Sorry, I Missed You

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Do I miss seeing crowded streets full of slack jawed zombies staring into their phones?

No I don’t.

Do I miss the acrid smell of car exhaust, heavily perfumed bodies sweating coffee from their pores?

No. Not even a little.

Do I miss being pushed and shoved on my way to the train? Do I miss stepping over pools of human urine and having to jump out of the way of bicyclist screeching ‘behind you’ as they tear down the sidewalks to somewhere really very important.

Like the Fro-Yo place on the corner.

That’s a big NO.

Do I miss the taste of fast food, slow food served at a sit down restaurant where your choice is something beef related and gluten free chocolate cake for desert and the unwelcomed taste of cherry flavored vape from the guy in the man bun that I always end up behind in one line or another.

That’s a HELL NO.

So why do I wonder when my smelly, confusing world will all come back- and most of all…

why do I hope it comes back exactly as it was before.

Salted Caramel Prompt: 5 Things You Missed During the lockdown.

In Whitefish, Montana

RDP Tuesday – Distinction

In Whitefish Montana two people met on a corner and in that moment they each had a decision to make.

One person made the decision to stand on that corner with grace and dignity.

The other made the decision and now has distinction of joining the ranks of Racists and Domestic Terrorists that have plagued this country and pushed us to this terrible point in time.

In Whitefish, Montana two people had a decision to make.


In Whitefish, Montana, a young woman named Samantha Francine is confronted by a large white man with balled fists, shouting, “Black Lives Matter? Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you!” She does not look away.

This is America, 2020.

(Photo by Grace Jensen

Tiny Bubbles

Sometimes I struggle just a little bit with Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt.

Not because I can’t come up with a favorite song, but that I have so many to chose from!

The prompts this Sunday are Big, Large, Little, Small, Tall and Tiny and this time I got it in one:

I chose tiny- As in Tiny Bubbles by Don Ho.

When I was a little kid my family were bonkers for Don Ho and all of us kids loved to sing this song.

So please enjoy, this is a fun one.


Photo by Bernyce Hollingworth on

Tiny BubblesDon Hồ

Tiny bubbles (tiny bubbles)
In the wine (in the wine)
Make me happy (make me happy)
Make me feel fine (make me feel fine)

Tiny bubbles (tiny bubbles)
Make me warm all over
With a feeling that I’m gonna
Love you till the end of time

So here’s to the golden moon
And here’s to the silver sea
And mostly here’s a toast
To you and me

So here’s to the ginger lei
I give to you today
And here’s a kiss
That will not fade away

Snapdragon Heads

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt: June Prompt- 1. The Virtual Sea

Photo: A.M, Moscoso

Over the wall, covered with shrimp, flat colorful shrimp with snapdragon heads a woman said to her friend, ” this captures a sense of reality. Don’t you think?”

Cally’s friend Maggie reached and touched the cool cement wall. ” Once I went to an aquarium and I saw tanks of fish and sponges and coral. It was just before Halloween. I was in New Orleans and that day it was hot. So I sat in the Aquarium and I watched the seahorses and seat turtles swimming around for a couple of hours. The air was cool in there and it was so quiet that I didn’t want to leave.”

” So you were cut off from the world, ” Cally said ” this brings you in and captures you. It makes you think.”

Maggie stepped back from the wall.

It was very tall and she couldn’t look over it.

The Shrimp with the Snapdragon heads lined the wall that ran up and down the street and behind her were rows and rows of buildings decorated with metal trees and flowers and birds.

” I guess it does. ” Maggie agreed.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso

Share Your World 6-1-2020

Share Your World Prompt from sparksfromacombustiblemind


Is it ever okay to commit a crime?  Please explain.

No. I mean, you can commit a crime and you can even justify it. But it seems to me that if you ever do something that you know is wrong you never stop trying to convince yourself you were righteous.

