Our library had an African drumming workshop today. It was well attended, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Here’s some photos from the second session. I wish I had my camera at the first workshop, because there were about four times as many people there.
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Here’s a picture I took this past summer. I really need to get out and do some new photography.
This is my first attempt at a cinquain, so please be kind.
like morning light.
The centered secrets shine
gold, dance brightly against the sea
a red-hatted man
rings his bell outside the door
shoppers hustle by
I wasn’t sure I liked this when I first wrote it. I felt it was too political. Now it’s kind of growing on me.
cycling in mid-ocean.
“Not my problem” soon becomes My
cold leaves all around
puddles reflecting grey light
crows wheel in the sky
Taken this past August at Nashville, Indiana.
I’m going to start putting some of my photos on the site. Here’s one I took early September of this year in Nashville, Indiana.
One Hundred Years Ago our Fathers retired the Gods from Politics.
THE Declaration of Independence is the grandest, the bravest, and the profoundest political document that was ever signed by the representatives of a people. It is the embodiment of physical and moral courage and of political wisdom.
The Unscratchables by Cornelius Kane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a surprisingly good book. The author, Australian Cornelius Kane, has an impressive understanding of the noir genre. He has the ability to write a noir story with cats and dogs as the main characters, and write it as well as Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler.
The Unscratchables is the story of a dog (a former POW and veteran of the Siamese war) who has to team up with a Siamese cat in order to capture a feral cat on a murderous rampage in the Kennels of Kathattan island. I don’t want to give away the ending, so I won’t say more than that. If you enjoy a good story filled with plot twists, you’ll like The Unscratchables. If you like your books a little deeper, then you’ll really enjoy the ongoing political, social and media commentary Mr. Kane weaves into the book.
I read it in less than twelve hours. It’s that good.
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