Wednesday, December 9, 2015

some times we need words to feel the empty space

within my personal pc,
words grow roots
without soil,
in typos and confusion
fantasy flies
a sugar cube

the background music
and the long forgotten memory
orchestrating small joy
despite noisy
cuckoo clock, tipping, toeing,
all the way
from Vermont park
to Tokoyo Tennis court
reinforcing Botanic Garden
to my backyard

green lawn refreshes
frozen wheat field

time to plow the cotton woods
and give spring energy to sprout

Thursday, November 12, 2015

short story slam week 32, thankfulness, alphabet thursday Z, signs, found, sunday whirl....

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 Alphabe-Thursday Letter Z  z is for zooming

short story slam week 33, Nov. 12 to December 6, 2015

Zoom on the flash,
Zoom out the stripes,
Zuo and You come to the Zulily clothing shop

if no pictures spinned out,
fine tune dreams that seem stunning
a star & striped pizza crust is very yummy 

a vapid change in speed impacts the time duration,
Amanda Pan meets Amy Loper,
all math and science major students validate camera skills

a zoo visit is profitable, 
new found passion divorces iron grid,
trips to Spectre homrtown such as London, Rome, Austra, and Tokyo are better.

Zooming in
Zooming out
Sam Mendes appreciates the fun filming Italians, including James Bond.

Wordle 224 


thanksgiving history: Thanksgiving at Plymouth

n 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth.

Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they received an astonishing visit from an Abenaki Indian who greeted them in English. Several days later, he returned with another Native American, Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe who had been kidnapped by an English sea captain and sold into slavery before escaping to London and returning to his homeland on an exploratory expedition. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.
In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Now remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving”—although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the term at the time—the festival lasted for three days. While no record exists of the historic banquet’s exact menu, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow wrote in his journal that Governor Bradford sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the event, and that the Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer. Historians have suggested that many of the dishes were likely prepared using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods. Because the Pilgrims had no oven and the Mayflower’s sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621, the meal did not feature pies, cakes or other desserts, which have become a hallmark of contemporary celebrations.

Check out the Thanksgiving by the Numbers infographic for more facts about how the first Thanksgiving compares to modern holiday traditions.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

october view in haiku


orange, yellow, or brown
round and fat face all over town
the winter is young

season changes
green lawn, green pine cone,
leafy branches look down

small mind
curious, sneaky, and lazy eyes
the blue sky wear navy tie

Sunday, October 18, 2015

some places to look at at San diego and Disneyland


SpringHill Suites at San Diego

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San Diego Zoo

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USS Midway Museum,  
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Lego Land California

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Birch Aquarium, University of California, San Diego

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Reuben H Fleet Science Center
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1313 South Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802