Photo by Kyle Dolan on

Do you deal with change well?  (not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well I did any how.    ) 

A few years ago my life was completey and utterly trashed and I thought I hadn’t dealt well with it at all. Then the Covid-19 hit and I aced quarantine and having the world around me litteraly fall apart and guess what.

I handled it and I certainly didn’t spend my time bitching and whining about needing to get my hair done and not being able to walk into Burger King and standing there for five minutes trying to decide what to eat- even though all that stuff tastes the same.

I felt like I was trained up for this moment.

Do you like birds?   The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food?   

Birds are descended from dinosaurs and now we eat them and keep them in cages. I think there is a life lesson in there. I just can’t figure out what it is.

What’s the least used item of clothing you own?

My winter jacket.

Since I started to drive to the train station and it’s a five minute walk from where I get off to work I don’t need heavy jackets anymore. For some reason that makes me sort of sad because it makes me feel like I’m missing out on something.

It’s Five O’clock- Do you Know Where Your President is?

RDP Tuesday: Curfew

Ahead of Trump Bible photo op 6-1-2020

This is how ” BunkerBitch ” readied the stage for his Photo Op where he was photographed standing in front of a Church he doesn’t attend, whose tenets he does not hold to waving around book he doesn’t read.

Rev. Gini Gerbasi

This is the Reverend Gini Gerbasi, she was one of the people who had every right to be where they were and they had every right to do what they were doing when BunkerBitch ordered the military to attack US citizens who were in the midst of a peaceful protest BEFORE curfew.

Not only did we witness the ” President ” aka BunkerBitch attack US Citizens so that he could get a campaign ad queued up- what he did on that day can only be best described by a former Bush Advisor:

Trump’s Bible walk to church was an act of ‘sacrilege,’ says former Bush advisor

Among the pictures fires and looting this picture of Trump should always and I mean forever and always be connected with the worst aspects and behaviors that the destructive individuals brought to what are peaceful protests for a George Floyd whose life was taken from him in the most brutal of ways.

Further Reading:

Trump WALKS to vandalized St. John’s Church as riot police face off with protesters in US capital (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

President Trump’s Big Moment in Front of a Church Shows He Has Missed the Point of the Protests

After Trump’s Photo-Op, Outraged Church Leader Says, “I Am Now a Force to Be Reckoned With”

Biden slams Trump’s response to George Floyd protests: ‘More interested in power than principle’

Can You Read The Sign?


Photo A.M. Moscoso

Reading signs and following directions is for our own good. Reading signs and following directions keeps us safe.

And sometimes reading signs and following directions isn’t for our own good.

Sometimes what is written on the sign isn’t what the sign is actually saying.

Question them.



Welcome Back To The Loop

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Like a Circle in a Spiral

Do you know what I was looking forward to when my LEAST favorite month of the year ( well, I hate July and I despise August too, but I digress ) rolled in back in 2019?

I was super excited because October was only four months away and then WINTER would show up.

Oh those were simpler times.

This year I’m super excited because our stay at home order expires on May 31st and it’s not going to be extended.

Of course, it doesn’t really change anything because the Virus is still out there and things are going to slowly open up but I hate shopping – so I don’t care about that but some people will get back to work so it isn’t a bad or meaningless thing at all.

I just wish I was as excited for October as I normally am.

I guess I’ll have to find other ways to cheer my favorite month on.

Hell, I’m suppose to be creative so I guess I better hop to it- right? I mean, it’s not like Autumn can be cancelled. Can it?

Friday Fun

Here’s a fun prompt from Sandmanjazz’s blog-

Answer each category with a song TITLE. No repeats and do not use the internet (it’s tempting but try not to). Go with the first song that comes to mind or fill in your favourites. Copy/paste then change the answers to your own and repost.

I changed this up a little and posted youtube clips to the songs instead of just listing the titles.

Something to Wear-

Something to Drink –

A Place –

A Food –

A Colour

A Girl’s Name –

A Boy’s Name –

A Profession –

Home –

Flowers –

Day of the Week –

Vehicle –