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#WeekendCoffeeShare Pool And Protest

June 3, 2017 , , ,

pool with reflection

pool with reflection

If we were having coffee this weekend in Tucson I would bring a pitcher of water and another of iced beverage of your choice out to the pool. The only place to be on a day when the temperature reaches 106 degrees is in the pool. I have all manner of flotation devices, and there is a table in the shade where we can sit for a chat after we get wet.  If you feel energetic we could chat while we do some exercise in the water.  I have taught swimming and water exercise for years, and although I am not currently certified in lifesaving I will keep you safe. Come on in.  The water is perfect.

This week was relatively uneventful, if you exclude all the political action in Washington, DC. I do watch with interest while Micheal Bloomberg, the states, and cities step up to fight climate change.  I am happy to see all the marchers for science but in Arizona this is not possible at the moment. We must protest fro the pool. I think the best way for me to contribute to the entire issue of environmental protection is to act personally. I think I am carbon conservative, but there are probably a few more items I could buy locally or go without for the good of the planet.  Rather than review the international scene, although that is of interest, I am looking for ways I can reduce my personal consumption of water, gasoline, and electricity.

While I fill your ice water glass again please tell me about your writing projects and your week.  Did you finish or start any new writing?  I admire those of you who write long works of fiction.  I may attempt it someday, inspired by your success.  It takes discipline as well as talent to do a long write.  I have written a few short pieces of fiction, but this week I created a poem in response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt. It was about death, and was fully depressing like the previous week’s.  I do wonder at my creative self when I come up with all this dark gloomy haunted stuff.  I also wonder if that is a direction I should try to go for a longer story..haunted and creepy is a genre, after all.  I also wrote about my ancestors and tea, so it was not all gloom and doom…except the ancestors are dead, of course.  I wrote about some from the Byzantine Empire this week.

I think perhaps I am haunted by the politics playing out before me, but that does not matter.  Creative responses to horror and terror have always been used to change things.  Satirists are having a having a hay day with all the crazy times in which we live.  I wish I could draw cartoons, but I think this talent will be for another lifetime.  I will have to stick to poems to express my distaste, rage, or general revolt.  How do you best protest, gentle reader?Do tell, what makes you revolt (silently or otherwise)?

If you are in the mood, feel free to cannonball before you go.  Hydrate fully, and stay safe.  Please join the coffee party on the weekend hosted by Emily at Nerd in the Brain.  Contribute a post, or read, comment, and visit here.




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I’d sleep in the pool in that kind of heat. I get worn out at 80, so that’s way above my comfort zone. Perhaps I’d get used to it. I know I could get used to the pool. 🙂

Thanks for the drink and the dip!



June 3, 2017

I do watch the news out of Washington D.C. I do shudder and pray for all. Texas in was a refreshing time with the high temperatures



June 4, 2017

The pool does sound inviting. Been a while since I’ve been in a pool, but I do know how to swim pretty well so I should be okay.


Tena Carr

June 4, 2017

The opportunity to be the water even doing exercises when it is that hot sounds blissful. I have been busy cranking out the posts. I need to dig into some other writing soon


Oh, it is time to find that key, or apply for a copy. Thanks for visiting.


Pamela Morse

June 4, 2017

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  1. #WeekendCoffeeShare – June 04, 2017 – Jottings and Writings reblogged this and added:

    […] soon there won’t hardly even be that.  That pool Pamela mentioned  in her coffee post sure does sound inviting.  We do have a community pool nearby but we lost our key for it a […]


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