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A terminal for all blogs coming in or going out. A view into my life.
Started July 1st 2019 for contests, etc. as other blogs are filling up and have other purposes.

Ferry boat between Solvorn and Ornes across the Lustrafjord i Sogn og Fjordane.

I'm starting a new blog because
L'aura del Campo  (13+)
Online journal capturing the moment and the memory of moments. A meadow meditation.
#982524 by Kåre Enga in Montana
had over 1,200 entries and that was getting close to full. I don't want to trim it by deletion. I did that once, much to my dismay. Will be used more for poetry.

Hoarfrosts from Hell  (GC)
Anything I'm not happy about or that I don't want in my main blog!
#997339 by Kåre Enga in Montana
is still hidden from the public and will remain so. It's more personal and full of angst. Was used for 30DBC for May 2020 and now used for Blogville.

Enga mellom fjella  (13+)
Enga mellom fjella: where from across the meadow, poems sing from mountains and molehills.
#1317094 by Kåre Enga in Montana
was full... until the number of entries was increased. A mixed blog, mostly stories.

I'll be linking to
On The Write Path  (13+)
ON THE WRITE PATH: travel journal for Around-the-World in 2015, 16, 18.
#2032403 by Kåre Enga in Montana
as I need to post there about my travels.

O Pinions!  (XGC)
May my opinions gather wind under their wings and fly, perchance to soar.
#1501776 by Kåre Enga in Montana
is for my opinions. *Laugh*

Nurture your Nature  (13+)
Look around. Let Nature nurture your Soul. I record images I sense and share them here.
#1439094 by Kåre Enga in Montana
was set up for nature observations and musings.

Watt's Gnus  (18+)
On topics and today's gnus. Definitely opinionated. Set to 18+ for a reason.
#1439092 by Kåre Enga in Montana
come out of a need to share interesting stuff I come across. When I was young I did a small newsletter named as such. (or was it column in the newsletter? Been 30 years... I think.)

Flash Fiction  (GC)
Short 300 word, more or less, "stories" .
#2190336 by Kåre Enga in Montana
is where I put my flash fictions. Maybe someday I'll figure it out and have enough good ones to publish. Ratings vary and some are hidden from view.

I've started an appendix (I no longer have one personally) to keep track of my Space Cadet journals for Space Blog. It's a work constantly under construction. Mind the mess.
Space Cadet - the never ending journal  (18+)
Journeys of an Alien Space crew.
#2226611 by Kåre Enga in Montana

I needed to start a folder for contests as there are so many deadlines and details to remember.
Conquest ... to keep track of contests  (18+)
A place to keep track of in progress works and up-coming deadlines as well as any awards.
#2233119 by Kåre Enga in Montana
(also very messy!) *Shock2*

Blogville   (XGC)
Where bloggers meet and greet to read and share. No required prompt. Alias: blogville.
#2253938 by Kåre Enga in Montana
is for posting personal blog entries in hope that folks will comment and post their blog entries there as well. I will be commenting on all blog entries posted. It's my effort to rebuild a blogging community.

Bibimbap 비빔밥   (13+)
Left-overs piled on hot rice and mixed.
#2296648 by Kåre Enga in Montana
an E blog focusing on food and culture. Easily digestible for the Queasy and Questioning.

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July 22, 2024 at 12:31pm
July 22, 2024 at 12:31pm
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22 juli 2024 - 22 กค 2567

*Checky* Got up. It's warm on it's way to hot. It's smoky and there's a new fire. Air quality is hazardous.
*Checky* Posted Prompt Me...
*Checky* Washed clothes
*Checky* 1000YO
*Checky* Chat with Merry, Travis, Dalton

July 15, 2024 at 8:33pm
July 15, 2024 at 8:33pm
21 juli 2024 - 21 กค 2567

*Checkr* Wrote "New Hutch City
*Checkr* Finished reading Travis' story about discarding books.
*Checkr* Watching 1000YO ep 7.

20 juli 2024 - 20 กค 2567

*Checkv* Walked to market and Butterfly Herbs. Sleepy, worn out.
*Checkv* Watching 1000YO ep 6.
*Checkv* Wrote (need edit): "Nemaha 1975 "Prayer for Kit "wish you were here kev "Ocean of oolong [36]
*Checkv* Cooked. I have very little appetite... 100°.

