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Monthly Archives: February 2014

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photo (c) The Art of Sigrid Saradunn
original acrylic abstract art on w/c paper

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healthy Brussels sprouts 
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evens health score with cholesterol 
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cooked with bacon

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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.


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photo (c) July 2010  .. Saradunn

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15 busker
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A busker is 

a person who entertains people for money 

in public places (as by singing or dancing), 

usually while asking for money

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discordant tones
“Amazing Grace” in distance
bagpipers play 
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ships are in
sidewalk hostess each corner
sailors tattoos glow

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Summer time fun
fortunes told in the park
crystal ball tells all *

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*gypsies used to show up
in Bar Harbor every summer
to tell the rich tourists their
fortunes and find their own
fortunes in many ways

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summer nights
music sounds o’er the ocean
Flash in the Pan *
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Every Monday night, the Flash in Pan
steel drums play for the street dance in
Deer Isle Maine at the ocean’s edge

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circus acts on main street
still remember
smell of elephants breath

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11 biscuitbumped head
boat house door too low
son of a biscuit !

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Grandma’s rule
Bakewell Cream * a must
tall fluffy biscuits

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* Bakewell Cream,
a traditional New England leavening agent,
makes biscuits rise high

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14 betrayalco-workers with goals
self serving energies
back stabbing

bedroom eyes
fancy come hither words
date from hell

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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.

 

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(c) 2013 Saradunn Trikes dressed for Halloween

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16 bicycle
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forties summer fun
play cowboys and Indians
rode red trikes

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country summer
bike on dirt road
over hill and dale

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training wheels
dad running along side
then he let go 

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Christmas delight
bike under tree ~ waiting
snow to melt faster

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snowy North
studded snow tires
biker’s wish

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Wisconsin winter
toddler rides trike in house
down cellar stairs *

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* not only did I do it
once, I did it twice…
trap door in floor to
cellar stairs made for
easy access and speedy
ride (I didn’t get hurt
either time)

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Fourth of July
Bikes with colored streamers
Carmen Miranda

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in the summer, on the Forth of July,
at Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin,
there’d be a parade with decorated bikes
and kids in costumes.  
One year, a cousin dressed up as
Carmen Miranda, had real fruit in
her turban…ate the grapes as she
paraded
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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.


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(c) October  2010 Saradunn.  Nai’s Clothesline with scarlet runner beans draping

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10 bean
 
scarlet runner beans
gorgeous blossoms on clothes line
no clothes pins needed
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2  brother
 
“baby” * brother dies
middle sis distraught the loss
joins him days later*
 
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about my mother at age 92 
and her youngest brother in his 80s
 
new baby brother 
sister in tears all day
wanted puppy
 
sis wanted puppy
didn’t speak to brother
 calls him “only child” *
 
* I still call us “only children” ☺
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5  bump
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sudden crashing sound
glass on floor ~ no one did it
invisible friend 
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bump sign
frost heave ahead
muffler left behind
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 7  box      
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aroma 
takes me back
Crayola Crayons
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9  belief
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 spilled salt
over right shoulder
for luck ~ gritty floor
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my father believed
five o’clock somewhere
wallpapering room
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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.


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photo (c) Saradunn 2/2014…..birthday flowers from Joan Preble

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12 break
 
winter storm after storm
over abundance  snow ~ ice
sunny break welcome
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wicked ice storm
broken boughs on ground
looking for cradles *
 
* from nursery rhyme
Rock a bye baby
in the tree top…
 
 
13 book
 
birthday blizzard
book with instructions passed time
Origami ~ snow balls for cat
 
old book found
looking for copywrite
grandma’s signature

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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.


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(c) 2000 Saradunn
photo of Sabrina (Brina) DeBeck
age 10 day she received her
black belt in Tae Kwon Do
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4 black #2

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sweet face
tough as nails
black belt

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no moon ~
darker than inside
of a pocket
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#8 bounce
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black ice
slid down stoop steps
bounce landing ~ not
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# 6 battery
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night noises
cat chasing ball
energizer cat
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good defense
married to mad man
learned to duck 
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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.


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(c) Sigrid Saradunn 2014  86 This !  Local Wraps and Burritos, Ellsworth, Maine, USA

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burrito
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river rising
oxymoron burritos
86 This ! *
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*see photo of local eateryspringtime on Fuji
Kobe beef burrito at top
Cherry Blossoms

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wicked snow outside 
North wind blowing! ~ chilled to bone
spicy burrito 

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smothered burrito
spicy hot chili~ the works
drips off chin ~ need bib

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bagel
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old hard bagels
three to a person
playing ring toss

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boiled and baked
old fashion cement bagel
dense chewy crisp

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Hawaiian bagel
pineapple and coconut
Spam optional

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Texas hot flash bagels
pepper sauce and fresh jalapenos
chuck wagon special
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written for facebook page.

NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages

other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.

It is a place to  have fun, play creatively,

experiment, try something new, practice

writing haiku daily.

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houston.cbslocal.com

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The Sochi Olympics have me curious about some of the older sports
I watched,  just because, and newer sports I don’t understand.
 
