My Name is Fazia

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I am a Syrian child,
I am a casualty of war,
My name is Fazia.

You go to school and sing nursery rhymes,
I hide in corners at the sound of bomb shells;
You hug your siblings and say “good night”,
I hurdle with my sister on a mat in utter terror;
You go to sleep with a story read to you,
I go to bed praying it wouldn’t be my last night;
You stroll into town waving at trams,
I run on lonely paths away from fighter jets;
You decorate your house with pictures and flowers,
My house decorations are shrapnels and bullets holes;
You walk on paved streets, with street lights shining,
I walk on streets littered with dead bodies, sometimes in the dark;
Your world is surrounded by beautiful houses,
Mine is surrounded by ravaged and collapsed buildings;
You are surrounded by your mama, papa, and family,

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Danny’s World: Busy Day Today

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Today I am going to be all over Charlotte.  I have an appointment in the northern part of our county near Lake Norman.  It will take me about an hour to get to this business followed by a trek back down to South Carolina to meet with a restaurant owner to talk about his business.

I like days like today because the time usually flies!  One more day and it is weekend time!  We have some great news to celebrate and plan to do so with friends on Saturday. Evelina passed her BAR exam and will begin her new career in real estate law soon.  She is extremely excited and I am extremely proud of her.  It is confounding to understand passing the law exam with English being her second language.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

What is crown shyness?

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“Crown shyness” is a real term that means the pattern a canopy of trees make against the sky.   They seem to avoid touching, which is responsible for the pattern.

One theory is this is due to branches rubbing against each other and then breaking off, leaving the jigsaw-puzzle like patterns.  Another theory is that the growing tips are sensitive to levels of light, and stop growing as they near the branch tips of other trees.

They’re better at maintaining good boundaries than humans are!

I never noticed tcrown shyness before, but now I’ll be looking for it whenever I walk in a forest or under a grove of tall trees.

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Photos not taken by me.  Credit: unknown.

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I’ve Landed A Job As A Magazine Editor… I’m Looking For Writers For Paid Work!! #amwriting #writerslife

Author, Kim Knight

If you’ve been connected with me for a while, you’ll know how much I believe in The Universe, fate and how us humans are supported by some unknown force. Earlier this month I said to myself, (and Didi) for that matter, how much I’d love to get back into magazine writing. I miss it,I used to contribute a few articles to a book, beauty and fashion section a while back. I also wrote about this kinda dream you could say, in my own journal this month.

Over the last twenty four hours the opportunity found me! The founder of the magazine was looking for an editor to take over, he connected with me on Facebook. What a surprise to land not only  paid writing work outside of blogging and novel writing ,but to be asked to be the actual chief editor. Madness… I can’t believe it myself, anyway, I signed a…

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Danny’s World: Disney World Prep and YouTube

Danny's iphone 439I have been watching a ton of YouTube videos about Disney tips and tricks in preparation for our trip in November.  There’s so much to consider when planning a Disney trip; even when you’ve been several times before.  I found a channel that I love (The Tim Tracker) and have binge watched it over the weekend.

Tim and his wife Jenn live in Orlando and chronicle their journeys throughout the parks. It seems that they visit the parks 3-4 times per week and investigate the different resorts, new foods, new events, changes and upcoming changes and much more.  I will admit that I am addicted to their channel.

We are staying at the Port Orleans Riverside resort this trip and I am using a simple tip that I believe will make our stay a bit more enjoyable.  I am using Amazon Prime and shipping all of our daily snacks, water, sunblock, ponchos, backpack and a few other items straight to the resort; our packages will be there waiting on us upon our arrival.

Another trick I’ve learned is to book breakfast in the resorts before the parks open which allows us to eat and then venture in before any crowds and lines develop.  This will be especially important at Magic Kingdom where certain rides develop long lines.

I’ll be curious to read how many people who follow my blog enjoy Disney.  Some can take it or leave it, but we think it is the most magical place on Earth!  Cheers folks!

Jiffy–Daily Prompt

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I didn’t know they still made Jiffy Pop. I ventured into the Internet to see if it was still available. It must be in every grocery store there is! I guess after the invention of microwave popcorn, I never went back to Jiffy Pop.

This gives some interesting background that I did not know. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiffy_Pop


Frederick C. Mennen of LaPorte, Indiana, a chemist, inventor and industrialist,[1] is credited with developing the product in 1958. Mennen began marketing Jiffy Pop in 1959.[2] American Home Products purchased Jiffy Pop from Mennen that same year, and within one year the product had reached the national U.S. market.[original research?] In the 1970s, the stage magician Henri Bouton, fils, better known as Harry Blackstone, Jr., was endorsing what the television-commercial jingle called “the magic treat — as much fun to make as it is to eat.”[citation needed]

Jiffy Pop was based on a similar product…

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Beware!

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I have super powers, it seems.

Well, I might be exagerating a bit here. I have super power, according to some people; I can collect their wandering thoughts, and it has been brought to my attention a number of times.

It comes as no surprise, because I hung out with my own Professor Xavier, and he read my mind more times than I can recall. My guess is that he induced me the telepathic gift as some sort of inheritage.

A movement has started to spread on Word Press. After the big success of the blockbuster “Signs”, (*coughing*) many people are aware that the only way to stop a mind reader, is to wear a proper tin foil hat!

You don’t believe me? Here are satisfied customers….

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Suze from Obsolete Childhood

My power is growing by the day… I just want to be fair and…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Memoirs of a Troubled Teen!!

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I don’t blame you for being tired.

You’ll never admit it but i can tell.

It drips from your words like an ominous drizzle.

It leaks from your eyes like the tears I’m not supposed to know about.

My brand of crazy burns the throat and coerces the tears.

It has claimed victims most determined.

It makes lightweights of champions

And it cripples with brutal callousness.

I don’t blame you for stepping back

When you were lacerated by my shrapnel.

I couldn’t bear to see the pain

That my monstrous volatility did cause you.

I don’t blame you for turning away.

For life has thrown you enough curve-balls,

And your feet singe from the fires you had to walk through,

And your heart too has ached on lonesome nights.

So I won’t blame you for leaving me.

You deserve to feel the healing breeze,

The perfect respite, the sudden ease,

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