19 juli 2024 - 19 กค 2567

*Checkb* MB for Blackbird
*Checkb* GWR. table, Jamie, picked up blue glass basket.
*Checkb* Cooked chicken masala.
*Checkb* Watched Thai BL "1000YO"

18 juli 2024 - 18 กค 2567

*Checko* GWR. Visited friends. Ate.
*Checko* Set up "Project 2025 not open.

17 juli 2024 - 17 กค 2567

*Checkg* GWR. Hollis. Played Scrabble with Mary.

16 juli 2024 - 16 กค 2567

*Checkp* Finished "Love Sea" ep 6.
*Checkp* GWR. Said goodbye to Laxmi.

15 juli 2024 - 15 กค 2567

*Checky* Walked to GWR ... spoke to friends including Laxmi. Ate.
*Checky* Cooked pork in vinegar, dill and celery seed.
*Checky* Watched "Love Sea" ep 6.

July 8, 2024 at 10:20pm
July 8, 2024 at 10:20pm
July 14 - red

Didn't go out.
*Checkr* Posted three writings to contests.

July 13 - violet.

Trump is bloodied, probably bruised.
*Checkv* Market, Irina, B-Herbs, Lundy.

July 12 - sky blue.

*Checkb* Met Jamie's friends.

July 11 - a dry orange day.

July 10 - a dry green-day

*Checkg* Ate and chatted at GWR... Hollis gifted me an Arctic a/c. Sat with Merry.

July 9 - a warm pink-day

*Checkp* Ate and chatted at the Sr. Ctr.
*Checkp* Read poetry, read Travis' story, made notes.
*ChecKp* Worked on editing.
*Checkp* Watched BL "Love Sea"

July 8 - a languid yellow-day

*Checky* Ate and chatted at the Sr. Ctr.
*Checky* Read poetry and made notes.

July 1, 2024 at 5:01pm
July 1, 2024 at 5:01pm
Sixtenth Week.

July 7th - a hot red day.

*Checkr* Walked to market to buy food. Took photos.
*Checkr* Washed clothes.
*Checkr* Worked on prompts.

July 6th - violet

*Checkv* Walked to market and Butterfly Herbs.
*Checkv* Chatted with various people.
*Checkv* Finished and posted ""Aral Sea" Drabble S#9
*Checkv* Watching some "Love Sea" with the actors. Steamy episode is blocked w.o. age verification! ฟอร์ด = *Fire* ... *Blush*

July 5 - a sky-blue day.

*Checkb* Met Deb at Bernice's. We chatted for 4 hours. Been awhile...

July 4 - a quiet orange day.

*Checko* Read poetry and jotted notes.
*Checko* Cooked.
*Checko* Over the bridge to Caras Park for music.
*Checko* Took photos and sent one to Pan and posted on FB.

July 3 - calm green day here... but not in Jamaica. O Beryl the Beautiful!

*Checkg* Walk to GWR. Chat with Hollis, Laxmi, Dalton... mostly about Project 2025.
*Checkg* Ate the cake... now to clean dishes.
*Checkgr* Read poetry.

July 2 - a pleasant pinkish day.

*Checkp* Senior Center, didn't eat.
*Checkp* Walk to market (slow, struggling) Bought vittles.
*Checkp* Worked on a villanelle and drabble.
*Checkp* Baked a cake.

July 1 - a mild pleasant day.

*Checky* Got up and walked to the Senior Center. Got some greens for a pork-burger later.
*Checky* Cooked and ate.
*Checky* Chat with Laxmi, Willie, Travis.

July Contests:

