Monthly Archives: August 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree (on a summer’s afternoon)

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Conjuring the Spirits of Long Dead Ancestors with Help from the National Archives

Virtual Genealogy Fair to feature live help from experts, September 3-4, 2013 By The Contemplative Genealogist©™ Do you have an ancestor who stubbornly insists on remaining veiled behind the gauzy mists of time? Have you reached the point where you’re … Continue reading

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Sunset for Dylan

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~ Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways (Sunset Over Lake Charles, Louisiana)

By The Contemplative Traveler©™ Sometimes, the most minimal of gestures can provide crucial perspective, both for an artist and her audience. An uninteresting image, taken from a vertical perspective, might be made to crackle and pop simply by turning one’s camera sideways. At other times, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow (Pitt Theater)

There she stood – the scruffy shell of the town’s former place to see and be seen, saggy and fading like the beauty of the aging stars’ faces who’d graced her main screen decades ago. Aptly christened as the Pitt, … Continue reading

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Growing Smiles with The Sunshine Award

  What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity … scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. – Joseph Addison Scattering sunshine and smiles, writers across the WordPress community have been banding together to raise the … Continue reading

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The Sunshine Award and Thankfulness

Bowled over. Gob smacked. Deeply touched. Profoundly grateful. My brain has been churning for the past hour trying to find the perfect adjective to describe how I feel about the news that this blog, Serendipity Chronicles, has been nominated for … Continue reading

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