton we are looking forward to double digit temps next week! Exciting! To help celebrate Springs arrival here are ...

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A Good Master And A Greater Revelation

Jason Clark is a singer/songwriter, author, speaker, and pastor. Jason’s passion is to know the love of God more each day. He lives to see a generation step into their identity as sons and daughters ...

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The Kid Got to Me

When she told me that she wanted to write books I knew that she had suffered. Only the scarred would dare to write, to make sense of, or at least to look at, the entrails ...

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Defining Moment 1985

One strong arm robbery (no weapons) turned into 2 when the take on the first was too light. The 2nd got us caught. I was driving, and we were about to pull away but a ...

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Run Like Hell!

Humans can be porcupinish in nature. You get too close and their adrenaline kicks in, triggering a panicky spray of barbed quills, homing in on your most vulnerable places, usually the face and eyes. And why ...

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Afterlife of the Viking

Shevata leaned back on the armrest of the obsidian throne. “Zermon, no more savages!” “I’ll remind you that you released the last one?” Zermon rolled his eyes looking over a short man brought before ...

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Acknowledging the pain of others

People like me, who write about their experiences of child sexual abuse, do not intentionally set out to cause other people pain. Unfortunately, however, we do. When we are lucky enough to have people ...

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Haiku: The First Day Of Spring…

Today is Thursday March 20th, the first, official day of spring! The buds start to peak through; crocuses, forget-me-nots, blossoming cherry trees herald the awakening of a new day. Spring has sprung and we can ...

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Guest Post: Bulb Flower Gardens

The fondest experience for any gardener is the sight of the first spring flowers peeking through the last snow of winter. These spring flowers have been long seen as a sign of new life. Whether ...

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Artist’s Studio

My new artist’s studio is is finally setup! Your artist’s studio is the hub of your creative endeavors. It is your home away from home. Often it is the home of your heart. An ...

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7 Questions With an Author: Frank Viola

Frank is a highly-sought speaker and an incredibly prolific writer with 16 published books so far. His web blog frankviola.org is one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the Internet. His latest work is a ...

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Senility

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I just don’t understand. Everything was moving forward, falling into place, and dragging me along for the ride, but now… nothing. Worse than nothing. What am I going to do? I made all these promises that now, I can’t keep. Dozens of people are relying on me, but I can’t come through for them. I’ve lost …

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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry…

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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry…We spend time worrying…Rushing here and there in pain Wondering … what if? Wondering … what if The sky would fall if we stop The sun and moon too…This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Writing Challenge: Starting Over. …

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Reflections: Karma Is A Teacher Not A Bitch

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“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Wayne W. Dyer Karma -The Lotus Flower Thrives in clean and Dirty water Now as a man is like this or like that, according as he acts and according as he behaves, so will he be; a man of good acts will become good, a man of …

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Fried Cabbage and Lessons from Grandma: A Special New Year’s Memory

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I decided to take a short break from writing as the holiday season hit it’s full stride. I’ll soon get back to the direction we were headed in before my little hiatus-my thoughts have been elsewhere. Memory is weird at times. For many years I’ve struggled with remembering those special times from childhood. I know they happened, …

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Reflections: 2013 Redux

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“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley 2013 Redux – Collage of Blank Sketchbooks with Brad Paisley quote Before leaping into the new year, I’d like to revisit 2013; have a redux and review some of the challenges and successes I had. According to Google’s 2013 Zeitgeist/Trends, …

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Happy Birthday Dad

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Thanks as ever to Rochelle for guiding us towards another challenge and to Adam for his great photo this week. Today would have been my father’s 90th birthday. Due to the date he has been in and out of my mind all day. When I saw the prompt this week I knew I had to write …

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