Purple princess "Merit Badge Magic
*Checkr* Shadows & Light (14th) "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest Round 133 Won second prize *Ribbony*
Round 134 ...
Community "Rhythms & Writing: Official WDC Contest Fast car = short story. Liam... where was he going? "Nemaha 1975
Traditions "Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest Working on a villanelle "villanelle (closed #36) dip in the ocean of an oolong sea "Ocean of oolong [36]
*Checkv* Drabble #9 "Aral Sea (16 lines) drabble 100 words
*Checkr* Drabble #10 "Bob-the-Brewer
1st Chapter "Chapter One [Thriller/Suspense, Parenting, Occult] (31st)
Children "Writing 4 Kids Contest I.C.U.
Bard [2nd chance] (31st) Maybe lengthen "Before the showing (300 words) [139]
"Haiku [180.49] "The turkey speaks before dinner [281] "Thorns
Tour de Ports "Tour de Ports
*Checkv* Hook #14 (31st) "Hook of the Book Car burning. Christine admired how her namesake glowed in the light, how it warmed her heart. No one could mess with her now, even should they find out, and her ex could never tell.
JI "Journalistic Intentions Olympics... I know where I'd go with this... I was youngish in Saint Louis.
*Checkr* Kit "Kit's Higher Ratings Contest "Iris beckons
Prompt Me "The Prompt Me Contest
July 1 *Checky* ...
         — This planet spins so fast I can barely hold on!
         — Then get off the merry-go-round*, Donnie.
July 7 *Checkr* Those who couldn't make it in the Land of Hops moved to the outlaw town of Barrel.
July 15 *Checkv* rubber duck (2 lines)
                   Defrosted after a massage, Pan squeezed the rubber duckie with his hands, then put his arms around the town's (Udon Thani's) yellow duck, exhausted. Tomorrow he would feed the ghosts swimming in the pond (Nong Prajak).
         Limp after a massage, Pan squeezed the rubber duck with his hands, then leaned against the town's yellow mascot, exhausted. Tomorrow he would feed the duckling ghosts swimming in the pond. (with photo)
July 22 golf ball (1)
         Round, hard, white... like the golf ball sized bump protruding from his skull.

HoneyBee "Steph Bee's Honey Pit 3 flash fictions "Daily Flash Fiction Challenge, visit Amethyst.
Faith "Share Your Faith Prayer. I ask not that I be perfect but that I know when good enough is enough. I do not ask to be stronger than others, only to be tough. I do not pray to live longer than this body can take/handle, only that someone might light a candle to show me the way / when time has run out. I do not ask for money nor fame, only that it won't corrupt me should either come my way. At the end of my days may I be joyful that life will go on just as my forefathers foretold and that I will have the courage to let go knowing that your grace will catch me. "Prayer for Kit
Crosstimbers "Shorts in July Contest SULTRY, INFERNO, and FERVID... Here Comes the Sun, Summer Nights, Summertime
Twisted "Twisted Tales Contest (31st) 300-6000.
What if? "What if...? {August 31st}
Dialogue 500 "The Dialogue 500 "You're a caveman and discover that Fire Works."
Heart "Write From the Heart - Story Contest (25th) 750+ Summer love.
*Checky* One line lyric "The One-Line Lyric Challenge "She waters her garden" ... where she's planted her ex, midst pansies, white daisies, belladonna, bluets. She asked, do you love me, as he f*** one last time. Now she's planted his bones 'neath fresh compost and lime. ... would keep the rhythm. "Merry Mary, Quite Contrary
         Wish you were here ... and then you weren't there... "wish you were here kev mostly written 7/20.

June 24, 2024 at 1:20am
June 24, 2024 at 1:20am
My weekly "accomplishment" list.

June 30 A cloudy red (maroon?) day

*Checkr* Finished writings and entered contests.

June 29 A warm purple day

*Checkv* Walk to market and Butterfly Herbs.

June 28 A cold blue day

*Checkb* Walk to bank, post office, Butterfly Herbs.
*Checkb* Chat with Jamie, Connor, Michael.

June 27 A cold orange day

*Checko* Walked to market: chicken, cottage cheese, hand lotion.
*Checko* Visited Jay with rhubarb pie. Chat about LOTR.

June 26 A luscious green day

*Checkg* Walked to Sr. Ctr. Ann's rhubarb pie.
*Checkg* Opened up Word to make list of colors. First time.

June 25 A hotpink day

*Checkp* Walked to Sr. Ctr and market. Bought hot dogs and honey mustard.
*Checkp* Chat with Hollis (O'Keeffe) and and Laxmi.
*Checkp* Finished the "country store" puzzle.
*Checkp* Two blogs. I've done 11 for the Bard. I'll do one more.
*Checkp* Received a ribbon and merit badge for contest winner
Ricefields   (ASR)
Rice fields can be intensive labor. I thought of Isaan in Thailand. An old person's view.
#2267314 by Kåre Enga in Montana
Not to be confused with
Rice fields  (E)
On the bus, surrounded by fields of rice and old memories
#2310262 by Kåre Enga in Montana

June 24 A yellow day

*Checky* Folded underwear, hung shirts
*Checky* Walked to Sr. Ctr. Ate. Chat with Nakeeta.


June 17, 2024 at 11:32am
June 17, 2024 at 11:32am
Week 14:


*Checkr* Washed clothes.
*Checkr* Edited.
*Checkr* Cooked.


