Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Anticipation”


Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word for this week is Anticipation.

Never give up

What you would expect

Isn’t always what you get.

But it’s great to Hope.

-mike

Whether it’s a hoped for outcome or a long awaited meeting, or just the next holiday on the calandar, expectations and anticipation sometimes surprise us.

Sometimes is not getting we make out better. And sometimes in the receiving we get what we never expected… Better than our dreams.

Leave room for Hope in your Anticipation. And never give up.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Family”

Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. This is the return from being Sickies the last two weeks.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word for this week is.. Family.

No, this is not my family

Who we grow up with

Those who grow up with us too

Part of who we are.

-mike

We are all a mix of the best and worst characteristics of our parents and family members we grew up with.

Our jobs as adults is to do the best we can at weeding out the worst and accentuating the best… for the rest of our lives… knowing that our lives are also the “templates” for our own kids and families.

All we can do is our best and trust that it’s good enough.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “sickies”

Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge.

Good news though, we had our first participant check out Nan’s haiku for last week’s Repose.

Good books and coffee
Best way to start the morning
Body and mind boost


The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Sickies.

Body aches and chills

Ten hours of sleep, still same

Crap, I have the flu

-mike

No story this week. No energy for it. 😦

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Repose”


Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Repose.

Grounds in the basket

Sucking sounds brewing Black Gold

Words require good coffee

-mike

My anniversary coffee cup, Starbucks medium roast, and Dylan Thomas from last year. This was an early morning pic, but it could easily have been a glass of Cab Sav in the evening with Melville or one of the others on our burgeoning shelves.

The point is not what you read, or even if you read. The point is not what you drink, or if you drink. The point is after a long week at work… Repose.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Thinking”

Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Thinking.

I don’t know… yet

I once was so sure

The wisdom is not knowing

When you really don’t

mike

I’m still a thinking man. I wish I had spent more of my life admitting that I didn’t actually know even half of what I accepted as absolute truth. Now I see tons of others, who are now as I was then, who would rather critcize and attack what other people think than support what they themselves claim as truth.

People making posts on top of posts dealing with heavy philosophical or cosmological ‘arguments’ but they having little to no educational or formal training or background in the fields they speak on.

What is it about “I don’t know” that seems to threaten people so much?

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Sanctuary”


Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Sanctuary.

Cycles of Rest

Friday promises

Paid in full on Saturday

Come due on Monday.

What happened last week

A foggy dream remembered

With a cup of Joe

Home is where I’m home

Sanctuary from the stress.

Work makes me homesick.

-mike

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Blogging”

Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week… The word is Blogging.

The World is US

‘There’ from miles away

Connected by only waves

We talk as close friends

Coffee by each side

Minds open to understand

The World’s ‘other side’

What hopes in Europe?

What new Japanese Fashion?

Books in Zimbabwe?

One People, One World

World Wide Web connecting US

Share your life with Words.

-mike
“And now, a word from our sponsors…”

As i said in one of my previous posts, this is not my first Rodeo with the WordPress Blogging Experience. I started perhaps 6 or 7yrs ago with a very different kind of blog that reflected who I was and what I was about then. Life changes and interest changes over the years have led to this blog that you read now… at least some people anyway.

Blogging is not everything to me or to most people who do it. We do have other lives off “The Net”. Mine is in a call center in a few hours. But I enjoy sharing my life in books, music, ideas and pictures with you. We all may have different interests and reasons and goals for doing the blogs we do, but it’s important I think to realize that the MOST important thing to remember is that there’s a whole World our there of different people, different ideas, different perspectives, and different thoughts than ours. If we fail to “seek first to understand” only wanting “to be understood”, we fail to see the real benefit of blogging and the opportunity that is The Internet in general.

  • Connection to learn.
  • Connection to communicate.
  • Connection to understand.
  • Connection to each other.

For me, blogging is Connection. Not just telling my story, but also being open to hearing and considering someone else’s from the other side of the World that otherwise I would not have been able to hear. That’s why I love blogging and why I’ve stuck with it for several different incarnations and types of blogs as I have changed too.

Keep on Connecting. Keep on Blogging.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

WTFriday: You’re Fired, again!!

Dude… Dude, dude, dude…. DUDE!!!

You just couldn’t do it, could you? You just couldn’t stop F*king yourself up for two weeks. Actually, it was 1 day shy of two weeks of the Antonio Brown Show in Foxboro.

So… after taking the chance tosee if AB really wanted to ply football rather than just “be” a Star Player, the Pats with the NFL have spent the last two weeks investigating Civil allegations of sexual assault by Brown on two women reaching back to 2017. Mercy and Grace has been shown in not summarily taking him off the field, anyone can make acusations… The women should have pressed Criminal charges as well as Civil ones if they wanted to be believed that it isn’t JUST about getting money for the last two years from AB… but they didn’t, and now they can’t… statute of limitations and all.

The NFL, probably on the Clout of Bill Belicheck and Robert Kraft, even declined to place AB on the Exempt list in order to play last week… Pats Fans are very graeful BTW for that.

But then… THEN… AB send text messages to the accusers trying itimidate them intodropping their complaints??? How stupid can you be???

  • Tomlin may have put up with it…
  • “Chucky” Gruden was “chomping at the bit” to put up with whatever got AB playing…

But we aren’t talking about them. We’re talking about Belicheck and the Pats. And th last week since the allegations came out, true or not, press conferences in New England have been nothing but AB and off field questions. After yesterday when AB sent those text messages, which could be criminal in witness tampering and intimidation, the Pats had seen and heard enough. Done. You’re fired.

Flip burgers A-hole.

mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: Arizona Fall


Welcome back to Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week.
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week…

Winter is coming

Gone are the Triple Digits

Open the windows

Cool early mornings

Give way to temps still too high

Sundown brings relief

Survived the summer

October round the corner

Santa’s on his way.

-mike

I’ve lived in the Valley of the Sun for 31yrs now. I’ve never gotten used to the 110-120 degree temps. Thank God for a/c and cold Sam Adams.

But this time of year, usually the middle to late September, we start to see a change. It’s our Second Spring where the days get shorter and the nights/early mornings get cooler as a promise of relief from high electric bills and blistering weather.

It’s still warm outside during the height of the afternoon, but there’s aire of hopefulness that the worst is in the past… At least until next May.

I’m sure your area is the same. Why not share your region and hopes in HaiKu form?

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Remember”

Welcome to a new Weekly Post/Tag on the Recovering Know It All. Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week. 😦
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week…

Life changed forever

Men, women, husbands and wives

Still September 12th

Eighteen years of war

When can we say “that’s enough”?

Time to bring them home.

We never forget

All our lives changed. We still grieve

But we must Move On.

-mike

We remember the victims of 9/11 and mourn the loss of those who have died since then in wars and on missions for our country’s protection and defense.

We remember another 9/11, one in 2012 where our Ambassador and four servicemen were killed trying to defend a position that was being overrun and attacked by militants. Those responsible at the time for sending help did nothing while they fought to save other’s lives.

We remember them too, how they callously yelled at the People’s Representatives “What does it matter?”. At that point, she didn’t care about their deaths. We do. It Matters to US.

Their lives, their sacrifices, their gifts of All… Mattered, and still do to those who remember. We can move on. We can continue. The tragedy of eighteen or seven years ago need not define or limit us. Let it give us strength and resolve to do wha needs to he done. We can Move On. But… Don’t forget.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike