(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts ARGH!!!!, Downhill, Aware.) Photos: My open journal notebook on my desk, circa 2007; the summit of a neighborhood hill; my drawing of crumpled leaves in the 1990s (duplicated and mirror-imaged). I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Plow, Year, Bacon.) Photos: The Big Dipper (also called the Plough), photographed from my driveway; my father’s watch; “Food Building Number Three” postcard from the 1939 New York World’s Fair, which my mother had attended. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones…

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Ten months ago I had posted “Thirty Down!” That entry details how I had dropped 30 pounds and the impact of that weight loss. On December 17, I reached my goal of 51 pounds down. According to my calipers my body fat is at 27.6 percent: in the middle of the “ideal” range for a…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Ball, Cab, Wrap.) Photos: Photo montage distorted through filters, including tires at a neighborhood auto body shop; 1931 DeSoto at a local vintage car dealership; pigeon feather on manila envelope. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively…

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Wishing you all comfort and peace this holiday season. May the help you need be there for you. May the acceptance you seek for self and caree be granted you. May health care professionals listen to you. May solutions be within your grasp. May you and your caree be soothed. May your care and efforts…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Blink, Tree, Special.) Photos: Rose outside our local art center; mockingbird in a tree near home; a neighbor’s Christmas lights. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively new poetic form called the Gogyohka. Invented in 1957 by…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Tumble, Decorate, Festive.) Photos: Snow Lady seen in Cambridge, MA, in the 1980s; my neighbor’s holiday lights, with Venus at upper right; squirrel in a palm tree at a neighborhood housing complex (hat added). I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Ride, Plant, Withdraw.) Photos: Dawn as seen from our driveway; saltbush in our yard spreading seeds; digitally manipulated note from my partner’s GP, written at my request, stating that my partner is non-compliant with her meds. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Pot, Stuffed, Fancy.) Photos: A float marks the location of a crab pot in Crystal River, FL; a partially eaten pomegranate; a Queen butterfly in our yard. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively new poetic form…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Flutter, Waves, Stairs.) Photos: Turkey vulture in our neighborhood; view of the Intracoastal Waterway from Denise’s room at the Miami Hilton prior to the Caregiving Cruise; I climb our hospital’s stairwell during the 9/11 Memorial Fitness Challenge back in September. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Ground, Reverse, Uptight.) Photos: Pusley in our yard; mosaic made from dirt deposition in vinegar; Gulf Fritillary butterfly in our neighborhood. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively new poetic form called the Gogyohka. Invented in 1957…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Present, Wrong, Review.) Photos: Leaves on a power pole in our neighborhood; Full Moon behind clouds as seen from our driveway; statue in our neighborhood. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively new poetic form called the…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Sway, Careful, Compose.) Photos: Labyrinth at a local church; prickly pear flowers in the cactus garden of another local church; St. Augustine Inlet in St. Augustine, FL. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively new poetic form…

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(From the Community Caregiving Journal 3-word prompts Bossy, Mist, Complicate.) Photos: Shed tire tread on the road; morning fog in my neighborhood; window reflections at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. I was inspired to do photo-poems by Bob’s (@rainbow) beautiful work. The ones shown here use a relatively new poetic form called the Gogyohka.…

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