*Checkv* Walked to Sr. Ctr. bought $5 clothes.
*Checkv* Walked to Greek Festival. Saw church. Took photos inside.
*Checkv* Talked to various folks including Ginny.
*Checkv* Barely remembered to write two blog entries. Worked on drabble.

21st June Moon

*Checkb* Editing O'Keeffe
*Checkb* Walk to GWR ... Jamie, Willie, Laxmi
*Checkb* Walk to Greek Festival and Orange Food Farm
*Checkb* Photos, video. (not of festival)
*Checkb* Read a little, wrote a little.

20th Soltice

*Checko* Sr. Ctr. Ate and chatted.
*Checko* I missed posting in a forum yesterday... back to form.
*Checko* Lots of editing.

19th Juneteenth

*Checkg* Sr. Ctr. Ate and chatted.
*Checkg* Wrote for Bibimbap.

18th Juneteenth

*Checkp* Went to God's Waiting Room but didn't eat. Spoke to Hollis... very important imho.
*Checkp* Forced myself to get groceries: grape juice, ground pork, Ajax.
*Checkp* Edited flash fictions
*CheckP* Wrote for Bibimbap.

17th Juneteenth

*Checky* Got up. Very dark dreary day. Drains my energy. Plus it's cold.
*Checky* Achievement merit badges. I'll receive two today (forum and newsfeed). I've been consistent.

June 10, 2024 at 12:25pm
June 10, 2024 at 12:25pm
Daily objectives: Will I clean, eat, walk, talk... take a shower... write, read, edit, study?

Dark red day the 16th

*Checkr* Got up! Took a shower!
*Checkr* Wrote ""Seymour: before you die..." S#6 100 w, edited and posted old poems.
*Checkr* Responded to two reviews. Need to catch up.
*Checkr* Baked a lemon-sesame cake. Michael brought me snickerdoodles.
*Checkr* Started a new BL with a vampire. Not that great.

Bone-chill Purple Pride day the 15th.

*Checkv* Finished "He's coming to me".
*Checkv* Wrote ""Pan ... I love you" Bard's Hall Entry #2 June 2024
*Checkv* Took photos of Pride Parade. The weather improved for an hour.
*Checkv* Great chat with Chris and her daughter Erin at Gild (random convo w/strangers).
*Checkv* Walked to market and bought vanilla pastry. Chat with Irina and Johnson.

Bluesday the 14th

*Checkb* Chatted with various friends.
*Checkb* Watched Thai BL.
*Checkb* Wrote ""Lost and Loss" Bard's Hall Entry #1 June 2024

Orange Thorsday the 13th

*Checko* Chatted with Rocky! Also Laxmi, Jamie, others.
*Checko* To market I walked. Bought chicken and an avocado. Saw Ann.
*Checko* Took photos of poppies.
*Checko* Watched Thai BL.
*Checko* Posted 5 old flash fictions I edited.
*Checko* Cooked chicken masala.

Green Odinsday the 12th

*Checkg* Thai BL.
*Checkg* Chat with Laxmi, Merry, Hollis. Picked up the hat I left.

Pank Tuesday the 11th

*Checkp* Found a bunch of O'Keeffe poems; posted on Newsfeed.
*Checkp* Bought potatoes on sale. Scored free food at Sr. Ctr.
*Checkp* Chat with Hollis, Dalton.
*Checkp* Took a couple photos.
*Checkp* Thai BL.

Yeller Monday the 10th

*Checky* Will work on editing today. 5 done.
*Checky* Put away wash.
*Checky* Walk to market and remembered what I came for! and left with it!!
*Checky* Chat with Merry and Laxmi and later Ezzie.

June 4, 2024 at 2:10am
June 4, 2024 at 2:10am
Hopefully I have energy this week. It will warm up and feel like spring.

The 3rd of June:

Wore yellow.
Edited from many years ago:
"Banging my nerves
"Frosted in Kansas
Cooked. Watched Thai BL. Started on new puzzle. Read poems. Photo of rainbow sent to Pan.

The pink 4th:

Wore peach.
Charged my camera battery and walked to God's Waiting Room. Spoke with Willy and others.
Edited and opened:
"Tablet of bone
"Emily and her wooden houses
Laxmi took me to see the irises and peonies. So a bit of walking.
Listened to Steven read his works on the radio.