 Too much information and so little time to learn about the sport of curling.
I have watched curling and thought I understood it, but realized that what ever
information I thought I knew was not enough to enjoy watching the Sochi 
Olympics.  
I decided to make myself some notes from various sources on www. mostly 
wikipedia and HowStuffWorks.  
THEN
I decided I would post it in case there was someone else that was curious about
the sport of curling.  
 
This is how I make my notes to myself…in color, various type size and
with no rhyme or reason…just impulse as I type. 
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Curling continued:  My notes from wikipedia, 
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More complete information can be obtained there if you are 
better informed or understand the game better than I do at this point.
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I got too confused trying to read more than one source at this point.
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I’m into the part of curling that is most complex to me…
actually playing and scoring.
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I also saw on the coverage in Sochi, part of the “fun” of the teams is the
most outrageous uniforms…bright colors and modern abstract art patterns.
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Curling sheet

The playing surface or curling sheet is defined by the World Curling Federation Rules of Curling. .

The sheet is an area of ice, carefully prepared to be as flat and level as possible, 146 to 150 feet  in length.

by 14.5 to 16.5 feet in width.  Multiple games may be played simultaneously.

A target, the house consists of three concentric rings formed by painting or laying colored vinyl sheets

under the ice and are usually distinguished by colour. 

These rings are defined by their diameters as the four-foot, eight-foot and 12-foot rings. 

The rings are merely a visual aid for aiming and judging which stone is closer to the centre; 

they do not affect scoring but a stone must at least touch the outer ring or it does not score.

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Each house is centered on the intersection of the center line, drawn lengthwise down the center of the sheet and one of the tee lines, drawn 16 feet (4.9 m) from, and parallel to, each backboard. 

These lines divide the houses into quarters.

The centre of each house, at the intersection of the centre line and the tee line, is known as the button

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Two hog lines, are drawn 37 feet (11 m) from, and parallel to, each backboard.

The hacks are fixed 12 feet behind each button; a hack gives the thrower something to push against when making the throw. On indoor rinks, there are usually two fixed hacks, rubber-lined holes, one on each side of the centre line, with the inside edge no more than 3 inches (76 mm) from the centre line and the front edge on the hack line. A single moveable hack may also be used.

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A curling sheet, with dimensions – CL: Centreline • HOL: Hogline • TL: Teeline • BL: Backline • HA: Hackline with Hacks • FGZ: Free Guard Zone

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The ice may be natural but is usually frozen by a refrigeration plant.

 Most curling clubs have an ice maker whose main job is to care for the ice. It is common for each sheet of ice to have multiple sensors embedded in order to monitor surface temperature.

The delivery is the 

process of sliding a stone down the sheet.

The skip, or the captain of the team, will usually determine the various tactics to be used such as

taking-out, blocking or tapping another stone.

  • The weight of the stone is its velocity, which depends on the leg drive of the delivery rather than the arm.
  • The turn, handle, or curl is the rotation of the stone, which gives it a curved trajectory.
  • The line is the direction of the throw ignoring the effect of the turn.
 
This has gotten already too complex for me, but with my notes on the computer screen, maybe
I’ll understand.
 
The thrower throws from the hack. 
Another player, usually the skip, is stationed behind the button 
to determine the tactics, weightturn and line
and the other two may sweep in front of the stone to influence the trajectory.
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The stone must be released before its front edge crosses the near hog line 
and it must clear the far hog line or else be removed from play (hogged).
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The “eye on the hog” sensor in the stone will indicate whether the stone has been legally thrown or not.
The lights on the stone handle will either light up green, indicating that the stone has been legally thrown, or red.
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The last rock in an end is called the “hammer.”
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The winner is the team having the highest number of accumulated points at the completion of ten ends

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Points are scored at the conclusion of each of these ends as follows

  • when each team has thrown its eight stones, 
  • the team with the stone closest to the button wins that end; 
  • the winning team is then awarded one point for each of its own 

                       stones lying closer to the button than the opponent’s  

  • Only stones that are in the house are considered in the scoring. 
  • A stone is in the house if it lies within the 12-foot (3.7 m) zone 
  • or any portion of its edge lies over the edge of the ring. 
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Since the bottom of the stone is rounded

a stone just barely in the house will not have any actual contact with the ring, 

which will pass under the rounded edge of the stone, but it still counts. 

This type of stone is known as a biter.

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Curling is a game of strategy, tactics and skill. 
And this is where i have decided to stop my lesson for myself for this Olympics.
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Catch you again sometime as I tried to keep up with the world
around me.
Getting old isn’t for sissy’s or for those who stop wanting to know
about the world around them.  Curiosity and learning is ageless.
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I have typed my notes from wikipedia on this section.  
I have tried to be accurate in my typing…
refer to wikipedia.com/curling for added details and for the reference sources.  
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(c) Saradunn 2013

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Carpe Diem’s Use That Quote task is to respond to a quotation with a haiku. 

Today’s quote is:

 

“forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet 

and the winds long to play with your hair”

 Khalil Gibran

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bare feet seek sand ~ sea 

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Mother Earth rejoices 

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wind caresses hair

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late post

 


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Free Track] Nakura – Shooting Star Lullaby by NAKURA on SoundCloud …soundcloud.com

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“only the first line”  has us write a haiku with the given first line: 

this episode:  “shooting star”
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a shooting star
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delight to spy ~ in dark sky
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wondrous in the night
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late post
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