That’s what I write about in this blog. Snippets.

A small piece or brief extract.
“Snippets of information about  … “
Synonyms include ” a piece, bit, scrap, fragment, particle, shred”

This is the place for the small things I can wind around my fingers. Like  playing “Cat’s Cradle” … verbally twisting a bit of yarn to make one shape, then twisting it again and finding another. But it’s still the same yarn and you should remember that as you twist it to your various shapes.

Blogging is perfect for the small things. Posts are short and usually, a single idea or piece of an idea is enough to make a story. I try to avoid the big picture. This is not a “big picture” forum. This is the place for a speck of an idea, spun outward to form an almost complete thought.

Today’s snippet is a bare snippet…

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“You Can’t Get There from Here” (But You Can . . . with Some Delay)


It was one of those lazy, hazy midsummer days in the Northeast, when the humidity hangs thick and wet over the land.  I was driving through the back roads of central Vermont, looking for a particular house–an address tucked away on a dirt lane far from the beaten path.  These were the years before I had settled in this area and called it home.  I didn’t know my way around.

Sure enough, as I came to an unmarked intersection, I took a wrong turn.  I didn’t know it at first.  It took a couple of minutes.  But when I drove several more miles and didn’t have a clue where I was, I decided to stop in the gravel parking lot of a country store.  It was the only place I saw, aside from isolated farmhouses and old, weathered barns, that might offer the hope of someone providing directions to steer…

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Magical Pebble Paths That Flow Like Rivers


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Magical Pebble Paths That Flow Like Rivers

The garden or back-yard is one of the best places in a home for the home-owner to express their creative side. Why surround all those beautiful plants with an ugly path when you can create a creative stone garden path that looks like a work of art? We collected this list to show you what a well-done pebble garden path can look like.

River stones and pebbles worked really well for the projects in these pictures, but just about any stone can work as long as you can think…

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40 shocking illustrations by artists denouncing animal abuse by reversing roles


Vin-Paneccasio-rhino.jpegPaneccasio  | Rhinoceros are victims of poaching for their horn, which is trading for tens of thousands of euros on the Asian black market, because of its supposed medicinal and aphrodisiac properties.

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Vin-Paneccasio-mode   Vin Paneccasio

11-18.jpgPuca | Every day 60 billion land animals are killed for their meat in the world (and 1000 billion fish).

maltraitance des animaux Larry Torro | Les animaux sauvages sont chassés lors de safaris et victimes du braconnage, à l’image du lion Cécil.

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Et-si-les-Animaux-nous-traitaient-comme-des-Animaux-30.jpgMaciek Ravs |Dairy cows are artificially inseminated, separated from their newborns, forced to produce 8400 liters of milk a year, and then sent to the slaughterhouse after an average of 5 years.

AD-Satirical-Animal-Rights-Illustrations-Parallel-Universe-04   Christopher Golebiowski



La chasse au canard

animaux Eric Decetis | French hunters kill about 300,000 birds in a weekend (nearly double the victims of the sinking of the Erika).

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CO2 Fire Extinguisher Safety Equipment

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CO2 Fire Extinguisher

A lady in Attleboro was violently assaulted as of late by a gigantic swarm of wasps which brought about her being hospitalized with more than 500 anguishing stings. As flame warriors were called to help the lady they too went under maintained assault by the bugs as they fought them off with super cold impacts from their co2 fire extinguisher.

Following the assault on the fifty one year old lady she has been left in serious care at the healing center. She had evidently aggravated an underground home of yellowjacket wasps and was found canvassed in the animals yet at the same time cognizant as nearby fire warriors landed at the scene to help her.

Keeping in mind the end goal to spare the lady’s life the fire warriors instantly began to battle the stinging wasps with their CO2 Fire Extinguisher before they could get her to the wellbeing of…

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If you don’t like/love something/one at least don’t be mean to them.

Cheche Winnie

It’s normal not to like everything or everyone but it’s very unfair to be mean to them for no good reason. There was a 🙁 kitten outside my door today morning that was too 🙁 to even smile at my camera. Apparently my neighbors are not cat people and worst, they usually kick them whenever they cross their path.

This is just one of the kittens of the other four who I guess were having breakfast somewhere else with their mum. The mum is usually very protective and you can’t even go near them for a photo.

It’s against animal’s rights to mistreat them in any manner. May it be a stray dog/ cat/ injured bird. They are just like us, after all we all belong to kingdom animalia. Be nice to them and you will experience their warmth in return.

Sometimes when we want to have some air, we…

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A Little Bit of Magic: That’s what happens when a singer/songwriter and a poet team up

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What’s it like for a poet and a singer/songwriter to pool their talents and produce an album? That’s something I’ve wondered about. I thought perhaps some of you have as well.  When I found out that Diane Barbarash and Allison Grayhurst did just that, I asked them to share their experience with us here. / J.D.

Diane Barbarash:

The collaboration for the album River began on New Year’s Eve 2016 when I was reading Trial and Witness –Selected Poems by Allison Grayhurst.

I should first explain that Allison and I were extremely close friends back in Toronto, my old hometown. Several years ago I moved 3,000 miles west, landing in Vancouver on the west coast of Canada. I think it’s hard to maintain friendships with such distance so over time we focused more on our private lives and lost our regular communication.

Sometime in 2016 Allison and I reconnected, and it was…

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