The green/grey 5th:

Wore green/tan.
Took photos. Walked to Sr. SHOUTING Ctr. Saw friends.
Edited and opened:
"God's fair home
"Introduction to a shower
"The Salad of Gary B
Walked to Orange Food Farm. Bought food. Took pictures.
Watched 'He's coming to me".

The orange day...

... burst forth on the 6th. Wore brown.
Re-read various poems that mentioned hands but they don't seem to fit a contest.
Read a LOT of old flash fiction and made a long list in "Moving on ...
Spent most of day at Sr. Ctr.
Sat with Bill at lunch. So... getting needed social interaction.

The sky-blue 7th:

Wore three shades of blue.
Posted four Queer writings on Newsfeed. Got some responses.
Watched BL and video on Thai verbs.
Chatted with Don and Jamie. Scored a donut on Doughnut Day.
Ate chef's salad. Not bad.
Visited Jay and Mica.

The purply 8th:

Market. B-Herbs, spoke with Lundy about what Cubby suggested re book.
Weekly pastry and milkshake (salted caramel).
Watched BL.

Red-rum Sunday:

Cleared the table off! Mostly... enough to work on. *Smile* Small victories count.
Progress on the puzzle.
Made grilled ham-cheddar sandwich on my clam grill.
Washed clothes.
I'm keeping achievement streaks alive. This only matters because it shows that I can still focus on what day it is.

May 29, 2024 at 11:44am
May 29, 2024 at 11:44am
So... my daily check-off list isn't working like it did in Thailand.

Read poetry.
Write something.
Talk to people.
Clean the place.
Take a walk.
Take photos.
Study Thai/Lao.
Keep in touch.

I'm not accomplishing much.

Revised "To the mountains that would hem me in:

I am reading "Dragonfire" and hope to be halfways finished today. I'm editing old poems and must enter contests by tomorrow. I'm keeping in touch with Pan (daily) and others. I don't feel as alone and isolated.

But I'm not exercising or walking. I'm not cleaning. My eating is erratic.

I feel okay but I'm dog-paddling i.e. not going anywhere. *Sad*

30th: Finished "Dragonfire"... now to read an anthology of poems.

Revised some old works. "Photo Exhibition at Aimee's "Properly clothed

I feel ghosted.

31st: Working on entries on the last day. Received 2 nice and helpful reviews by BKC.

I forgot about the monthly Short Shots challenge but now have an idea... perhaps not the time.

Started reading an anthology.

Entered some contests.


Pan is giving up the condo so he messaged me. I wish I were there to help. I'm not.

Up early and out. Walked to market and Butterfly Herbs.

Finished episode 1 of "He's coming to me".


Walked to buy food. Smelled irises along the way. Not too cold.

Cooked. Ate a stew of parsnips-potatoes-pasta.

Read a little, watched a little, did very little.

May 20, 2024 at 4:09pm
May 20, 2024 at 4:09pm
May 19th:

Read poetry.
Write something.
Talk to people. *Checky* Merry, Laxmi, Phil, Willie.
Clean the place.
Take a walk.
Take photos.
Study Thai/Lao.
Keep in touch. *Checky*

May 21st:

Read poetry. *Checkp*
Write something.
Talk to people. *Checkp* Sr. Ctr., Nick.
Clean the place.
Take a walk. *Checkp*
Take photos.
Study Thai/Lao.
Keep in touch. *Checkp*

May 22nd:

Read poetry. *Checkg*
Write something. *Checkg*
Talk to people. *Checkg*
Clean the place.
Take a walk.
Take photos.
Study Thai/Lao. *Checkg*
Keep in touch. *Checkg*

May 23rd:

Read poetry. *Checko*
Write something.
Talk to people. *Checko*
Clean the place.
Take a walk.
Take photos.
Study Thai/Lao.
Keep in touch. *Checko*

May 24th:

Read poetry. *Checkb*
Write something. *Checkb*
Talk to people. *Checkb*
Clean the place.
Take a walk.
Take photos.
Study Thai/Lao.
Keep in touch. *Checkb*

May 25th:

Read poetry.
Write something.
Talk to people. *Checkv*
Clean the place.
Take a walk. *Checkv*
Take photos.
Study Thai/Lao.
Keep in touch. *Checkv*

May 26th:

Read poetry
Write something.
Talk to people. *Checkr* Martín, Travis.
Clean the place.
Take a walk. *CheckR*
Take photos.
Study Thai/Lao.
Keep in touch. *Checkr*

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