to find Patti Singleton these days.


EDDD 12; Daily Prompt: My Precious

Who is the person in your life who can do no wrong? Describe this person and tell us why you hold them in such high esteem. Photographers, artists, poets: show us PRECIOUS.

I hold several people in high esteem, yet I know better than to think any of us can do no wrong. It is the nature of we beastly humans to mess up. Along with the bad, that we already know about (from real life experience or the news media), the internet has opened us up to witness so much human goodness and kindness.

There is the TED talk forum and its clones, where people from all walks of life, stand alone on stage and give us their very best, in under 20 minutes. There is Upworthy (and others) that scours the news for life and love-affirming stories. There are the strangers in the blog world, who virtually hold up and hug, other strangers, merely with kind written words.

But when it comes down to choosing someone in my life as “My Precious,” there is no choice for me. That would be the innocent children; my little grands. I hold them in high esteem, because despite having so much in this world against them (by simply being on this planet at this time), they are the hope of the future. Their innocence, love, laughter, and optimism is the embodiment of hope for the rest of us.

Simmer 2013 Nola, Hunter, Cora

Simmer 2013 Nola, Hunter, Cora




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Every Damn Day? Who’s idea was this anyway?

From writing challenge Every Damn Day December at


WordPress Daily Prompt: Artist’s Eye; Westhaven Beach Art

The current prompt reminded me of this sand sculpture that I came across. The sculpture still comes to mind now and then. Why would someone put such hard work into something that the tide would eventually carry away? My answer? They did it for me, and for you. The artist worked to bring joy to any strangers that happened by during the few days it was there. That is a loving gesture if I ever saw one. Thank you, anonymous artist, thank you!

Westhaven Beach, WA photo by Phall 2011

Westhaven Beach, WA photo by Phall 2011